Imphal,October 14: In support of the agitation being spearheaded by Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC), thousands of students took out a rally in Kangpokpi area and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the ADC in-charge of Kangpokpi today.
Organised under the aegis of Sadar Hills Private Schools’ Association, Kangpokpi, around 2000 students coming from 20 different schools participated in the rally which commenced from Thomas ground, Kangpokpi at around 10.30 am. After passing through IT Road and IB Road, the rallyists submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through ADC in-charge of Kangpokpi.
During the rally, the slogan shouting students were seen holding placards inscribed with wordings like ‘Don’t be stubborn O Ibobi’, ‘We want full-fledged district’, ‘We will fight till we achieve our demand’, ‘We want immediate inauguration of Sadar Hills district’, ‘We want DC and SP’, ‘We want integrity of Manipur’, ‘Districthood demand is not for breaking Manipur’, ‘Don’t play delaying tactics’, etc.
In connection with organising the rally, President of Sadar Hills Private Schools’ Association Pagin Kipgen observed that it is to show moral support of the students to the demand for upgradation of Sadar hills to a revenue district and exert pressure on the Government to grant the demand. Students in Sadar hills, however, have no direct involvement in the politics over the issue.
He pointed out that as in other parts, students of Sadar hills too have been affected by the ongoing agitation over Sadar hills district demand and they would like the Government to consider the demand at the earliest possible.
Source: Hueiyen Lanpao