TODAY -

National assembly adopts 7 declarations
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 09 2024: A National assembly held today at Manipur University campus to mark the closure of the Manipur Youth League's Long March for National Regeneration adopted seven declarations.

The first declaration says that Meiteis being the majority community would take key roles in resolving all issues besieging Manipur at present and also in creating a new Manipur where all the communities respect each other, the integrity of the State whose building blocks are the identities of each ethnic group is protected and there is uniform development and harmonious co-existence.

The second declaration says: "We would pay special attention to politics and we would practice such politics which would enable us safeguard the Nation and make Manipur a developed and prosperous State.

We would elect only competent candidates and we will never ever again sell our voting rights" .



National assembly adopts 7 declarations
National assembly adopts 7 declarations


The third declaration says: "In order to maintain demographic balance, efforts would be invested to raise the total population to the required level and check the influx of non-local people.

Marriage to non-local men would not be encouraged but inter-marriage among ethnic communities would be promoted" .

The fourth declaration says: "The State's shattered economic base would be re-built.

Efforts would be made to strengthen the State's productive forces; agricultural lands would be protected, our people would work harder and our fields would be made green all year round.

A healthy work culture would be groomed and the idea of economic nationalism would be propagated to all the people.

Our people would use local products as much as possible and promote local entrepreneurs" .

The fifth declaration says: "The crumbling morality of the society would be reinstated and a prosperous society would be re-established where there is unity, truthfulness, social discipline, good mannerism and free of oppression.

To achieve this, an intensive moral regeneration campaign would be launched" .

The sixth resolution says: "A strong social movement would be launched to save students from the jaws of illicit drugs.

As a part of the movement, plantation of poppy, manufacturing of drugs, sale and consumption of drugs would be banned.

Attempts to turn Manipur into a second Golden Triangle will be opposed.

Consumption of all intoxicating substances including Kheini, Zarda, Talap etc would be stopped" .

The seventh and the last resolution says: "A mass movement would be launched to conserve ecological balance.

Apart from checking deforestation activities, more trees would be planted to conserve nature/forests.

Lakes/wetlands would be conserved and maximum efforts would be invested to check pollution of rivers and lakes.

A clean society where waste materials and garbage are disposed of at proper places would be established.

Earlier, the last leg of the long march was flagged off from Kakwa Lamdaibung at 11 am and it was participated by thousands of people.

From Kakwa, the long march made its way to its final destination, Manipur University campus.

Speaking at the National assembly, Prof (retired) W Nabakumar of Manipur University underscored the urgent need for an economic and political revolution in Manipur.

It is crucial to revive the historically organic ideology of Manipur as well as the State's legacy of peaceful co-existence among the different ethnic groups, he said.

Antonio Francesco Gramsci's ideas of 'War of Position' and 'War of Manoeuvre' must be applied in this movement.

Prof Nabakumar said that one must understand the dynamics and objectives of international geo-politics before launching a revolutionary movement in Manipur.

Retired IAS officer RK Nimai expressed deep concern over the degeneration of Manipuri society in several aspects including the emerging trend of wealthy men winning elections on the strength of money power.

At the moment, some people, masquerading as patriots, have been campaigning for election on the sly.

If the unethical practices of organising grand feasts and offering of money at the time of election are stopped and only competent and sincere candidates are elected by ensuring a level playing field, there will be remarkable changes in several areas including education, RK Nimai said.

Former Editor of Freedom daily RK Ranendrajit said that the Kuki militants have been indulging in a diplomatic recourse to ensure that they can settle in any place of Manipur they wish by keeping Imphal under siege.

Highlighting how Meiteis have been deprived after Manipur was merged into the Indian Union and how Meiteis have been restrained from hitting back at enemies, Ranendrajit decried that the Government of India has been seeing the Meiteis in the wrong light.

He said that the present crisis is a golden opportunity to rectify all the follies and lapses.

DMU School of Humanities Dean Dr Ch Sheelaramani remarked that the Kukis' strategy of keeping away Meiteis from National Highways is aimed at bringing a total downfall of Meitei community's economy.

The inability to open the National Highways is a big failure of the Government of India, she said.

She said that economy and food are the primary determining factors in any protracted war.

Manipur University faculty member Dr Thiyam Bharat said that the Meiteis constituted 59 per cent of the total population of Manipur in 1951.The figure declined to 43 per cent in 2011 .

Subsequent upon this huge demographic change, Meitei community has been marginalised in their own homeland, Dr Bharat said.

In addition to extensive cultivation of poppy in Manipur, many drug lords have been using Manipur as drug routes.

It appears that the Golden Triangle is being shifted to the Manipur-Myanmar border, he said.

As a result, a large number of youth have fallen prey to the many intoxicating drugs.

Keeping all these challenges in mind, Meiteis must face the present crisis, Dr Bharat said.

The National assembly participated by a huge crowd was also addressed by many other CSO leaders, academicians and eminent personalities.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 10, JAN 2024
  • 'Violence due to War on Drugs, check on illegal infiltration'
  • SHRI doctor spells out first crucial steps to help burn victims
  • Nyay Yatra flag off : Govt to study situation
  • Kuldiep admits hands of Kuki militants
  • Groom youngsters to love motherland : Meghen
  • GOC visits Moreh
  • Special air fare package urged
  • Arms, ammos seized at Moreh, CCpur
  • Elderly woman murder : JAC resolves not to claim body until culprits are booked
  • Sub-Contractors Association shuts camp office over pending bills
  • Media Certification and Monitoring Committee formed
  • 'Illegal claims' of village sub headman of Sihai Khunou refuted
  • Need to promote Meitei culture highlighted at Centre's 10th foundation day
  • CRA Manipur appeals for withdrawal of FIR against 12 meira paibis
  • Kakchingtabam Gunachandra's 'Kabaw Tampak Aeikhoigini' released
  • KYMT to host 118th birth anniversary of Ksh Yaima on Jan 14
  • Kangpokpi ready to roll out red carpet
  • Arambai Tenggol to stay away from LS polls
  • GOC calls on Governor
  • Govt to form panel to review ST status of Kuki
  • CM blames officers with parochial, ethnocentric mentality
  • Top army commanders review L&O in state
  • AR warns militants operating in Moreh
  • MAYOL march ends with public meet
  • Unity stressed at Gambhir Singh tribute event
  • Office shut over pending bills
  • DCs notice on legal sub-headmanship claim decried
  • State scribes briefed on central schemes Bhopal
  • Lamlai MLA partners AoL for winter relief to IDPs
  • NCTE launches ITEP, extends B.Ed course period
  • Keithel body opposes road travel by IRB recruits
  • 'Chahi Taret Khuntakpa' commemorated
  • FDP on NEP-2020 begins at CI College
  • ATUM rebuts weapons recovery report
  • Book titled 'Kabaw Valley Aeikhoigini ' released
  • TMNL congratulates VS Atem
  • Prasar Bharati organises workshop
  • ANSAM lauds elevation of VS Atem
  • Drivers' Day to be observed on January 14
  • Jan 12 deadline set to claim body
  • MCMC constituted for Tamenglong
  • Solar lights, computers distributed; tribute paid
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • 2nd Annual Art Exhibition #2 : Gallery
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • Union Budget 2024 & Income Tax
  • Physicochemical & productivity of Loktak
  • Human Rights & Empowering Women: Seminar
  • Forgiving is about freeing from resentment
  • The untold stories of hardworking men
  • Note the desecration of Laiphams too
  • Top cour verdict on NEET-UG exam scam
  • Remembering Japanese War Memorial
  • 4th open letter to RSS Sarsanghchalak
  • Manipur & Nagaland: Which one is Ram Rajya
  • Blindspot in the global HIV response
  • Origin & development of Hindi journalism
  • Place where first match stick was struck
  • Union Budget 2024
  • Anti-Repression Day @ MDU #2 : Gallery
  • Gossiping: Safety valve of social pressure
  • Gritty Filmmaker RK Kripa no more
  • Internal stigma is out of shadow at AIDS 2024
  • Climate preview at COP 29
  • 9th Brahmaputra Film Fest invite entry
  • Current existence of the people
  • Is US ready for first female President ?
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #11
  • SoO pact towards disintegration of Manipur
  • Logical curriculum is the need of the hour
  • Prodigal Ambani shaadi
  • Marks Vs Skills in today's world
  • Taking ST demand to the Assembly
  • Good intention, bad action
  • My daily prayer to Modi Bhagwan
  • Voting & Development : A new strategy
  • More infection-prevention options but...
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Sekmaijin
  • Job Openings at SAS Skills, Imphal
  • The Power of Poppy - 40 :: Poem
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #3 : Gallery
  • Compassion, empathy can restore peace
  • Totomsana Nongshaba to be inaugurated
  • Putting people first means following Gandhi
  • Assessment of cage culture on Maphou
  • Hotspots of trouble in North East India
  • Seeking a date with PM Modi
  • Puja Khedkar case: Opening the can of worm
  • Re-Interpretation of Subika Art of Manipur
  • International Day of Yoga #2 : Gallery
  • India refugee policy: Rohingyas Vs Chin-Kuki
  • Haats (Weekly Markets) of Guwahati
  • Shillong gears up to host Durand Cup
  • Lip care during Monsoon
  • Gaikhangam in his elements, again
  • The death of a Chiru man
  • Anti-Repression Day @ MDU #1 : Gallery
  • You are wrong, but it's okay
  • Growing call for 100-100-100 to end AIDS
  • Pelvis as the body's emotional junk drawer!
  • World Youth Skills Day & our environment
  • Insanity at its worst
  • 55 kms per day on Imphal-Jiri stretch
  • Justice Kotiswar: First among equals
  • Kang Chingba @Govindajee #2 : Gallery
  • Introducing Thang-Ta in school curriculum
  • N Kotiswar - Judge Supreme Court of India
  • Meitei Professors' Invention Patent [Upd]
  • Boeing crisis hits India, air fares to shoot up
  • Scholarship: Rs 4 crore for civil service
  • Out on the streets against extortions
  • Mandate against party-hopping
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #10
  • Bamboo Bio-toilets at Champu Kangpok
  • Decarbonisation for human survival
  • Book Release to promote physical education
  • "ST status for Meetei" @ Langmeidong
  • Condemns the Killing of CRPF Jawan
  • Rahul Ji, let us talk solution
  • Targeting Central security personnel
  • The monster outgrowing its creator
  • Aftermath of Imphal Flooding #2 : Gallery
  • World Plastic Surgery Day 2024
  • A new front of 'power politics' in Nagaland
  • 2nd Meghalaya Pineapple Fest at Delhi
  • Super 20 batch for UPSC 2025 announced
  • Why is PM not meeting Manipur leaders ?
  • Justice to displaced people
  • Imphal Art College Exhibition #1 : Gallery
  • Scholarship for Johnstone Hr Sec given
  • Will #PutPeopleFirst drive HIV response?
  • Open Letter to Amit Shah, Home Minister
  • The Power of Poppy - 39 :: Poem
  • World Population Day 2024
  • Beating of the Retreat #3 : Gallery
  • Liar's lair :: Poem
  • The Richest Man in Imphal
  • Gamcha, the Assamese Scarf
  • Meghalaya Govt launches OTT platform
  • Comprehensive Coverage in NE Telecom
  • Battered and tattered roads
  • Let there be transparency
  • Kanglei Thokpa @ Sagol Kangjei : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2024 #3: Gallery
  • Historic Premiere: 'Chilli Chicken' at Manipur
  • Effective Unified Command for Resolution
  • Music & Quiz: Drug Abuse amongst youth
  • Visionless and headless DMU
  • When is the right time & situation for PM visit
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #37: Download
  • Inspirations from Scientists of Manipur: Book
  • Manipur crisis: Treat the disease, not symptom
  • 133rd Durand Cup Trophies Flags Off
  • NEET droppers vs freshers
  • Death : Only future to look at ?
  • Mental health of displaced people
  • Aftermath of Imphal Flooding #1 : Gallery
  • When was the last time we smiled ?
  • Appeal to Stop Unbearable Monetary Demand
  • 'Oppenheimer' links with Supreme Science
  • 'Preventing from holding a press conference'
  • Travel tips during Monsoon
  • Look at it via ground reality
  • Making the 'Balak Buddhi' wiser
  • Kang Chingba @Govindajee #1 : Gallery
  • Release Ebo Mili & Stop large dams in ArP
  • Rainforests are the lungs of Earth
  • Education suffering from political interference
  • Inflated bill main vote plank, law dont cut graft
  • From the Lok Sabha to Manipur
  • Third visit of Rahul
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #9
  • International Day of Yoga #1 : Gallery
  • Lord Jagannatha's processional chariot fest
  • World Zoonoses Day 2024
  • PM 'bola' in Parliament
  • Acknowledging the stand of UNC
  • Embracing tree plantation as a new trend
  • 17th N Tombi Equestrian C'ships #2 : Gallery
  • The spirit & the creed of the Olympics
  • Kang Chingba (Rath Yatra) : Book
  • 'Economic blockade: Rumors baseless'
  • The Power of Poppy - 38 :: Poem
  • Balancing children's academic performance
  • Imphal flooded (again) [Jul 3] #2 : Gallery
  • Covid, Ngari, Yu and Loktak
  • Rural people struggling with network problem
  • English certificate courses for BA student
  • 6th July is International Day of Cooperatives
  • Clogging the waterways with plastics
  • Diverting public attention from core issues
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #2 : Gallery
  • Gateway of Assam
  • Integrating GIS & EWS for flood management
  • The Dopamine overdose
  • Free workshop on civil service exams
  • Bucket of cold water after a hot shower
  • Breaking the silence
  • Imphal flooded (again) [Jul 3] #1 : Gallery
  • Embracing 'Sharra - Kashar-ot'
  • Drug abuse & illicit trafficking in Manipur
  • Nudity being served to increase followers
  • Record high temperature
  • Bangladesh FM Hasan Mahmud's Riyadh visit
  • Indigenous call for NRC
  • Come home to the electorates
  • Meiteis must unite for survival
  • Flood advisories issued
  • State & District Control Rooms
  • Green Hydrogen for a clean environment
  • Need for an Emergency
  • Monsoons beauty
  • Calling out the indifference of Delhi
  • Questioning the silence with a roar
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #8
  • Problem & prospect of floriculture in Manipur
  • WomenLeaders India Fellowship 2024-25
  • Naga Peace Talks and Narasimha Rao
  • Arunachal Minister visits Oil Palm @Godavari
  • Clear cut stand from the Nagas
  • Crisis resolution in 100-day plan ?
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #2 : Gallery
  • Manipur: A battleground of imperial geopolitics
  • Wangkhem Suresh @ Higher Defence Course
  • Shoppers Stop's 1st Store in Dimapur
  • Stop razing rail station, divert 25k Cr to Signal
  • Has Imphal completely lost the plot ?
  • Time to take responsibility
  • Tarpon chaklen katpa @ Andro #3 : Gallery
  • July Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • Letter to Prime Minister of India
  • International Day of Parliamentarism
  • Skill Development Course at Lumshnong
  • The Power of Poppy - 37 :: Poem
  • Radio E-pao: Manipuri Film OST (130+ song)
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #1 : Gallery
  • Rally @ Jiribam [June 26] : Gallery
  • Panthoibi Phijol Hongba @Mandalay : Gallery
  • Indo-Naga Talks (From 2012) :: Timeline
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #1 : Gallery
  • Ema Panthoibi Phijol Hongba at Mandalay
  • Ibudhou Cheng Hongba #1 : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #3 : Gallery
  • Aid to relief camps @ Jiribam : Gallery
  • Bike Rally - Sekmai to Kangla : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #2 : Gallery
  • Scientist of Manipur: Laishram Shanta
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #3 : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #1 : Gallery
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #2 : Gallery
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #1 : Gallery
  • HSLC (Class X) 2024 : Full Result
  • HSLC 2024 : Important Info & Grading System
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Private Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Aided Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Govt Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Statistical Abstract
  • HSLC 2024 : Comparative Statement
  • Scientist of Manipur: Jayanta Manoharmayum
  • Scientist of Manipur: Amom Ruhikanta
  • Preserving Thang-Ta :: Rare Photos
  • Malemnganbi Laishram : Science Topper
  • Thokchom Sheityajit : Arts Topper
  • Aiena Naorem : Commerce Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Science Topper
  • HSE 2024 : Subject Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : District Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : Candidates with Highest Marks
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Science Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Arts Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Commerce Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Arts Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Commerce Topper
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing : Full Book
  • A ferocious hailstorm @Imphal : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Ngangkham Nimai
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD