Ereipak Enat Chanura Loinsinnalon (EECHAL) today observed its 10th Foundation Day at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound Imphal. The foundation Day function was graced by T. Ibemcha, President ECHAL, Th Ramani, Secretary General, All Manipur Womens’ Social Reformation and Development Samaj, Ph, Sakhi , President Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) and S. Momon Leima President, All Manipur Tammi Chingmi Apunba Nupi Lup as presidium members.
Speaking on the occasion Th. Ramani slammed the elected representatives of the state over the recent uprising of the people demanding implementation of the ILP system in the state. She said the various incidents at which the non-locals make a mockery of the ongoing agitation is the fault of the representatives.
“The elected representatives never care for the peoples’ agitation as there wards and family member use to stay aside of the mass movement”, Ramani added. She also reminded the elected representatives to understand the peoples’ movement and should realize that the agitation is not only for few people of the state but for all the people of the state including the elected representatives and the police too.
The foundation Day observance also pays tribute to Robinhood who had given his life during the course of public agitation.
Other speakers also expressed shocks over the silence of the elected representatives and also their family members.
President of ECHAL, T. Ibemcha while speaking on the occasion, stressed on the need for introduction ILPS in the state.
As a part of the foundation day observance, a panel discussion on the agenda on the protection of indigenous people and mass movement in Manipur was held. Convenor- in Charge of the JCILPS Kh. Ratan, Ex President of AMSU Lourembam Dilip, Khelen Thokchom, Special Correspondent Telegraph, Prof. Ch. Priyoranjan, Department of Economics, Manipur University and Bijoy Kakchingtabam, Ex- President, AMWJU attended as panelists among others. Rupachandra Yumnam, Editor –in-chief of IMPACT TV moderated the session.