The National Youth Charitable Trust on Thursday announced to extend financial aid to students affected by the violence which has been engulfing Manipur since May 3, in an effort to safeguard the academic career of the students whose education has been stalled because of the crisis.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal, president of the trust, Takhellambam Sivaraj expressed concern that the prevailing condition would greatly sabotage the future of students and the economic status of Manipur, if it went on any longer.
“We are gravely concerned about the future of students; the economic condition of Manipur is worsening on a daily basis and it would seriously impede any hope of growth for the future generation,” he said.
Sivaraj stated that trust aimed to provide financial assistance to students who had been directly impacted by the crisis as such he sought the support of all in materialising the objective successfully.
The trust would also extend special aid to students who lost their parents in the crisis, he added.
He also highlighted that the trust would provide livelihood skill training to displace youths so that they could generate employment opportunities.
“The trust would corroborate with skill training institutes and carry out the vocational training programme,” he said.
He mentioned that the trust had started providing assistance to the son of Langpolakpam Nonibala, who passed away in an unfortunate road accident at Wangjing on July 18.
He also advised people to reach out to the trust on the helpline No. 9863192016 for further details.