ASUK condoles demise of PREPAK leaders

With their demise, not only PREPAK but Kangleipak (Manipur) as well as WESEA have suffered an irreparable loss, the proscribed umbrella organisation Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak, stated in its condolence message.


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The proscribed umbrella organisation Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak (ASUK) has expressed deep condolences over the sudden and untimely demise of PREPAK acting chairman, Khumujam Ratan alias K Sathy, organisation secretary Mayengbam Joychand alias Michael Luwang and lieutenant colonel of GSO-1 RK Ramananda alias Roger.

ASUK shares the loss and grief of the bereaved family and PREPAK, stated a release signed by chairman N Oken on Thursday. Acting chairman Kh Sathy stood as an invaluable asset for Kangleipak (Manipur) as well ‘Western South East Asia (WESEA)’ region.

“No words can express our grief over his sudden and untimely demise. Among the representatives of other outfits, whom we only admired from a distance from the moment we joined this organisation, chairman Sathy was a figure whose demeanour deserved respect,” it stated.

“He kept the ideals of the organisations in a lofty place. A person who never showed hesitancy concerning his thoughts, he showed that even if he fell ten times, he could get up ten times. He remained casual in appearance and never appeared to experience any fear. He was someone who would not play tricks or deceive anyone, and had the appearance of someone who had no weakness in any field.”     

Chairman Sathy in his young age, started out as a valiant revolutionary soldier who never hesitated to show his courage and remained ever willing to make sacrifices, the release stated, adding it can be said that he matured in his youth. When he was still young, he was arrested many times and thrown to the enemy's prison. “Even while spending his days as a prisoner, he always carried an amiable personality; he was humorous and selfless to others; he never showed his personal worries and was determined to keep himself busy by doing physical exercises, reading books and learning English,” it added.      

He can be defined as someone “who would return with a fish when thrown into a pond, or walk out with a diamond when thrown into fire,” it further stated. When he became a commander and a leader, he was kind to his juniors and wards. Always generous and keeping his self-interest behind everything else, he would keep the self determination movement and the public on the front. He respected his friends and seniors and would always keep his words. He was trustworthy and would always work for the truth; logical in thinking and rational in his actions, empathic, humble and never had the air of self importance, the release stated.         

Organisation secretary Michael was a young promising leader with exceptional qualities. His character was moulded by two rare qualities i.e. worshipping of work like a religion and acquiring new knowledge and skills, it added. As a revolutionary, he stood out as someone having no other wishes except for the progress of the revolution, it mentioned.        

Lieutenant colonel Rozer, similar to the two deceased leaders mentioned above, was another promising leader. He was diligent and always remained faithful to the words and teachings of his seniors, the release stated.       

With their demise, not only PREPAK but Kangleipak (Manipur) as well as WESEA have suffered an irreparable loss, it added.  

First Published:May 27, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

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