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CM HANDED OVER RS. 5 LAKH AS EX-GRATIA TO LATE ROBINHOOD’S FAMILY

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Imphal, August 26, 2017 (DIPR): The Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh formally handed over an ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the late Sapam Robinhood in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East, Smt. Th. Chira Devi alongwith the members of the JAC on the brutal killing of Sapam Robinhood. In a solemn ceremony held today at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Shri N. Biren Singh handed over the cheque to the parents of the Late Sapam Robinhood.

Earlier, the State Cabinet has approved to provide a suitable government job to Sapam Robinhood’s mother RK Robita in June this year. Mentioned may be made that Sapam Robinhood, a class XI student, succumbed to the injuries he suffered during a police crackdown on agitators who were demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the State in the year 2015. (DIPR)

SANGAI FESTIVAL 2017 INAUGURAL PROGRAMME TO BE HELD NEAR KEIBUL LAMJAO NATIONAL PARK

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FIRST MEETING OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF MANIPUR SANGAI FESTIVAL, 2017 HELD

Imphal, Aug. 25, 2017 (DIPR) :The first meeting of the Organising Committee of the Manipur Sangai Festival, 2017 was held today in the Cabinet Hall of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat with the Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh in the chair.

In the meeting it was decided to hold the inaugural programme of this year’s edition of the Sangai Festival near the KeibulLamjao National Park. HaptaKangjeibung shall continue to be the Main Venue. Opening of Stalls and other activities shall also be taken up at the Trade & Permanent Exhibition Centre at LamboiKhongnangkhong, Imphal West. The venue for Indigeneous Games & Sports was decided to be at the KhumanLampak Sports Complex and the MapalKangjeibung. Unlike the earlier editions the venue for the Adventure & Water Sports conducted under MMTA shall be at the KhumanLampak Sports Complex whereas the Water Sports like Local Boat Race, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, Motor Boating etc. will take place at the Takmu Water Sports Facility.

The meeting also decided to invite any one either of the Union Minister of External Affairs or Union Minister of Tourism or DoNER Minister for the Opening Ceremony. And to extend invitation for participation in the Festival to the  Embassies/High Commissions and also the Indian Ambassadors/High Commissioners posted in Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius and Zimbabwe.The Commissioner Tourism informed the meeting that the Embassy of Zimbabwe has confirmed its participation with a cultural troupe. It was also decided to extend invitations to the Chief Ministers of the North East States and CEOs of Corporate bodies. The meeting also resolved to have Japan as the partner Country and Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh as partner State.

It may be mentioned that to organise this year’s Sangai Festival successfully eight sub- committees have also been formed with approval of the Chief  Minister, they are 1) programme sub- committee, 2) Exhibition sub-Committee, 3)Culture Sub-Committee, 4) Publicity Sub- Committee, 5)Transport sub- Committee, 6) Reception Sub-Committee, 7) Hospitality Sub- Committee and 8) Indigenous Games/Adventure sports Sub-Committee. Out of which Hospitality Sub-Committee and Indigenous Games/Adventure Sports Sub- Committee are the two new Sub- Committees set up this time.

The Chief Minister instructed all the concerned Departments who are assigned with their specific duties for the Sangai Festival 2017 to perform their duties at the fullest and not to indulge on contract oriented work. (DIPR)

SCIENTISTS CAN STOP FARMERS FROM OVERUSING CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS TO PREVENT HEALTH ISSUES: MINISTER SHYAMKUMAR

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IMPHAL, AUGUST 25, 2017 (DIPR): Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Forests & Environment, MAHUD and Town Planning today expressed concern over the rampant use of chemical fertilizers in food crops which is causing many deadly diseases like cancer. He urged the scientists of the state to help the government in preventing the farmers from over using fertilisers.

He was speaking as the Chief Guest of the function at the inauguration of the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hall at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Utlou, Bishnupur district. As part of the programme the attendees also took pledge ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ to double the income of the farmers by 2022.

Minister Th. Shyamkumar further appealed to the scientists of the State to carry out more field works to teach the farmers about the techniques of farming and usage of chemical fertilisers in appropriate amount according to soil and crop type. He opined that using chemical fertilisers more than the necessary amount is one of the causes for the worsening health conditions of the people in the State.

Shri Th. Chaoba Singh, former Union Minister, former Deputy Chief Minister, Chairman Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Manipur; Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Director Agriculture Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Umiam, Barapani, Meghalaya; Dr. R. K. Imotomba Singh, Principal Scientist and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bishnupur along with others attended the function. (DIPR)

THE CULTURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRIPURA AND MANIPUR TO BE PROMOTED: L. JAYANTAKUMAR SINGH

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IMPHAL, 26th August, 2017 (DIPR):-Art & Culture minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that the cultural relationship between Manipur and Tripura especially with those Manipuri in Tripura, should be kept up. Speaking in a Press Conference at the Conference Hall of the Minister at Old Secretariat Imphal today, Shri Jayantakumar Singh said that the cultural affinity and chronological attachment between the Tripura Manipuri and the statecan’t be ignored.

It may be mentioned that the minister was attending “Tripura Manipuri Cultural Meet-2017” which was held recently at Agartala. Narrating his experience about his first visit to Tripura as Art & Culture minister, Shri Jayantakumar Singh expressed his desire to renovate and upgrade Ibudhou Puthiba Shanglen and Major Chongthamia Ningsing Khubham at Agartala. Rs /-1.5 lakh has also be sanctioned by the Manipur State Government as assistance for Ibudhou Puthiba Haraoba Festival as an initiative to promote Manipuri Art & Culture at Tripura, he added.

He also told that the proposal of the Manipuri at Tripura for the construction of a Guest House at Agartala will be considered after consultation with the Chief Minister. His intentional support to the proposal was also given to the representatives of the place, he added. Minister also appreciated the people of the place for preserving our cultural identities. He also appeals the people of Manipur to know the feelings and intentions of the minority Manipuri in Tripura. (DIPR)