Forging unity: Bishnupur’s youth pave the path to coexistence

Amidst the volatile conditions prevailing in Manipur, the Indian Army has joined hands with the National Integrity and Educational Development Organization (NIEDO), an educational trust based in Kanpur. Together, they have established a boarding coaching facility to support 50 students from underprivileged backgrounds. The primary objective of this initiative is to ensure inclusive quality education and create opportunities for the marginalised youth in the strife-torn state.

Despite the ongoing crisis, all these students are continuing their preparations for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), 2023, in Manipur’s Bishnupur district.

A focused endeavour has been put in by providing regular counselling, quality time, a safe environment and essential amenities to the aspirants and disengaging them from stress and trauma, besides channelising their minds and efforts in preparation for the NEET exam in the wake of the current situation in the state.

The youths of Manipur, hailing from different communities, continue to stay with each other peacefully.

If there is a silver lining to the communal clashes in Manipur, it is in seeing these youths staying together, impervious to the outside world.

On Wednesday, at least one civilian was killed, and state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Konthoujam Govindas’s house was vandalised in separate incidents as Manipur witnessed more violence in Bishnupur and Imphal West districts.

Following the incidents, a curfew was imposed without any relaxation until further orders in Bishnupur, Imphal East, Imphal West and Jiribam districts.

The agitated mob claimed that the Manipur government has yet to take sufficient and proper measures to protect the local people from militants and armed miscreants from other communities.

The minister was not at home at the time of the incident. No one was injured in the incident.

In another incident, a civilian received bullet injuries in Singda Kadangband Part-1 in Imphal West after armed miscreants fired at him.

The person was immediately shifted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.

Source: Northeast Now News

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