Aizawl, June 21: More than 1,500 children who were affected by the recent violence in Manipur have been enrolled in various schools across Mizoram, according to a senior official from the state’s education department.
Lalsangliana, the director of education in Mizoram, stated that the displaced children were given free admission to government schools. In light of their situation, the students were allowed to enroll even if they were unable to produce the required documents.
In the meantime, H Lalengmawia, the home commissioner and secretary of Mizoram, expressed hope that the state government would receive financial assistance from the central government to provide relief to the over 11,800 internally displaced people from Manipur.
During a meeting of the executive committee on internally displaced people from Manipur, Lalengmawia mentioned that he, along with other officials, had accompanied Mizoram tourism minister Robert Romawia Royte to Delhi to pursue the requested assistance from the central government. The Mizoram government has sought Rs 10 crore from the central government to provide relief to the displaced people.
The meeting was held to review the current situation of the displaced people and relief efforts. With the monsoon season approaching, it was decided that suitable government buildings should be utilized to accommodate the displaced people, instead of keeping them in temporary shelters.
Additionally, the meeting concluded that funds should be raised to provide relief to the displaced people, and donations should be collected from legislators and government employees who are willing to contribute.
According to the state home department, at least 85 individuals from Manipur sought shelter in Mizoram in the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday, a total of 11,870 people from Manipur have taken refuge in all 11 districts of Mizoram.
The district of Kolasib in North Mizoram currently hosts the highest number of displaced people, with 4,292 individuals, followed by the Aizawl district along the Manipur border with 3,866 individuals, and the Saitual district with 2,905 individuals.
The remaining 816 people have sought shelter in Champhai, Lunglei, Mamit, Khawzawl, Hnahthial, Serchhip, Siaha, and Lawngtlai districts.
To support the displaced people, the government and village authorities have established 35 relief camps in Aizawl, Saitual, and Kolasib districts. The Mizoram government, along with NGOs, churches, and villagers, is providing food to those affected by the displacement. Efforts are ongoing to provide necessary assistance and support to the displaced children and their families during this challenging time.