DESAM, ANSAM reaffirm harmony pledge

IMPHAL, 9th Oct: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) have on Wednesday reaffirmed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed on February 19, 2016 at Manipur University Guest, Canchipur.
The decision to work in close coordination as per the MoU was arrived at during a joint sitting convened at Beren Lodge, Dewlahland.
In a joint release, president of DESAM Salam Aakash and president of ANSAM Joseph Adani stated that the two organisations shared their views on various issues of different communities residing in the state and agreed to give solidarity for the common cause and to establish mutually acceptable terms for political and social acceptance. The joint release also said that the two organisations vowed to work for peace, justice and development for all sections of society within the numerous communities of the state by gaining deeper understanding on the issues through dialogue and exchange of ideas.
The MoU was signed with the stated objective to gain deeper understanding on the issues affecting different communities in the respective experiences, perspectives and challenges through dialogue and conversation with all stakeholders.
It further aims to reflect on the process of how people from different backgrounds and settings can build up relationships and goodwill to affectively work on issues of common concerns, the statement conveyed adding that both agreed to explore avenues to work for peace, justice and development of all sections of the society.
The joint meeting also reiterated to respect the legitimate political aspiration of every community and strive to jointly address issues of common concerns so that the youth and students in the particular and the society at large have healthy space for peaceful and mutually enriching coexistence, the statement conveyed.
DESAM and ANSAM were also unanimous that all concerned should refrain from expressing, either in public speeches or statements, views which are detrimental or divergent to the spirit of understanding both organisations are striving to achieve, the joint statement said and vowed to work for the common interest of different communities settling in the state.

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