41st Realisation Day: Leaders should ‘act’ instead of giving lip service

Written By: / Saturday, 17 April 2021 17:37

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Imphal, April 17:

Former general secretary of the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) today calls on the students leaders of the state particularly the leaders of the AMSU to ‘act’ and not to remain as leaders who only serves lip service like politicians. Speaking on the 41st Realisation Day observance held at Manipur College campus today, the former general secretary, who is presently working as the head of the Law department of Manipur University expressed displeasure to the lack of unity among the Manipuri community.
“Unity and discipline is the only way out to serve the cause of the people”, Dr. Yumnam Premananda said.
He said that the sacrifices by Huidrom Loken and Potshangbam Premananda who were killed during the anti foreign movement spearheaded by AMSU in 1980 should be remembered and should not be let in vain.
While advising the students to stand up for the cause , he also appealed the students to use law of the land as weapon of the agitation.
“It is time to unite all students’ body and struggle for the same cause and we fall if divided”, Premananda said.
While appreciating the introduction of ILP ( The Bengal Frontier regulation 1853), Premananda observed that regulation as a name shake tool which is not effective to deal with the illegal influx in the state.

He further said that the ILP in other states like Mizoram, Nagaland etc. have certain provision to effectively protect the indigenous people of the state, while the ILP of Manipur is like a permission for earning revenue and not exactly for protection of the indigenous people.
YK Dhiren for leader of the AMSU and presently the convenor of the COCOMI also term the ILP of Manipur as not the one that people have been expecting.
Former Prsident , Dr. Gojendra and Present president of AMSU Chalamba also share the dais today.
Earlier, floral tributes were paid to the portraits of the two who had sacrifices their life during anti foreigner movement in 1980.
The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Jiribam District Committee also observed the the day at the AMSU office, Jiribam.
At the onset of the programme, the flag of AMSU was hoisted followed by floral tribute paid to the portrait of Huidrom Loken and Potshangbam Premananda who were killed during the anti foreign movement spearheaded by AMSU in 1980.
Unlike every year, the AMSU observed the day with few members and sympathisers paying tribute to the two martyrs Students.
The observation was attended by H. Priyananda ,Secretary Jiri Development Organisation, L. Veerjeet Singh, Ex General secy AMSU H/Q, Y .Romio Singh , Ex- President AMSU D/C Jiribam and A Anita Devi, General secy JIMPAL.

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