Assam Manipuri meet discusses problems of the community

SILCHAR, Dec 28: A meeting of the Manipuris of Assam organized jointly by Barak Valley Manipuri Development Committee and Barak Valley Manipuri Ex-servicemen Welfare Association at Gandhi Bhavan today discussed various aspects concerning the uplift and overall development of the Manipuris in Assam. The meeting held under the presidentship of M Kula Chandra Singha and graced by RK Kanungsana, retired principal and social worker, as chief guest, Th Krishna Mohan Singh, former school inspector, along with the guests of honour advocate Irabot Singha, president of Cachar HumanRights, Rajballab Singh, SK Sarma.
The discussion which centred mainly on the socio-economic conditions, besides the educational needs, called for detailed profile of the status of Manipuris living not only in Barak Valley, but also in different parts ofAssam. A comprehensive assessment and study would help arrive at definite decision for adopting measures for their resolution and amelioration.
Another point that was raised related to the role of Manipuri women in their society and it was opined that their contributions towards the community and society as a whole was quite praiseworthy. They also played important role in their own families for betterment and harmonious living in the interest of all. In respect of the educational needs of the community considered against the competitive world around, it was felt that more should be done for the improvement of academic institutions with better infrastructure and for better education. It would help the young generations to have competitive teaching and learningand prepare them for the challenges of life and for better placements.
After threadbare discussion, it wasresolved among others to set up science coaching centre here under the supervision of Prof Indrajeet Sharma of Assam University in consultation with thesenior citizens of Barak Valley. Students' awareness camp to be organized particularly for the students of class-IX and X. It was also decided not to disturb the present Barak Valley DevelopmentCommittee till the new committee was formed.
The meet at the same time focusedon socio-economic development, education and career vision, culture and heritage, science and technology, village uplift as well as legal awareness in daily life. The meeting ended with the summing up of the diverse views expressed by the learned participants by the president, M Kula Chandra Singha, former commander, Indian Navy, and offering of vote of thanks by N Dhwaja Singha. (SentinelAssam)

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