Imphal: Sunil Nagpal, state Head- Operations, HDFC Bank Ltd. Along with Rajen Wahengbam called on Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Thursday and highlighted various activities taken up by the Bank under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
Sunil Nagpal informed the governor about the annual blood donation drive taken up by the bank starting from 2007 and said, this year the bank achieved worldwide recognition, i.e. Guinness World records.
The largest blood donation (multiple venues) involved 61,902 participants and was achieved by HDFC Bank limited (India) in 1,115 blood donation camps across 709 locations in India on 6th December, 2023, he added.
Uikey appreciated the initiative taken up by the bank and asked the banker to extend assistance to the violence hit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) staying in different relief camps in the state. She asked them to initiate training programmes and to ease out process for loan recovery and delivery to the IDPs.
A delegation of All Manipur Muslims (Meitei Pangal) Welfare Association (AMPWA) led by Janab A.R. Khan, IAS (Retd.) along with Md. Akhtar Hussain, Md. Abdus Salam, Md. Naziruddin and Md. Salaoddin Khan called the governor at Raj Bhavan and donated a sum of Rs 50,000 to Governor’s Relief Fund.
The delegation submitted a memorandum to the governor urging to extend 4 percent reservation of seats for admission in the non-professional (general) courses in higher education, setting up of Model schools, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Meitei Pangal dominated areas to improve quality education.
They demanded for special Livelihood Mission Projects and skill development programmes designed for providing employment to the community particularly the women workforce.
The delegation also requested the governor for activation of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) and national Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC)’s programmes to the state.
They expressed their unhappiness over the unrest that prevails in the state following the clashes between the two communities and assured to extend all possible support and cooperation in the efforts to restore peace and harmony in the state.
The governor welcoming their commitment to extend cooperation in the restoration of peace and harmony in the state, said, all communities, all stakeholders should come forward and join hands to cooperate the government in the efforts to settle the unrest in the state. Both the Centre and the state government are trying best to resolve the crisis so that a peaceful and harmonious society can prevails for the years.
She appreciated the delegation for their support and assured to extend all possible help for the welfare of the community.
Ng. Nongyai, former Member, Manipur Human Rights Commission along with four others also called on Governor at Raj Bhavan today and apprised of the prevailing demographical imbalance in the State. The team submitted a memorandum to the Governor requesting to implement NRC at the earliest so that foreigners/outsiders can be identified and repatriated to their places. While informing the Governor about the population imbalance, the team said, to check abnormal population growth among the communities, Population Policy has to be formulated and this is only way out to check the imbalance. They said, the present day situation in Manipur is because of those illegal immigrants who had landed in the state and therefore steps for a permanent solution to the ongoing impasse should be taken up.
Governor while assuring the team for a permanent solution to the unrest said, the priority area which all should work together is the restoration of complete peace and normalcy in the State. She said, Government has already taken up steps to identify illegal immigrants and once the present crisis is solved, steps to implement different policies would be taken up.