Manipur Women Foundation has been alleged of negligence and denounced by the parents and guardians for canceling the 5th State Level Maths and Science Competition which was scheduled to be held at Fencier Higher Secondary School at Thoubal Okram, Thoubal on Sunday.
As per sources, parents and guardians of the students who were to participate in the competition condemned the alleged negligence of the members of the Manipur Women Foundation who organised the event. None of the members of Manipur Women Foundation who organised the programme were present at the centre, sources said. The parents and guardians urged the authorities concerned and the relevant organisation to take up actions against the organisation.
The competition was to be held in two phases with the morning phase from 10 am till 11 am and the evening phase from 12 pm till 1 pm with various categories, as per sources. As the competition had not started even at 11 am, the parents, guardians, and teachers became anxious and expressed their queries to the principal of Fencier Higher Secondary School, it continued. The principal then informed the anxious crowds that the school had no association with the Manipur Women Foundation other than being an examination centre, it mentioned.
“When the members of the organisation were contacted, they said that the exam was delayed as they were not done printing the question papers. But they did not provide any straight answer when asked if the competition would be canceled or not,” it maintained.
It accused the organisation of destroying the morale of the students who had worked hard for the competition. “They charged Rs 150 per subject excluding the price of the form,” it also added.
It also said that the parents and guardians drew the immediate attention of the state government and the authorities concerned to remove the registration of the Manipur Women Foundation and take up necessary disciplinary actions against the organisation. “Feeling disheartened, students who had arrived to participate in the competition expressed their disappointment,” it added.