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MYFA’s 19 days wake-up call march gain massive support

by Md Mahin Laskar
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Agitation demanding inclusion of Manipuri language as an associate official language in Assam likely soon
IT Correspondent
Cachar, Apr 5:

19 days long wake-up call foot march (Mikap Thoklasi Eikhoi) initiated by the Manipuri Youth Front of Assam (MYFA), a Manipuri-based social organisation of Cachar, Assam organised to draw the Assam State government attention toward their demand for recognition of Manipuri Language as an Associate Official language of Assam drew supports from various Manipuri residents of Assam.
The foot march that started from Chandrapur village, Cachar, Assam on March 12 covers as many as 138 villages mostly inhabited by Manipuri (Meitei and Muslim) in Cachar District of Assam. The distance covers is around 325 km in distance and concluded at the same village they started.
Speaking to Imphal Times, Seram Herajit Singh, Advisor MYFA stated that the foot march was started from Manipur Levy, a historical place at Chandrapur, Cachar.
He added during the foot march of 19- days, they went through several Manipuri villages in Cachar District with the message of the importance of the mother tongue.
Herajit said during the march wherever they reached, the Manipuri people of the locality gave a warm welcome and hospitality for which MYFA will remain indebted for it.
He also shared the hardship and experience of the Mitkap Thoklasi (let’s wake up) foot march which MYFA had started with the objective to bring awareness among the Manipuri masses of Cachar, Assam.
He said that MYFA will lead an agitation very soon in demand for recognition of Manipuri Language as an Associate Official Language of Assam. He believes that the Manipuri of Assam will surely extend their support in their agitation for the mother tongue.
The foot march for awakening Manipuri for mother tongue was accompanied by many including -Tampakmayum Rehan Uddin, Tampakmayum Salaw Uddin, Wahengbam Surendra, Manindra Changamyum, Seram Premdip, Seram Mahenjit, and Maibam Sabir Ahamed.

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