IMPHAL: The United NGOs Mission Manipur (UNMM) has shared its deepest sorrow on sudden and untimely demised of Ms. Helam Haokip on 17.09.2020 at Shija Hospital due to illness.
Late Ms. Helam has been associated with UNMM since 2003 during a difficult time in the state, the UNMM said in a press statement. She was a very active and responsible member who served as Convenor of District Women Committee of UNMM Senapati & Kangpokpi till her last breathe. She was dedicated, committed and able person, the association said.
UNMM acknowledged and appreciated for her firm stand with a common journey for sustainable peace, human security, reconciliation and development in Manipur. She was also noted person who worked across the ethnic communities and various NGOs for strengthening relationship for peaceful co-existence and mutual respect between Meitei-Naga-Kuki-other ethnic groups, the UNMM said.
It further stated that Helam was a vibrant leader, efficient women activist who advocated for women & child rights and other women issues to various bodies including international bodies for justice, development, peace building and human security. She also stood up against violence committed to women, children and civilians by anyone including state and non state armed actors for taking the law in their hand. Further, she took extra responsibility to work across the ethnic line to connect various ethnicities inhabited in Manipur for the common harmonious and peaceful co-existence Manipur. Her untimely demise is a great loss for the state, the UNMM said.