The newly elected office bearers of the XX Federal Executive Council of the Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) were sworn in on Friday at the head office in Kwakeithel, Imphal West.
The Oath Taking Cum Charge Handling and Taking Over Ceremony was administered by Professor N Mohilal Singh of Manipur University, as the Oath Commissioner.
The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries, officials, and student representatives.
A total of 46 individuals took the oath as Office Bearers and Executive Council members of the federation.
The newly elected president Hijam Roshan and vice-presidents, Yumnam James, Chabungbam Sunilkanta, Tekcham Rojit, and Ningombam Prem, emphasised their commitment to addressing critical issues facing the state.
Hijam Roshan, the incoming president, highlighted the economic challenges faced by Manipur, with a significant reduction in revenue.
The federation aims to take steps to enhance the state’s economic development and reduce dependence on the central government, he said, highlighting their plan to expand their academic campaign “Eikhoi Lairik Ningthina Tamsi” to improve the learning process and tackle drug use prevention across the state.
He also announced the opening of a Human Rights Education Cell for any complaint and grievances faced by the students in Manipur as a part of its action plan.
Professor N Mohilal Singh commended the MSF’s “Free Coaching Class” initiative and stressed the importance of unity and coordination for a more equitable society.
He urged the youth to study the history of Manipur.
Ngariyanbam Milan, MSF advisor and chairman of the Election Committee, emphasised the need for collective responsibility among all segments of society.
He underlined the importance of spreading knowledge and the significance of proper education, as reflected in the “Eikhoi Khunnai Khangminnasi” campaign.
Oinam Ashinikumar, MSF advisor and Returning Officer of the Election Committee, encouraged the newly elected office bearers to work collectively and avoid narrow-minded views to implement proposed plans effectively.
RK Gunikanta, MSF consultant on Drug Affairs, and Elangbam Ranjita, MSF Women’s advisor, stressed the importance of collective activities and coordination in today’s individualistic culture.
Special invitees, including Thokchom Norendro and Thongam Kumbirei, voiced their concerns about discipline among youths and the prioritisation of education for societal development.
The event was attended by various officials, representatives from civil society organisations, leaders of different student organisations, local meira paibis, intellectuals, parents, and student volunteers.
The XX Federal Executive Council for the term 2023-25 appealed to the public to support their initiatives and work towards building a brighter future for the society through the student organisation.