Workshop on making of “Laipot-Senpot” of Umang Lai Haraoba kicks off

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Imphal: A five-day workshop on making of “Laipot-Senpot (Ritual Objects)” of Umang Lai Haraoba kicked off on Wednesday, said Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL).

UKAL in the release signed by General Secretary M. Jilangamba stated that the workshop which will be held till Sunday is being organised under the sponsorship of Ministry of Culture, Government of India at UKAL HQ at Konung Mamang, Imphal East where many renowned persons are taking part as Resource Persons.

The workshop which is being held by maintain the Covid-19 lockdown protocol, is being taking part by

Chairman LAILUP Maichou Purel Professor Ng. Kangjia Mangang, Vice-President Sanamahi Temple Board Bidyapati Senjam, President Ethino Haritage Council L. Ratankumar, O. Dhoni Amaibi Asuppi, President UKAL Ch. Nabachandra, Assistant Professor Department of Umanglai Haraoba MU of Culture Dr. Th. Ruhichand, Director Mutua Museum Mutua Bahadur, Master Craftsman Ph. Premanda, Assistant Professor DM University Dr. Waikhom Romesh, Retd. Pradhanguru JN Manipur Dance Academy Padmashree R.K. Achoubisana, Assistant Professor Department of Umanglai Haraoba MU of Culture Dr. Nganbi Chanu, N. Hemolata Amaibi, Master Craftsman A. Gopeshwar, Guest Faculty Department of Umanglai Haraoba MU of Culture Mutum Maniton, Laipot Senpot Seller O. Lembi @ Chanalembi, Guest Faculty Department of Umanglai Haraoba MU of Culture N. Borchand, President Historical and Cultural Research Centre Khongjom N. Indramani and Member LAILUP Bidhu Khuman as Resource Persons in the five days workshop, the release states.

The release also states that the main aim of the workshop is to understand the pure ritual image and its inner power of the different materials being used during the ritual Umang Lai Haraoba since time memorial such that to aware the present generations to preserve its true form and teach how the materials are being made.

With the vanishing traditional culture in our society, the ritual culture which has been preserving and following also vanishing day by day thus becoming one of the threats to extinct the indigenous society and its image of our society, the release states.

The release further stated that as there is needs to understand the materials and how these materials are made which will preserve and safeguard our indigenous society in today’s developing era, UKAL under the small financial support from Ministry of Culture, Government of India is organizing the very five days workshop on making of “Laipot-Senpot (Ritual Objects)” of Umang Lai Haraoba, the release states.

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