Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey on October 4 said people of Manipur now are longing for restoration of peace and normalcy at the earliest.
Sense of hatred towards each community should be removed from both communities, she said.
Uikey was interacting with a team of North East Peoples’ Organisation (NEPO) – Manipur Chapter at Raj Bhavan in Imphal. The team appealed to the governor to initiate the peace process with a sole objective to restore peace and normalcy at the earliest. They further lauded the governor for her constructive activities towards reaching out to both the communities in conflict.
The team expressed their readiness to give their input and in assisting the government in the peace process.
Governor informed that she extended monetary assistance and necessary items for the displaced persons by visiting the relief camps. She said that her visit is building confidence and giving moral support to those affected people with an assurance to restore peace and normalcy and aim of the government is to rehabilitate them at their permanent homes.
President of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha, Manipur expressed his desire to give sustainable job opportunity for the displaced women of both communities by donating electric vehicles with an aim for employment generation and for financial stability of IDPs.
Meanwhile Sanjay Tula, a social worker called on the governor and expressed his willingness to reach out and extend help to the internally displaced children taking refuge in various relief camps in Manipur due to the ongoing ethnic clashes in the state by providing children with trauma counseling in the form of creative activities and also to coordinate education for them.
The Manipur governor, while informing the ground situation of the children in relief camps, said that healing and mental peace for the children is the need of the hour and encouraged him to take up activities that will bring out the children from the trauma experienced from the conflict.
She also mentioned that government has already started the resettlement work for the internally displaced persons and those in relief camps have started indulging in self-sustenance tasks like making incense stick – agarbhati, handloom and handicrafts activities for their financial stability.