UCM meet reiterates unity pledge
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 05: Pledges to sustain the endeavour for unity of the indigenous people, persist with activities to uplift socio-economic condition of the society, complete building construction with public assistance and observe the upcoming Great June Uprising with the masses marked the daylong annual general assembly of the United Committee Manipur (UCM) held at the Kangla Auditorium today.

The assembly was graced by senior citizen A Lokendra and UCM president K Lanngamba as the chief guest and president respectively while Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup president Ph Sakhileima, UPF president Th Mangi and former UCM secretary Dr Kh Gourashyam attended as the guests of honour.

In address, the chief guest highlighted activities carried out by the UCM in the 2007-08 apart from recounting establishment of the civil society organisation.

Elucidating that UCM came into being in the aftermath of the people reeling under tremendous stress emotionally, Lokendra opined that there should be no confusion or complacency on the role UCM has to enact for the Manipuri nation.

It is equally important for the body and its functionaries to gauge sentiment and aspiration of the masses, grasp vision and conduct of the political leaders, stay alert to foil nefarious design as well as strive to be a part of the changing global scenario, he stressed while suggesting that UCM units spread across the State too need to work without deviating from the outlined objectives.

Lokendra observed that lack of understanding and cooperation amongst various civil society organisations is not a healthy sign as the people have been constantly monitoring activities of these NGOs.

Speaking on the occasion, Lanngamba affirmed that UCM had been relentlessly striving to promote amity among the people for the past seven years of its existence and would continue to strenghten emotional integrity.