Don't meddle with Pherzawl dist: HSA
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, April 12 2017:
Against the backdrop of the demand to creat a new district to be carved out from Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts, the State Coordinating Committee of Hmar Students' Association, Manipur today affirmed to resist any intention of marring the status of Pherzawl district in the interest of peace, progress and development.
"It is the sincere appeal of the HSA to the State Government and to all concerned not to alter the area and status of the newly created Pherzawl district in anyway or under any circumstance," said a statement issued by State Coordinating Committee of HSA (Manipur) .
Asserting that the creation ofPherzawl District is a boon for the people who are living in the far flung remote hill-areas of South Manipur, HSA said that it is the hope, and the expectation of all that the creation of the new district would be a prelude to development in line with administrative convenience; which would soon be manifested with the development of the newly created Pherzawl district.
While affirming to extend all assistance to the State Government in its endeavours to bring about changes for the betterment in the remote hill- Senam village to Moreh have been requested to attend the meeting.
Meanwhile, an office memorandum issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on November 24 last year clear laid down that no new proposal for expansion of National Highways to the level of four-lane highways should be submitted with effect from the fiscal year areas covered by the new district, HSA conveyed its displeasure over the report that some vested interest from certain quarters are determined to carve out a new district by altering the areas covered by Pherzawl district and Churachandpur district.
"The HSA believes that the districts were not created on community/communal line but solely for the purpose of administrative convenience and that Pherzawl district would be a haven of development and progress for all the communities living there," it said.
"Any intention to bring about changes in its area and status is uncalled for and not at all a necessity.
The HSA believes that brothers should live together amicably inpeace and harmony," the HSA posited.
The HSA firmly believes in peace, harmony, development and progress of all the cognate communities living in Churachandpur district.
It is the firm belief of the HSA that status-quo be maintained concerning the area of Churachandpur district as the district is a beautiful mosaic of sister communities living together since time immemorial.
The HSA wishes that the new State Government succeeds in its endeavour to usher in peace, development and progress in Manipur and the hill-districts in particular.
It is the prayer of the HSA that all the needs of Pherzawl district would soon be addressed and progress and developmental works would soon begin in right earnest.
Pherzawl is a district for all the kindred communities residing there and it is the collective responsibility of the denizens to work together for its welfare, peace, progress and development without any bias or prejudices.