IMPHAL, Dec 5: The European Manipuri Association, in a press release has expressed appreciation to all concern who have helped the initial implementation of its ‘bloming Manipur’ project a success. It has further expressed appreciation to the government of Manipur for its support and providing the necessary permission.
The release has further stated “Ema Keithel, the 300 year old traditional and ingenious women`s market of Manipur, which centers right in the heart of the state, continues to inspire many people across the world especially with it being the largest only-women market in the world, the symbol of empowerment of the woman, the place where the woman of Manipur rose against the might of the British Empire”.
Further expressing its gratitude, the release has also stated, “We would like to share our words of gratitude again to Respected Ema and Ebens who have given us the opportunity to be associated in some ways with this historic place of the world”.
“As part of the blooming Manipur project, EMA along with our kind and ever helpful volunteers would like to share as a gift, the `flower basket` that has been installed across the wall of our historic Ema Keithel to our Ema and Ebens as part of our first phase of `Blooming Manipur `” the release added.
The release has further expressed gratitude to the organizing team at Manipur.
It has further stated that blooming Manipur is inspired by the Britain in bloom concept, a campaign which has made Britain one of the most beautiful island Nations and beyond the beautiful flowers and gardens of Britain, the campaign has done wonders for community cohesion. The campaign has managed to get communities to participate in keeping the towns and cities beautiful, increasing civic sense of pride and truly creating a sense of belongingness to their streets and neighborhoods, it added.
EMA is hoping to make ‘Blooming Manipur’, a campaign beyond a Beautiful Keithel with Beautiful flowers, it further added.
It has also stated that the shared activities such as daily watering and pruning would bring our Ema/Ebens even more together. It would also be an opportunity for our volunteers and members of EMA to interact and understand our Ema/Eben’s indomitable spirit.
“Just like what Britain in bloom has done for the British public, we believe these beautiful flowers and the hopefully positive impact they will make will help in improving the appearance and therefore transmit positive vibes in the immediate vicinity allowing a connection to the lost natural environment” the release further added.
The release further expressed its hope that the blooming Manipur will help the people to re-evaluate their relationship with the city and realise that through small efforts, it is actually possible to exert some very favorable control over the shape of our neighbourhood.
“We would like to share a report on Britain in bloom prepared by the Royal British horticulture society to the chairperson of Manipur planning commission, commissioner of MAHUD and respected Journalist of Manipur and request to consider the feasibility of such a campaign in Manipur” the release added.
It has also expressed that EMA will encourage the local traders, business premises and others with premises in the town to consider providing hanging baskets, window boxes and planters etc and encourage local residents to work together to brighten up their area through gardening and other environmental improvements.