April 18th 2017 : The AMAND Ladies’ Club which is a ladies wing of the Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND) Pune, organized the unique aged old traditional Sajibu Cheiraoba- 2017 with its firm objective to promote and protect rich socio-cultural heritage of our state Manipur on Sunday, the 16th April, 2017 at the Vidyanchal Sports’ Academy,Aundh, near Seasons’ Hotel, Pune -7 during 6:00-10:30pm. This program will help not only in promoting & protecting our rich cultural heritage but also in fostering the spirit of unity & co-existence amongst the Manipuri diasporas in this city- a home very far away from home.
Since time immemorial, “Sajibu Cheiraoba” has been in the heart of every Manipuri individuals & also has a close connection with our lives and activities. Though it is used to be a family prayer and worship of the deities to safeguard as well as to bring peace, harmony and prosperity for their respective family members, the AMAND Ladies’ Club organized this year a community Sajibu Cheiraoba-2017 for the families of the manipuri diasporas in Pune. Around 60 families were gathered. This might have been the first ever program of its kind organized outside the soil of Manipur in such a large scale by the Manipuri diasporas, though organizes in individual capacity all over the globe.
Traditional Khudei were gifted to all the brothers by the Ladies club members & took the blessings on this auspicious day. The main attraction of this event was the food
festival (only Manipuri cuisine) hosted by the ladies club members & fun filled entertainment programs performed by the multi-talented kids and others.
The program was a grand success and appreciated by all. The attendees also reaffirmed to celebrate the occasion every year with the same spirit and vigour.
The program of the day was concluded by presenting various encouragement prizes followed by a note of sincere thanks and profound appreciation by Mrs. N. Subashini Devi, President, AMAND Ladies’ Club, Pune to all the generous donors, sponsors and attendees.
With warm regards
(Dr. H. Narendra Singh)
Vice President, AMAND