Director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIIT), Senapati, Manipur, professor Krishnan Baskar along with professor Sukhi Orean, former member, Jharkhand Public Service Commission, Ranchi Dr Sarbajit and Collin called on Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.
During the meet, the team handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh for the Governor’s relief fund to provide relief and rehabilitation to those affected by the ongoing strife in Manipur, stated a release.
The governor extended gratitude to the team for their humanitarian initiative towards reaching out to the affected ones, it said. During the visit, Director IIIT told the governor that the construction of a permanent IIIT campus at Kangpokpi has been delayed due to the law and order situation in the state, it mentioned.
Chief patron of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha, Manipur, retired Lieutenant general K Himalay Singh along with president of Manipur Branch Satyajit Aribam and four members also called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey and handed over a cheque of rupees 1 Lakh to the Governor’s relief fund.
Governor while extending her gratitude to the organisation, informed that she has visited various relief camps in both valley and hill districts and extended monetary assistance and necessary items for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), it said. She said that her visit aims to build confidence and give moral support to those affected people with an assurance to restore peace and normalcy and to rehabilitate them at their permanent homes, it mentioned.
President of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha, Manipur cum proprietor of E1 Bike, Manipur branch further expressed his desire to give sustainable job opportunity for the displaced women of both communities by donating electric vehicles with an aim for employment generation and for financial stability of IDPs, it added. She appreciated their efforts and said skill training is must for rehabilitation of the IDPs, it stated.
Meanwhile, a team of North East Peoples’ Organisation (NEPO), Manipur Chapter namely Professor W Nabakumar Singh, Ch Priyoranjan Singh, Professor N Mohilal Meitei, S Bhubol and Dr Kh Gourashyam called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey.
The team, while highlighting their activities for harmonious coexistence of different communities in Manipur, appealed to the Governor to initiate a peace process to restore peace and normalcy at the earliest, it stated. They further lauded the Governor for her constructive activities towards reaching out to both the communities in conflict, the release said.
The Governor reiterated that most of the people in the state long for restoration of peace and normalcy at the earliest, it asserted. Uikey lauded their efforts towards bringing peace and normalcy in the state and informed the continuous efforts from her office to negotiate through dialogue to end the ongoing strife at the earliest, it added.
Gujarat based Social Worker, Sanjay Tula also called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey and highlighted the activities taken up by his organization called Vishwagram in various parts of the country for affected children in natural or manmade disasters.
He also expressed his willingness to reach out and extend help to the internally displaced children taking refuge in various relief camps in Manipur due to the ongoing ethnic clashes in the state by providing children with trauma counselling in the form of creative activities and also to coordinate education for them, it said.
The Governor, while informing the ground situation of the children in relief camps, said that healing and mental peace for the children is the need of the hour and encouraged him to take up activities that will bring out the children from the trauma experienced from the conflict, it mentioned.
She further said that the government has already started the resettlement work for the Internally Displaced Persons and those in relief camps have started indulging in self-sustenance tasks like making incense sticks - agarbatti, handloom and handicrafts activities for their financial stability, it added.