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  • SENDRA TOURIST RESORT DEDICATED TO THE PEOPLE

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    Imphal, June 30 (DIPR): Eminent Thinker, Author, India Foundation Director and BJP National General Secretary Shri Ram Madhav inaugurated Tourist Resort at Sendra Hillock in the presence of Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh and many other dignitaries today. 

    Shri N. Biren Singh, Shri Ram Madhav and Works and Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Th. Biswajit graced the auspicious occasion as chief guest, special guest and president respectively. 
    Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian, Chief Whip and Advisor to CM (Economic Affairs and Human Resource) Shri P. Saratchandra, Thanga AC MLA and PDA Chairman Shri T. Robindro, Manipur Pollution Control Board chairman L Radhakishore,Parliamentary Secretaries ShriAwangbowNewmai, Shri K Robindro and Dr. S. Ranjan, S. Subhaschandra, Kumbi MLA Shri S. Bira and Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency (MIDA) Vice-Chairman Shri M Asnikumar also attended the function as presidium members. 

    The Resort has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 553.72 lakhs with the funds from Union Tourism Ministry. Components of the project are Reception cum Administrative Block, Cottages, Security cum Drivers’ Room, Compound Fencing with Gate, Restaurant, Approach Road and Pathways. 

    Addressing the gathering, Shri N. Biren said that a Grievance Cell will be opened at CM’s Secretariat soon. Call executives would attend the calls of people from 10am to 6pm daily. 
    Stating that the new Government had achieved almost all the tasks listed in its 100 days programme, the Chief Minister said that the Government is committed to uplifting the poorest of the poor section of the society. He urged the people to assess the works of the Government achieved in 100 days and give suggestions. 

    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ram Madhav mentioned about the tourism potentials of the State. 
    Stating that the new Government had achieved a lot in 100 days, Shri Ram Madhav said that it is however still have to work hard towards making Manipur a peaceful, prosperous and united State. (DIPR)

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  • TD MINISTER INAUGURATES TWO PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN SENAPATI DISTRICT

    Imphal; June 28, 2017 (DIPR): As a part of the 100 days’ achievements of the new BJP-led government in the state, Minister, Tribal Affairs & Hills Shri N. Kayisii today inaugurated two primary schools in Senapati District.

                Makeng Cheijinba Primary School, which is located at Makeng Cheijinba Village, a Thangal village in Senapati District under Tadubi Assembly Constituency, was inaugurated by N. Kayisii in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Senapati Shri Athem Muivah, IAS and Zonal Education Officer, Senapati Shri Xavier Longmei, MES, who were present in the inauguration function as Guests of Honour.

                Speaking on the occasion, TD Minister stated that the Makeng Cheijinba Primary School is being inaugurated today as a part of the achievements of the new NDA Government led by Chief Minister Shri Biren Singh in its first 100 days in office. The minister further stated that with the setting up of this primary school, children of Makeng Cheijinba village will get the opportunity to learn basic formal education within their village. Kayisii added that children should be moulded right from the primary level and the teachers should put in their best effort to provide quality education to the students. The TD Minister expressed his view that the tribal people are brilliant despite the fact that they are not able to get quality education from the primary level. He however stated that even the present government can’t bring any development without the support and co-operation of the people.

                Deputy Commissioner, Senapati Shri Athem Muivah stated that being a teacher is a sacred and noble profession which require high moral. He added that primary school is the foundation where one could get the essence of true education. Hence the people, particularly the parents, should take full responsibility to mould their children right from the primary level. He appealed the people to co-operate with the government and not to depend solely on the initiatives of the government.

                Later in the afternoon, the TD Minister N. Kayisii inaugurated the Khongnem Thana Primary School in Senapati District, which falls under Karong Assembly Constituency.           

                Appreciating the support and co-operation of the villagers to the initiative of the new government, the TD Minister stated that Khongnem Thana is one of the oldest villages in Senapati District, which has existed since the British period. The villagers should love this unique village and should take responsibility to develop this beautiful village. He assured that he will provide whatever he can from his side and also from the side of the Directorate of Tribal Affairs & Hills.

                The new BJP-led government has completed its 100 days on the midnight of 24th June, 2017. In the last 100 days, the government has taken up various development initiatives which will be further highlighted within this month. (DIPR)

  • MINISTER BISWAJIT INAUGURATES 132/33 KV POWER SUB-STATIONS AT CHANDEL AND ELANGKHANGPOKPI

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 28, 2017 (DIPR): Uninterrupted power supply is necessary in industrialisation of a society, said Power Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh after inaugurating a 132/33 KV Sub-Station at Elangkhangpokpi today. Minister Biswajit inaugurated 132/33 KV Sub-Stations at Chandel and Elangkhangpokpi today in the presence of IFC and Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip, MANIDCO & MANITRON Chairman Shri Dr Radheshyam Yumnam, Kakching MLA Shri Y. Surchandra Singh, Kumbi MLA Shri S Bira Singh and Chief Secretary Shri O Nabakishore Singh.

    Addressing the formal inaugural function at the Elangkhangpokpi Power Sub Station, the Power Minister stressed on the importance of the Power department and said the department helps in lighting up the darkness.

    He said that, it is the government's objective to provide electricity to all villages of the State by December 2018. We have identified the remaining unelectrified villages, he said adding that, the government is committed to provide electricity to all villages.

    Minister Biswajit also said that there are also plans to install 11 more sub-stations including at Chingai in Ukhrul district, Oinam in Senapati, Molnom in Churachadpur, Somdal, Somdal, Sankeithel in Ukhrul, Tamenglong Headquarter, Akampat, etc. He continued there is also a plan to build a logistic park in Koutruk. Explaining the need to install a sub-station at Akampat, the Minister said it will help in the plan to construct a sports complex for Imphal East at Akampat.

    Lauding the Manipur State Power Company Ltd for the timely completion of installation of the power sub-station at Elangkhangpokpi, Minister Biswajit also said that, the project for installation of the power sub-station was awarded in November 2015. He also assured the officials of the MSPCL that as long as he remains the Power Minister, the State government will not abandon them and that the government will continue to work together with them.

    Minister Biswajit also spoke on the present government's 100-day programme and said people must have wondered whether the present BJP led government was trying to highlight projects initiated by the previous government as their achievements by inaugurating such projects under their 100-day programme. He said this was not the case, but the new government has brought new hopes for the people and is only trying to fulfil the public's aspirations.

    He further stressed there were previous governments and that new governments will come, however, the main target of the present government led by the BJP is welfare of the people.

                Stressing on the importance of the two sub-stations inaugurated today, the Minister said sufficient and quality power supply to Chandel and its surrounding areas was unable earlier, as power was supplied through 25 km long transmission lines from Kakching. He continued power supply would improve immensely in the area from today.

                He asserted a government has to work efficiently for people's welfare, while people should honour the government and understand there is a law under the government. This will bring development in the society.

    Minister Biswajit also spoke on the trust deficit in the society and said the present government is working towards bridging the gap and bring unity in the society. The Minister also released a booklet on 100-days programme of MSPDCL during the inaugural function.

    Earlier in the day after inaugurating the power sub-station at Chandel, Minister Biswajit had also participated in brief meeting with at Chandel. (DIPR)

  • MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR FELICITATES MERITORIOUS STUDENTS, SCIENTIST

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 28, 2017 (DIPR): Shri Shyamkumar, Minister of MAHUD, Town Planning, Forests & Environment and Horticulture & Soil Conservation today felicitated meritorious students of Andro Assembly Constituency at the 11th Meritorious Award ceremony held as part of the ongoing 10th State Level Pineapple Festival cum Buyers & Sellers Meet & Youth Festival, 2017 at Thambalnu Market Complex, Poiroupat, Lamkhai, Andro.

    All together 479 students who secured first division in the Class X and XII exam conducted by the State Board and CBSE were felicitated today with cash reward and citation, including three State toppers. The felicitation programme was organised by the Development Organisation Andro Kendra (DOAK).

    Minister Shyamkumar also felicitated Manipuri scientist Dr. Guneshwar Thangjam with cash reward and citation as a token of appreciation after an asteroid was named after him by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) ) in a conference “Asteroids, Planets and Meteors, 2017” held at South America. He is working at the Department of Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen, Germany. Dr. Guneshwar Thangjam was born in Poiroukhongjin, Yairipok, Andro A/C.

    Speaking as the Chief Guest of the function, Minister Shyamkumar said many educational institutions in the Andro A/C are presently being developed with the help of Central Government funds. Narrating the success story of Azad Higher Secondary School, Shyamkumar was hopeful that Class XII students of the constituency can someday come in the list of Top 10 rankings.    

    Minister Shyamkumar lauded Dr. Guneshwar Thangjam for bringing laurels for the country and the State. Stating that he is proud of his success, Shyamkumar said hard work and patience of Dr. Guneshwar led to his achievement.

    Lauding the pineapple farmers of Andro, Th. Shyamkumar thanked the farmers for their hard work and for making the State Level Pineapple possible. (DIPR)

  • IDEAL BLIND SCHOOL STUDENTS CALLED OFF THE AGITATION AFTER MINISTER INTERVENES

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 28, 2017 (DIPR): With the timely intervention by the Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen, agitation by students of Ideal Blind School, Takyelpat was immediately called off today.

    The Minister attends to the grievances of the students at her office chamber, New Secretariat, Imphal in the presence of the students’ representatives of the school, Principal Secretary (Social Welfare) Shri JC Ramthanga, officials of the department, Principal and staff of the school.

    Some of their grievances include construction of new toilets, proper infrastructure, furniture and water reservoir with clean drinking water. She assured all their demands will be taken care of immediately and gave minimum time of one month to fulfil their grievances. For time being, she assured the demands for two separate toilets for boys and girls will starts with the construction of low cost toilet by tomorrow itself. Supplies of electricity was immediately resolved today itself by Joint Director (Social Welfare), Smt Surrender A Shishak by paying the electric bills of Rs.10,000 from her own pocket.

    Nemcha welcomes the genuine grievances of the students anytime before her and appeal the students to go hand in hand with their teachers by giving them utmost respect; only then everything can be sorted out. There is nothing in this world that cannot be sorted out through proper communication and interaction, she added.

    During the interaction with the Minister, the students’ representatives expressed that their agitation was towards the school authority for not taking up their grievances to the concerned authority and higher officials at the right time. The students expressed gratitude towards Minister Nemcha for ardently listening to them and for timely intervention of their needs.

  • MINISTER NEMCHA STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE KILLING OF STUDENTS’ LEADER

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 28, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen strongly condemned the brutal killing of Letkholal Haokip alias Palal, President, Haokip Students’ Organisation (HSO).

    The Minister personally met the family members of the deceased students’ leader today at RIMS morgue and expressed condolence on such inhuman act meted out to the leader, (L) Letkholal Haokip on that fateful night. She empathized the pain the family is presently going through with the loss of their dear one and expressed his demise as a great loss to the society.

    It may be recalled that the incident happened on the night of 23rd June at around 7 pm. Palal was shot to death from point blank range inside his vehicle in front of his residence at Langol Game Village, Imphal. (DIPR)

     

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  • EDUCATION MINISTER INAUGURATES BISHNULAL HIGH SCHOOL OF KANGPOKPI DISTRICT

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    Imphal, 28th June, 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh inaugurated the Bishnulal High School of Kangpokpi District today. In addition to the existing infrastructures, the high school has eight (8) more new rooms, which includes a computer room and a library. The school was constructed under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) 2015-16.

                The Minister while speaking as chief guest said the government schools in the state for best functioning needs the support of not only teachers and students but also of the parents, guardians and local people. Expressing his concern, he said, it is discouraging that today school properties are being rob and vandalised during agitation and in many of the unfortunate incidents.

    He further stated that school is a sacred place like any places of worshipping where one goes to offer their gratitude to God. He explained school is where the children comes to get education, to be cultured and to be able to become a better human on whose shoulder lies the future. Government schools of the state though lack in certain infrastructure, he said, true leaders are those who bring the best out of the available resources.

                Director Education (S) Shri Th. Kirankumar said the essentiality of classroom being fulfilled, the task now lies on the shoulders of the teachers to accept and take the school on the right direction to fulfill every child’s right to education.

                Deputy Secretary Education (S) & Additional State Project Director RMSA, Manipur L. Nandakumar Singh said, as the requirement for extra classrooms in the school has been fulfilled the teachers of the school needs to find out drop-out children in and around the locality of the school. It is very necessary that those children be brought back to schools, get them back their normal life and provide them a secure future, he added.

                ZEO Ngahchong Kipgen, Headmaster Khagra Prasad Prasai, teachers, students and parents participated at the inauguration function. (DIPR)

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  • THE WHOLE STATE INCLUDING REMOTE AREAS WILL BE ELECTRIFIED WITHIN 2018: MINISTER TH. BISWAJIT

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    Imphal, 28t June 2017 (DIPR:  Power Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit has stated that the whole state including remote areas will be electrified within 2018. He was speaking on the launching ceremony of “Ujala (Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances) Yojana” under 1OO days programme of the government, which was held today at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal. Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited and Energy Efficiency Service Limited jointly organized the launching function.

    Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, the minister said that ‘Ujala Yojana’ is a good scheme initiated by the Central Government in 2015. He also said that the scheme will help the state‘s consumers to save energy and income, while also benefitting the environment by reducing emission of greenhouse gases.

    The Minister further stated that Ujala Scheme will benefit the masses and this scheme will be implemented in all district of the state. He elaborated that the government’s mission is bridging the gap between hill and valley. Bringing development in both hill and valley is the first step toward restoring peace in the state.

                Shri Th Biswajit said that 37 % of power is wasted due to technical and used of naked wire. Power department will replace naked wire with AV cable wire to control wastage of power and within 2018, whole Manipur will be electrified.

    Minister also seeks people’s cooperation for successful implementation of the Ujala Yojana Scheme. He also appealed to Energy Efficiency Service Limited to provide quality products so that consumers do not have any complaint in the future.

    The launching function was attended by Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board and Khadi and Village Industry Board Shri L. Radhakishore, Parliamentary Secretary (PHE, Printing and Stationary, Horticulture & Soil Conservation) Shri K. Leishiyo and Chief Secretary, Manipur Shri o. Nabakishore Singh as President and Guests of Honour respectively.

    Most of the speakers on the dais told about the benefit of the Ujala Yojana Scheme in terms of economy, energy, environment etc. and appealed to consumers for availing its benefit.

    Ujala Yojana aims to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment which reduces electricity bills and helps in preserving the environment. The implementing agency, Energy Efficiency Service Limited is targeting to distribute over 10 lakhs LED bulbs and 2 lakhs LED tubelights. Ujala Yojana would be able to make annual energy savings of 14 crore kilowatt. The annual savings in consumer electricity bills would be more than Rs 55 crores  and the use of Ujala appliances will also result in reduction of 30 megawatt of peak demand, as well as an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emission by 1,12,000 tones.

    In the first phase, Energy Efficiency Service Limited along with Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited is going to distribute 80,000 LED bulbs and 20,000 Tube Lights.

                Under the Ujala scheme, consumers can buy quality 9 w LED bulbs at Rs 70 and 20 w LED tube lights at Rs 230 respectively. And each Household in the state is eligible for purchasing  of Six  9w LED bulbs and two 20 w LED tube lights by providing a government recognized photo ID proof along with the electricity bill . In the first phase, these appliances will be available at four-subdivision Of MSPDCL i.e IED I/II/III/IV. (DIPR)

     

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  • CHIEF MINISTER INAUGURATES FAST TRACK COURT

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    Imphal, June 27, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated the Court of Additional Sessions Judge (Fast Track Court) for crimes against women at Court Complex, Lamphelpat today.

    Smt. A. Noutuneshwori Devi, MJS Grade-I, has been appointed as the Judge of the newly established Court.

                Speaking on the inauguration function, organised by Law and Legislative Affairs Department as the chief guest, the Chief Minister urged the Judiciary to introduce a mechanism so that the persons who have committed heinous crimes do not get bail easily.

                He observed that sincerity, transparency and co-ordination on the part of all the stakeholders are must to make the fast track Court effective and efficient.

                The Chief Minister informed that a Grievance Cell having Call Centre facility would be set up soon at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to attend to the complaints and grievances of the general public.

                Stressing the need for having a Judicial Academy for the State, he stated that the State Government would take up necessary steps in this regard as soon as possible.

                Maintaining that the new State Government is putting in all possible efforts to fulfil people’s wishes in a systematic manner, Shri N. Biren said that the elected leaders, who are part of the new Government, had taken a pledge to end the old culture of politics.

                Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar while speaking as the functional president said that the State Government is also planning to introduce a fast track Court for juvenile related cases as well.

                The Minister also assured that suggestions from the Judges, Advocates and general public to bring a change to the Judicial system of the State would be acknowledged by the Government.

                PHED Minister Shri Losii Dikho, Judges of High Court of Manipur, Hon’ble Justice N. Kotiswar and Hon’ble Justice Kh. Nobin and Advocate General Shri N. Kumarjit also attended the function as guests of honour.

              Many legal luminaries, senior Advocates and bureaucrat officers also attended the function. (DIPR)

  • CM BATS FOR A CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM

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    Imphal, June 27, 2017 (DIPR): The government is committed to bring a change in the system and that change should begin within ourselves. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at the launching function of providing free Wi-Fi in different parts of Imphal, Jeevan Praman scheme and two Advanced Ambulance, which is a part of the 100 days programme, held at JNIMS Conference Hall, Imphal today.

    Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister asserted that the sole objective of the new government is to serve the people to its fullest extent and is ready to work with challenge for the upliftment of the society. Sharing happiness on launching the Jeevan Pramaan scheme by the IT department, he said that now the pensioners do not need to stand in long queue in front of the banks to get their monthly pension. He stressed that Jeevan Pramaan will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having to submit a physical life certificate every six months and their pension money would be credited into their bank account on time. The government is planning to provide door step pension delivery system to the old aged people of the State soon, he added.

    Chief Minister mentioned that the service of the advanced ambulance would benefit the needy or poor people living both in hills and valley of the State. He further said that the government is in the process of providing such kind of ambulance in all the district hospitals of the State so that medical services could reach to the periphery or remote areas of the State.

    Hailing the Food Safety Department, Shri N. Biren said that within these 100 days, the actions taken up by the Department is remarkable by conducting massive drive against expired or adulterated food products in the market. He further appealed the Food Safety Department to continue such drive in future too.

    Stating that proper maintenance is needed for the ambulances, Chief Minister said that people need to think the public properties as their own property. He further said that the progress of human civilization is needed to bring development in the State.

                People can access the free Wi-Fi in JNIMS complex, Old and New Secretariat, Thangal Bazaar and Paona Bazaar with a data limit of 300 MB per user per day.

    During the function, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh also released the booklets of the activities and achievements made during the 100 days by the Directorate of Health and national Health Mission and Department of Information Technology.

                Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Minister for PHE, Shri Losii Dikho, Parliamentary Secretary (IT) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Shri S. Subashchandra, Parliamentary Secretary(Home) Shri L. Susindro Meitei, Parliamentary Secretary(RD and PR) Shri H. Dingo, Parliamentary Secretary(Education) Shri K. Robindro, Parliamentary Secretary(Planning) Shri Khasim Vashum, Commissioner Health and Family Welfare and IT Shri Sumant Singh, Director, JNIMS Dr. Deben Laishram and staffs and students of JNIMS attended the function. (DIPR)

  • OUR FUTURE LIES IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR: N. BIREN SINGH

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    Imphal, June 27, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the future of the State lies in the agriculture and tourism sector and the new government is committed to give extra focus on these sectors. This was stated by him at the inauguration of the workshop on “Strengthening of Lab to Land Module” and release of action plan on “Doubling of Farmers’ income by 2022 in Manipur” held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal today. The function was organised by Department of Agriculture, Government of Manipur.

                Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister stressed that we need systematic marketing of products, enabling double cropping and proper rain water or ground water harvesting so as to improve agriculture sector in the State. Highlighting the limited agricultural land in the State, Shri N. Biren Singh said that if we don’t preserve and protect the agricultural land, agricultural sector cannot be sustained and developed the in the State. The government has directed all the concerned DCs and Authorities to take up necessary steps for the preservation of the agricultural land for agricultural and horticultural purposes, he added.

    Chief Minister said that systematic thinking, punctuality and discipline is the sole mantra in bringing growth and development in the State. He further said, “It is high time that we change our mindset and behaviour and execute our duties with responsibility for an inclusive development in the State.” He appealed to all the departments of the State to invite learned persons and experts from Universities etc. and constitute a sub-committee or advisory board to work for development and broaden the area of operation of the departments.

                Minister for Agriculture and Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, Shri V. Hangkhalian, Parliamentary Secretary (Home), Shri L. Susindro Meitei, Chief Secretary, Shri O. Nabakishore Singh, Addl. Chief Secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar,VC, CAU, Dr. M. Premjit Singh, Director, Agriculture, Shri Ph. Rajendra Singh and officials of Agriculture Department attended the function. (DIPR) 

  • NEW POLICY SOON ON SALE OF MEAT IN OPEN: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR

    IMPHAL, JUNE 22, 2017 (DIPR): MAHUD Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said a new policy on sale of meat will be made soon prohibiting open sale of meat on the roadside under Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) areas.

    Speaking to media-persons at his office in New Secretariat, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said Manipur is like a mini India comprising of people of different faith and beliefs. He said every people of different community must show respect to each other.

    Requesting meat sellers to procure licence and sell the meat at suitable place, Shyamkumar further said the State Government will strictly monitor on open sale of meat and make a new policy in consultation with various stakeholders, including Veterinary and Health departments so that it can be sold maintaining hygiene and at a proper place.

    Stating the State Government had earlier informed on various guidelines to the vendors who sell meat in places under IMC area, Minister Shyamkumar said there is no restriction on consumption on meat by any community of the State as India is a secular and a democratic country. (DIPR)

  • MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR WELCOMES BENGALURU STUDENTS

    IMPHAL, JUNE 27, 2017 (DIPR): Shri Shyamkumar, Minister for MAHUD and Forests & Environment today welcomed two students from Bengaluru (Karnataka), who arrived in Imphal on a mission with the theme "National Campaign on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Girl Child Abortion". The students are carrying out the mission in connection with the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' launched by the Central Government.

                Sumant Kote and S. Gopi , students from Bengaluru, Karnataka reached Imphal today on motor-bike from the Southern city, they will also visit other North Eastern states and other parts of the country. Corporator Vijay Kumar from Bengaluru are supporting them in their mission.

                Speaking to the media-persons at his office in New Secretariat, Minister Shyamkumar said, the mission would help in spreading the message of oneness of the nation and create awareness to stop killing of girl child before birth. Wishing the team a success in their endeavour, Minister Shyamkumar said, the mission would also help in spreading awareness of cleanliness.

                'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' was launched by Prime Minister by Shri Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 with an objective to eliminate open defecation through the construction of individual, cluster and community toilets. The government is aiming to achieve anopen-defecationfree India by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (DIPR)

  • TAX COLLECTION AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION WILL BE BETTER; ECONOMY WILL BE MORE BUOYANT WITH GST IMPLEMENTATION: DEPUTY CM

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 27, 2017 (DIPR): As part of the State Government's initiative to create awareness to the dealers, stakeholders, businessmen & the general public of the State about the GST bill  and its uses following  its passage on the 6th of this month by the Manipur Legislative Assembly,  a one day interactive programme on GST was held at the Classic Hotel, North AOC today. The discussion session was organised by the Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Shilong, Govt. of India in association with the Commissioner of Taxes, Department of Taxes, Govt. of Manipur.

    The programme   attended by Hon'ble  Deputy Chief Minister & in-charge Finance, Taxation & Excise,  Govt. of Manipur,  Shri Y. Joykumar Singh;  Chief Secretary O. Nabakishore Singh; Commissioner of Central Excise & Service Tax, Shilong,  Shri Gaigongdin Panmei(IRS); Commissioner (Finance), Govt. of Manipur Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan as the Chief Guest, President & Guests of Honour respectively  focussed primarily on educating the masses about the various aspects of the GST bill, its multi benefits & the know-how of its registration and payment  methods.

    In the inaugural phase of the interactive programme, Taxation Commissioner, Govt. of Manipur Shri Hrishikesh  Modak fecilitated the dignitaries present today and gave an indepth power- point presentation on the main topic : " Interaction programme for the taxholders " that includes different slides on basic concept of GST, salient features & benefits of GST registration, returns, offline utility, payments and offenses under GST.

    "The GST would subsume 8 Central and 9 State taxes. A five tier GST tax structure of 0%,5%,12%,18% and 28% has been approved by the GST Council, " Hrishikesh explained.

    Today's interactive  programme  is mainly aimed at giving  a brief insight on the benefits of the GST regime  on the economy of Manipur  & is an outcome of an earlier detailed brainstorming session with the Chief Secretary, said Vivek Kumar Dewangan while delivering his introductory speech that the GST portion comprises of both the Central GST as well as the State GST. He also said, " There will be 28% tax on luxury items & tobacco products while there will be no tax on farm products. We are making a facilitation centre in the old High Court Complex in case of any problem regarding registration or any other issue related with GST that will be effective from July 1, 2017."

    Giving a glimpse  of what the public should know as taxpayers, Gaigongdin Panmei  said " We should try to learn the basics of GST like entertainment tax, amusement tax, service accounting code(SAC), composite supply, mixed supply, invoice, payment voucher, reverse, credit note & debit note. What exactly is taxable? What is valuation? What will you do when your tax is wrongly charged? Know the transition rules. What will you do with your old stock?"

    Elaborating that there's lots to gain by both the public & the State with the implementation of the GST bill, O. Nabakishore Singh  said that it will have a direct impact on the consumers as the tax rate will be lowered, goods will be cheaper & the consumers will be the happiest. The consumers will have lots of money in their pockets to spend, the demands of goods will increase that will lead to the improvement of our State's economy. In addition, "Make in India" programme  will get a boost and GDP is expected to increase by 1-2% from its normal 7.1-7.2%, he also said.

    He further said, " GST is a destination based taxation regime. We import 90% of goods from outside the State. We would like to widen our tax base. Service tax has become a part of GST. Most   of the advocates will be   exempted from payment of service tax except in case of senior ones who have a turnover over Rs. 10 L."

    Highlighting on the concept of one country-one tax, Shri Y. Joykumar   said that implementation of the GST bill is a good step  to curb the leakages in tax collection as this tax will subsume all other tax and there will be improvement in tax collection and resource mobilisation, economy will be more buoyant & GDP will grow double-digit figure as expected . Clearing the misconception of the public that that things will become more costly, he replied, "This is a wrong fallacy, the cost of the products will be the same or even lesser in the new GST regime. Any entrepreneur  whether brick owner or stone crusher will have to compulsorily register if they have a turnover of Rs. 10 L.

    Briefing that there are 3 types of GST viz. Central, State & Integrated, he said that in case of IGST, 50% tax will go to Central & the remaining  50 % tax will go to the consuming state and not to the originating state.

    Regarding VAT in case of specified petroleum goods and State excise duty for alcoholic liquor under human consumption, it will be discussed at later stages, he finally said.

    Interested dealers, stakeholders, lawyers & businessmen  participated in today's interactive programme.

    During the   interactive session , the dignitaries discussed different topics on GST bill  with the participants & replied their queries. (DIPR)

  • PINEAPPLE FARMING CAN BE A SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD: KARAM SHYAM

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 27, 2017 (DIPR): Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Shri Karam Shyam today said that, the State Level Pineapple Festival will help in creating awareness that pineapple farming can also be a source of livelihood. He was speaking as the Chief Guest on the Day 3, of the 10th State Level Pineapple Festival cum Sellers and Buyers Meet and Youth Festival, 2017 held at Thambalnu Market Complex, Poiroupat, Lamkhai, Andro Assembly Constituency. The festival is jointly organised by Horticulture Department, Government of Manipur and Development Organisation Andro Kendra under the funding of North eastern Council (NEC), Government of India. 

    The Minister also said as a Cabinet minister he will fully support and help any decision taken up for establishing an industry/factory in the State which will benefit the local population. He said to develop our State we all must work with honesty, sacrifice and hard labour. The new government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh is committed to serve the people and fulfil its duties towards the public in the next 5 (five) years, he added.

     Minister Karam Shyam congratulated MAHUD, TP, Forest & Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar who is also the MLA for Andro A/C for organising the festival with full involvement of the youth from the area. He said the youth are the pillars of our future and we must encourage the youth in their endeavours.

    Dance troupes gave cultural dance performances and acrobatic show enthralling the audience. The festival was also attended by Chief Conservator of Forest Shri Mahendra Pratap,  Chief Engineer, PWD Shri Ch. Tiken Singh and Project Manager, District handlooms & Textiles, Imphal East Smt. P. Minakumari Devi. (DIPR)

  • CM FELICITATES SCIENTIST GUNESHWAR THANGJAM

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    NO ONE CAN COMPETE OUR TALENTS IF GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY: N. BIREN SINGH

    Imphal, June 26, 2017 (DIPR): “The people of the State are filled with enormous talent and knowledge. If we were given an opportunity to showcase our skills and talents then no one can compete with us in the entire world,” said Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at the felicitation programme of Manipuri Scientist Shri Guneshwar Thangjam held at the CM Secretariat today.  

                Felicitating Guneshwar Thangjam for his scientific contribution, Shri N. Biren Singh said that it is the moment of pride and joy for the people of the State that the unique thinking and hardwork of Shri Guneshwar is being admired by the entire world. Guneshwar Thangjam has brought laurels not only for the State but also for the country for getting named an asteroid in his own name as ‘Thangjam Asteroid’ this year, he added.

                Chief Minister requested Guneshswar Thangjam to organise seminars and workshop so that he could share his experience, knowledge and ideas among the students of the State. He further assured that the State government would extend every possible help to Guneshwar for his studies and research in future.

                Speaking on the occasion, Shri Guneshwar Thangjam said that as a token of recognition for his scientific contribution, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in a conference “Asteroids, Planets and Meteors, 2017” held at South America named the asteroid in his name ‘Thangjam Asteroid’. Chief Minister N Biren also handed over Rs 50,000 as financial assistance and as motivation to Shri Guneshwar Thangjam.

    The felicitation programme was attended by Minister for Forest and Environment, Shri Th. Shyamkumar and Addl. Chief Secretray Dr. J. Suresh Babu.

                Shri Guneshwar Thangjam, an alumnus of C.C. Higher Secondary School, Imphal, is presently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Department of Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen, Germany. He is a resident of Poiroukhongjin, Yairipok, Thoubal.

  • NEW GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO GROW WITH PEOPLE'S TRUST – N. BIREN SINGH

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    Imphal, June 25, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh says that the new government is committed to grow with the trust of the people of the state.

    This was stated by him at an exclusive interview with the AIR/DDK Imphal at the lawn of Chief Minister’s bungalow today in connection with the attaining of first 100 days of the new government in Manipur. Chief Minister said that the new government took up the task of bridging the gap between the communities and bringing back the trust between the communities as a first priority. He expressed   that without the support and   trust of the people any government cannot be run for long. He continued that with the trust and support of the people, this government could bring to an end to the 139 days old economic blockade on National Highways and more than 600  days old agitation in Churachandpur District.

    On a query regarding holding of ‘Peoples’ Day’ and ‘Hill Leaders’ Day’, Chief Minister said that the politicians and for that reason the government’s prime duty must be to serve the people and what the people want is the result not the speech. Reiterating that this government is committed to bring transparency and accountability in governance as well as corruption free, an Anti-Corruption Cell and a Monitoring Cell had been opened in CM’s Secretariat and Special Investigation Teams (SITs) constituted.

    Regarding the issue of unemployment in the State, Chief Minister maintained that government cannot give white colour job to everyone and what the government is emphasising is to provide jobs to the youths through skill development under the Manipur Skill Development Mission. Vocational education courses will be opening in 40 colleges of the State, he continued.

    Chief Minister said that in order to help the womenfolk who are the strength of the Sate the Government has launched a toll free helpline number 181. This number is not only for seeking help in connection with violence against women but also for the welfare of women. A fast track court to take up only the cases involving crimes against women is being set up, he continued. Continuing on the welfare measures for the womenfolk he said that the government is also considering to give more priority to women in education sector. If there is a central policy of giving 33 p.c. job reservation in police department, then the State government would also consider it, he added.

    Maintaining that the government is doing its best to give a visible change in the state, Shri N. Biren said that if the working speed of first 100 days of the government is continued then Manipur will be among the most advanced states in the country. And the government is to follow the pace so as to fulfil as much as possible what the people of the state long for.

    He also mentioned that soon after the rainy season the river embankments will be strengthenedwith RCC and all the river beds be cleaned and the constructions in the river beds be removed so as to reduce the problem of flood due to breach of embankments.

    Saying that the government needs to work knowing what the people want he said that it is the media to give true image of the society as media is the mirror of the society. Expressing his happiness on the role State media is playing to uplift the society, he appealed the media to be a clean mirror so that government can see its true reflection and rectify for the good of the society. (DIPR)

  • THE GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO CURB CORRUPTION IN THE STATE: CHIEF MINISTER

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    Imphal, June 25, 2017 (DIPR): To ensure complete transparency and accountability of the new government, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government is fully committed to curb corruption in the State. This was stated by him at the booklet release function of “100 days Activities of Anti-Corruption Cell” held at the Cabinet Hall today.

                Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister asserted that within a short span of 100 days, with the support of the people, the government have tried its best to make Manipur a blockade and bandh-free state. The founding principle of the new government is to deliver transparent governance and is committed to implement pro-people policies, he added. He further said that time bound investigation is needed for these corruption related cases because people want results and subsequent actions taken up by the Cell.

                He highlighted that a total number of 512 cases related to corruption have been received through Watsapp by the Anti-Corruption Cell. 50 complaints have been received through its website. 203 cases have been endorsed to the Authority concerned for investigation, he added. Out of 203 complaints, action taken report of 105 cases has been submitted by the concerned Authorities to the Cell. He further said that a total of 71 cases have been disposed after discussing the action taken report by the Screening Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary in three separate meetings.

                Some of the recent action taken up by the Anti-Corruption Cell includes suspension of a Labour Inspector for taking bribes from labour card holders for releasing of yearly scholarship for their children, suspension of a doctor for taking Rs 3000 as a bribe from patients parties on different occasions, suspension of a Mechanical Supervisor and a Section Officer of IFCD for taking money from the officials for the withdrawal of GPF, ACP and other pension benefits etc.

    Mentioned may be made that, the Anti-Corruption Cell was established in the office of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on 24th March, 2017 after a decision taken by the State Cabinet. People could lodge their complaint related to corruption through the Watsapp number 9402150000 or website accmanipur.in.

                During the function, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh also released booklets of the activities and achievements made during the 100 days by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics and Department of Co-Operation.

                Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, Chief Secretary and Administrative Secretaries of different departments attended the function. (DIPR)

  • CHIEF MINISTER LAUNCHES INTER-DISTRICT AND CITY BUS SERVICES

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    Imphal, June 24, 2017 (DIPR): After the State Government decided to revive public transport in the State under its 100-days programme with the name, Manipur State Transport, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched inter-district and city bus services today.

                He flagged off the bus services from the complex of erstwhile Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Moirangkhom, Imphal.

    The main function of the launching ceremony was organised by the State Transport Department at ISBT complex, Deulahland from where the Chief Minister also flagged off a bus of city bus service.

    Shri N. Biren Singh attended the function as the chief guest and Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) Shri Khashim Vashum as the functional president.

    Speaking at the occasion, Shri N. Biren expressed confidence that the newly revived public transport system would be successful.

    The Chief Minister also expressed happiness on launching the service on the eve of Eid-Ul Fitre and on being coincided by the occasion with Rath Jatra festival.

    Stating that inter-district bus services for the remaining districts would also be launched soon, the Chief Minister said that the State Government would procure necessary buses for the said purpose at the earliest.

    Observing that connectivity is a must to restore emotional integration, Shri N. Biren urged the people to take MST as their own property.

    He further opined that transparency would bring trust, and trust would further build up unity among people of different communities.

    Works Minister Shri Th. Biswajit, CAF and PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, MAHUD Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Tribal and Hill Areas Development Minister N. Kayisii, IFCD Minister Letpao Haokip and Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam also attended the function as presidium members.

    Parliamentary Secretaries, Advisor to CM Shri Rajat Sethi, Transport Commissioner M. Lakhsmikumar and other top ranking police and civil officials were also present at the occasion.

    Shri Th. Biswajit while speaking at the occasion said that the Centre is ready to sanction additional funds under PMGSY to develop the roads of every nook and corner of the State.

    As the Transport Department had launched public transport system, Works Department would also put in all possible efforts to keep the roads in tip-top condition for the convenience of the public.

    He also lauded Chief Minister Shri N. Biren for initiating the idea of Government’s 100-days programme. The Minister said that the programme had motivated the Ministers and officials to deliver progress within a stipulated time.

    It may be mentioned that in the first phase, MST will operate city bus service in two routes, both originating from ISBT, Deulahland. The transport agency would also initially have Imphal-Noney, Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Kakching, Imphal-Yairipok, Imphal-Moirang and Imphal-Pherzawl inter-district bus services.

    The proposed fleet size of the agency is around 150 buses to be achieved in three phases. Initially, purchase of five buses has been approved by the Government.

    In the first phase, the fleet size will be of 15 buses including ten semi-low floor buses. (DIPR)

  • CHIEF MINISTER LAUNCHES MUSIC PROJECT FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

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    Imphal, June 25, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today launched the project, ‘Support of Musical Instruments and Teaching of Music to School Children’, which is a part of State Government’s 100-days programme, at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound, Imphal today.

    The function also marked the inauguration of a 25-day music workshop which was organised to support school children by way of imparting knowledge of music to school children and make them aware about the role and importance of music in life through this project funded by North Eastern Council (NEC).

    Noted artistes Nameirakpam Tiken, Leimapokpam Tiken, Guru Reuben Mashangva, Huidrom Dhana, Haobijam Senyai, L Budhi, Bachaspatimayum Rajeshwor, Deepen Kamei, Dankhojam Lumkin, RK Surjit and Laishram Prithviraj will be the resource persons of the workshop.

    Speaking at the occasion as the chief guest, Shri N. Biren observed that every profession must be given equal respect as every society comprises of people of different professions.

    The Chief Minister stated that people of other States and countries acclaim Manipur’s glorious civilization after witnessing its rich cultural heritage.

    Reiterating State Government’s firm commitment of fulfilling people’s wishes, the Chief Minister said that Manipur belongs to every community of the State.

    Art and Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar and Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam graced the occasion as president and guest of honour respectively.

    Among others CAF & PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, MAHUD Minister Shri Th Shyamkumar and Commissioner (Art and Culture) Shri M. Lakshmikumar also attended the function, organised by Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur.

    The dignitaries feted the resource persons and also distributed musical instruments to 15 schools of 16 different districts at the function. (DIPR)

  • STATE LEVEL ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE & ILLICIT TRAFFICKING 2017’ OBSERVED

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 26, 2017 (DIPR): With the theme “Listen First – Listening to Children and Youth is the First Step to Help Them Grow Healthy and Safe,” the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  2017 was observed today at G.M. Hall, Imphal. The event was jointly organised by Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur, Federation of Indian NGO’s for Drug Abuse Prevention (FINGODAP) and Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA)

                Health & Family Welfare, Law & Legislative Affairs, Art & Culture, CADA Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen and Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh graced the occasion as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.

                Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, CADA Minister L. Jayantakumar draws upon the attention of the people in highlighting the importance of this day to fight against drug users and drug traffickers. He stresses how the various departments under the government of Manipur are interrelated to completely wipe out drug abuse and illicit trafficking and also to educate the society the harmful effect that drugs cause to all of us. “Will power plays a vital role in fighting against drug abuse, usage of drugs or drugs addiction; Without strong will power and cooperation from the people, it will be quite difficult to stop such harmful mishap in the society,” he further added.

                While delivering a Presidential speech, Education Minister Th. Radheshyam highlighted the significance of the theme of the event and stresses on the importance of ‘Listening’ or ‘being a good listener’ to build a better relationship in the society. As most of the people affected by drugs today are adolescents at the age group of 13/14 to 30 years, they should be given chance to speak out their minds and should listen to find out the causes. He further added that the problem of drug addiction cannot abolished out of force or by moral policing, it can be done only through awareness programmes and support from near and dear ones.

                Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen pointed out how government plays a significant role to encounter both drug trafficking and drug abuse and urged the families, institutions, civil society, and various organizations to also cooperate and contribute their bit to get rid of such intoxicants. As substance abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs is a hindrance in the development of the society and a reason behind imbalanced lifestyle amongst most of the youth today, the Minister strongly advised the people especially the students to stay away from the intoxicants of drug abuse. She called upon the attention of the people that addicts need to be dealt with love and understanding so as to prevent substance abuse before it is too late. We should all work hand in hand in making our state a Substance Abuse Free State and also to develop a healthier community, she added. 

    As part of the celebration, prize distribution for pledge writing and painting competitions which were held earlier in different schools were distributed by the dignitaries today. (DIPR)

  • THE 10th STATE LEVEL PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF

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    Imphal, the 25th June, 2017 (DIPR):  The 10th State level pineapple festival  cum sellers & buyers meet and youth festival, 2017 was kicked off from today at Thambalnu Market Complex, Poiroupat, Lamkhai, Andro A/c, Imphal East. The festival was jointly organised by Development Organisation Andro Kendra and Horticulture Department, Government of Manipur. It was sponsored by North Eastern Council (NEC), Government of India and the festival will continue till 29th June, 2017.

               

                The inaugural  function of the festival was graced by the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar Singh and MAHUD, TP, Forest & Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar as Chief Guest  and  President respectively.  Parliamentary Secretaries Shri L. Susindro Singh (Home); Shri K. Leishiyo (Horticulture and Soil Conservation); Director  Horticulture and Soil Conservation K. Kipgen and Th. Babita  Devi, Social Worker/ Patron  Development Organisation Andro Kendra attended as Guests of Honours.

                Speaking on the occasion Shri Y. Joykumar said that one of the most important areas which have the potential for development of the State is agricultural sector. Comparing with other varieties of pineapple, our indigenous pineapple which are a bit small in size has unique and better taste. So, let’s try to save and promote this indigenous pineapple variety. Because of our hill lock structure and availability of plenty of fruits, farmers better to go for integrated farming. We need to ponder on which product of agriculture will be better to combine with pineapple, he added.

                Giving signal for co-operative movement, Shri Y. Joykumar told that Cooperative society will help to take more aids and funds from the Union Agricultural Ministry since Manipur don’t have the cooperative movement.

                 In his presidential address, Shri Th. Shyamkumar said that the objective for organising such festival is to bring back the work culture which was there in the blood of our fore fathers to our youths and also better economy of the pineapple growers. Saying everything including education is coming towards in the right direction in Andro Kendra, the Minister wished for a developed and peaceful Manipur.

                As a part of the programme, a souvenir was released, cultural dance by different communities were performed too.

  • EGM ORGANISES ONE DAY MEDIA SENSITIZATION PROGRAM ON STATE OF HIGHWAYS IN MANIPUR

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    IMPHAL, 25th June (DIPR): The Editors' Guild Manipur organised a one day media sensitization program on the state of higways in Manipur today at Hotel Classic, Imphal.

              During the program, officials of the Public Works Department including Chief Engineer Shri Ch. Tiken highlighted the challenges and problems faced by the Public Works Department department during construction and maintenance of highways in the State.

              Delivering the keynote address, Editors' Guild Manipur secretary general Shri Yumnam Rupachandra said that the sensitation program will help the media persons understand the workings of the department which will eventually help them when they write a report on the national and state highways of the State.

              He also spoke at lenght on the need for media persons to file a balanced report so as to ensure proper flow of 'right information' to the public. 

              In his speech, the Chief Engineer expressed gratitude to the EGM for organising the interaction program between officials of his department and the media.

              The Chief Engineer said since the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, the PWD has not taken up any new road in the State other than those under fully central sponsored schemes.

              The Chief Engineer also highligthed lack of funds as a major issue faced by the department, and at the same time observed that lack of co-ordination between different departments has also led to the deplorable condition of the roads in the State.

              Additional CE (NH) Shri N. Noren spoke on the condition of National Highways in the State. He said that under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways there are 13 highways in the State. He explained these highways are entrusted to three different agencies including the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation, NHIDCL, Border Roads Organisation and the PWD.

              He said the six highways entrusted to the PWD are National Highway-2 (Mao-to Imphal), NH-202 Imphal-Yaingangpokpi, NH 102 Imphal-Moreh Border Bridge, NH 37 Imphal-Jiribam (only 3.22km from Imphal to Oriental College), NH 137 (A) Imphal to Kakching via Mayang Imphal and 102 (A) Sansad to Tengnoupal. He contiuned the Imp-Moreh highway is entrusted to the NHIDCL, however, the PWD has been entrusted with the maintenance of the highway.

              Additional Chief Engineer (SH) PWD Shri T Rabindrakumar spoke on "Condition of State Highways in Manipur." He said under the State Highways there are four kinds of roads Major District Roads (582 km approx.), Other District Roads(900 km approx.), Inter-Village Roads (7900 km approx.) and State Highways (750 km approx.).

              Explaining some of the problems confronting the maintenance of SHs in the State, he said the roads are not wide enough to accomodate the increase in traffic volume in the State. He also said that lack of fund is another major issue in maintenance and construction of roads.

              PWD, SE Shri Y Joykumar spoke about the problems, issues, challenges faced by the officials in construction and maintenance of highways in the State. Explaining further, he said the thickness and width of road in the State are unable to accomodate the increase in traffic volume. Other issues highlighted include lack offunds, overloaded vehicles, law and order issues among others.

              An interaction program between the officials and the attending media persons was also held as part of the sensitization program. Today's program was moderated by Editors' Guild Manipur president Shri A Mobi. (DIPR)

  • MAHUD CELEBRATES 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 25, 2017 (DIPR): As part of the celebration of the State Government’s 100 days completion in the office today,Municipal Administration, Housing & Urban Development (MAHUD) celebrated “MAHUD in 100 Days” at Khwairamband Ima Keithel. A booklet was also released at the function organised by the Manipur Urban Development Agency (MUDA) and Imphal Municipal Corporation.

    Speaking as the Chief Guest of the function, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Karam Shyam, appreciated MAHUD Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar for his different working style. Describing Shyamkumar as one of the most courageous elective member, Karam Shyam said, MAHUD Minister needs encouragement for the works taken up by him.

    Karam Shyam also stressed on the need to bring all round development in the State. He said, the citizens must inculcate civic sense & duties in life and respect human resource to bring overall development. If all the people of the world take their responsibilities collectively then there could be progress in the human civilization, the Minister added.

    MAHUD Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, speaking as the President of the function stressed on the need to keep Imphal city need and clean, including Ima Keithel. He described Ima Keithel as the face of the State as it is one of the unique markets run by women in the world.

    Shyamkumar appreciated the work taken up by the IMC and other agencies. He also stressed on the need for introducing stricter traffic rules and regulations in the State to stop noise pollution. He further appealed to the public to corporate with the IMC to keep the city neat and clean.

    N. Indrajit Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (MAHUD); Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Additional Chief Secretary; N. Gitkumar, MAHUD Director; L. Lokeshwor, IMC Mayor; M. Ashinikumar, Vice Chairman MIDA; officials of MAHUD; IMC corporators & officials; women vendors of the Khwairamband Keithel attended the function.

    MAHUD implemented two programmes under the 57 schemes implemented by the State Cabinet in the 100 days in office. MAHUD implemented exemption of stamp duty & registration fees/tax for the women beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Housing for All (Urban) and making the core area of Imphal city free from garbage.

    With an aim to covert Imphal into a Smart City, the department also strengthened its commitment in achieving poverty alleviation, especially in towns & cities through various scheme components like Self Employment Programme (SEP), formation & bank linkage of Self Help Groups (SHGs), employment through Skills Training and Placement (EST&P) under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM).  (DIPR)

  • LET’S TRY TO SAVE AND PROMOTE OUR INDIGENOUS VARIETY OF PINEAPPLE: DEPUTY CM Y. JOYKUMAR

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    Imphal, the 25th June, 2017 (DIPR):  The 10th State level pineapple festival  cum sellers & buyers meet and youth festival, 2017 was kicked off from today at Thambalnu Market Complex, Poiroupat, Lamkhai, Andro A/c, Imphal East. The festival was jointly organised by Development Organisation Andro Kendra and Horticulture Department, Government of Manipur. It was sponsored by North Eastern Council (NEC), Government of India and the festival will continue till 29th June, 2017.

               The inaugural  function of the festival was graced by the Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar Singh and MAHUD, TP, Forest & Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar as Chief Guest  and  President respectively.  Parliamentary Secretaries Shri L. Susindro Singh (Home); Shri K. Leishiyo (Horticulture and Soil Conservation); Director  Horticulture and Soil Conservation K. Kipgen and Th. Babita  Devi, Social Worker/ Patron  Development Organisation Andro Kendra attended as Guests of Honours.

                Speaking on the occasion Shri Y. Joykumar said that one of the most important areas which have the potential for development of the State is agricultural sector. Comparing with other varieties of pineapple, our indigenous pineapple which are a bit small in size has unique and better taste. So, let’s try to save and promote this indigenous pineapple variety. Because of our hill lock structure and availability of plenty of fruits, farmers better to go for integrated farming. We need to ponder on which product of agriculture will be better to combine with pineapple, he added.

                Giving signal for co-operative movement, Shri Y. Joykumar told that Cooperative society will help to take more aids and funds from the Union Agricultural Ministry since Manipur don’t have the cooperative movement.

                 In his presidential address, Shri Th. Shyamkumar said that the objective for organising such festival is to bring back the work culture which was there in the blood of our fore fathers to our youths and also better economy of the pineapple growers. Saying everything including education is coming towards in the right direction in Andro Kendra, the Minister wished for a developed and peaceful Manipur.

                As a part of the programme, a souvenir was released, cultural dance by different communities were performed too. (DIPR)

  • STATE LEVEL ‘INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE & ILLICIT TRAFFICKING 2017’ OBSERVED

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 26, 2017 (DIPR): With the theme “Listen First – Listening to Children and Youth is the First Step to Help Them Grow Healthy and Safe,” the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  2017 was observed today at G.M. Hall, Imphal. The event was jointly organised by Department of Social Welfare, Government of Manipur, Federation of Indian NGO’s for Drug Abuse Prevention (FINGODAP) and Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA)

                Health & Family Welfare, Law & Legislative Affairs, Art & Culture, CADA Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen and Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh graced the occasion as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.

                Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, CADA Minister L. Jayantakumar draws upon the attention of the people in highlighting the importance of this day to fight against drug users and drug traffickers. He stresses how the various departments under the government of Manipur are interrelated to completely wipe out drug abuse and illicit trafficking and also to educate the society the harmful effect that drugs cause to all of us. “Will power plays a vital role in fighting against drug abuse, usage of drugs or drugs addiction; Without strong will power and cooperation from the people, it will be quite difficult to stop such harmful mishap in the society,” he further added.

                While delivering a Presidential speech, Education Minister Th. Radheshyam highlighted the significance of the theme of the event and stresses on the importance of ‘Listening’ or ‘being a good listener’ to build a better relationship in the society. As most of the people affected by drugs today are adolescents at the age group of 13/14 to 30 years, they should be given chance to speak out their minds and should listen to find out the causes. He further added that the problem of drug addiction cannot abolished out of force or by moral policing, it can be done only through awareness programmes and support from near and dear ones.

                Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen pointed out how government plays a significant role to encounter both drug trafficking and drug abuse and urged the families, institutions, civil society, and various organizations to also cooperate and contribute their bit to get rid of such intoxicants. As substance abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs is a hindrance in the development of the society and a reason behind imbalanced lifestyle amongst most of the youth today, the Minister strongly advised the people especially the students to stay away from the intoxicants of drug abuse. She called upon the attention of the people that addicts need to be dealt with love and understanding so as to prevent substance abuse before it is too late. We should all work hand in hand in making our state a Substance Abuse Free State and also to develop a healthier community, she added. 

    As part of the celebration, prize distribution for pledge writing and painting competitions which were held earlier in different schools were distributed by the dignitaries today. (DIPR)

  • ‘FUNDS & SCHEMES FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED WILL REACH ON TIME’

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    Imphal, 24th June, 2017(DIPR): “The various funds & schemes allocated for differently-abled people under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India will be utilised and given at the right time with appropriate proposals,” said Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen. This was stated today at the 6th Unau Meet –cum- Inauguration of Malsawm Skill Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Unit (MSDVRU) held at Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC), Pearsonmun, Churachandpur.

    Addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest, Minister Nemcha stated that for the mobility and independent functioning of the differently-abled persons, special attentions are necessary to be given in their day to day life and for this, the Minister assured every possible assistance from her end.

    The Minister lauded Centre for Community Initiative for effectively functioning and taking up such noble projects for the welfare and development of the differently-abled groups without any government funding. She also urged the organization to draft a proposal titled ‘funds for disability’ to make sure they get all the necessary funds and schemes for further developing the centre. As a token of gratitude and appreciation, the Minister handed a monetary assistance of Twenty Thousand Rupees to the organization.

    While delivering the Presidential speech, Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister V. Hangkhanlianannounced that he will sanction 10 lakh rupees in the near future from his MLA Local Area Fund and also assured a financial assistance of Thirty Three Thousand Rupees for the 33 differently-abled children of the organization. He call upon the needs to nurture the differently-abled groups with love and care and it is very much required to find out their hidden talents and lead them to the right path that will enhance their talents further.

                Minister Hangkhanlian expressed gratitude to the team for their commendable initiative taken up for the special group.

    The occasion was graced by ADC Members, DC, Churachandpur Shri Shyam Lal Poonia, and SP, Churachandpur Rakesh Balwal. (DIPR)

  • SENSITISATION ON "NAI ROSHNI" SCHEME FOR MINORITIES

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 24, 2017 (DIPR): An Interactive Session on "Nai Roshni" scheme, a Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women designed with the sole objective to empower and instil confidence among minority women was held at Seminar Hall, Secured Office Complex, A.T.Line, North A.O.C.  today.

    The programme was   organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in collaboration with National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) & Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, New Delhi.

    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Smt. Niva Singh; Director Ministry of Minority Affairs, Smt. A. Dhanalakshmi and Undersecretary Ministry of Minority Affairs Shri Aditya S. Singh chaired the session as Chief Guest and Guests of Honour respectively.

    Resource person Shankar Goenka briefed the participants on various topics covering entrepreneurship, management, motivation, positive attitude to life and life skills to tackle challenges with an upbeat mood through a presentation. The presentation includes videos on thought processes – life transformation, training ourselves by exploiting our best potential and ways & perception strategies to become achievers in life. He explained that with training, we can bring about the much   needed change and should not worry about making mistakes according to the Monkey Wisdom concept presented in his slides.

    Encouraging the participants to take part in the various programmes uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs,   Smt. Niva Singh  spoke at length on promoting women out of their homes by taking  part in these programmes and availing of the various schemes and benefits available to them. She also lectured on ways of applying soft loans for the minority communities like the Mahila Samridhi Yojana, a Micro Finance Scheme for women  made with the main purpose to provide Micro Finance to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) belonging to the target group. She also appealed the participants   to raise their problems and queries and not to be hesitant to put up the names of their NGOs or agencies  so that the needs of the State may be looked into.

    Representative of  IFSL Skill Development Corporation , Shri Saurab Dey explained that the rich factor of Manipur in local ethnic products like textiles, kauna grass, handlooms, pickle, fish etc.  is a strong breeding ground for women entrepreneurs who want to make a mark in their respective marketing line. For enabling prospective entrepreneurs to mushroom in the targeted market, technology enabler like simple innovation through machines,   E-Commerce  & IT platform like smart phones  should be used to market their items in the market, he said.

    Lecturing on the case study  of the Tripura Bamboo Mission (TBM) started in 2001, he said that cluster infrastructure, design & value addition are some of the factors that paved the way  to its success. "Its more  classic look, trendy designs and universally appealing aesthetic makes it popular amongst people", he also said.

    It may be mentioned that Tripura Bamboo Mission is a Tripura Government initiative programme for those entrepreneurs who are carried away by the flawless reputation of bamboos. They   have transformed themselves into a online shopping website showcasing the best quality eco-friendly bamboo products. They   have bamboos for every purpose : lamps, lights ,bags, furniture ,accessories, bamboo baskets and home utility products.

    TBM is also a  go- green measure  that gives a platform to  beautify  houses with our economical bamboo products. Saurab Dey   also said , " TBM has provided a dependable source of livelihood to the locals by  transforming the lives of unemployed, uneducated, local artisans who are gifted in several traditional art forms of the state of Tripura. Manipur too can replicate  the same with their local existing flora and fauna and earn  income."

    He also convinced that the mission is also aimed at bamboo plantation and restoration of forests cover after using it to make various bamboo handicraft items.

    Members of several NGOs, Project Implementing Agencies(PIA) & beneficiaries and other interested persons from minority groups of the State participated in today's sensitisation programme. (DIPR)

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  • ULTIMATE JUSTICE AND TRUTH ARE VERY CLOSE: L. JAYANTAKUMAR

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    Imphal, June 24, 2017 (DIPR): Law Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that Ultimate Justice and Truth are very close and it goes together.

                Attending a 'Get Together' Function of Government Advocates (High Court) and the Government Advocates of the subordinate courts of the districts; as chief guest, Minister expressed the need of conscience for bringing justice in the society. He said that to resolve problems and conflicts, one has to be prudent. Minister appealed the advocates to deliver justice immediately. He also sought public cooperation in this regard.

                Minister also shared his experiences when he was serving as government advocate and Chief Judicial Magistrate as well.

                He highlighted the necessity for the construction of infrastructure facilities which is lagging behind in the law department. All the grievances of the department will be heard and necessary actions will be taken up, he added.

                The programme was attended by Advocate General, Manipur Shri N. Kumarjit Singh, Law Secretary Th. Kaminikumar Singh, Joint Secretary Law, Nungshitombi Athokpam as Guest of Honour and Special Guests respectively. (DIPR)

     

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  • AIR GUNS NEEDS TO BE PROHIBITED TO CONSERVE BIRDS & ANIMALS: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 23, 2017 (DIPR): Forests and Environment Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said, prohibition of air gun and barrel gun will help in the conservation of the precious and rare species of birds and animals in the State. He said in the next Cabinet meet, he will introduce a proposal in which a barrel gun licence holder will be made to use a smaller firearm instead.

    He was speaking as the Chief Guest during the inauguration of the State Level Stakeholder Workshop for ‘Management Planning of Keibul Lamjao National Park and Conservation of Sangai’ organised by Forest Department, Manipur and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun at Imperial Hall, Classic Grande, Chingmeirong.

    He also said that, the State Government is planning to make Keibul Lamjao into an eco-tourism park. Stressing the need to give awareness, training and livelihood to the locals living around the National Park to conserve and preserve the Keibul Lamjao National Park and the Sangai, Minister Shyamkumar promised all possible help from the State Government to the concerned officials in conservation of the National Park and the Sangai.

    Minister Shyamkumar also opined that, for conservation and preservation of the Sangai, the people of the State must have an emotional connection towards the State animal. He said we must use the medium of folk song, drama, story telling including documentary films so that, the common man and the new generation of children have an emotional attachment towards the endangered brow-antlered deer, found only in Manipur, is able to flourish in abundance in its natural habitat.

    Shri Sambhu Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Forests & Environment), officials of State Forest Department, officials of Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and scientists also attended the workshop. (DIPR)

  • HIGHWAY REPAIRING WORKS UNDERWAY DESPITE RAIN: MINISTER SHRI TH.BISWAJIT

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    Imphal 23rdJUNE,2017 (DIPR): The State government is very much concerned and involved withrestoration works of national highways in the State, asserted Public Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh, today.

              Addressing a press conference inside his New Secretariat conference hall, Minister Biswajit said that despite all the hindrances including the present weather conditions, the government is fully concerned with improving the condition of the highways considered lifelines of the State.

              He elaborated owing to the monsoon season, restoration works at different stretches of the highways especially the Imphal-Mao highway is affected; however, there is no discontinuation of work, he added.

              Under strict instruction of the Chief Minister, the present BJP-led government is concerned in improving road conditions especially in the hill districts, the Minister observed. He explained all these steps are not short term policies, but long term goals to improve the highway conditions.

              The Minister also said that he had earlier inspected the Mao-Maram highway stretch and as assured during the inspection,work to fill the potholes along the highway has already been started.

              During the inspection tour, the worst road stretches were identified at KukiTaphou to Maramand from Maram to Mao, however, the road condition at these stretches have improved considerably since restoration work began. However, since black topping is not possible during the rainy season, all attempts to fill up the potholes are washed away whenever heavy vehicles passed by, he explained.

              He continued stone boulders and chips have been piled up along the roadside of the highway so that potholes could be filled up for the convenience of the truck drivers and commuters as a stop-gate arrangement as black-topping is not possible during the monsoon.

    He said black topping of the highway will be initiated at the earliest once the rainy season is over.

    On the lack of work progress along the highway stretch at Motbung, Henbung, Kangpokpi, Khongnem, Minister Biswajit sought cooperation from the people saying that support of the people is of utmost importance to successfully implement a developmental work. He said works at T Khullen and KukiTaphou are underway at the moment.

    The Minister said the Imphal-Dimapur Highway is considered an important lifeline of the State and as such restoration works are continuing at different stretches along the highway.

    Citing an instance when an additional chief engineer of the department rushed to a landslide affected site at night taking heavy machineries like the JCB to clear the landslide debris immediately, the Minister also urged the people to understand the hindrances the department and its officials have to undergo especially during the rains in undertaking road restoration works.

    Observing that overloaded trucks are another cause for bad road conditions, the Minister said he will consultwith the Chief Minister the feasibility of re-imposing a weight limit for trucks passing along the highway.

    Minister Biswajit said condition of the Imphal-Jiribam Highway has also improved considerably. He said although works along the highway are undertaken by the NHIDCL, engineers of the PWD inspect the restoration works every week, because the highway is considered an important lifeline of the State.

              The Minister was accompanied by chief engineer ShriCh.Tiken and additional chief engineerShri N.Noren. (DIPR)

  • SPORT SERVES AS PLATFORM TO UNITE DIVERSE CULTURES: SPORTS MINISTER

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    IMPHAL, June 23rd, 2017 (DIPR): Sport serves as powerful platform in breaking down barriers and divisions among diverse cultures and backgrounds and it can play a pivotal role in promoting peace, brotherhood and friendship, said Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip.

                   The Minister stated this while flagging off the Olympic Day Run-2017 organised by the Manipur Olympic Association in collaboration with Youth Affairs and Sports Department with the theme ‘Run for Peace and Friendship’ at Main Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex today morning.

                   Shri Letpao Haokip further said that one can attain healthy living and peace of mind as well as positive thinking through sports. And the State Government has been working on to promote and uplift sportspersons of the State to the level they deserve.

                   About 1,000 players and officials from different sports disciplines took part in the Olympic Day Run. The run which was flagged off from Main Stadium, Khuman Lampak Sports Complex culminated at the starting point after touching Khongnang Ani-Karak, North AOC and MMTA.

                Amongst others, the event was attended by Shri I. Hemochandra Singh, President, Manipur Olympic Association; Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey, Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University and Shri H. Deleep Singh, IAS, Commissioner (YAS & Higher Education) as the president and guests of honour respectively. (DIPR)

  • A NATION CAN PROGRESS IF WEAKER SECTIONS ARE DEVELOPED: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR DEVELOPMENT OF WEAKER SECTIONS NECESSARY FOR PROGRESS OF A NATION: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 23, 2017 (DIPR): MAHUD Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar said, India as a whole nation could achieve complete development only when the minorities and weaker sections progresses.

    Expressing happiness Minister Shyamkumar said that, he is fortunate to be able to attend the function organised by the Ministry of Minorities Affairs, Government of India after winning three term elections.

    He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the inaugural function of sensitization and career counselling workshop for students of Manipur, aspiring for higher studies and empowerment opportunities organised by the Ministry of Minorities Affairs in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Cooperation & Child Development (NIPCCD), Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. The workshop was held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound, Imphal.

    Minister Shyamkumar said that after winning the election for the first term, he had set his priority to impart education to the minorities and weaker sections of the society.

    Lauding the Union Ministry of Minorities Affairs for taking up various projects and schemes for minorities and weaker sections, Minister Shyamkumar said that, the Ministry has played a major role towards imparting education to the weaker sections of society in his constituency.

    Shri Shyamkumar, who is also the Minister of Forests & Environment, Horticulture & Soil Conservation and Town Planning, further said that, the Ministry helped in providing infrastructure for the Azad Higher Secondary School, Yairipok and Poiroukhongjil High School, Yairipok in Andro Assembly Constituency. Shyamkumar said, he is proud to state that his constituency has the maximum number of Government School students in the State.

    Ameising Luikham, Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, advised students to learn other languages if they plan to take up higher studies in other states. He also advised the students to be clear about their career plans and not waste hard-earned money of their parents/guardians.

    Smt. Niva Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India; Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Additional Chief Secretary; officials of MOBC & NIPCDD; more than 500 students and teachers of various schools participated in the workshop.

    The workshop was organised with an aim to create awareness, sanitised and equip the students who are leaving for unknown arena in the unknown state. The Ministry’s aim is to endeavour to enable the students to seamlessly adapt them to the new environment and familiarise them with new career opportunities available to them.

    A day-long interactive session will be held tomorrow with women PIAs and women beneficiaries under ‘Nai Roshni’ scheme for impact assessment, skill development for economic empowerment of women and exploring employment opportunities along with possibility of synchronizing market potential outside the State. (DIPR)

  • SOCIAL WELFARE MINISTER LAUNCHES ‘181’ HELPLINE FOR WOMEN

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    Imphal, 23rd June, 2017(DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen today launched a 24/7 toll free helpline number ‘181’ for distressed women facing violence in public or private spheres of life.

    The function was held at Kuranga Nayani Hall. D.C. office Complex, Imphal West and jointly organised by Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) and Department of Social Welfare, Manipur under the sponsorship of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.

                Speaking on the occasion as a Chief Guest, Nemcha said, “The Women Helpline is a gift to the women folk of the state to fight against any form of violence against women. A toll free 24/7 telecom services will provide assistance to women affected by violence, seeking support and information will be disseminated regarding various women empowerment schemes and programmes related to women empowerment and protection.”

                Through the helpline, women from any part of the state will receive immediate medical assistance like the PCR Van or an ambulance, police, legal aid and one stop centre for professional counselling, the Minister added.

    The helpline will prevent crime against women and also to create awareness in times of need. It will facilitate quick response of various services like lodging police complaint, to provide medical, legal and counselling to women victims.

                Social Welfare Minister called upon the people to cooperate and extend maximum support to operate this helpline in the fully functional manner in the interest of all the women.

                At present, there are seven (7) staff engaged on daily wage/casual basic payment and there are also some staff including 1 Helpline Manager, 1 Senior Call Responder, 4 Call Responders, 1 IT Staff, 1 Multipurpose Helper. The supervisor and 3 security officials have been designated from the Imphal West Police station.

                It may be mentioned that under the sponsorship of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India, the Centre had launched the 181 helpline number in 2013 after the brutal gang-rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012 and asked all states to start the helpline.

                 Chairperson, MSCW Dr. K. Sobita Devi, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Manipur Shri JC Ramthanga, IAS, Director Social Welfare, Manipur Smt. Jacintha Lazarus, IAS, DC Imphal West Shri N. Geoffrey, IAS graced the function as President, Special Guest and Guests of Honour respectively.(DIPR)

  • WILL TAKE STERN ACTION AGAINST BUILDERS OF NEW THOUBAL MUNICIPAL COUNCIL BUILDING: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 22, 2017 (DIPR): MAHUD Minister Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar today said stern action will be taken up against contractors, sanction authority and engineers involved in the construction of the new building of the Thoubal Municipal Council office.

    He made the statement after inspecting the new building located inside the Thoubal Municipal Council office. The Minister said the new building has partially caved in, cracks are visible on the walls and the building is currently tilted due to damage on the retaining walls.

    MAHUD Minister appealed to the Councillors of the Thoubal Municipal Council to be vigilant and strictly follow the system while issuing licence to the vendors to avoid problems of issuing double license. Stating that the Imphal Municipal Council has already initiated work to keep the marketplaces in Imphal neat and clean, Shyamkumar instructed the Thoubal Municipal Council to begin the process to keep the market areas neat and clean.

    After inspecting the building, Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, MAHUD Director Shri N. Gitkumar along with department officials had a meeting with the Councillors of the Thoubal Municipal Council. Th. Shyamo, Chairman, Thoubal Municipal Council presented an 11 points charter of demands.

    MAHUD Minister gave assurance to the demand to provide Tata 407 vehicle (3 Numbers) to be utilised for the purpose of the solid waste collection. Regarding the purchase of De-silting machine, Shyamkumar said, the State has only one machine at present. He said, the State Government will try to purchase more such machines so that it can be used in rotation when required.

    He also gave assurance to include in the programme, the proposal of bore pile retaining wall in front of Thoubal Municipal Council, Thoubal (150 meters) and Thoubal Bridge to Sekpi Khongnangkhong (270 meters). Regarding demand for conversion of Manipur Municipal staffs to the Manipur State Service, Shyamkumar said the State Government will look into the feasibility of the matter and asked the staffs to take reference from other states.

    The Minister gave approval to the demand for reservation of the State Land opposite to Thoubal Melaground, Thoubal Achouba (total area of 1.6025 hectares) to Thoubal Municipal Council to solve the overcrowding issue at the Bazar.

    Speaking on the proposal for the construction of community toilet (8 Numbers) within Municipal area, Minister asked the Thoubal Municipal Council to bear 60 percent of the total expenditure cost and assured 40 percent from the MAHUD. Shyamkumar said, he will also see whether more funds can be allotted for the said construction.

    Regarding the proposal to repair Thoubal Main Bazar as well as electrification with wall painting (white wash), Minister Shyamkumar said he will consult with the concerned officials and asked Thoubal Municipal Council to bear a part of the expenses, assuring that the State Government will also give some contributions.

    Minister Shyamkumar said that there is a plan to construct night shelters at RIMS, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Andro and Kakching. He gave approval to the proposal for the construction of night shelter in Thoubal. The Minister asked the Council to send a proposal for construction of night shelter at Thoubal District Hospital stating that, night shelters are important and gave assurance that the State Government will support any initiatives which is for the welfare of the people.

    The charter of demands also included approval for changing the work site from Sekpi Khongnangkhong to the campus of Municipal Shopping Complex near District Agriculture Office, Thoubal under SUSV of NULM, proposal for sanction for construction of Municipal Office building (4 Rooms) and confirmation for appointment of staffs of Capacity Building at Manipur Municipalities.  (DIPR)

  • INTER DISTRICT BUS AND CITY BUS SERVICE TO BEGIN REVIVING MANIPUR STATE TRANSPORT A HUGE CHALLENGE –M. LAKSHMIKUMAR

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 21, 2017 (DIPR): The revival of the State Transport Department will be a huge challenge to the Department because of the financial shortages. This was stated by Shri M. Lakshmikumar Singh, Commissioner, Transport, Government of Manipur, in a press briefing organised by Transport Department at the Conference Hall, Old Secretariat, today, in connection with the launching of Inter District Bus and City Bus service which will be flag off by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh on 25th June, 2017. Shri M. Lakshmikumar Singh said that the Manipur State Transport service will be operational after a hiatus of almost a decade after the Hon’ble Chief Minister express his desire to solve the problem of commuters at the earliest considering the poor transportation facilities and traffic congestion in the State.

    The Commissioner said that on the launching day i.e., 25th June, 2017, the bus fare will be free of cost for both the City Bus service and the Inter District Bus service. Highlighting the traffic congestion issue in the State, he said, traffic planning requires co-ordination from the Traffic Control Department as well as the public. He further added that the operation of the transport service will give maximum attention to road safety considering the recent rise in road accidents. Stating that maximum people involved in road accident were found using fake driving licenses, he said, fake licenses, especially manual licenses, are being monitored and investigation is being handed over to the CID Crime Branch. He also added that passenger vehicles creating noise pollution and traffic congestion will gradually subside with the implementation of the transport service taken up by the Department. The Department also aims to bring in the private transporters in the near future under public private partnership (PPP model) understanding their contribution in the transportation sector. He asked for co-operation for a successful operation of the bus services in the State.

     Shri C. Arthur Worchuiyo, Director, Transport, Government of Manipur, replying to queries, said that, critical areas have been identified and initial steps will be taken up by posting traffic officials in the critical areas. He further said that the route of the City Bus service will be in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction to curb vehicle shortages at present and also for the convenience of the commuters.

    Shri B.K. Sharma, Joint Director, Transport, Government of Manipur, giving details of the bus routes, said that the service will start operating in three phases, on an experimental basis. In the initial stage, the Semi Low Floor Buses, which was earlier in service, will be inducted in Imphal City. For this 14 routes have been identified. The Ring Round City Bus service will be stationed at ISBT, Deulahland and MSRTC Complex, Moirangkhom and will ply on all the important roads in Imphal East and West district. The Inter District Bus Service will ply to Yairipok, Kakching, Moirang, Noney, Moreh, Pherzawl from Imphal and vice-versa. (DIPR)

  • MIN BISWAJIT HOLDS MEETING ON HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

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    Imphal, 22ndJune,2017 (DIPR):Public Works, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, IPR, Administrative Reforms and Training, Commerce and Industries and Power Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh met One Million Hockey Legs founding executive business development Shri Rob Van Ness and held a long discussion on how to promote hockey from the grass root level in the State. The latter called on the Minister at his New Secretariat Office, this evening.

                Following the meeting, the Minister said in January 2014, a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Indian and Dutch governments concerning sports development.

                Minister Biswajit also said that, according to the One Million Hockey Legsexecutive business development, the project was initiated in different States of the country under this MoU and now they want to initiate the project in Manipur to develop the sport from the grass root level.

                He said this will not only develop sports in the country but also improve bilateral relations between the two countries, where hockey has been of interest since a long time back. Minister Biswajit also feted Rob Van Ness with a local shawl and memento of the Kangla Sha. (DIPR)

  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO HSLC TOPPER

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    Churachandpur, 22nd June 2017( DIPR): Showing its concern and commitment towards promotion of talent and education especially among the financially weaker section of the society in the state , the Government of Manipur has extended financial aid amounting Rs. 2( two) lakhs to the family of Johnson L. Khongsai, HSLC Topper , the 19th Rank of HSLC Examination, 2017, so as to enable him to continue his studies and to his family for constructing a house.

    The financial assistance was handed over to Smt. Themchin Khongsai , the mother of Johnson L. Khongsai today by Shri Shyam Lai Poonia, Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur District at his office chamber.

    The DC also advised and encouraged   Johnson to focus on his studies and wished him good luck for his bright future. (DIPR)

  • BRICS GAMES MEDALLISTS CALL ON STATE SPORTS MINISTER

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    IMPHAL, June 22 (DIPR):  Three Wushu medallists from the State, along with their coach, of the 2017 BRICS Games held at Guangzhou, China today called on State Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip at his official quarters located at Lamphelpat. 

    Congratulating the medallists for bringing laurels to the State in particular and the country in general in the 2017 BRICS Games, YAS Minister Shri Letpao Haokip assured them to look into the welfare of the players as well as the coach. 

    Amongst others, Shri Gyandash Singh Mayanglambam won Gold in men’s all-round competition of Tajiquan and Taijijan while Shrimati Toshibala Ngangom Ayapana won Silver Medal in the women’s all-round competition of Changquan, Daoshu and Gunshu. Sanatombi Chanu Leimapokpam won Bronze in the women’s all-round competition of Tajiquan and Taijijan, while another player from the State, Shrimati Kh. Bidyashori Chanu won Silver Medal in the same category. 

    Three players from the State - M Gyandash, Toshibala Ngangom Ayapana and Sanatombi Chanu along with senior Wushu Taolu Coach Shri Sachidananda Mayanglambam called on the State Youth Affairs and Sports Minister soon after landing at the Imphal International Airport today. 

    The Minister assured them to look into the issues raised by the players at the earliest. The medal winners also handed a representation to the Minister. (DIPR)

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  • POSITIVE CHANGES COMING UP IN THE HILLS: N. KAYISII

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    Imphal; June 21, 2017 (DIPR): “The Government has started bringing positive changes in the hills under the leadership of the incumbent Chief Minister N. Biren Singh”, Shri N. Kayisii, Minister, Tribal Affairs & Hills stated while rendering the Chief Guest’s speech. The TD Minister was attending the 38th Foundation Day Celebration of the Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Ltd. (MTDC) held today at MTDC Office Complex located at Lamphelpat, Imphal.

    Kayisii further stated that MTDC can take a vital role in bringing such positive changes and developments in the hills. He exhorted upon the engineers and staff of MTDC to be positive in their approach and co-operate with each other while discharging their duty. The TD Minister assured that he will extend maximum help and support to MTDC for the upliftment and welfare of the tribal people.

            Acknowledging the presentation of cash rewards to two Grade IV employees of MTDC as a noble and significant gesture, Parliamentary Secretary, Planning & Transport, Shri Khashim Vashum, who was present as the Guest of Honour, expressed that MTDC has the potential to be amongst the best corporations in the country. He exclusively credited the employees of MTDC for bringing up the Corporation to this level. The Parl. Secretary appealed to the contractors and the engineers and staff of MTDC to co-operate and work with sacrifice and discipline.

             Functional President of today’s celebration, Shri Vungzagin Valte, Chairman, MTDC stated that Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Ltd. (MTDC), which is an instrument that bridges the hills and the valley, was set up for the benefit of the tribal and scheduled caste people in the State. Applauding the collective effort of the engineers and staff of MTDC, Vungzagin added that there’s still a lot to do for the development and welfare of the tribal and scheduled caste people in the State, and we need to go extra miles for it. He opined that providing proper market linkage and banking facility in the hill areas will make the hill people more productive and prosperous. He appealed the Central and State Governments to support MTDC in this regard.

               The Foundation Day celebration was also attended by Commissioner (TAH) and Managing Director, MTDC Shri T. Pamei, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Pherzawl Shri A. Tombikanta, IAS, Director (TAH), Jt. Director (TAH), General Manager, MTDC, engineers and staff of MTDC, officers and staff of TAH Department, Bank Managers and ADC Members amongst others.

    The highlight of today’s celebration was the presentation of cash rewards of Rs. 5000 each to two Grade IV employees of MTDC, and the melodious songs presentation by the young renowned tribal singers.

              The Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Ltd. (MTDC) was set up on 21st June, 1979 as an autonomous body administered by the State Government through its Tribal Affairs, Hills & Scheduled Castes Department working for the socio-economic upliftment of the Tribal and Scheduled Caste people in the State of Manipur.

              The MTDC is one of the leading State PSUs functioning as Work Agency executing civil construction works of various departments. MTDC has executed works involving around Rs. 330 crores of the State Government and Central Govt. Organisations during the last 3 to 4 years. Apart from State Government Departments, MTDC has taken up various deposit works from outside the State, viz – Airport Authority of India’s Development and Operationalization of Tezu Airport, Arunachal Pradesh and Construction of Radar Building at Imphal International Airport, Construction of Toilets in schools in Assam under CSR Programme for Swachh Bharat, Kamrup District, Construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangasthan (KVS), Bhakli, Haryana under Ministry of HRD. In the near future, MTDC is planning to open branch offices outside the State and take up more deposit works.

              Initially, MTDC has been functioning as the State Channelizing Agency (SCA) for National Apex Corporation for implementation of General Term Loans/Schemes broadly classified as Farming, Non-farming and Transport Sector, and has benefited about 2000 tribal and SC beneficiaries. Presently the Corporation is providing free Skill Development Training Programmes to the STs/SCs in order to give them gainful sustainable livelihood. (DIPR)

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  • MINISTER KARAM SHYAM LEADS YOGA DAY CELEBRATION IN THANGMEIBAND

    IMPHAL, JUNE 21, 2017 (DIPR): The Third International Day of Yoga 2017 was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Ima Khunthokhanbi Hall, Thangmeiband organised by the Manipur State Yoga Association. Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Karam Shyam was the Chief Guest of the function. The day began with a Yoga Flag run by the Chief Guest of the function.

    Speaking during the function Minister Shri Karam Shyam said the benefits of yoga are now spread worldwide. The renewed global recognition and appeal towards yoga should be credited to hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, he added.

    Minister Karam Shyam also said that, yoga not only liberates body and soul but also cleanses and purifies the body. He said in Manipur, yoga is more popular with the women, as yoga helps in detoxifying mind and helps in reducing stress.

    A seminar on yoga was also held where experts spoke on various benefits of yoga. A yoga demonstration was also held which was attended by hundreds of participants. President of Manipur State Yoga Association Shri Oinam Budhi Singh and Chief Advisor of Manipur State Yoga Association Shri A. Ibotombi Singh also attended the function. (DIPR)

  • 3rd International Day of Yoga 2017 Observed

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    Churachandpur, June 21, 2017 (DIPR). The 3rd International Day of Yoga was observed this morning at Peace Ground, Auditorium Tuibong, Churachandpur ; organized by the District Administration CCpur in collaboration with District Police, NYK, Bharat Swabhiman Trust and Patanjali Yog Samiti CCpur.

    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Shyam Lal Poonia IAS,DC/CCpur emphasized the importance of Yoga in human life, he said that Yoga is a way of living as it increases our endurances by inhaling and exhaling air from our body. He requested the participants to continue practicing Yoga as it helps not only our body but also our mind to keep it healthy. He expressed his appreciation for organizing such a successful function. He prayed that more people will be aware of their health, so that next year he hope the capacity of the hall will be full. Shri Rakesh Balwal IPS,SP/CCpur in his speech emphasized the practice of Yoga, he said Yoga is a good exercise to maintain our body healthy, It is appropriate to observe such on a very special day; today the 21st June 2017, the longest day in a year.

    Speaking on the occasion, Shri H. Doungel, District Coordinator NYS elaborate the importance and the healthy way of Yoga saying that it is not meant for only one religion as it was observed and practice by most part of the countries in the World. Yoga was performed with instructor guidance at the observation function. Around 150-200 participants. (DIPR)

  • INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY CELEBRATED MUSIC NEEDS INGENUITY AND TALENT FOR GROWTH: K RADHAKUMAR

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    Imphal, June 21, 2017 (DIPR):The  International Music Day was celebrated   today at Priyogopalsana Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, (JNMDA) Imphal with the main aim to promote music in the State.

    Organised by JNMDA in association with Gitanjali Performing Group of Art & Music , the function was graced by Commissioner IPR ,Govt. Of Manipur Shri K Radhakumar and ex. Vice Chancellor Manipur University & also Vice-Chairman, JNMDA, Imphal Prof. H.Tombi  as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.

    Appreciating Shri K Radhakumar for being a poet, short-story writer and a social activist and Prof. Tombi for his rich experience in the field of dance and music, Director JNMDA, Shri L Upendro Sharma said that today's music always speaks of a fusion of diverse elements  .

    Remembering old childhood days when his grandfather used to sing folk song, Shri K Radhakumar said that Sangeet Kala is  one of the most important of all art forms in which we cannot step in without inborn talent and voice.

    Humming a few lines of a Manipuri song titled " Nungshigi Cheina", he stated that there is  a huge impact of Western music in our culture so that we need to do proper research and carve a unique place of Manipuri music on the global arena. He also warned that we should   try to preserve our identity, originality and indigenousness   against the influx of Western, Korean and Bengali elements in our culture in recent times.

    Prof. Tombi said that the whole concept   behind organising the International Music Day is to spread the awareness and importance of music   to the general public of Manipur ever since the idea was conceived and put into  actual practice in 1982 in other parts of the world. He later said, "   Human beings have always been associated with music both in days of happiness as well as sorrow as it is a part and parcel of our day to day life just like dance. International Music Day is celebrated across 120 countries and 800 cities till date."

    A  light Kabui song on the theme " Punshi nunsghangnaba malem pumba yaiphanaba tollaba meeoibagidamak ",  usually sung by Rani Gaidinliu & Haipou Jadonang on every full moon day,   was performed by Puiruna Golmei & party today as a part of the invocation session.

    The students of JNMDA performed Kartal Cholom and Pung Cholom followed by Meitei Ishei(Malem Seitharol) by Th. Lansana and Khunung Ishei(Moirang Sai) by A.Priyarani Devi.

    Heart-touching devotional songs were performed  by Gitanjali Performing Group of Art & Music, Imphal.

    Th. Ibochouba Singh, S.Tijendra Singh, R.K.Jnanranjan Singh,W.Vishwanath Singh & B. Netachandra Sharma were the singers who sang in today's musical event. (DIPR)

  • MINISTER BISWAJIT,CHIEF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OFFICER TANG SHANGJUN DISCUSS WAYS TO PROMOTE TRADE AND AGRO BASED ACTIVITIES

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    Kunming,21st June,2017: Minister of Commerce,Trade and Industries, Shri Th Biswajit Singh called on Chief International Business Officer of Yunnan State Farms Agribusiness Group Co. Ltd. Tang Shangjun, Tuesday evening,and discussed ways to promote trade and Agro Based Activities ties between India and China. The minister met the Chief International Business Officer at the latter’s Dongfeng East Road official residence in Kunming, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.

    During the meeting,the Chief International Business officer expressed his interest in investing in certain prospective agro-based activities in Manipur.

    Shri Tang Shangjun also expressed his desire to visit Manipur.

                During the meeting, ShriThBiswajit and Chief International Business Officer of Yunnan State Farms Agribusiness Group CO LTD Shri Tang Shangjun discussed free movement of Chinese traders in Manipur.

    Shri Tang Shangjun also drew the Minister’s attention on PAC (prior Approval Category). He further reassured to promote trade between the two countries.

    It may be mentioned that a team from the State led by Shri Th. Biswajit Singh, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry attended the South & South East Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair, 2017 at the Dianchi International Convention and International Sistership pavilion at Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China.

    The Minister is being  accompanied by Shri L. Lakher, Principal Secretary Commerce and industry, Shri M Luikham, Director Commerce and Industry, Smt. L. Inunganbi Devi, CorporatorImphal Municipal Corporation Ward No. 18, Shri L. Bashanta Sharma, Media Coordinator to Hon'ble Chief Minister Manipur and ShriChandrakishore Singh, President, North East Federation on International Trade, Manipur Chapter. (DIPR)

  • CHIEF MINISTER REVIEWS GOVERNMENT’S 100 DAYS PROGRAMME

    Imphal, June 21, 2017 (DIPR): With the BJP-led coalition Government is completing 100 days in office within a few days, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh reviewed the status and progress of various developmental projects being undertaken by the Government under its 100 days programme.

                The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction when the Ministers and Commissioners concerned conveyed him that almost all the enlisted tasks were ready for inauguration/launch while many of the works had already been translated into action.

    Health and Family Welfare, Law and Legislative Affairs, Art and Culture and CADA Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar, CAF and PD, Weights and Measures, Revenue, Relief and Disaster Management Minister Shri Karam Shyam, MAHUD, Town Planning, Forest and Environment, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, IFCD and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip, PHED and Printing and Stationery Minister Shri Losii Dikho, Social Welfare and Co-operation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen, all the Administrative Secretaries and Directors of different Departments attended the meeting.

    Shri N. Biren assessed the present status of all the projects one by one and directed the officials concerned to take up necessary steps to inaugurate/launch the remaining tasks within this month.

    Launching of public transport under the name Manipur State Transport and operationalisation of ISBT, Dewlaland, providing free internet Wi-Fi service in public areas like Paona Bazar, Thangal Bazar, JNIMS complex, Old Secretariat and New Secretariat etc, launching of two Rural Mobile Health Care Units and distribution of welfare benefits to 6000 building and construction workers are some of the significant developments which the public would witness within a few days.

    The Chief Minister directed the Departments concerned to bring out separate booklets containing details of the tasks accomplished under the Government’s 100 days programme at the earliest.

    Launching of Manipur Journalists’ Welfare Fund, inauguration of 50 schools (41 under SSA and nine under RMSA) and 64 classrooms (SSA), regulation of private schools and private tuition centres, implementation of a transparent transfer and posting policy under Education and Health and Family Welfare Departments, conducting special immunization drive for full immunization of about 3000 children (0-2) years in Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Churachandpur and Chandel (Mission Indradanush), launching of vocational courses in 40 colleges, inauguration of 46 classrooms, eight hostels with 645 beds, 4 132/33 KV power sub-stations, tourist resort at Sendra hillock, water sports complex at Takmu and Andro Tourist Park and launching of a toll free Women Helpline are some of the important projects among many others works which will be translated into action within this month. (DIPR)

  • 3RD INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATED ACROSS THE STATE CM BATS FOR YOGA FOR PEACE AND HARMONY IN THE STATE

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    Imphal, June 21, 2017 (DIPR): With a strong message to keep our body and mind healthy, the 3rd International Day of Yoga, 2017 was celebrated at Indoor Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal. The celebration was jointly organised by Directorate of AYUSH, National Health Mission, Manipur and Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Manipur.

                Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh alongwith Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar lead hundreds of Yoga practitioners through a series of poses and breathing exercises.

                Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Minister for Social Welfare and Co-operation Smt. Nemcha Kipgen, Minister for Forest and Environment Shri Th. Shyamkumar Singh, Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Letpao Haokip, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Shri L. Susindro Meitei, Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (RD&PR) Shri H. Dingo Singh, Chief Secretary, DGP and other top civil and police officials participated in the celebration. More than 500 yoga enthusiasts participated in the event.

                Highlighting that International Day of Yoga is being celebrated in more than 1 Lakh venues across the country, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that Yoga is a wellness healthy practice or exercise that prevents illness and keep our mind and body healthy. Dedication, determination and discipline are the teachings of Yoga, he added.

                Mentioning the importance and significance of Yoga, the Union Minister said that it is the soft power of the country that we have the treasure of knowledge in our traditions so we should never forget and continue to practice that is significantly good. He further said that Yoga is not only confined to India but it is being practised in 190 countries and is celebrated International day of Yoga in these countries. In the last three years, India is transforming and moving in the path of progress with the support and faith of the people of the country, he added.

                On the occasion, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that it is the contribution and achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to popularise Yoga which spreads the message of peace and prosperity across the world. Stating that people should be encourage to practice Yoga, Chief Minister further said that Yoga is a practice that promotes inner peace and well-being of an individual. If there is no inner peace and well-being of body, there would be no peace and harmony in the State, he added.

               

    Later, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh and Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar flagged off Run for Yoga to encourage people to practice Yoga in the State. (DIPR)

  • PEACE AND PROSPERITY FLOURISH IN MANIPUR: PRAKASH JAVADEKAR

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    Imphal, June 20, 2017 (DIPR): “More than 120 new schools including primary and upper primary schools would be constructed in Manipur soon”, said Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar in a press conference held at Hotel Imphal, today.

                Addressing the media, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, the government has achieved many impossible things within 100 days which the previous government couldn’t in last 10-15 years. The new government has brought peace, stability and prosperity, corruption free State with the support of the people in the State and Manipur is stepping towards prosperity and development, he added.

                The Union Minister stressed that a review meeting was held to discuss the education scenario of the State with the officials of the concerned department so as to make every possible effort to improve the education system in Manipur. The Central government is lending its hand to give any assistance including financial to deliver quality education for all in the State, he added.

                Shri Prakash Javadekar said, “We have found that there are more than 40 schools where there are no students because it is located in such a remote place which is totally inconvenient for students to go to the schools.” He further said that the State government has been directed to enquire into it and take necessary action. (DIPR)

  • UNION MINISTER PRESIDES REVIEW MEETING

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    Imphal, June 20, 2017 (DIPR): Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presided a review meeting to uplift the education sector of the State at the Cabinet Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

    Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam, two Joint Secretaries of Central Government, Principal Secretary (Education-S), Commissioner (Higher and Technical Education), Directors of Education (S) and Higher and Technical Education and officials of the Education department were present at the review meeting.

    The meeting mainly discussed the matters like induction of capable and efficient persons as teachers, manpower status, transfer and posting of teachers etc.

    Shri Prakash Javadekar, while speaking at meeting said that bringing quality should be the main motive behind any endeavour in the education sector. Instead of giving rhetoric speeches and resorting to blame games, the Government should focus to translating people’s wishes into action.

    Stating that people always want to see progress, good governance and corruption-free administration, Shri Javadekar asked the State Government not to disappoint people.     

    As education is the backbone of every progress, there is need for enhancing the education system, he observed.  The Union Minister further said that the main objective of holding the review meeting is to discuss and finalise the action plan towards this end.

    During the meeting, the Minister also asserted no political interference must be there in the selection of location for the establishment of any educational institute. (DIPR)

  • IFCD/YAS MINISTER BATS FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO USHER IN DEVELOPMENT

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    IMPHAL, Jun 20 (DIPR): Creating cordial atmosphere and playing good hosts to officials coming from outside is a must to usher in development, and people of Chandel district should show hospitality to officials from outside who are posted in the district so that the district progress and prosper in all fronts.

    This was stated by IFCD/YAS Minister Shri Letpao Haokip while addressing a gathering at Indoor Stadium, Chandel district headquarters today during a felicitation cum interaction programme organized by a local committee.

    Shri Letpao Haokip, who is also the MLA of 41-Chandel (ST) AC, urged the people to commit themselves to make Chandel one of the most developed districts of the State. Urging the people to shun parochial mindset, he called upon the people, cutting across ethnic divides, to work collectively for the overall good of the district as well as the State.

    He urged people of the district to extend maximum cooperation to the developmental initiatives of the Government and make the officials coming from outside the district feel homely so that the officials give their best to develop the district.

    The district will move to the path of progress and prosperity when officials posted in the district feel the warmth and hospitality of the locals, he said while urging the people to support the various developmental activities initiated by the Government instead of causing disturbances to them.

    Calling upon people of the district to cultivate work culture, Shri Letpao also encouraged them to create resource which is identifiable with the district. Stressing on individual’s role for the development of the district, the Minister assured that people of the district get their due shares – be it development and welfare schemes.

    “I do not belong to a particular community. I am your MLA. Come forward with your problems and we should together find ways to solve them,” he said.

    He also said that no officials or persons involved in misappropriation of public fund would be spared and fitting punitive action should be taken against them. He further said that the functioning of the district administration should be streamlined. He instructed the civil and police officers of the district to get closer to the local people so that a healthy relation is maintained.

    The Minister also expressed unhappiness over the lack of quality maintenance in Pallel-Chandel road repair. Calling for quality maintenance in all works, the Minister said giving just 'cosmetic' touch to works will serve no purpose.

    Deputy Commissioner of Chandel Krishna Kumar; SP of Chandel, Kamei Angam Romanus and various DLOs of the district attended the programme.

    Shri Letpao Haokip, prior to the public meeting, inspected the progress of the construction of 50-bedded District Hospital, Chandel. He appealed to the contractor concerned to ensure completion of the hospital within the stipulated time. He later mentioned in his speech that the 50-bedded district hospital would be upgraded to a 100-bedded hospital.

    Later, the Minister also inspected the Mini-Stadium at Chandel Christian where construction of it has been kept incomplete. The Minister assured to do his best for the completion of the mini-stadium. Various civil society organisations’ leaders of Chandel district highlighted their grievances to the Minister and District Administration during the interaction session. (DIPR)

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  • ONE STOP CENTRE WILL SOON BE A REALITY IN IMPHAL AND HILL DISTRICTS: NEMCHA KIPGEN

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    Imphal, 20th June, 2017(DIPR): “One Stop Centre (OSC) will soon be expanded to 3 Districts after 100 days; next target being Imphal and Hill Districts in Manipur,” Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen announced during her spot visit to Sakhi One Stop Centre, the 1st ever centrein the state, at Thoubal Mini Secretariat complex today.

                During the visit, Social Welfare Minister interacted with the concern officials and the staff and also enquired about the infrastructure to know if there is any assistance she can provide from her end. She lauded and appreciated the DC, Thoubal and his team for such an initiative and expressed gratitude to see the centre fully functional and in the satisfactory manner.

                At present, this centre is equipped with 10 rooms including administration, dormitory, kitchen, toilets, counselling room, video conference room, police, medical and waiting room and there are around 20 staff at the centre that includes administration staff, police, medical team, case worker and counsellor and support staff.

                Addressing the ministerial team, DC Thoubal L. Nabakiswar Singh, IAS stated that it is the first ever centre that serves as a second home for the women’s victims.

                It may be mentioned that under the directive of Ministry of Child and Welfare Development, OSC is meant for women in distress or affected by violence in private and public places. It will facilitate an integrated range of services including medical, legal, and psychological support.

                Ministerial team at the spot includes Principal Secretary J.C. Ramthanga, IAS, DC Thoubal L. Nabakiswar Singh, IAS, Director, Social Welfare Jacintha Lazarus and the officials of the department. (DIPR)

  • 3RD INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATION

    Imphal, 20th June, 2017 (DIPR): With an attempt to setthe Guinness World Record on the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga, Yoga Training and Research Centre Manipur, Sagolband Tera Keithel, will conduct the largest Diabetes Awareness Lesson at SAI-NERC Indoor Hall, Takyelpat, on Wednesday, 21st June, 2017, at 8.00 am.

    The ceremony will be graced by Shri L. Radhakishore Singh, Chairman, KVIB/MPCB, Govt. of Manipur, Dr. M. Homeshwor Singh, Director, Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur, Smt. K. Sunita Devi, Zilla Parishad Member, Mayang Langjing, Shri A. Gojendro, Pradhan, Phayeng Gram Panchayat, Imphal West and Dr. Y. Bajao Singh, President, YRTC, Manipur as the Chief Guest, Guests of Honour and President respectivel. (DIPR)

     

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  • CM VOWS TO PROTECT AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND WETLANDS

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    Imphal, June 20, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has vowed to protect agricultural lands and wetlands in order to ensure sustainable development to the people and maintaining ecological balance.

    He was speaking at the one-day interaction programme of local and district level monitoring committees constituted under the Manipur State Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014, organised by Department of Revenue at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) Auditorium, Palace Compound today.

    Expressing serious concern over shrinking of paddy lands and wetlands at an alarming rate, the Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to review the performance of local, district and State level committees constituted under the Act and induct competent officials and social-minded locals into the committee.

    He said that the new State Government would do whatever possible to effectively imple  ment the Act.

    Observing that Manipur being a land-locked State, it is necessary to make Manipur, a self-reliant State in food production, the Chief Minister opined that it can’t be achieved without protecting agricultural lands and wetlands.

    Shri Biren further said that he is in constant touch with the Agriculture Minister to find ways and means to introduce widespread practice of double-cropping in the State.

    He further said that deliberations are also being made to construct small dams in the riverbeds of Imphal, Kongba and Thoubal rivers to harvest water for irrigation and water supply purposes.

    Stating that the present state of Lamphelpat is so disappointing, he directed the Imphal West DC to take up immediate steps to curb onslaught on paddy lands and wetlands there.

    The Chief Minister also asked the DC to evict unauthorised structures and effect immediate step to stop unnecessary acquisition and encroachment on agricultural land at Lamphelpat.

    Stating that protection of Loktak Lake is another task which the present Government takes seriously, Shri Biren asked Bishnupur DC to constitute a committee comprising MLAs, DC, LDA officials and elected leaders of Panchayats in this connection at the earliest.

    Speaking at the occasion, Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam said that the interaction programme was organised under the supervision of the Chief Minister considering the significance of the Manipur State Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014.

    The Minister observed that people should be imparted awareness about the Act in order to get co-operation from them towards its effective implementation.

    He said that Manipur requires 25 lakh tonnes of rice annually and the State could produce only 1/5th of the total requirement. The Minister further informed that as per the official records, the State has 2,34,000 hectares of agricultural land, but this total area is shrinking fast due to rampant constructions and urbanization.

    Agriculture Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian said that the State Government is putting in serious effort to double State’s agricultural produces by 2020.

    Commissioner (Revenue) Shri Th. Chittaranjan made a PowerPoint presentation on the Act.

    DCs of different districts, Directors of different departments, SDOs and other officials also took part in the interaction programme. (DIPR)

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  • Civil Societies of Mao met the Hon’ble Chief Minister

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    A delegation of Civil Societies of Mao met the Hon’ble Chief Minister today. The delegation consisted of Mao Council, Mao Union, Mao Students Union, Mao Women Welfare Association, KDLBR, and others.

    The delegation specifically mentioned about the incident of June 6, 2017 in which trekkers from Manipur were harassed. They also mentioned about the encroachment and interference by the southern Angami People in the affairs of villagers of Mao. Specific instances were quoted about the following :-

    1. Interference in the free movement of traffic in NH-2.
    2. Stoppage of Vehicles & forcing them to unload and use vehicles of southern Angami people.
    3. Encroachment into the land of Mao people.

    The delegation also mentioned about the non-functioning of the SDO Office.

    The delegation also suggested the following :-

    1. To lodge a complaint with the appropriate authorities of the Government of Nagaland as well as Government of India.
    2. To construct motorable road uptoDzuko Valley on the side of Manipur.
    3. To construct a Composite Check Post at Mao.
    4. To construct a marketing shed at Mao for women vendors.
    5. To construct a helipad and guest house for tourism purposes.
    6. To start police station near Dzuko Valley.

    Hon’ble Chief Minister patiently listened to its points raised by the delegation & assured them of prompt action. He assured them that the State Government would take up the matter with the Government of Nagaland as well as Government of India in all seriousness so that the rights of Mao people are not infringed upon by anyone. He also assured that immediate action will be taken to see that the guest house, helipad and approach road for Dzuko Valley are constructed at the earliest. He also assured that the opening of Police Station as wellas composite Check post at Mao will be looked into for an early action.For the purpose of identifying the land for the above infrastructure development, a Committee headed by ShriKaisii, Hon’ble Minister (TA&Hills), Manipur and  havingShri L. Dikho, Hon’ble Minister (PHED), Manipur, Chief Engineer (RED/PMGSY), Commissioner (Revenue),DC (Senapati), and representatives of Civil Societies was constituted and the Committee has been asked to submit its report within 15th July, 2017 to enable the Government take further appropriate action. (DIPR)

  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WOULD START SOON FOR SURRENDERED CADRES: CM

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    Imphal, June 19, 2017 (DIPR): The government would provide skill development programmes to the surrendered militants that would enable them to find sustainable means of livelihood. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at the homecoming ceremony of a cadre of KCP Lamphel held today at CM Secretariat.

    Chief Minister said that these skill development programmes would be starting from June 30 and would be provided free of cost to those surrendered cadres. He further said that those who have surrendered four years back would be allowed to stay at their respective homes.

    Calling as the achievement of the new government, he praised the surrendered cadre for joining the mainstream after having faith in the new government.

    Speaking on the occasion, the CM lauded the bold step taken by the militant to shun violence and to join the path of peace and prosperity which would help progress and development in the State.

    Strongly condemning the recent killings at Ukhrul district, he said that an FIR has been lodged and the entire area has already cordoned off by the combined team of State Police and Assam Rifles. Befitting punishments would be given to those perpetrators who are associated with such act of terrorism, he added.

    The surrendered cadre is identified as Soraisam Modhuchandra Singh alias S.M. Meitei aged 45 years, son of S. Dinamani Singh of Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai. He was working as Self Style Commander of KCP Lamphel faction. The arms and ammunition deposited by him include two 9mm pistols with magazines and 9 live rounds.

    The homecoming ceremony was attended by DGP Manipur, Shri L.M. Khaute, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr. J. Suresh Babu and other top ranking police officials. (DIPR)

  • CM LAUNCHES PRADHAN MANTRI NATIONAL DIALYSIS PROGRAMME MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS SHOULD TREAT PEOPLE WITH HUMAN TOUCH: CM

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    Imphal, June 19, 2017 (DIPR): With an aim to help poor patients suffering from renal (kidney) disease in the State, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today launched the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme at the Mini Auditorium, JNIMS, Imphal. The function was jointly organised by Directorate of Health Services, Manipur and SHS, National Health Mission, Manipur.

    Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri N. Biren Singh said that medical practitioners should treat the patients with human touch. Among various professions, those who are in medical profession cannot say “sorry” to their patients, he added. He mentioned that people’s respect and importance shown to the doctors and nurses should never let down. He further said that the medical practitioners should find out on why people do not trust government hospitals for medical treatment. Apart from JNIMS and RIMS, the government would start the Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Programme in all the district hospitals of the State soon.

    Chief Minister further said, “I believe that if we discuss and work collectively, the rarest of the rare medical cases can be easily treated in the State.” Highlighting the various schemes and programmes initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that various welfare schemes have been implemented to reach out to the poorest of the poor in the country.

    He emphasised that the new government was formed with certain mission to bring development in the State and the government is committed to show and bring practical visible changes in the State. The objective of launching various websites, anti-corruption cell and watsapp numbers is to regulate and check the mistakes on the part of the government so that due punishment can be given to those persons or departments, he added.

    He further mentioned that the government is planning to revive the State transportation services and city bus services will be made available soon. People should be encouraged to use public transport system so that we can minimize traffic congestion, pollution etc., he added. He said that a post of Traffic SP will be created soon. He appealed to the people that the government seek suggestion from experts and people so that the government can maintain transparency and regulate the system.  

    During the function, Chief Minister presented a cheque of Rs. 25 lakhs each to the Director of RIMS and JNIMS.

     Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Shri S, Subhaschandra Singh, Commissioner Health, Shri Sumant Singh, Director, RIMS, Shri R.K. Dinesh, Director, JNIMS, L. Deben and medical practitioners attended the function. (DIPR)

  • CHIEF MINISTER FLAGS OFF INDIA TO SPAIN ROADTRIP

     

    Imphal, June 19, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today flagged off the India to Spain road trip from Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal.

    The 8 Indian team led by two females will travel 16 countries in 63 days covering around 20,000 kilometres. The team includes two females and six males. Countries like Myanmar, Thailand, China, Mongolia, Russia etc. would be covered during the trip. The road trip is organised by EMBARQ Motorworld Pvt. Limited, a Mumbai based company.

    Wishing the team a safe journey, Chief Minister asked the team to highlight the potential and distinct natural beauty of Manipur to the outside world. He appealed the team to spread the message of the country’s unique identity of unity in diversity.

    Founder and Director, EMBARQ, Mrs. Medha Joseph said that the objective of the road trip is to have an experience of different countries, cultures, time zones, weather, etc. 

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    Churachandpur June 19, 2017 : Training for 7- Days Basic Course in News Reporting organized by State Institute of Journalism(SIJ) DIPR, Govt. of Manipur, held at MHJU Press Club, Headquarter Veng, CCPur has ended today with a field visit at three different places ; 1.Lanva Cemetery Bridge, 2. Manipur Express Office (oldest press in CCpur) and 3. AIR CCpur. The Programme concluded with distribution of Certificate to 25 trainees who have participated the training. (DIPR)

  • NOTICE FROM DIRECTORATE OF ART & CULTURE

  • LUMP SUM GRANT FOR VOCATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION DISTRIBUTED UNDER RUSA

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    Imphal, June 19th 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam, today, distributed the lump sum grant to Government Aided and Private College for implementation of Vocationalisation of Higher Education underRashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The programme organised by the Department of University & Higher Education, Manipur was held at the SSA Hall, Babupara.

                The scheme, Vocationalisation of Higher Education underRUSA, is to achieveskilled workforce defined according to Set of Standards (SOS). This will create skilled and productive workforce matching international standardsfacilitated with flexible learning and competency building paradigms among the students. This scheme will now make it possible to receive vocational training in university level degree through a mechanism of credit accumulation and transfer and bridge courses.

                Speaking as chief guest, Education Minister stressed on the need to familiarise and clear the confusion about the vocational course since there is already so much other vocational and technical education. He said the scheme of Vocationalisation of Higher Education should be utilised considering the need of state and prioritising the requirement in view of the socio, economic and political construct. He also emphasised on the need to developed and upgrade colleges in the state with latest update through a holistic approach.

    Further, he indicated on the need to make the students relevant of the present scenario of today’s competitive world. Everything, he said, is base on demand-supply of the market. Therefore it is very important that they be imbibed with necessary qualities to become productive and become a self sufficient individual. He also expressed his concern on the need to take possible measures to address the high number of drop-out of students failing to get admission in the university level degree.

    The scheme should be utilised considering the need of the state prioritising the requirement keeping in view the socio, economic and political construct of the state, he added.

    To make fast and foremost focus for the welfare of the student, he requested the teachers to provide the best to the student within the available limited resources. On need to groom students the best in academic or in other event, he said, the teacher must have a vision and set a target to produce the best of students who could participate on different competitions.

    Commissioner higher and technical education H. Deleep Singh said, the Vocationalisation of Higher Education is very important and is also a very challenging task. With the syllabus already set for level four and five adapting the national framework with industrial partner as service providers, forty colleges have been identified through mapping. These colleges will take up the following main trades - IT, ITES, fishery, floriculture, horticulture, tourism and hospitality, retail management, Fruit Preservation Tech, Food Processing Technology, Computer Hardware Technology, Rubber Manufacturing Technology,Medicinal Plant,Journalismand Automotive.

    The programme was participated by Director, University and Higher Education B. John Tlangtingkuma, Officials, Principals and Teachers of the colleges. (DIPR)

  • STATE EMPLOYEE CAUGHT; DEADLINE ISSUED TO FOREST ENCROACHERS

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    IMPHAL, JUNE 19, 2017 (DIPR): An employee of the State Electricity Department employee was caught red- handed trying to carry logs of pinewood at the Langol Reserve Forest area near Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroisemba by the Forests Department officials.

    Forests and Environment Minister Th. Shyamkumar addressing media persons, said that, the man who is employed as a lineman in the State Electricity Department was caught today at around 5.30 am. He said necessary legal action will be taken up against the person. He said that, the man had cut down pinewood trees into pieces and had stored it at the Power House located in the area. The man was caught red-handed by the officials while he was trying to carry one of the tree log in his bicycle today, the Minister informed. 

    Minister Shyamkumar further appealed to the public to come forward and collectively protect the trees.He also said the challenges due to the ecological imbalance is a serious issue and we all need to come together to solve the problem. He further asked all illegal encroachers in the forest reserve areas in the State, including the Langol Reserve Forest, to vacate within one month to avoid legal action. (DIPR)

  • AGRICULTURE MINISTER ISSUES FERTILIZER

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    Imphal, the June 19, 2017 (DIPR): Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian, along with Agriculture Director Shri Rajendro Singh and AFO Shri Kulabidhu Singh have issued Fertilizer to the farmers at the Godown of Agriculture, Lamphelpat, Imphal today.

    According to an official report from its department, there is sufficient stock of fertilizer in the godown for the farmers of Manipur and more would be transported from outside the state in future. There would be sufficient and no shortage of fertilizer for the farmers of Manipur. Farmers of the State can get fertilizer regularly at any time from the department of Agriculture as and when they required. (DIPR)

  • MIN BISWAJIT,CONSUL GENERAL OF INDIA SAILAS THANGALDISCUSS WAYS TO ENHANCE INDO-CHINA TRADE RELATIONS

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    Tianhe,18thJune,2017: Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Shri ThongamBiswajit Singh called onConsul General of India Shri SailasThangal, today, and discussed ways to strengthentrade and economic ties between India and China. The Minister and his accompanying officials from the State met the Consul General at the latter’s Lin He Zhong Road official residence inTianhe district, People's Republic of China.

                Minister Biswajit said during the meeting, he discussed ideas and ways with the Consul General on how to develop the Indo-China relation and stimulate economic and trade relations especially between Manipur and China.

    He said during the present tour, his team has received several ideas and suggestions including from the Consul General.

    The Minister, who stressed on China’s importance in the plan to develop Manipur’s economy, said now the government will work on how to incorporate these ideas into the Act East Policyfor the growth of Manipur’s economy.

                The Consul General explained the importance of Yunnan province in developing Manipur-China relations.

    Elaborating further, he said India and China are big countries and Delhi and Beijing cannot cover everything. However, if we can promote relations between Manipur and Yunnan under the guidance of Beijing and Delhi, there will be fruitful cooperation and much progress, he added.

    “And Yunnan can be a developmental model for Manipur as well”, he said explaining further that both Manipur and Yunnan have many similarities including geographic conditions, climatic conditions. He said like in Manipur, there are also different ethnic groups in Yunnan.

    He explained we can replicate the development model of Yunnan to develop Manipur.

                Yunnan also acts as land bridge between India and China, he said, adding that the place also has a political connection with North East India especially during World War II.

    A team from the State led by Shri Th. Biswajit Singh, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce,Trade and Industry attended the South & South East Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair,2017at the Dianchi International Convention and International Sistership pavilion at Kunming, Yunan Province, People's Republic of China.

    The Minister is accompanied by Shri L. Lakher, Principal Secretary Commerce and industry, Shri M Luikham, Director Commerce and Industry, Smt. L. Inunganbi Devi, CorporatorImphal Municipal Corporation Ward No. 18, Shri L.Bashanta Sharma, Media Coordinator to Hon'ble Chief Minister Manipur and Shri Chandrakishore Singh, President, North East Federation on International Trade, Manipur Chapter. (DIPR)

  • NO ONE CAN COMPETE OUR SKILLS IF WE STREAMILNE HUMAN RESOURCE: N. BIREN SINGH

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    Imphal, June 17, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that we could manage to streamline the human resource of the State, no one can compete our skills and hardworking in the world. He was speaking at the felicitation programme cum distribution of machines and equipments under various schemes organised by Department of Sericulture, Government of Manipur, held today at Project Management Complex, Sagaipat, Imphal.

                Appreciating the Sericulture Department for encouraging farmers and Self H