Police unable to perform without public support: SP Kabib

STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 23rd Oct: Without the support and cooperation of the people, police would be unable to maintain law & order or book criminals, stated SP (Imphal East) Kabib K during a Ningol Chakkouba event organised by the district police Monday.

Addressing the participating women, Kabib said police are dispensing their services for the people and they are able to maintain law & order and book criminal due to the help and support of the people.

Observing that police and public need to go together for ensuring a peaceful society, the SP appealed to the people to consider police as their protector instead of showing indifferent attitude.

Speaking at the event attended by leaders of various civil society organisations based in the district, additional SP Wungpam Kasar said that Imphal East police has been organising Ningol Chakkouba every year to instil a sense of unity among different communities.

While expressing that peace and tranquillity in Manipur will return automatically when every community settling in the state have that feeling of oneness, Wungpam Kasar urged the people to extend support to district police’s initiative for bringing peace and unity.

He also appealed to people to inform police about any untoward incident which could incite communal enmity. A woman who attended the event told media persons that the Ningol Chakkouba event organised by Imphal East district police every year provide a platform for them to interact with women leaders of different communities apart from building a cordial relationship between police and public.

Lauding the effort of Imphal East district police, the woman also expressed hope that organising such events would help in bringing peace and tranquillity not only in the district but also in the whole state.

Around 130 women leaders of different organisations of the district attended the event. Top men and women police officers apart from women police personnel also took part in the event marked with a luncheon and presentation of gifts to Ningols.

United People’s Administrative Council (UPACO) Manipur, Peace Foundation Committee Manipur, Thoubal District United Women’s Development Organisation (Thoubal Ima) and Management Committee of MMRC & Unity Park also jointly organised Ching-Tam Chakkouba at MMRC & Unity Park, Khangabok in Thoubal district on October 21.

More than 120 women from different hill villages like Ringpa, Maryland, Toland, Faoland, Wabaching, Thamlai, Heinoumakhong, Aimol Chingnunghut, Aimol Kodamphai and Aimol Khullen attended the grand festival, which was participated by more than 300 women from both hills and valley.

District and Sessions Judge Thoubal Salam Imocha, SDO Thoubal Mayengbam Veto, KM Blooming Higher Secondary School chairman Kh Menjor Mangang, VESCO Khangabok president Dr Akoisana, Aimol Tribe Union Manipur advisor Shyamsurgir Aimol, Peace Foundation Committee Manipur president Yaima Maring, Thoubal Ima president Sapam Bimola Leima and UPACO Manipur working president Thokchom Basudev attended the event as presidium members.

Around 40 male leaders from different parts of the state also participated in the event.

Meanwhile, acknowledging effort and role of Manipuri women in fostering peace and unity among all communities in the state along with the armed forces, 5 JAK RIF of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) celebrated Ningol Chakkouba festival at Patsoi on Monday.

The celebration included interaction with the women and presentation of gifts and sweets to 24 local women including Meira Paibi activists followed by tea and refreshment, a release said.

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