A public convention organised by Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur STDCM on Sunday unanimously resolved to set October 20 as deadline to the state government for formal presentation of the ST demand issue to the Central authorities and launch intense agitation in case of failure to honour the proposal.
Clothing[ edit ] Meitei women wear Phanek which is a kind of Sarong but has a unique style. They are either horizontal stripe pattern which is called Phanek mayeknaibi or single block colour.
The ends are decorated with high embroidery.
It is usually accompanied by a blouse and a matching enaphi which is like a Dupatta but usually transparent. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. August Learn how and when to remove this template message They introduced polo to the west when the British came to Manipur valley during the kings rule. It is locally called Sagol Kangjei. It is believed that the game was played by the Gods of Meiteis as a practice of warfare.
It is well marked for the respective positions of the players of both to hit the target on the court. It has rules and regulations formed by the associations to suit the occasions of the games either for competitive tournaments or friendly entertainment. The dignitaries of the Palace, even Queen and King also participated on social functions.
Mukna a unique form of wrestling popular amongst the Meiteis. Mukna Kangjei also known as Khong Kangjei is a game which combines the arts of mukna wrestling hockey and Kangjei Cane Stick to play the ball made of seasoned bamboo roots. People celebrate Lai Haraoba festival to please traditional deities and include this item to mark the end of the festival.
It was believed that Khagemba Ningthou King, — patronised this game. Yubi lakpi is a traditional full contact game played by Meiteis using a coconut, which has some notable similarities to rugby.
The coconut is greased to make it slippery. There are rules of the game, as with all Manipur sports. It is played on the lush green turf. Each side has 7 players in a field with about 45x18 meters in area.
The coconut serves the purpose of a ball and is offered to the king, the chief guest or the judges before the game begins.
The aim is to run while carrying the greased coconut and physically cross over the goal line, while the other team tackles and blocks any such attempt as well as tries to grab the coconut and score on its own.
Oolaobi Woo-Laobi is an outdoor game mainly played by females. The number of participants is not fixed but are divided into two groups size as per agreement.
Players are divided as into Raiders Attackers or Defenders Avoiders. The Raiders say "oo" without stopping as long as they can continue and try to touch the Avoiders.
If a Raider touches an Avoider while saying "oo", the Avoider is out. This process goes on till all Avoiders are out or surrender. If a raider fails to say "oo" or is out of breath, the Raider is out. If Raiders are tired they declare for change and a time limit is decided on.
The principles of Oolaobi are very similar to Kabaddi in India. The ground court is not marked; normally the open space in the premises of the house or temple is used for the game.
Oolaobi, sometimes spelled Woolaobi, is very popular with girls and a source of talent in Kabaddi.Meitei, also spelled Meetei or Meithei, also called Manipuri, dominant population of Manipur in northeastern India. The area was once inhabited entirely by peoples resembling such hill tribes as the Naga and the Mizo.
MMWO women wing demands keithel for Meitei Pangals Source: The Sangai Express. Imphal, November 08 Manipur Muslim Welfare Organisation (MMWO) Women Wing has demanded the State Government to make necessary arrangements forthe creation of an Ima Keithel for Meitei Pangals at an appropriate location of grdater Imphal at the earliest.
Speaking to media persons at MMWO . 6 days ago · Guests: Dhiraj Yumnam Vice President Schedule Tribe Demand Committee.K Bhogendrajit General Secetery Schedule Tribe Demand Committee N Sanatomba Editor Mnip. A peace protest of MEETEI SCHEDULED TRIBE DEMAND will be conducted AT JANTAR MANTAR on 24/09/ from 10AM till 2PM.
Aug 04, · Guests: K. Bhogen General Secretary, STDCM Dr. Gaikhamsin Riamei Co-ordinator, Centre for Human Rights & Duties Education, MU RK.
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