- Shri Md. Hellaludin Khan, MLA Lilong Assembly Constituency has promised to give Rs. 5,000/- annually to the families affected by HIV/AIDS in his constituency.
Manipur State Legislators forum on AIDS – achievements.
A series of political conventions with involvement of elected representatives of the state have been organized in Manipur since January 2008 under the aegis of Manipur State Legislative Forum on AIDS (MLFA). With the support of UNAIDS and in line with the Parliamentary Forum on AIDS, the State legislative Forum on AIDS was established on 30th June 2007. Dr. S. Budhichandra Singh, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly and Dr. I. Ibohalbi Singh, MLA are the Chairman and Secretary of the Forum respectively.
The members of the MLFA visited the AIDS patients in community care centres of “Best Practice Sites” in Imphal & Churchandpur on 22nd & 24th November, 2007.
The MLFA joined the observance of World AIDS Day under the theme “Stop AIDS-Keep the Promise- Leadership” on 1st December 2007 with a mass rally on the streets of Imphal.
The MLFA in collaboration with the Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department of Manipur organized a One Day Convention on HIV/AIDS for the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) on 29th December, 2007 at Imphal. The Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri Okram Ibobi Singh was the Chief Guest, Dr. S. Budhichandra Singh, Speaker was the President and Md.Allaudin Khan, Minister for RD & PR was the Guest of Honour.
As a follow-up action, the Manipur State Panchayat Forum on HIV/AIDS was formed on the 16th Jan, 2008 with 14 members with the President of Manipur State Panchayat Parishad as it’s Chairman.
During the last few weeks, the MLFA could organize 9 (nine) political conventions at different places. They are: