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The North American Manipur Association, NAMA, is deeply saddened by the situation unfolding amongst our brothers and sisters in Manipur. We extend our utmost sympathy and heartfelt compassion to all affected – people who have lost loved ones, homes, and properties. We appeal to all parties to engage in a sincere effort to recover from the devastation and ensure safety and well-being of all individuals and properties. We urge everyone to reflect on our long shared history and to remember that we are connected to each other in many more ways than we are different. It is through embracing our diversity and understanding each other’s point of view that a stronger and more resilient Manipur can emerge. We urge all stakeholders to initiate and engage in constructive conversation guided by empathy and a shared commitment to finding peaceful solutions. As an organization dedicated to promoting the welfare and interest of the Manipur diaspora, we remain committed to fostering a peaceful, inclusive, and harmonious society both within the NAMA family in North America and in Manipur. We stand united in our belief that through empathy, compassion, respect for all human lives and open dialogue, we can overcome challenges and build a better future together.

Priyadarshini Chingakham
North American Manipur Association
May 9, 2023

2023 NAMA Annual Convention Announcement

Dear NAMA Members,
We are thrilled to announce that, at our request, Manipuri families in Texas have agreed to host the 32nd NAMA Convention 2023. This year's event will be held in-person after a three-year break, making it all the more exciting! Please share the news with friends and family and start planning a trip to Dallas, TX for July 1st and 2nd, 2023. More information to come soon. Hope to see y'all in the Lone Star State.
North American Manipur Association (NAMA) was Founded on July 04, 1992 in Brooklyn, NY 11218
North American Manipur Association (NAMA) is a non-profit, non-political, educational, cultural and secular organization formed by Manipuris residing in North America. The official language of the Association shall be English. The objectives of the association are to foster and promote social, cultural, educational heritage of the people of Manipur in America and to defend any such cause that affects them. An executive committee is elected through voting of members every two years. The constitution of this organization provides guidelines of changes in executive leadership and the activities that are hosted on a yearly basis. The biggest event every year is the convention held during the first week of July. This organization is supported financially by the membership fees collected on a annual basis from its members. There are no external sources of funding received from any entities. On a selective basis, this organization supports humanitarian causes and may provide donations on a selective basis.

"I would like to thank NAMA for the wonderful opportunity which help the people to reach their goal by providing the information regarding to their activities. It will give us a better idea about the education or job which we want to get by studying in the US."

- By Ksh. Sushanta Bronika, D.O.S in Commerce, Mysore University

"I would like to thank Che Shilpa, Gen. Secy of NAMA, Che Chaningphabi and all the members of NAMA for their kindness and very valuable information. It helped me a lot for preparation of GRE and TOEFL. Hearing your experiences for studying and living in the US gives me an inspiration. And finally I really feel proud for this organization as a Manipuri. You are doing a very good service in an international level. May God bless you and success be always with you!."

- By Maibam Basaraj Singh; Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology, BU Jhansi; B.Sc (H) Forensic Science 2nd Year

"I have recently contacted NAMA about pursuing PhD in US. I would like to share some of my thoughts here. I never thought of going to US for higher studies because I thought it is impossible. But then, fortunately I have come across NAMA (North American Manipuri Association) on FaceBook. I didn’t have any idea if NAMA could help me out. Just for my satisfaction, I contacted NAMA and enquired about doing PhD in US. I got lots of free advices regarding it. I was about to pay lump-sum amount of money to consultancy in India but now I completely dropped the plan about contacting the consultancy. I would like to thank you so much for your kind responses..."

- By Richmona Lourembam, Msc. Microbiology Final Year, Oxford College of Science, Bangalore
"If we want to jump over a wall, first we have to know the height of the wall and how high I can jump." I'm a MBBS aspirant who have a strong desire to pursue Master In Public Health (MPH) in US. I know if I want to make my dreams come true, I have to talk to someone who has better knowledge of the matter for an early planning. So I talked to NAMA about the whole matter and they have provided every bit of information from the University level to living expenses. They are really kind and responded very quickly to my enquiry. I am very proud of my native people living in U.S and provided such a great service to us and in the future too. I will always consult them if I have any doubt.

- By Niranjoy Adhi (High school graduate and MBBS & Public Health Worker aspirant)
"The most important thing in our life is the aim in our life. It is not a simple thing, without a guide from our parents, elders, and teachers etc. we can't get it. According to ancient culture, we must salute teachers first instead of God, because without their direction and help, we students couldn't have met God. So I give a grand salute to NAMA group honestly. As I'm an aspirant of studying in USA and becoming a medical practitioner, so I need details and right information about the steps of applying college in USA. NAMA gave everything I need about that and helped me just like my own parents. My childhood dream and soul purpose is to serve people in best way, NAMA helped me in fulfill my destiny..."

- By Jemson Heisnam, Medical Aspirant, Prospective Undergraduate Student

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