Mangaluru, Oct 13, 2016: Reports point to the Alva’s Education Foundation which celebrated ’Ningol Chakkouba’, a festival of Manipur, at AIET Hall in Mijar on Oct 12,Wednesday. Efforts of the institution, undertaken along with Manipuri students of Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET) and its sister institutions’ students, are meant to reinforce the fraternal bond.
Speaking on the occasion, Manipur former minister and executive board member of North East Zone Cultural Centre Dr Nara Singh said politics divides people whereas culture upholds the unity among mankind. Education should nourish such cultural activity and culture for peace should be everyone’s slogan, he advised.
"Peacefulness is characterised by cooperation and harmonious conduct with a view to secure all-round development of the country," he said and added that a world deprived of peace and harmony certainly will return to the jungle era where the strong prey on the weaker sections of the society. In this backdrop, the international community has to keep nuclear weapons away from the war, which is really destructive to mankind.
Presiding over the programme, Alva’s Education Foundation trustee Vivek Alva said, "Youth can create wonders, if they are nurtured in cohesive environment."
Appreciation : Prizes were distributed to achievers in various fields of education, sports, cultural competitions in national and international platforms on the occasion. The formal function was followed by cultural shows like ’Maibi’ dance, ’Shol chollon,’ ’Stick’ dance, ’Dasa avatar’ and ’Kabui’ dance performed by Manipuri students. Food consisting of meat dishes cooked by students and other traditional dishes of Manipur, such as ’Iromba,’ ’champhut’ and ’kanghou’, were served at the feast. Purvanchal Vikas Parishad coordinator Pushparaj, Alva’s college of Naturopathy principal Dr Vanitha Shetty, lecturer Nandeesh Kumar were present among others.