Memorandum to set up exclusive complex for writers submitted to Rajya Sabha MP Sanajaoba

Responding to the memorandum submitted on Tuesday, Leishemba said that necessary steps will be taken after consulting with the state government.


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Shatiya Thoupang Lup on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, demanding to set up an exclusive complex for writers in the state.

The memorandum was submitted to the maharaja in connection with the occasion of releasing the annual calendar of Shatiya Thoupang Lup as a part of the observation of 21st International Mother Language day. The observation was held at the premises of the Royal Palace, Imphal.

Speaking at the occasion, Leishemba said he became an MP of Manipur with the intent to serve the people and not to get personal benefits. He said suggestions from the public are welcome so that he could table them on the floor of Parliament for development of Manipur.

Leishemba said the people need to motivate those who are working for the welfare of society instead of discouraging them. Without encouragement or motivation, it will be hard to bring development in the near future, he added.

The central government had already given a positive response to include Manipuri language as Indian classical language a week after he tabled the demand on the floor of Parliament, he said. A committee has been set up along with the chief secretary of Manipur to fulfil the criteria required to include Manipuri language among the Indian classical language, Leishemba said.

Responding to the memorandum submitted on Tuesday, Leishemba said that necessary steps will be taken after consulting with the state government.

Advisor of Sahitiya Thoupang Lup, Saratchan Thiyam also attended the function as dais member.

As a part of the function, Leishemba handed over the annual award for ‘Khumbongmayum Madhumati mother language award’ to Chungkham Jasowanta.

First Published:March 2, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

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