The Senior Citizens for Society (SCS) in Manipur appreciated the state government's action against the war on drugs campaign to save and protect the state and suggested amending the law relating to drugs.
Speaking to the media, SCS general secretary Khaidem Mani said the campaign will save and protect Manipur from being another golden triangle where drugs are found easily, however the NDPS Act needs to be amended to enable stringent action.
Khaidem Mani also suggested recruitment of unemployed youths as volunteers in war against drugs. It will greatly assist the state government while initiating actions against the drug menace, he added.
Recalling the Dzuko valley conflict, Khaidem Mani appealed to the government that the conflicts between a section of Nagaland people called Southern Angami and Mao people of Manipur should be resolved through dialogue between the government of Manipur and Nagaland and if necessary, it should be intervened by the Government of India.
He also urged the government to ensure that recruitment in various departments of the government of Manipur should be done with transparency and without bribery and corruption.
Moreover, regarding the recruitment of grade C and D posts should be entrusted with the newly constituted staff selection commission by it fully functional after the chairman and members were appointed instead of conducting job recruitment by concerned departments on a piecemeal basis.
During the press meet, Khaidem Mani also notified the society’s reconstitution after a gap of three years due to COVID-19 and after the demise of society’s general secretary L. Sadananda, after a general body meeting held on December 25 at the residence of Salam Yaima at Singjamei Chongtham Leikai.
In the annual general body meeting, the members condole the death of nine people including seven young students of Thambalnu Higher Secondary School in an unfortunate road accident by observing two-minute silence. The meeting also observed condolences for the death of SCS members.
Nepram Bihari and Khaidem Mani were elected president and general secretary respectively for the terms 2022-2025. Former minister M Nara as coordinator, former MLA RK Anand, and retired Colonel Achouba was also elected as secretary during the meeting.