AWAS offers condolences to pioneer in handloom marketing

AWAS offers condolences to pioneer in handloom marketing

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans C.S. Ltd. (AWAS) has offered condolence on the sudden demise of Kumari Moirangthem Satyabhama Devi who was the president of the society for 15 years. The condolence meeting in this regard was held at its office at the Governor’s Crossing, Paona Bazar, Imphal West In a press release of AWAS signed by its business manager L. Ojit Singh it was stated that she had done her best for the development and promotion of both the apex handloom society and the this sector of the state before she left office in 2018, also added that the meeting also observed two minutes silence and heartfelt tributes were paid to the departed soul and prayed for her to rest in peace in the heavenly abode.  L.Ojit Singh stated that she was an iron lady in the state’s handloom sector as she had dedicated her whole life for the promotion of the handlooms of Manipur. Being a great and pioneering women of the state’s handloom sector when she was president of the Apex Handloom she successfully led her teams and implemented many developmental and welfare programmed under the then Handloom Section of the department of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, government of Manipur and also organised many handlooms and handicrafts exhibitions (melas) , expos and exhibitions under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. He mentioned that she was the woman behind the rebirth and growth of the Apex Handloom. Moreover the AWAS board director Bhubol also said that the sudden demise of Satyabhama Devi has shocked the hearts of the state’s weavers and artisans and the state will face an irreplaceable loss by her absence in the handloom sector. The president of handloom promotion council Ching Tam Luwang stated that he had been associating with M. Satyabhama Devi for a long time in the implementation of many development and welfare programs for promotion of handlooms and handicrafts sectors of the state. Her loss will remain a gap that can hardly be filled in the state’s handloom section, mentioning that she popularized the handlooms under brand name “Chareikhudol” for all kinds of handlooms products, he added While addressing the presidential speech the vice president of the apex handlooms A. Ronika Devi also stated that Satyabhama Devi did her best for promotion of the state’s artisans and weavers. Because of her dedication for development of handloom sector, she was able to serve as president of the Apex Handloom for complete 15 years while her name will ever remain in the history of textiles of Manipur, she added.  Further, the director of Mutua Museum Mutua Bahadur said that man is born to die but the demise of Satyabhama Devi, a woman who has done a lot for the state’s handloom sector and who like to do many more, will be an irreparable loss to our society
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