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SANA LEIBAK LITERALLY "LAND OF JEWELS" ! LIABILITY OR AN ASSET?
Nongmaithem Kishorchand

Sana Leibak literally "Land of Jewels" ! Liability or an asset? Today this land of Jewels has become a land of turmoil politically and socially , mayhem. It goes without saying that the situation in Manipur is worst.

Let us start from the base. The development in Manipur seems to be retarded. See in the road condition, transportation, communication, Education etc. Everything is dallying. It is more than half a century with India. What are the bright change in our home state , Manipur? In this about 53 years , we could not make up our mind on our own nationalism and culture. Hostile ideology still echoed on us. May be its change into killing Zone is an impact. We, the people need good education system, good transportation, good communication, good infrastructure, better telecommunication which would be proud to us, Isn't? If we compare this situation with other states, we could observe a sharp imbalance within. Is it the fruit of care by our government those policy makers and breakers? Still a jargon to us.

Corruption becomes an integral part in every nook and corner in this so called Land of Jewels, deep rooted! Just simply it can say a hard nut to crack why not? They spent much money in Elections to buy votes, Isn't it?

And what about the social infrastructures, schools, colleges, hospitals? It is indeed no doubt to say the condition is woeful. A school with no teachers!! And class rooms are like cowshed. It says, Education is the basic tool to make a society success. Normal parents which have an meagre income cannot send their children in private schools which have sky-high tuition fees. On the contrast , some well-to-do parents send their children in private tuition, besides school. Here the gap between have's and have-nots are much widened. It catalyses to move out society backwards.

We often heard about patients dying in hospitals due to the lack of doctors, infrastructures. Hospital in Manipur are ill-maintained. Hospital with no doctors! So shameful! It is not a strange topic . Some well-to-do patients went to reputed hospitals in Metropolis for a simple problem. But for normal people like us it has only two alternative either to die or to stay alive with a little period. Not only the hospital , it can say the conditions in social (public) institutions are horrible. "A land of Maladies" Here, may I ask to our politicians, isn't the high time to change your tactics to make hell here?

Again, Manipur is pregnant with problems. As thee is a saying "Life indeed would be dull if there were no such difficulties". KILLED, FIRING, ABDUCTED… so on ! So many dreaded news. It has become an unchanged heading in newspapers, media. Armed groups are mushrooming day by day. What can it be titled? Is it so called terrorist or an militant which have unknown ideology . Is it the fruit sowed by the unwilling merge in 1949 to India, so called, the largest Democracy, beyond our consideration. Do we get out birth right in this greatest and largest Democracy? The answer is a big "NO"! Let us recall Malom massacre and recent cease fire tragedy. In those incidents, how many innocent people lost their lives? Without mentioning much, life has become priceless in this lawless state. Right to be tortured, Right to kill innocent people becomes the rock-bottom of this frameless democracy. Isn’t so what? Is there any unknown tactics?

From the above paragraphs, it is the high time to understand How and Why to ignite a mass consciousness to erase these dreadful maladies. Otherwise, this Land of Jewels will be in the dark. We may or can ask or claim our right from our government as Abraham Lincoln said "Democracy is the government of the people by the people and for the people". So let's join hands to make a dream which will not be nightmare, simply just say it as making an auspicious outset to create a new era.

Amen to that ? Elaborate!

Nongmailthem Kishorchand,
kishornong@e-pao.every1.net,

Mayai Leikai, Kakching


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