Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Monday urged Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar to “relocate” students from his state studying in Imphal’s Central Agricultural University to the CAU in Kyrdemkulai (Meghalaya) until “normalcy returns” to strife-torn Manipur to enable them to continue their education “without any interruption”.
Sangma, who met and submitted a letter to Tomar on Monday in New Delhi, tweeted: “Impressed upon Hon’ble Union Agriculture Minister, Sh. @nstomar ji our concern for the future of students from Meghalaya studying in the Central Agriculture University, Imphal with the situation in the state of Manipur.”
His tweet said: “Requested his intervention in requesting the University to make interim arrangements for the 4th year students from Meghalaya to conduct their Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) Programme in Meghalaya, under the CAU at Kyrdemkulai, Meghalaya & also requested for Meghalaya students be relocated to the CAU Campus in Kyrdemkulai till normalcy returns to Manipur.”
The ongoing conflict involving the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities in Manipur has adversely impacted education along with other sectors such as health, industry and other businesses owing to the volatile situation there despite heavy deployment of central forces.