Janata Dal (United) delegation meets Manipur Governor, seeks aid for artists
IMPHAL — The Janata Dal (United) Manipur unit president, Ksh Biren Singh, led a five-member delegation to Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Thursday, requesting assistance for artists, actors, and technicians in Manipur.
The delegation submitted a memorandum to the governor, stating that the artist community has been adversely affected by the state’s crisis and that the government should assist them. The team sought financial assistance (subsidised air fares) for Manipur passengers.
The team also raised the issue of the unavailability of employment opportunities and hardships faced by the working class and urged the governor to extend financial assistance to the families of skilled and unskilled workers in the state.
While expressing her dissatisfaction with the difficulties faced by the artist community, the governor stated that the violence in the state has affected all segments of society.
She assured the delegation that she would request that the government devise plans to assist the artist community and the working class in order for them to be able to support their families.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar Singh and Dr. Shachi Gurumayum, founder trustee of MaolKeki Foundation, paid a visit to the governor at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.
Dr. Shachi highlighted the foundation’s various initiatives to change the rural economy by encouraging agriculture and horticulture in the state.
Brig. L Ibotombi Singh (Retd.) also met with the governor at Raj Bhavan and shared proposals for resolving the state’s current impasse. He suggested that disarmament is a prerequisite for returning the situation to a state conducive to peace talks.
Some of the points he suggested to the governor included the deployment of security forces based on threats and flash points of violence, encouraging surrender of arms, sealing the Indo-Myanmar border, and so on.
He urged the governor to fill the position of secretary, Rajya Sainik Board, and appoint a director to the board in the interests of the ex-servicemen in the state.
The governor welcomed his suggestions for restoring peace and normalcy in the state and assured to take action for the welfare of ex-servicemen.