Newly appointed DESAM president Mayengbam Somorjit Meitei reaffirmed DESAM’s commitment to ensuring quality education in Manipur during the oath-taking ceremony of the new office bearers at the DESAM headquarters on Thursday.
Highlighting the pivotal role of education in societal progress, he emphasised the need for private schools to adhere to the norms outlined in the Manipur Private School Registration and Regulation Act 2017.
Expressing concerns over the unchecked proliferation of private schools, the student body also announced plans to monitor and vigil private institutions failing to comply with the Act’s regulations.
He also urged the government to enforce the Act effectively to uphold educational standards.
In his address to the media, the new president highlighted the significance of education in shaping future leaders and fostering a cohesive society.
He emphasised the importance of understanding Manipur’s historical and cultural heritage, advocating unity among indigenous groups to tackle prevailing challenges.
Addressing the ongoing crisis in Manipur, he called for a united approach, asserting DESAM’s readiness to provide support.
The oath-taking ceremony, held at Uttra Sanglen Sana Konung, Imphal was administered by DESAM advisor L Ratan.
The newly appointed office bearers are Helkrulam Nillakanta as vice-president, Nongthombam Thoithoiba as secretary general, Sandham Omex Khuman as assistant secretary general and Ningthoujam Rajesh as auditor general.
Thounaojam Somal, Thounaojam Ajit, Oinam Romesh, Oinam Surjakanta, Huidrom Johnson, Ningthoujam Rishikanta, Ningthoujam Robinson, Lairellakpam Sophia Chanu, Longjam Ningthouremba, Khangembam Pilot and Sanoujam Nikita Chanu were appointed as secretaries.