Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Manipur wants an IIT

DESAM for IIT for Manipur The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Aug 30: The Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur has urged the government of India to establish one IIT and one IIM institutions in the state during the 11th five year plan.

A memorandum in this regard has been submitted to the Prime Minister by the students body which also urged the later for upgradation of RIMS to the level of AIIMS.

Disclosing about the memorandum and its details, DESAM general secretary LC Santosh told mediaperson during a press conference at its head office today that Manipur has enormous human resources and talent, but yet to tapped.

While appreciating government of India`s decision to establish 20 more IITs during the next five year plan, the DESAM leader said Manipur deserved to have one such institutions as the state do not have any institutions which are of national importance.

Establishing one such institutions in the state will definitely boost moral of the students, the DESAM leader said adding it will also draw students from other south Asian countries in pursuit of higher studies.

The students leader also observed that peace will definitely returned in the state once development go in the right path. All the burgeoning problems being faced in Manipur will surely go down in due course if development surges in the interest of the people, the DESAM leader said and maintained the matter has also been apprised to the state Governor and the chief minister.


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