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Imphal, August 29, 2017 (DIPR): Members of Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) led by its President Shri Khaidem Mani and Secretary General Shri L. Biken Singh met Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh to discuss its 22 points charter of demands including implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in-toto at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

            After patiently listening to the points raised by the JAC members, the Chief Minister assured them that the State Government would to look into the demands in consultation with the officials concerned.(DIPR)




Imphal, August 30, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh called for exploring scientific means to conserve the precious biodiversity wealth of the State including rare Shirui Lily and Sangai.

He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session of the 7th Review and Monitoring cum Mentoring Meeting of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) sponsored Biotech Hubs in North East India at Hotel Imphal today.

The Chief Minister said, “We need to learn live in harmony with nature. While utilizing biotechnology, let’s not forget how to conserve our precious biodiversity wealth and traditional practices and indigenous wisdom. Let’s listen to the soulful cries of the sick Loktak Lake, pangs of the precarious Sangai and anguished whispers of Shirui Lily. I hope biotech can do something to conserve these precious biodiversity and ecosystem resources urgently as I believe such rare plants and animals once extinct will not come back again.”

Shri N. Biren contended that as someone who has been associating with governmental efforts in various capacities since 2002 in the service of the people of Manipur, especially in the area of Forest and Environment, he can foresee the potential role of Biotechnology in every sector of the economy, be it agriculture, food, energy or environment.

The Chief Minister further said that it is imperative to work in concert to harness the natural resources of Manipur and the rich biodiversity of the North East, its flora, fauna, rare and endemic medicinal plants, aromatic and ornamental plants and microbial resources.

Shri N. Biren also expressed hope that the Biotechnologists present at the function would extend help to the State Government towards harnessing Biotechnology for the overall growth and development of the State and the region, and thereby contributing to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of building a New India by 2022.  

Stating that Manipur is famous for its pineapple, Kachai lemon, orange, rare orchids, endemic medicinal plants and rare animals and wildlife, the Chief Minister said that the State Government has been celebrating different festivals to promote these bio-resources.

Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey, Advisor of Department of Biotechnology, Dr. T Madhan Mohan, Dean of School of Life Sciences (Manipur University), Prof. W. Vishwanath, HOD of Department of Economics (Manipur Universoty), Prof. Amar Yumnam, Dean of School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Manipur University) Prof. N Rajmuhon, former Director of Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Dr. B. Ravindran and Director of Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo also attended the function as presidium members.  

The two-day meeting was organised by Advanced Level State Biotech Hub, Department of Biochemistry (Manipur University) under the sponsorship of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.(DIPR)


Imphal, August 27, 2017 (DIPR): The winners of the FIAMA NorthEast DIVA 2016-17 called on the Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at his office chamber.

The winner of the beauty pageant Miss Peden Ongmu Namgyal, aged 21 years of Sikkim, 1st runner-up Miss Loukrakpam Angobi Chanu, aged 18 years of Manipur and 2nd runner-up Miss Poonam Das, aged 18 years of Assam sought the blessings of the Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh in their future endeavours.

Extending his best wishes to the winners of the beauty pageant, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh expressed that such platform not only showcases individual personality but also empower women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. Such platform would also help them to become self-reliant to achieve greater heights, he added.

Mention may be made that the North East Diva Pageant aims to empower and encourage the young talented women of Northeast to get a platform in the national as well as International Fashion Arena. Fiama Northeast Diva 2016-17 held its audition and selected girls from across the States of NorthEast India. The grand finale of the event was held on 20 August,2017 at Guwahati. (DIPR)




Imphal, 30th August 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said best use of time is the only way to become success and an effective personality. The people of our state should use time economically by avoiding oneself to remain idle so that the state could grow.

The Minister made the statement in his speech as Chief Guest at the 45th Annual Prize Distribution Function of Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM). During the ceremony he congratulated all the achievers and encouraged those students who couldn’t receive the award today due to some drawback in their life.

 He said that development as per the motto ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ means a collective effort towards inclusive growth to work for the improvement of the most deprived and downtrodden section of the society. He also appealed to the teachers that imparting the best education in the school should begin with the weakest student, nurturing the weakness of the student to improve and make the best out of that student.

He said that the world is moving in a fast pace, with the future lying in the hands of young minds. Through discoveries and inventions these young people of today will surely find an answer to the issues faced by the humanity. For this the teachers and guardians should anchor and mentor them to make them capable to contribute for the betterment of the society, he added.

Any developmental step should deal with issues related to socio, political, economical and technological status of the state. Thus they need to imbibe with knowledge to make them able to think and redress these four aspects, he added.

Nature and man are always in conflict. Decline in natural resources as a result of the developmental construction work carried out by man lead to frequent natural disaster. The minister said that environmental issues need to be tackled. The people, as a whole, need to come together to sustain the natural environment.

Retd. Principal Manipur College L. Sadananda, also the senior member of BOSEM said parents should not impose their want or choice regarding carrier on their children.

On this special occasion of  sixty – six (66) prizes were distributed which includes award to top - ten students, award for subject toppers, state government award for popularisation of science, award for producing highest ranked students among state government schools and award for best performance school.

The function was attended by Secretary, BOSEM Dr. Chingangbam Sarat, members of BOSEM, teachers, students and parents. (DIPR)