Manipur students promote integration

Imphal, DEC.13 : Over 600 students from 9 districts of Manipur participated in the meet held at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal, the main objective of which was to promote integration among many tribes of the State.

The 4-day long event kicked off with a colourful parade by the student contingent that comprised of students from Kuki, Hmar, Meitei and other tribes.

The interaction helped bring the youth of different districts closer to each other.

"Through this annual school meet, an opportunity has been given to the students to feel integrated as they all stay in Manipur. They live together here and eat together, so they feel united and can work towards the development," said T. Ranjit Singh, the Manipur Civil Service (Education) director.tudents participated in various sporting disciplines like football, kho-kho, mukna, athletic, badminton, and marathon.

Many non-sporting events like elocution, quiz, cultural events, painting and symposiums were also held.

"I feel nice to come here and meet our brothers and sisters and get their fellowship," said Shimrei Khan, a student from Ukhrul.

"I feel very happy and thank authorities for initiating such a program and I am in total support of such activities," said LUCY, another student from Senapati.

The 3rd Annual School Meet-2010 organised by the Manipur Education Department in coordination with various schools of the region here recently.