Pune, Oct 11 : The North East Community Forum, after a recent meeting, has decided to form a permanent body of people from the northeast (NE) in Pune, which will include NE students and working professionals.
Rock Lungleng, president, north east community organisation, said, "As the former NE Forum was for an interim purpose, particularly to deal with and address incidents of violence against the NE community, it was felt that an organization for the all the NE people in Pune should be formed. Subsequently, a new organization called the North East Community Organisation (NECOP), Pune came into being."
The new organisation consists of representatives all the eight states of the north east. Every state/union/association/community in the organisation has two member representatives. Representatives from all the eight states unanimously elected Lungleng as the president (of Naga students' Union), Jacob Khiangte as the secretary (of Mizo Student's Union) and Samuel Hmar as the treasurer (Hmar Community). All the representatives are executive members of NECOP, said a press release from the organisation. The former NE Forum has been dissolved as the issue that led to its formation has been settled.
Pune commissioner Gulabrao Pol and deputy commissioner Sanjay Jadhav attended the meeting. The NE community expressed its appreciation at the promptness with which the police handled the incidents of violence against the community.
"The organisation will continue to work for the welfare of those from the NE here in Pune. We were amazed at how help had poured in from all quarters during the incidents of violence. We expect similar support to take the cause of this organization forward," said Lungleng.