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Imphal, August 24, 2014 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh led hundreds of people in paying tributes to former Chief Minister and Parliamentarian Rishang Keishing, who was laid to rest with full State honours today.

Last rites of the late leader were performed at his residential complex at Mantripukhri in Imphal East District. Among others, Deputy Chief Minister Shri. Y Joykumar, Ministers, MLAs, top civil and police officers and a large number of people and well-wishers also took take part in paying last respect to the late Parliamentarian.

An IRB contingent performed guard of honour and offered gun salute in honour of the former Chief Minister. The gathering also observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

Giving a brief speech prior to the funeral service there, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren said that during his last meeting with the veteran politician in RIMS Hospital a few weeks back, Shri Rishang Keishing expressed profound satisfaction to him for his efforts towards restoring the hill-valley rapport under the slogan, ‘Go to the Hills’.

The Chief Minister remembered the late leader as a cool, gentle and bright leader, who put in relentless efforts to sustain unity and integrity of the State.

Stating that he would never forget his last words and advices, the Chief Minister said that he would try his level best to make Shri Rishang’s principles and wishes a reality.

            He would be ever remembered as an ideal Parliamentarian and a high-principled Chief Minister forever by the country, the Chief Minister said.

            Shri N. Biren said that Shri Rishang made significant contributions to the progress of the State.

            On behalf of the State Government and people of Manipur, the Chief Minister also shared grief with the bereaved family. (DIPR)




IMPHAL, AUGUST 24, 2017(DIPR): Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Shri Karam Shyam today said measures have been taken up, to check the sale of LPG cylinders in the black market. The Minister was speaking as the Chief Guest during the LPG Safety Clinic cum Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Awareness programme.

Shri Karam Shyam said a survey has been completed and a meeting with the officials of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will be held to check the sale of LPG cylinders in the grey market.He also said a meeting with the LPG distributors will be held, to find out beneficiaries having multiple LPG connections. LPG cylinders from consumers having multiple connections are allegedly sold in the black market, he added.

Expressing concern over the low numbers of beneficiaries availing the benefits of the PMUY scheme, the Minister said more awareness programmes are needed for the target beneficiaries. Since the launch of the PMUY Scheme in the State on June 5, 2017, the total numbers of beneficiaries who have installed LPG connections are just 8,572 (till August 21, 2017) and 13,119 application cleared (till August 21, 2017). Shri Karam Shyam urged distributors, IOC officials, and stakeholdersfor more active participation for enrolling beneficiaries so that the scheme can reach the targeted 2.43 lakh beneficiaries eligible for the scheme.

            Speaking as the Guest of Honour, Shri Stephen Chinkhanson Guite, Manager- LPG Sales, Imphal II urged the consumers to follow the guideline of one LPG connection per house to curb the shortage of LPG cylinders. Urging the distributors to upgrade their services to include home delivery, SMS services among others, Stephen Chinkhanson Guite urged the distributors to identify women beneficiaries within their trading area to make the scheme successful.

As part of the function, Minister Karam Shyam gave LPG connection to 88 women beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and a safety demonstration was held for the LPG consumers. Shri Wairokpam Gonendro Singh, Advisor- AMUCO, Manipur attended the function as the President, which was organised by M/s Mahalakshmi Indane Gas. (DIPR)




No. 8/GM/17                                     August 23,2017

Dear Smt. Khatingla Keishing,

I am deeply shocked to hear of the sudden demise of your beloved husband Shri Rishang Keishing, former Chief Minister of Manipur and seasoned Parliamentarian yesterday. He dedicated his whole life for the development and welfare of the people of the State. He served the State and the people tirelessly throughout his life and his passing away is an irreparable loss which will be difficult to fill up.

  I   offer my heartfelt condolences to you and the people of Manipur and share in   your loss and sorrow. May you and your family members and the people of Manipur have the strength to bear this loss and may his soul rest in peace.

With personal regards,

Yours sincerely,



IMPHAL, AUGUST 23, 2017 (DIPR): Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam today extended his condolence on the demise of former Chief Minister and Parliamentarian Shri Rishang Keishing. Terming the demise of Shri Keishing as a big loss to the State, Karam Shyam said that politics has lost a bright star.

Minister Karam Shyam met the family members of late Rishang Keishing at the residence of the late leader at Mantripukri, Imphal West and offered his deepest condolence. The Minister said, “We have lost an ideal leader and a great son of Manipur who dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the State and the people. Shri Keishing was a source of inspiration for the entire State, particularly for the youth”.

 The Minister also said Shri Keishing was a fine human being who believed in humanity and social harmony. His almost 70 years of public service including being the member of India’s first Parliament will be hard to replicate, he added. (DIPR)