Newmai News Network
Imphal, November 9
Irate students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Takyel in Imphal burned down two abandoned cars in protest against the non-fulfillment of their long pending demands.
About 50 ITI students, both boys and girls, came out and burned down the two abandoned Ambassador cars lying inside the campus of ITI, Takyel located in Imphal West district under Lamphel police station around 11: 30 am today. Later, the police team arrived at the spot and controlled the situation.
L Moramba Meitei, secretary of ITI Student Union told the media persons at the site that that the students have been demanding for the smooth functioning of the institute and to provide good infrastructure. According to the student leader, they had submitted several memorandums to the concerned authorities including ministers and department heads since October 10 praying to look into the needs of the institution. However, no positive response came from the concerned authorities, he said.
“We have come here to study and build our future. But unfortunately the institute has no facilities,” Moramba said. He then added that the students will continue the agitation till their demands are met, he added.
The government run Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Takyel was established with the aim of imparting non-engineering and engineering skills to the youths and students of the state. However, it is no longer functioning smoothly, the agitating students said. No regular classes have been taken. The institute is left unattended by the government and authorities concerned, the students further alleged.