CCPUR, December 28: The Churachandpur chapter of Manipur Alliance for Child Right (MACR) was formed today during a simple function held at the premise of the Observation Home run by Rev Dr Nicky Thanga situated at Khomoi Ramthar Veng Lamka.
The function was attended by 31 members, including representatives of children homes, child activists, NGOs, media (with IFP correspondent as the only state base member along with one local media) and different organisations.
It was also resolved to appoint Rev Dr Thaga, the director of CWC and juvenile observation home at Ranthar, as the convener of MACR, CCpur chapter while Esther Vaiphei from SHARE was appointed co-convener.
During the occasion, the participant agreed to open the Churachandpur chapter under MACR with the initiative of MACR representative D Pisak Singh of Bishnupur district.
A senior and core member of MACR, Pisak Singh spoke and lectured on the importance of having the CCpur chapter to fight for the right of the child at the grass-root level.
Speaking on the importance of having a MACR Churachanpur chapter the newly elected convener, Nicky said that he had on numerous occasions fought for the child and recalled an incident wherein a boy was arrested by the SF and after blindfolding him made to hold a local made pistol and charged him of being a militant.
The boy, who was handed over to the police, however, turned out to be innocent, he said.
He also recalled an incident when 16 girls were sold by a woman at Rs 5000 each to a UG group, after the girls were made to confess that they had joined the group voluntarily.
Nicky Thanga said after an FIR was filed some of the girls were rescued and are now leading normal lives.
The MACR was supported and back by CRY (child right and you’) from Kolkata.
The participant at today occasion too, tentatively resolves to hold the second meeting during February, 2014 at the premises of Mercy Society Nehru Marg Lamka.
It was also agreed to properly restructure the MACR Ccpur chapter during the second meeting.