Peaceful co-existence stressed

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 27: Urging the people to strive for peace, Art and Culture Minister, L Jayantakumar has asked what is the use and benefit if the communities residing in the State keep fighting and bickering among themselves.
He made the statement during the two days seminar on 'Cohesive relation among the mosaic ethnic communities of Kangleipak (Manipur)' which was held at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound today as a part of the 13th Indigenous Brothers Meet 2019.
The Minister continued that Manipur is a small State with many even finding it hard to pinpoint the State on a globe.
So, with the eventuality of the Naga issue coming to a close between the NSCN (IM) and the Central Government, what will be the benefit if they want to live separately from Manipur, the Minister asked comparing the situation to that when brothers of a same family begin to distance themselves from one another upon getting married.
Instead of such divisive attitude, it will be best for all to instead strive for unity and prosperity, he opined.
On the other hand, former Minister RV Minthing said that  it is imperative for the hills and the valley to live together in peace and added that the Government's role in bridging any gap between the two is very crucial.
Vice president of LFWPK, Sani Alexander Mao said that  Meitei or Tangkhul are just names and all are human beings.
Lets live together in peace and harmony, he appealed.