The Manipur Students’ Association, Pune (MSAP) has organized the 42nd Annual Social Freshers’ Meet cum Musical Nite at the Symbiosis International University Auditorium, Viman Nagar Campus, Pune on Saturday, the 23rd August 2014. Around 500 people including local people as well as many Manipuri families were attended the program. The program was inaugurated by Maj. K.Y. Singh (Retd) as Chief Guest in presence of Dr. Sandeep Pachpande, Chairman, ASM group of institutes, Pune; Mr. Atish Chordia, Director, Arihant Educational Foundation, Pune; and Mr. Anthony M., President MSAP as presidium members.
Students from different Manipuri communities like Meitei, Meitei Pangal, Naga, Kuki & Chiru who are studying in and around Pune performed their traditional/ cultural dances and songs. Mr. Fresher 2014 and Miss Fresher 2014 of the MSAP were also chosen during the program. The program was followed by a Musical Nite with Manipuri legend singers Shri Naba Volcano and Shri M. Uttamkumar from Imphal; & Sanjoy Singha (Cheng) from Mumbai.
Maj. K.Y. Singh (Retd) pointed out the necessity of sharing and exchanging diversified cultural heritages of all the different Manipuri communities with the rest of the country and vice-versa for better understanding and appreciation among the citizens. He appreciated the team MSAP for its successful organization of this Annual Freshers’ Meet cum social gathering followed by the musical Nite.
Legend Manipuri singer Shri Naba Volcano interacted with students as well as the Manipuri professionals working in Pune. He congratulated the team MSAP for this grand event and expressed his willingness to support MSAP in the days to come. Shri Uttamkumar who is also an ex-student of MSAP expressed his past experiences on the support rendered by the senior professionals and appealed to all the students to unite and excel in academic as well as other extra-curricular activities. Miss Prescilla has taken the crowd smoothly and happily throughout the program with her unparalleled comparing. The program was appreciated with huge applause by all.
MSAP expressed their gratitude to all the individuals/institutions/organizations for their unconditional support in making the event a grand success.
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