Manipuri Association of Canada – Second Biennial Convention – Toronto – June 29-30, 2013

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MANIPURI ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

9 Corral Court, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8E7

SECOND BIENNIAL CONVENTION

TORONTO, JUNE 29-30, 2013

Press Release

The Second Biennial Convention of the Manipuri Association of Canada was organized as a three-event program during June 29-30, 2013.

The program started with a joyous reception evening party at the residence of Dr. Raj, President, MAC on June 29, 2013. The main Convention was held at the Convention Centre, Parkway Sheraton, Richmond Hill, Ontario on June 30, 2013 followed by a closing party organized in the evening at the residence of Dr. Joy Laishram, Chairman, BOD, MAC.

During the business session, Dr. Joy Laishram and Dr. Amuchou Soraisham were elected as Chairman, Board of Directors and President of Executive Committee respectively for the term 2013-2015.. Promud Hamom and Satya Nongthombam were elected as Secretary and Treasurer of the Association.

The following projects were also approved:

  1. Mandatory Student Volunteering Program for Grade 11-12 in Manipur

  2. Treasury of Manipuri ethnic exhibits and costumes for MAC

  3. MAC Academic Award for Canadian Manipuri Students at Grade 10 (competition) and all grades (awards of appreciation).

A rich cultural program was organized after the business session. The following items made the cultural program a truly enjoyable extravaganza.

  1. “Shayon” a fashion show for fusion Manipuri women’s clothes by the designer Bidyutparna lourembam from Montreal.

  2. Manipuri Martial Arts performances by Kiran Aheibam from Calgary.

  3. Manipuri songs by a guest artist Vandana Biswas, who mesmerized the audience with her melody.

  4. “Leima Jagoi” by the famous group of 7 Manipuri ladies from Toronto that was a real ”Wow”. The performance was surreal and captivating.

The valedictory function included a sweet exchange of MAC souvenirs, gifts and presents from Shayon.

The frolicking crowd continued their fun at the closing party at Dr. Joy’s place in Whitby where members swum, played soccer, had BBQ and performed “Thabal Chongba” on the grass lawn.

The Convention was closed with the announcement of the next venue of the Third Biennial Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2015.

Promud Hamom

Secretary, MAC

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