Manipuri are blessed people. These people are blessed with rich culture, traditions and literarture. Above all they are talented, few among them had already sets record in the field of Astro Physics, Sports, culture, cinema and theatre. There is hardly any place across the globe that is left for Manipuris to visit. From Washington DC in the west, to Nom Phyein in the Far East Asia, Manipuris had travelled worked and occupied space with dignity. This small community, which is not even 5% of the total population of the India Subcontinent, understand the life of the most developed nation and the most underdeveloped nation too.
But when it comes to the state where the Manipuris are staying - i.e. Manipur, one wander why the state is far behind when compare with other states in India.
If one dissects to find out on what went wrong, it is the history that is being blamed. It is because that the shattered sovereignty of the erstwhile kingdom and the fear of losing the identity. It is because of the frustration of the wrongs in the course of history that the region has been kept in the frying pan for so many years. But won’t it be wrong to obstruct the development of the region just because something went wrong in the course of history.
A leader, which the state was in serious need, had never come. After the dead of Hijam Irabot the people of the region are desperate for a true leader, but then again the people only wait but never think of making one from among themselves.
Fortunately, with the changing of the political scenario of the Indian Nation, Manipur too has been impacted and people witness a government which was not same as before. However, the expectation of the people seems to going vein with the passing of times as the same regalia of the previous government restored.
The cry for justice by educated youngster has never been listened, the cry for punishment for those who committed most heinous crime are still let free. Should we again blame the democratic form of government for a one man push for changing the system? Some good effort initiated by this new government has been put on halt creating a stumbling block, perhaps by few near and dear ones. It is by destiny that a person becomes a chief minister and such a position he halt should be respected by rendering service for the people and by winning the heart of almost all the people. Only few people are given the opportunity to make himself remembered in the history for the good deed. Let’s not waste the opportunity. Prove that you are a leader of ours which is next to Hijam Irabot.
- Published in Editorial