NEW DELHI, December 9 : In the wake of recent increase in the incidents leading to hardships being faced by the people of the North Eastern India in general and Manipur in particular, the government decided to prepare a comprehensive directory of all people belonging to the State of Manipur including students, who are residing in the National Capital Region Delhi.
In the connection, the Resident Commissioner of Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi issued a public notification requesting all concerned to furnish their particulars to the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi-110021 by post or e-mail to manipurbhawan@hotmail,com giving details of Name, Gender, Age, Father’s/Mother’s/Husband’s name, Contact number, Educational/professional qualifications, Address in Delhi, E-mail ID, Occupation, Address in Manipur and any telephone number of the contact person in Manipur.
Details of name, contact number and occupation of other members of family or local guardian with whom staying, should also be furnished.
The Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi also sought the cooperation of all concerned in its endeavour to provide requisite assistance in the hour of need. For any other queries or help, anyone can contact the Resident Commissioner or Assistant Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi at telephone numbers- 45750800/26873311 (Fax) 26111803.
With a view to review the action taken by the concerned authorities with reference to incidents of physical violence in Delhi against students and youths hailing from the North Eastern Region of the country, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) set up a Cell headed by Shri P.K.Pattanaik, Joint Secretary, DoNER on November 11 this year.
Other members of the Cell were Dr. Avinash Kumar Mishra, Principal Resident Commissioner, Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi, Shri Devender Kumar, Resident Commissioner of Assam, Shri Shambhu Singh, Resident Commissioner of Manipur, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalia, Principal Resident Commissioner of Meghalaya, Shri S.P. Singh, Resident Commissioner of Mizoram, Shri D.K.Bhalla, Resident Commissioner of Nagaland, Shri Arvind Kumar, Resident Commissioner of Sikkim, Shri R.P.Meena, Resident Commissioner of Tripura, Shri Rohtash Singh, Deputy Secretary (DoNER) and Shri E.P. Muralidharan, Under Secretary (DoNER).
The first meeting of the Cell was held on November 23 at the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Sikkim Bhawan here. The meeting decided to compile a Directory of people hailing from the NE Region and the Bhawans in New Delhi of all eight NE States were entrusted to prepare the Directory of their respective State.
The meeting also decided to explore the possibilities of setting up an interactive website, preferably by NIC, which would facilitate the compilation of relevant details about people of NE origin in Delhi and National Capital Region.
The meeting noted that on many occasions, the Helplines set up by Delhi Police to provide assistance were not accessible and functional. Emphasizing the urgent need to set up a dedicated Helpline, round the clock, exclusively for people from the NE region, the meeting decided to set up a separate cell in Delhi Police for people from NE Region. Ministry of DoNER would take up the matter with the Ministry Home Affairs and the Delhi Police.
The meeting considered the issue of providing secure shelters and accommodation to girl students and working women from NE Region and decided to set up another 500-room capacity Hostel in South Delhi to cater to the students of South Campus, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University on the lines of the Girls’ Hostel being constructed in the North Campus by the North Eastern Council and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Similarly, a Hostel with the same capacity would be set up for the working women hailing from NE Region.
The meeting also decided that each of the 8 NE Bhawans would organize get together of all NE Associations/Organisations in Delhi every year.