Children's Day: Many reach out to displaced children at relief camps


Our Staff Reporter/ Correspondent
TBL/IMP, Nov 14: To commemorate the 134th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, edible items and study materials were presented to displaced children staying at Lamding Higher Secondary School relief camp today.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and MLA of Wangkhem Assembly Constituency, Keisham Meghachandra presented the above items during a simple function held today.
Speaking at the occasion, K Meghachandra said that the Congress party provided the relief materials to the displaced children with the primary objective to extend best possible help in actualising Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's vision of providing inclusive education and equal rights to the young children and to promote their healthy well-being who are the future.
In connection with the prevailing communal crisis in the  State, he appealed to the State to solve the crisis amicably considering the extreme situation faced by the people.
MPCC general secretary, vice-president, Thoubal District Congress Committee president, secretary and other party members were also present at the occasion.
STAR Education marked the occasion of Children's Day by distributing STAR activity books to children residing in relief camps across the State.
STAR Education collaborated with ENM Crafteria, Sagolband; Ya_All Northeast; The Youth Network, Kwakeithel and Matai Society, Bishnupur to reach out to more relief camps through their collective network, said a press release by STAR Education, Communications Director.
These carefully designed STAR Education activity books align with the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) curriculum, functioning as supplementary learning tools for students in Science, English and Maths.
The ongoing STAR Relief Outreach initiative has ensured the distribution of activity books to students ranging from Kindergarten to Class X in various relief camps since its initiation.
It is worth noting that STAR Relief Outreach has already provided these books to over 3,000 displaced students in more than 50 relief camps across Imphal West, Imphal East and Bishnupur districts.
Looking ahead, the program is aimed at supporting more NGOs, communities, entrepreneurs and individuals for collaborative efforts, enhancing assistance to children in relief camps. The distribution of STAR activity books is set to continue throughout the month of November, added the release.
Meanwhile, as a part of its campaign 'Multiplying Smile', Global Shapers Community Imphal Hub celebrated Children's Day at the relief camp at Lamboikhongnangkhong in Imphal West today.
Around 200 displaced children and the elderly participated in the programme wherein renowned singers of Manipur Sadananda Hamom, Kenedy Khuman, Arbin Soibam and Yumnam Jackson interacted with the children and motivated them to stay strong and be optimistic amid these trying times.
Nodal Officer of the relief camp, Yumnam Dhanendra expressed gratitude for organising such programmes for the displaced children.