Painting: The Folk Singer

Oil Painting by Monica Ingudam
Canvas 12 by 9 inches , painted in 2021

Inspiration: This painting is inspired by Chaoba Thiyam, the folk singer from Manipur who is creating beautiful music and songs evoking love and remembrance of home and words of ancestors, touching hardened hearts awakening the feeling of love and peace.

Original – Available, make it yours.

Hei Haisi Haya Laosi by Chaoba Thiyam, Siyom

Hei Haisi Haya Laosi 

(Translated by Aribam Uttam Sharma)

Let us plant fruits and flowers
A sanctuary of life
Let us make
For trees and bamboos too 

Hills, swamps and rivers
Pure and clean
With this vision
In Nature, let us stay 

For the love of the mother
For the care of the father
For the gift of the ancestors
For fidelity to the land 

Footsteps of the ancestors
Let us trace 

Rejoice in the Lai-haraoba
Bound by its togetherness
For the growth of the community, ho o!
For the flourishing of the land
Sufficiency, independence Into freedom!   

Give rhythm to joy
Let us move as one
In the vibrations of the Pena
Contentment, we shall seek
In this change
In this stream that flows 

Let us ignite the torch of perception
A beacon
For the young
Towards the future
May their laughters in the playground 

Hei! Let us say
Haya ! We shall shout 

For the love of the mother
For the care of the father
For the gift of the ancestors
For fidelity to the land

About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.

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