The MP stated that Thang-Ta helps in bolstering the “War on Drugs” campaign launched by chief minister N Biren Singh-led government, since for an individual to learn the art of Thang-Ta he must be physically fit and morally sound
Rajya Sabha member Leisemba Sanajaoba on Sunday lauded the trend of reviving Thang-Ta, an ancient martial art form of Manipur, in recent times. He attributed it to the need for such art to save the youth who are using illicit substances in the present society.
The MP was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the 38th Foundation Day Celebrations of Laman Thang-Ta at Neinasang Community Hall, Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai. It was organised by Living Arts Academy Manipuri Thang-Ta.
Leishemba Sanajaoba, who was the chief guest of the function, further stated that Thang-Ta helps in bolstering “War on Drugs” campaign launched by the chief minister N Biren Singh led government, since for an individual to learn the art of Thang-Ta he must be physically fit and morally sound.
He also opined that one of the most important attributes of the art form is that it contains the essence of love for motherland. As such there is a need to initiate Thang-Ta institutes in every locality and also to include in schools, he added.
He also exhorted Thang-Ta to build a courageous community.
Floral tributes were paid to the photos of masters of Thang-Ta. A demonstration was also presented by Laman Thang-Ta artistes.
Neinasang Club president Seram Mohendra Singh, Rajkumar Rameshwar Singh of RK Fortune Developers Pvt Ltd and former principal of Government Dance College Ranjit Adhikarimayum attended the function as president and guest of honours, respectively.