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Don’t let the western giant tech colonise your mind – Prof. N. Lokendra to youths on International Human Rights Day

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Dec 10:

Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Prf. N. Lokendra Singh today expressed serious concerns to the colonization of mindsets of today’s youths by western base giant technology IT firms through different social media platforms. Speaking as the Chief Guest of the International Human Rights Day observance organized by the department of Law, Manipur University, Dr. N. Loken said that youths and students of today’s generation should introspect about what has been spreading through various giant IT firms based at US or Europe as there are apprehension that the message spread through various internet medium may colonized their mindset.
“Today many students spend their maximum times in internet engaging themselves in social media platforms and their minds are often driven by thinking process that those giant tech firm wanted us to think”, Professor Lokendra said. He said that when India was under colonial rule by the British for around 200 years history was written by the colonial scholars on their perspectives and for their conveniences of administering the country.
“It was during the British time that the nomenclature Kuki and Naga has been used and recorded and thus the mindset of the people was taken at their desire”, Prof. Lokendra said adding that the repercussion of the introduction of new nomenclatures has created chaos in the state of Manipur. Likewise, if the mindset of the people has been completely driven at the will of the giant tech firm the same repercussion may be faced by the future generation. While saying so Prof. Lokendra said that it does not meant that the students and youths of today should stop using internet.
“There are many wisdom that can be gain from the internet, just take the good and positive information only so that the future is not been colonized.
He appealed the students of law to the guardian of the people in protecting their human rights.
Dr. Y. Premananda, Associate Professor and head of the Law Department who presided over the observance said that when Rights are not protected or respected then the so called Human being will no longer be human. “We are human being so we have to ensure human rights”, Dr. Premananda said.
Ng. Nongyai, former member of the Manipur Human Rights Commission also shared his experience on the status of human Rights of the people of the state. He said that ensuring compulsory education is mandatory to ensure human rights of the people.
The observance was also attended by Prof. Elangbam Nixon Singh, who is the Finance Officer of the Manipur University and editor of this newspaper Rinku Khumukcham also attended the observance as guest of honours.
On the other hand Center for Human Rights and duty and Education, Manipur University also observed the International Human Rights day at Life Spring Children Home, Nungbrang in Imphal East. The team of the center was flagged off by the Vice Chancellor from the Department today morning.
The observance was organized with support from Manipur Human Rights Initiative and Legal Aid Clinic Nungbrang, Imphal East.
While flagging off the team Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. N. Lokendra appreciated the initiative of the Center for their initiative to reached out to people outside the Manipur University for spreading awareness about Human Rights.
Prof. Th. Purnima Devi, Director , Center for Human Rights and Duties Education, MU , Oinam Goldflag Meetei, Consultant , Human Rights Innitiative, Nameirakpam Ibetombi Devi Para Legal Volunteers of the Legal Aid Clinic Nungbrung , Imphal East graced the observance function as dignitries.

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