IMPHAL June 25: A big question mark has been raised on individuals who receive huge amount of money in the name of social work. Lamenting the individuals concerned for misusing of such noble service to humanity for their vested interest, advocate Kh. Mani, said that such individuals could be arrested for possessing monetary resources beyond their means of earning by the authority concerned.
The real meaning of social work is becoming vague in Manipur, he added. However, he opined that people seem to realize the fine line between social works and social activisms.
He added that to facilitate maximum participation of local populace in development and welfare activities under taken by the government the ward committee was formed under the Manipur Municipality Community Participation Act, 2010,
Kh. Mani was speaking as a resource person in a reception ceremony of newly elected 54 W.D.C. members of IMC and discussion on the functioning of the Ward Development Committee in municipalities in Manipur, which was held in the auditorium of MDU, this morning.
Prof. N. Mohendro Singh, who was also present during the ceremony, opined that urbanization should be maintained at parallel with development. He emphasized that a detailed analysis and discussion in this aspect should be conducted. Further, he opined that the scope for development in Imphal is vague, if urbanization is overlook in the first place.
He also emphasized that capacity building exercise of the local elected councilors and members should be conducted on a regular basis.
Altogether 54 newly elected councilors and members of IMC were felicitated during the reception ceremony.
The ceremony was chaired by advocate N. Binoy Singh, president, senior citizens for society Manipur while Prof. N. Mohendro Singh, former member Steering committee NE Vission, 2020, DONER, govt of India and advocate Kh. Mani, Secretary, seniour citizens for society graced the function as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
The ceremony was organized by the All Manipur Nagar Panchayats and Municipal councilors elected ward development committee members’ welfare association, Manipur.