Assam students draw CM's attention
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 02: The All Assam Manipuri Students� union and All manipur Students� Union have submitted a joint represen- tation to Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh today urging him to initiate favourable action in solving the Bishnupriya issue, development of NH-53 and proper maintenance of a students� hostel located at silchar among other important issues.

Detailing on the contents of the joint memorandum at AMSU head office this afternoon, AAMSU general secretary Laishram Satyajit Singha said the CM has been urged to initiate proper and necessary action to solve the Bishnupriya case currently pending at the Supreme Court.

Regretting that a committee constituted under the chairmanship of then Education Minister Maniruddin Sheikh has not been able to function purposefully, the student bodies conveyed to the Chief Minister and insisited that he personally intervene to find a favourable solution at the earliest.

The Assam students� body leader stated that the CM was further urged to take necessary measures to improve economic and social status of Manipuris settled in other States.

The representation also emphasised on the need to properly develop and maintain Imphal-Jiribam route so that the connectivity between Manipur and Assam States can be ensured through NH-53, expressed Satyajit and AMSU president Sinam Sanjoy.

Reminding the CM of assurance given during the January visit to construct a Manipur Bhavan at silchar for which site inspection was also personally assessed the joint student delegation desired that the CM execute into action promises made to the manipuri settlers.

Highlighting financial constraints of Silchar based Manipuri Benevolent Society hampering smooth function of Manipuri Boys Hostel at the 1.5 bigha plot of land, Satyajit conveyed of the memorandum highlighting to the CM of urgent need to develop the said hostel as a center for manipuri students of the North East region under State Government patronage.

The delegation desired that Manipur Government construct an additional block to increase its capacity.