Chin university students meet in Thantlang
29 April 2015 — More than 200 Chin students from universities in Rangoon, Mandalay, Sittwe, Magwe, Pakokku, Kalay and Monya met in Thantlang town from 24 to 26 April.
They discussed issues related to ways in which they could make improvement in their respective professional expertise and how they could strengthen cooperation between university students across the country.
In the three-day gathering, they had training in federalism and human rights presented by Ral Hnin, a committee member of the Chin National Front Supreme Council, and Salai Mang Hre Lian, chief editor of the Chinland Post, a local newspaper in Hakha.
Salai Min Lian Thang, chairman of the Thantlang University Family, said in the Hakha Post: “We strongly believe that the training is of benefit to everyone involved. These are the two topics that we should understand in the current context of our country.”
The Chin University Students’ Fellowship organize a function during each university year break, varying the location, with this year’s event marking the 17th such gathering.
Formed in 1998 following the 1996 shutdown of universities and colleges in the country by the military authorities, the CUSF aim to promote communication among students between various universities in Burma.#