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Meenuleima

Dear All at e-pao.

You kept me alive as a Meetei during the June uprising. Before e-pao my heart was in Manipur but now you have made Manipur my heart. Some of us concerned Kanglies residing outside are truly dependant on your web. This is the best web I had ever used and please do keep it up. It makes research much easier and I can always refer any one interested in Manipur to your web.

Your news section is excellent and I feel that at last some organizations are leading the people in the right direction which gives us all some hope and makes us happy. Yet at the same time the increasing use of Non English, non Meetei terms even in the formation of Village Panchayet etc, etc, etc, makes me very concerned if it is not Atombapu / Nilakanta / Khelechandra /(Garibniwaz) approach in a different form which could replace Kanglei culture and tradition. Along with this, the poor English amongst the younger generation, inability for those who had schooled in the so called English medium schools and the absence of the knowledge of English in the case of many parents who sent their children to such schools, is building a gap between parents and their children when the children continue their education outside Manipur. They cannot write any letters home, nor can they read any sent by their parents. They cannot write in the Bengali script which the parents know, nor in English as all the parents do not know English. Added to that Hindi is forced on those who work even in the post office as the so called Post master could not speak English nor did he take the trouble of learning Meeteilon which even the British officers had not only to learn but pass a test before their post was confirmed. While no one supports British emperialism, their priciple in this was correct. Meetei mayek should be revived and take the example from Israel with Hebrew and force all to learn it. It is only the script we need to learn as we all speak the language. Also if you want to build up a future for our children, English should be emphasized as it is not Hindi but English which is the International language. Hindi ends at Delhi airport. And if Hindi is the centre of any Kangleis hope for the future, we need to open our eyes. How can E-pao help those in Manipur and the readers anywhere in these matters?

1999, there were just a few computers in the Manipur University. 2000-2001, I was able to use e email daily. 2001-2002 you have excelled in your skill. Given the opportunity, you had excelled, which makes any Meetei proud of you. Let us give the opportunity to the younger generation that we may still have hope as a people. Some African countries smaller in size then Kangleipak, stands on their feet and have a higher standard. We have rich soil and abundance of water to start with, but management is bad and people have been programmed to a culture of dependence , center-na paisa pidraboidi eikhoi siragani.

Can e-pao along with the local newspapers help to get the people unprogrammed. If the leipak macha khudingmak get excess to the International news they might wake up before they become Esua who sold his birth right for a bowl of porridge.

Thank you all again. Thank you for the calendar. May God bless you all.


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