2020 : Gratitude project of Manipur, 1001 Thagatchari (Ongoing)

Come on, let’s fill the universe with expressions of love and gratitude.

Growing up in a conflicted place seeing violence at a close range, ongoing choatic situations, anger, less freedom, more anger and fight for basic human rights – I am taking up a tiny bit of responsibility of spreading positivity to rise above the conflict. In my quest to elevate the voices of inspiring people through FindingTheVoices, I found that there is a huge lack of recognition and honor for the ones with vision and good intent, working tirelessly towards positive changes in Manipur.

One of my biggest takeaway in my own personal growth journey is the power of gratitude to elevate self rippling to others. You cannot be in any other emotional state when you are in gratitude. One of my goal is to spread the practice of gratitude in day today life, schools, institutes, offices, anywhere. We pause, reflect and take the time to share our gratitude to people around us.

Why gratitude project of Manipur?

There is so much of anger, oppression, hurt, violence and fear in Manipur which is a byproduct of conflicts. I carry the sights of intense protest scenes of students, nude protest of mothers of Manipur, unburied dead bodies, lack of freedom, unexpressed feelings, mental issues, drug and alcohol addiction, mob justice – beaten to death in front of children and many more, even people eating other’s pet dog.

I want everyone to hear words of love, experience gratitude, read words of expressions bringing a smile or even tears of human connections. It is my belief that gratitude will open our heart, elevate positivity and heightened human connections.

Monica Ingudam
Gratitude Session where we get together and talk about people whom we are grateful for. My deepest gratitude to each and everyone of you for taking the time to participate in 1001Thagatchari, gratitude project of Manipur by sharing your inner thoughts elevating human connections which matters. You can support the movement of gratitude by participating and expressing your gratitude.

I believe gratitude will open our heart and create the shift to healing and light seeding to the start of 1001 Thagatchari, gratitude project of Manipur. My intent for this project are:

  1. Introduce, educate and spread the practice of gratitude to every nook and corner of Manipur. Practicing gratitude will elevate the personal growth at individual level heightening human connections and spreading the much needed positivity to rise above the conflict to love and peace.
  2. Identify local role models to honor, recognize and give our gratitude to the people of Manipur.
  3. Write a book featuring the nominated individuals so that our younger generations will know who is who of Manipur.

Project duration: Dec 9, 2017 – Current


Invite us to your school, workplace, institute, group, family for gratitude workshops. All participants gets FREE cards.

Let’s fill our community with expressions of gratitude and elevate love and peace in Manipur. Partnering with Hummingbird, Imphal, Manipur to deliver a small token of Khudol (gift) to show spread the practice of gratitude. Our khudol contains
1. Words of gratitude by Monica Ingudam
2. Candle to signify love and light.
3. Products relevant to Manipur with the intent to share and promote #PeopleOfManipur
4. Products made with artwork by Monica Ingudam #journal #wallart to share a bit of the art painted with lots of love and healing energy.

Please do consider donating or getting the art or products of art by Monica Ingudam for shipping in USA and shipping in India. All proceeds will go to gratitude cards or Khudol given FREE to our participants. Do consider paying it forward to gift a smile to someone else by practicing and expressing gratitude.

Bimolata N (Thailand)Tracila MNelson KY IbomchaShaheda C
Sonia S (USA)Saratchand TSophia LRoger KJodha Chandra S
Cozmo S (USA)Paone LahDr. Sundari AJogen HChitra L
Megan S (USA)Biswabhanu ERameshori TDr. Ibohal AkMiranda I
Sanjoo TMonalisa CBabloo LSumati O
Dr. Kishorjit NOle WPhajalembi
Biona LGayatri L
Meena LEli Y
Pritam SChi
Dr. Vandana T
Thanks to each and everyone for donating or getting our products. Your contribution helps in touching more people with words of love and gratitude. It is my belief that gratitude will open our hearts, create the shift to healing, love and peace.

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.


  1. mangangcha sagolsem

    Love her ideology at such a young age. And yes, I really appreciate the contribution by brother Akhu in our society.

  2. Boishi Haokip

    Great thanks to Sis. Monica Ingudam for bringing us the incredible experiences by our own dear ones who walk out of home town to share the beautiful moments captured in life and bring an insight a view of the world through their wonderful experiences on this great talk show 👍🏻 Proud of you Aunty Shanti 🙏🏻 you are truly a fighter with a bold spirit. You are truly gifted with amazing innate power of courage and humility. God bless you🙏🏻

  3. puni ayekpam

    I always like your smile eche… It spreads a lot of positivity whoever is watching your show…. Your show is so positive…. Keep it up 👍👌👌

  4. Aniket More

    Wow this is such quality information that you have shared through your experiences 👏👏👌
    So inspirational 👏👌
    and good luck for your new journey ma’am

  5. Realize Rehabilitation Centre - RRC

    Thagatchari # Findingthevoices MonicaIngudam’s Team Pumnamakpu Ekok nonna thagatpa fongdokchari amasung matam sangna leibak miyamgi seba touba ngambi u haina esorgi mafamda thounijari.
    I am very grateful to receive your precious gifts and humbly offer my gratitude to Finding the voice team.

  6. Bimolata W

    Keep doing the good work. So proud of you ! You are an Angel indeed ! Asigumba mamal yaamlaba programme asigidamakta Monika bu su ‘Thagatchari’ 🙏

  7. Meena Longjam

    Thank you so much Eche Monica for this wonderful gift hampers from ur thagatchari 1001 series. Love each and every gifts you have compiled. So honoured to have recieved this. Keep doing your wonderful project keep spreading more knowledge joy and smile through your podcast.
    🙏 Thagatchari Eche..

  8. Mutum Jayalalita

    Received this wonderful gift from Eche Findingthevoices MonicaIngudam’s yesterday at office. Eche Monica, who is currently based in Maryland, USA has shown us that, “No matter where we are, our heart & Mind always longs for our beloved Manipur”. Apart from her tight schedule as “Senior Product Analyst” (heathcare Innovation) and beautiful Mother, it’s an awestruck to see her managing various shows of
    The gift is a part of a Gratitude project #Thagatchari1001 of FindingTheVoices. I love every episodes where her video giving the deepest sharing of every person’s interviewed. This gives us a handy knowledge about different spheres of life in our state Manipur (which is often left unknown & recognised ).
    Roots of Thagatchari1001 :
    “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.” ~ Monica Ingudam #thagatchari1001
    Thank you for the kind initiative, Eche ❤️. Much delighted with the service of the delivery young Human (Chaoba) from Hummingbird, Eche Luxmibai ❤️

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