Churachandpur, December 12, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen today observed Nupi Lal Day as part of the Thanksgiving cum Advent Christmas function with widows of the Churachandpur District and also from Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi District held at Lajangphai, Churachandpur. The function was organized by Widows Welfare Association Asia (WWAA).

Addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest, Minister Nemcha pointed out how the Manipuri women played a significant role in our society since time immemorial. So, observation of Nupi Lal Day till today signifies how important Manipuri women occupy in the society.

She further stated that women of our state excelled in all fields and always exemplifies courage and bravery and also held a key position in social and economic activities of the state. She exclaimed, “Let us all have the sacrificing spirit and courage which was shown by our ‘Imas’ during the Nupi Lal in 1939.”

Minister Nemcha Kipgen encouraged all the widows present in today’s function as well as all the widows in our state to actively participate in uplifting the socio-economic conditions of our state and also their own through various skills they are gifted with. “One should be economically independent in order to move forward in this fast developing world,” she encouraged.

Highlighting the various schemes and welfare programmes under her departments – Social Welfare and Cooperation, Nemcha called upon all the women to avail the schemes meant for them at the right time and also urged them to give awareness to their near and dear ones; in this way, deserving people will get what they are entitled for.

Minister Nemcha lauded WWAA for their selfless service committed for the welfare of the widows and all the women, in general. As part of the event, shawls and blankets were distributed to the poor and needy women present in today’s function.

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