Organisers disappear from mathematics competition leaving students frustrated

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IMPHAL, Nov 1: Parents and students who arrived at the DM College of Science- venue for the third Open Mathematics Competition were left frustrated today after finding out that the competition has been cancelled.

The competition was being organised by the United Social and Development Organisation Yairipok Manipur.

Speaking to media persons at a hurriedly called press conference at the All Manipur Students’ Union office later in the day, a visibly frustrated parent said the competition was supposed to be held from 11am to 2pm, however, when he turned up at the venue with his daughter they couldn’t see any preparation for the competition.

The organisers, except for two individuals, were nowhere to be seen, he lamented.

The two were later picked up by the police, he said.

Each student had been charged Rs 150 for the competition and there were around 1000 students, another parent chipped in.

The incident is quite disheartening for the young students, he said while condemning the disappearing act of the organisers.

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