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MIN BISWAJIT INSTRUCTS OFFICIALS TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES WHILE IMPLEMENTING CENTRAL SPONSORED SCHEMES

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Imphal, 4th September, 2017 (DIPR): Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister ShriThongamBiswajit Singh has strongly instructed Handlooms and Textiles Department officials to follow guidelines of the central sponsored schemes during implementation.

                Chairing a monthly review meeting of the department this evening at the conference hall of his New Secretariat Office, Minister ShriBiswajit explained that decrease in fund flow from the Centre is due to failure of the department concerns to submit their utilisation certificates in time. He continued if the officials follow the scheme guidelines properly there will be no problem during preparation of UCs.                      

                Instructing the officials to ensure proper implementation of the Handloom and Handicrafts Delivery Scheme, Minister ShriBiswajit said the government has a stock of 50,000 yarn for distribution to the weavers and Rs 1 crore for buy back of the finished products from the weavers.

                According to the officials, as on August 7, 2017, a total of 2236 weavers have registered and enrolled under the scheme, whereas the target of the department is to enrol and register 5000 weavers.

                The Minister also instructed the officials to distribute the remaining solar lamps to the beneficiaries under the Solar Home Lighting System.

                During the meeting, the officials apprised the Minister that the State Level Project Committee constituted will recommend 80 numbers of Cluster Development Projects under NERTPS, 20 under Block Level Cluster under NHDP, one consolidation of 27 clusters under NHDP, two each of Mega Handloom Clusters and Handloom Parks and 20 numbers of Handloom Cluster under MSME to the Centre for the year 2017-18 in the Handloom Sector.

                Officials also informed that the Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles will propose 20 projects each of Handicrafts Cluster Projects under AVHY, setting up of Common Facility Centres (ITDS), handicraft clusters under MSME and two for Mega Handicraft clusters under NERTPS and 16 for Technical Training on Handicrafts for SC Artisans.

                Minister ShriBiswajit also strongly instructed the officials concerned to submit the list of beneficiaries who have already received the amount sanctioned for procurement of looms but yet to procure the looms.

                During the meeting, the Minister also discussed the issues of developing Hill Haats and Crafts Centre in each districts of the State, setting up of Textile Workers Hostels, establishment of District Handlooms and Textiles Offices, etc.

Today’s meeting was attended by Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce & Industries)Shri L. Lakher, Director ShriLamlee Kamei, Project Manager of all districts and other officials of the department. (DIPR)

SUBMIT OFFICIAL STATUS REPORT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE AT MOREH: MINISTER BISWAJIT

Imphal, 4th September, 2017 (DIPR): Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh has instructed officials of the department to submit status report of trade and commerce at Moreh.

                The Minister was speaking at the monthly review meeting of the department held this afternoon at the Conference Hall of his New Secretariat office.

                He said it is under the prerogative of the department to study the role and responsibilities of the Industry department in the successful implementation of the Act East Policy in the State. The Minister said officials should properly check and study the items which are imported as well as exported through the Moreh Border market.

                Issues discussed during the meeting included the requirement for environment clearance and public consultation before initiating resource exploration, proper implementation of Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Programme, KISAN SAMPADA, proper functioning of Industrial Estates, Manipur Food Industry Corporation Limited.

                The Minister also observed that Khadi and Village Industry Centres, Khadi and Village Industry Boards and District Industry Centres should take vital role in the implementation of the PMEGP. He further instructed the concerned to properly verify the backlog list of beneficiaries so that the intended beneficiaries may receive the benefits.

                Minister Shri Biswajit also instructed the officials to create wide awareness on the KISAN SAMPADA among the masses by advertising the provisions and benefits of the scheme through mass media like the newspapers.

                Today’s meeting was also attended by Director M.Luikham District General Managers from all districts and other officials of the department. (DIPR)

EFFECTIVE DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION IS NEEDED TO TREAT PATIENTS: SHRI N. BIREN SINGH

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Imphal, September 04, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that effective doctor-patient communication is needed and doctors and nurses should console the relatives of the patients while treating the sick persons. This was stated by him at the inaugural function of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences (JNIDS) at the Auditorium of JNIMS today.

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri N. Biren Singh said that apart from the medications to treat the patients, positive words could heal the sick people. Our doctors and paramedical staffs have great talents, skill and innovative ideas and are being respected across the country for their professional expertise, he added. Chief Minister further stated that at present, professional ethics should be upheld by the doctors and paramedical staffs and collective work and co-ordination among them is very much needed to execute their responsibilities and duties.

            Stating that human civilization is not only the product of infrastructural developments, Shri N. Biren Singh said that we need to create and maintain a culture of discipline to achieve the path of greatness that can lead to a great human civilization.  He stressed that the faculties and staffs of both JNIMS and JNIDS have to work hard so as to gain the reputation of the Institute. Image building is also the need of the hour to attract students and patients from all over the country, he added.

Acknowledging the lack of manpower in JNIMS, Chief Minister urged the officials and administrative staffs of the institute to discuss thoroughly about the situation and the present infrastructure requirements. The requirement of staffs and faculties of the Institute would be filled up soon, he added. Chief Minister said that Neurosurgery Department would be functioned properly after the completion of installation of proper machines and equipments in the institute. He also urged the JNIMS administration to submit a blueprint for the upgradation and construction of JNIMS for proper functioning of the Institute. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is almost ready for setting up the Cancer Hospital in JNIMS, he added.

Mentioning that there is an importance of sustainability to achieve any goals, Chief Minister expressed that the new government was formed to bring some positive change in the society and is fully committed to execute that has been promised before the elections for the progress and development of the State. He said that the present government would not keep silent on the discrepancies or misuse of public accounts and corruption in the State. He assured that the new government would not let down the wishes and aspirations of the people. The government is committed to help or uplift the poorest of the poor in the State, he added.

Shri N. Biren Singh appealed the people of the State to take a common pledge to do something good for the future generation. The government would warmly welcome the advice or suggestion from the people so that the new government could deliver good governance to the people. He further expressed that money is worth nothing if we don’t have peace and prosperity in the State. 

Chief Minister urged that a collective responsibility is needed for the betterment of society rather blaming or criticising on other’s work. He further mentioned that after the rainy season, the government would give top priority for blacktopping the existing roads and repairing of roads in the State.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri L. Jayantakumar said that despite of the financial constraints and inconveniencies faced by the government, the government is planning to increase the manpower and other requirements for smooth functioning of the institute. He further mentioned that professional ethics should be maintained by the doctors and paramedical staffs for providing better healthcare services in the State.

Clarifying on the recent FIR lodged against former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh and five former bureaucrats of the state for alleged financial irregularities in the Manipur Development Society (MDS), Minister said that the government has taken such step not for political vendetta or political revenge against any political parties or persons but to find out the responsible person or authorities for the mismanagement, misappropriation and misuse of funds. He said that everybody is answerable to the Rule of Law and no one is above the Law in a democratic State.

On the occasion, the dignitaries also inaugurated the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Unit in JNIMS.

Later, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh along with Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh visited and enquired about the health condition of S. Ringo, former journalist, who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS.

Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Shri L. Susindro Meitei, MLA Shri S. Subhaschandra Singh, Director JNIMS Dr. Th. Bhimo, Principal of JNIDS Dr. M. Angou, faculties and students of JNIMS attended the function. 

Imphal, September 04, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that effective doctor-patient communication is needed and doctors and nurses should console the relatives of the patients while treating the sick persons. This was stated by him at the inaugural function of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences (JNIDS) at the Auditorium of JNIMS today.

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri N. Biren Singh said that apart from the medications to treat the patients, positive words could heal the sick people. Our doctors and paramedical staffs have great talents, skill and innovative ideas and are being respected across the country for their professional expertise, he added. Chief Minister further stated that at present, professional ethics should be upheld by the doctors and paramedical staffs and collective work and co-ordination among them is very much needed to execute their responsibilities and duties.

            Stating that human civilization is not only the product of infrastructural developments, Shri N. Biren Singh said that we need to create and maintain a culture of discipline to achieve the path of greatness that can lead to a great human civilization.  He stressed that the faculties and staffs of both JNIMS and JNIDS have to work hard so as to gain the reputation of the Institute. Image building is also the need of the hour to attract students and patients from all over the country, he added.

Acknowledging the lack of manpower in JNIMS, Chief Minister urged the officials and administrative staffs of the institute to discuss thoroughly about the situation and the present infrastructure requirements. The requirement of staffs and faculties of the Institute would be filled up soon, he added. Chief Minister said that Neurosurgery Department would be functioned properly after the completion of installation of proper machines and equipments in the institute. He also urged the JNIMS administration to submit a blueprint for the upgradation and construction of JNIMS for proper functioning of the Institute. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is almost ready for setting up the Cancer Hospital in JNIMS, he added.

Mentioning that there is an importance of sustainability to achieve any goals, Chief Minister expressed that the new government was formed to bring some positive change in the society and is fully committed to execute that has been promised before the elections for the progress and development of the State. He said that the present government would not keep silent on the discrepancies or misuse of public accounts and corruption in the State. He assured that the new government would not let down the wishes and aspirations of the people. The government is committed to help or uplift the poorest of the poor in the State, he added.

Shri N. Biren Singh appealed the people of the State to take a common pledge to do something good for the future generation. The government would warmly welcome the advice or suggestion from the people so that the new government could deliver good governance to the people. He further expressed that money is worth nothing if we don’t have peace and prosperity in the State. 

Chief Minister urged that a collective responsibility is needed for the betterment of society rather blaming or criticising on other’s work. He further mentioned that after the rainy season, the government would give top priority for blacktopping the existing roads and repairing of roads in the State.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri L. Jayantakumar said that despite of the financial constraints and inconveniencies faced by the government, the government is planning to increase the manpower and other requirements for smooth functioning of the institute. He further mentioned that professional ethics should be maintained by the doctors and paramedical staffs for providing better healthcare services in the State.

Clarifying on the recent FIR lodged against former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh and five former bureaucrats of the state for alleged financial irregularities in the Manipur Development Society (MDS), Minister said that the government has taken such step not for political vendetta or political revenge against any political parties or persons but to find out the responsible person or authorities for the mismanagement, misappropriation and misuse of funds. He said that everybody is answerable to the Rule of Law and no one is above the Law in a democratic State.

On the occasion, the dignitaries also inaugurated the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Unit in JNIMS.

Later, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh along with Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh visited and enquired about the health condition of S. Ringo, former journalist, who is undergoing treatment at JNIMS.

Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Shri L. Susindro Meitei, MLA Shri S. Subhaschandra Singh, Director JNIMS Dr. Th. Bhimo, Principal of JNIDS Dr. M. Angou, faculties and students of JNIMS attended the function.  (DIPR)

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RAM LAL PAUL HIGHER. SECONDARY SCHOOL BECOME THE TEAM CHAMPION

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Imphal, September 3, 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that knowledge, skill and discipline with consistent hard work is necessary to become successful not only for competition but for life also. He was speaking as Chief Guest at the Closing Function of the 2nd Inter School Arm Wrestling Meet, 2017 at Kakwa Community Hall. The event was organised by The Manipur Arm Wrestling Association.

Participated by nearly 280 students from 35 different schools of the state, Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School became team champion with 63 points in the boy's category. The runner - up was bagged by Azad English School with 38 points. In the girl's team, Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School claimed the team Champion with 34 points and with 26 points, Khongjom Standard English School, the runner-up.

            Th. Radheshyam said that the meet is an opportunity for the students from different schools to interact and meet each other, sharing their experiences and ideas. This event will also give the students a chance to develop team spirit to work together, he added.

The deciding factor of the competition is not the final but a chance to better oneself preparing to face for tougher and complicated situation for the bigger challenges that lies ahead, the Minister explained. Any examination or competition should be treated as a moment to identify the weakness and the strength of oneself, he added.

Ex - Minister Shri O. Joy Singh, the Chief Veteran of Manipur Arm Wrestling Association, shedding light on the history of Arm Wrestling said that games and sports have become part of education. He expressed his desire to upgrade the game to district as well as state level and wished the players to bring laurels to the state and country by representing in the national and international competitions.

The three-day event from September 1– 3, 2017, participated by teachers, students and organizing members, concluded today. Prizes were also distributed. (DIPR)

 

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