Manipur is what we are,
and what we do as individuals as well as a collective;
And together we can make a new Manipur
We can, we will and we are changing Manipur for the better!
To say “yararoi” and “oiraroi” and being a mute spectator or act like a bystander is to nurture the mess and the political and moral decadence that mark Manipur today. Yes, the situation seems too difficult to change but it is not impossible.
We — you and I — must fight the “war” for our well-being and dignity. There are too many “battles” to be fought in this “war”. One crucial “battle” is that which decides who, what and how will “govern” (NOT “rule”) our life. In the democratic order, a decisive moment comes in this “battle”: The Assembly Elections. It is a crucial time wherein we — you and I — get the opportunity to make our “representatives” accountable for the nature of our collective life that we have in Manipur.
This website is for those who understand this and want to join in the effort to make our political class accountable for the mess and decadence that we are in today and also make it sure that the people are taken seriously by those who long for getting access to the administrative structure of the State as people’s representatives.
The state of affairs in Manipur can and will be changed for the better for we — YOU and I — have stopped being a bystander or a defeatist. From this very moment you join this community, you have reaffirmed yourself once again that you are a part of numerous “I” of the “we” who are working for a better Manipur TODAY and days to come as well.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The People’s Campaign for Resurgent Manipur aims to:
>. fight against the private and vested interests that seek to undermine the basic fabric of a collective life in Manipur and
>. bring about a new political culture wherein public morality and issues of public importance play significant role in our society and polity
Correspondingly, the Campaign seeks to
>. cultivate a culture of dialogue and debates in order to generate informed opinions and choices on public issues and
>. make the political class, public institutions and leaders accountable to the citizens as individuals and as a collective;
In pursuance of the above aims, the Campaign seeks to
>. encourage and cultivate the involvement of private citizens in the affairs of the collective, and
>. engage and monitor the functioning of public offices and institutions as well as the ways in which public officials and elected representatives of the people respond to or address the issues of public importance.
WHO INITIATED THIS CAMPAIGN?
This Campaign has been initiated by a group of citizens—mainly, professionals, students, youths — of and from Manipur who are concerned with the prevailing state of affairs in our beloved state and thereby seeking a change towards a new and better Manipur wherein the people—as collective and individuals—can live with dignity and well-being.
However, those who have initiated the Campaign are only the facilitators and co-participants of a process for a resurgent Manipur. The Campaign is fundamentally all about self initiative and involvement of each and every citizen of Manipur to bring about a change in the affairs of our beloved state. Thus, it is, and has to be, a Campaign of the citizens, for the citizens and by the citizens.
COMMITTEE OF CONVENORS
- A Bimol Akoijam
- G Amarjit Sharma
- Shanta Laishram
- Kapil Arambam
- James Mayengbam
- Seram Rojesh
- Loitongbam Bishanjit