IMPHAL, July 3: The United Committee Manipur (UCM) today observed its 14th Foundation day at its office where a two-minute silence was observed in condolence of the deaths of ex-member of UCM, Othello and ex-founder, convenor, Udoi Thongam.
Speaking at the observation, consultative committee member of UCM, RK Ranendrajit stated that Manipur University should take initiative to organise various talks, seminar etc to acquaint the students who are the future of the society about the current realities of the State.
He further said that there is a need to know the past and present of the State intimately.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of MU, H Nandakumar Sharma lauded the role taken by UCM in safeguarding the territorial integrity of the State till date and added there is a need to make the youth know about the history and culture of the State.
Pointing out that the internet will be an easier forum for imparting knowledge of the history and territorial integrity of the State, he also urged the UCM and other scholars to take the initiative.
UCM president, Yumnam Nabachandra said the committee will continue to stand up to all attempts to break the territorial integrity of Manipur in the future.
He reminded that UCM was formed on July 3, 2001 in the backdrop of inclusion of the “Without Territorial Limit” in the ceasefire pact signed between the GoI and the NSCN (IM) on June 14, 2001.
He further said that UCM members have been taking the initiative of visiting the nooks and corners of the State to build up emotional integrity among the people.
He also appealed to the people of the State to bring peace and harmony cutting across community lines.
Consultative committee member of UCM, H Ibotombi Khuman said in his speech that Manipur is densely populated and that it is essential to impose an act to control the population.
WASHAK president, Thasana said that UCM was established for the safeguard of territorial integrity of the State.