S05E02 “1001 Thagatchari”, Gratitude project for Manipur. #4AkhuChingakham #997ToGo

1001 Thagatchari“, Gratitude project for Manipur

Guest Speakers:

#4 Girija Ningthoukhongjam , Student, Imphal, Manipur, India


Today, I had the second session of “1001 Thagatchari” project. I was so happy to see a young 11th grader Guest Speaker who have signed up to participate and be a part of the gratitude movement in Manipur. Girija Ningthoukhongjam nominated her teacher Elizabeth Wahengbam to show her gratitude in bringing out the best version of herself and compete with herself. She spoke about her inspiration and admiration for the creative contribution done by Singer Akhu Chingakham to the community of Manipur through his songs and projects. She nominated Muniba Mazari the iron lady of Pakistan at the global level. It’s amazing to hear a young one inspired to become a politician and she spoke strongly about environment and concern about using plastic. I invite you to watch her amazing expressions in her video podcast.         

#1001Thagatchari #Manipur #4AkhuChingakham #997ToGo



About “1001Thagatchari” Gratitude project for Manipur 

One of the takeaway I had interviewing many of the awesome talented voices of Manipur for the last 5 years was the lack of recognition and appreciation for their work and contribution. In the midst of conflicts, unrest and media’s focus for sensational stories, we have forgotten to say “Thank you” “Thagatchari”.

To change that I have challenged myself to find people who truly have appreciation and gratitude in their heart and the idea of “1001 Thagatchari” was seeded.

As a result of 1001 gratitude project, the much needed recognition and appreciation for the people will be elevated and we will re-learn to express our gratitude adding “Thagatchari” “Thank you” in our top list of vocabulary. I believe that this exercise of expressing gratitude as part of this project will enrich, expand and empower all of us and also contribute in building the strength of our community.

In the midst of conflicts, unrest and media’s focus for sensational stories, we have forgotten to express recognition and appreciation. To change that, I am looking for 1001 people to be a part of the movement to pause and express gratitude for the people of Manipur? Do you know anyone? Are you one of the 1001 people?

Contact us to be a part of this project and be a part of change. I welcome you to join us live and participate with your comments/questions as we are co creating our show Facebook FindingTheVoices Community Group.