Students rally for Sadar Hills district
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, October 11 2011:
Joining the outcry for creation of a full fledged Sadar Hills district, thousands of students studying in 17 different schools took out a rally in Gamnom-Saparmeina area today.
The rally started from Songpao Lhinghat Memorial Higher Secondary School, Saparmeina Bazar and marched till the office of Gamnom-Saparmeina SDC .
There, Thadou Students Association, Sadar Hills which organised the rally, handed over a memorandum to the SDC for further conveyance to the Chief Minister.
The students chanted slogans like, "We demand Sadar Hills district", "Inaugurate Sadar Hills district" etc.
They also carried placards which read, "Sadar Hills district for communities", "Sadar Hills for Manipur development", "Sadar Hills for Sadar Hills people", "Sadar Hills for Manipur integrity", "We want immediate districthood" etc.
Thadou Students Association, Sadar Hills president Lamminlun Singsit said that the untold misery being endured by Sadar Hills people because of the ongoing economic blockade has the potential to communalise the issue.
Such negative impacts can upset the 'unity in diversity' .
For all these reasons, the State Government ought to upgrade Sadar Hills to a full fledged district, he added.