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Temp Convention Report, Houston TX, 2017

The 27th Annual North American Manipur Association (NAMA) Convention was celebrated on 7th July 2018 at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Keeping the tradition of NAMA, people from different ethnic groups of Manipur from different part of United States attended to make this event more inclusive. Approximately XX members attended this convention. This event highlighted NAMA’s continued efforts to bring different Manipuri diaspora of different ethnicities together. It also provides an opportunity for the younger generation of Manipuri American to learn and value our rich and diverse Manipuri culture. By engaging the members in the cultural performances and discussion, the idea of community spirit and our Indian root is strengthened.

This event was the outcome of several months of planning and coordination between the executive team and the Tulsa Team. Hegin Haokip and Shanti Thokchom with the strong team efforts of Tulsa Manipuris work together to make this event successful.

Meet and Greet, July 6 2018
The first day of the convention was held at Kuki Worship Service, Tulsa, OK USA. Meet and Greet event started with a warm and friendly welcome from Tulsa Team.

The event took off with a welcome speech by XYZ, on behalf of the host team, and then followed by the member introduction round. Each member give their brief introduction and share their feelings about attending 27th NAMA convention.

Fund Raiser Samosa

Delicious Manipuri food were served with a special mention of Shingju, Soibum Eromba, Pork, Chicken, Fish thongba.

The evening ended with the attendees enjoying a game of Grand Tambola popularly known as Housie, commonly known as Housie in Manipur. People rushed to buy the tickets to enjoy the game and have a chance to win the prize. After a nail-biting spell, we had XYZ as the winners of quick five, 1st Line, 2nd Line, 3rd Line respectively and the grand full house winner went to XYZ. All of the winners voluntarily donated all or part of the prize money to NAMA, supporting the causes NAMA stands for.

Main Event, July 7 2018

Location:  11160 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77031Houston Texas 77031

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