NEW DELHI: Informing about a heartwarming initiative undertaken by the Delhi government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in his speech during the Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium, said that 150 students, who had been deeply affected by the ongoing violence in Manipur, have been enrolled in Delhi government schools.
Amidst the patriotic fervour of the day, Kejriwal also extended his empathy towards the victims of the prolonged crisis in Manipur.
“Conflict and animosity seem prevalent across the nation. Reflecting on Manipur used to be painful. Today, we’ve taken a small step. A total of 150 youngsters from Manipur have secured admissions in Delhi government schools, even without their school leaving certificates,” he was quoted as saying in the press.
He further elaborated, “These young individuals are undergoing counselling, and we’re actively working to assist them in leading normal lives.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, made a fervent appeal on Tuesday to end violence in the state and restoration of peace. His message resonated as he addressed the gathering after unfurling the National Flag at the First Manipur Parade Ground, marking the 77th Independence Day.
“I convey my message to the people of the state to restore peace and normalcy. I appeal to all to end violence and live together peacefully as before. Let the National Flag be a symbol of unity, diversity, and our unwavering commitment to a better future for every citizen,” he said.
The Chief Minister, however, criticised “certain vested interests and external forces”, firmly asserting that his administration has been consistently dedicated to the betterment of Manipur.
The ongoing sectarian strife in Manipur have claimed over 150 lives and displaced more than 50,000 people since violence erupted on May 3.