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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 26 November 2015 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

We require Constitutional experts: H NK Sharma

Prof H NK Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University advice students, scholars and younger generations to study the technical and legal provisions given by the Constitution of India thoroughly in order to equip themselves with knowledge to fight against the illegal and unconstitutional components that suffers our society.
The Professor made the statement while delivering speech on the nationwide observance of First Constitution Day-2015 held at the Court Hall, Manipur University. The observance was organized by Manipur University National Service Scheme (NSS) Cell.
“Our state, Manipur had been severely suffering from the negative impacts of AFSPA” Prof Sharma said.
He advice students gathered there that if each student understands our Constitution technically and legally, we will be able to fight for the repeal of the so called AFSPA from the state.
Elaborating the preamble of the Indian Constitution Prof Sharma appreciated the NSS Volunteers, program officers and coordinator who are man behind organizing the event. We really require Constitutional experts among youngsters.

Advocate Salam Rupachandra, Assistant Solicitor General of India, Manipur High Court who attended the observance also highlighted the importance of the observing the day which was observed as National Law Day earlier.
“The day is being observe to spread awareness of Indian Constitution and its architect Dr BR Ambedkar”, Rupachandra said.
During his speech the advocate stressed on the fundamental duties and also about fundamental rights.
Prof Ksh Bimola, Ch Ibohal, Program Co-ordinator, NSS Cell,MU, NSS volunteers from different college units and their program officers took part in the observance.
It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared 26 November as Constitution Day after laying the foundation stone of Dr Ambedkar Memorial at Indu Mills compound in Mumbai,Maharastra on last October 12.

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UNACCO staffs staged rally

Staffs of UNACCO today staged a sit-in-protest in front of the school gate protesting yesterday’s attack to the school property by supporters of BJP candidate Thongam Bishwajit. As district administration has imposed CrPC 144 in and around the school premises the staffs numbering around 200 staged shifted the sit-in-protest inside the school premises.
Speaking to media persons Soibam Lalitchandra, Transport department UNACCO School in-charge, refuted MLA Bishwajit allegation of preplan attack to his supporters. “We did not piled up any pebbles or stone to strike any attack to anybody” Lalitchandra said. He said in the attacked by the BJP supporters one Niken was severely assaulted while another lady security staff sustain serious injury at her head.

During the time of attack by the BJP supporters only 25 staffs of UNACCO were present inside the school premises.
Lalit further stated that they welcome the victory of Bishwajit in the bye-election and said that he should have prevented any such violence to schools which is the temple of students and teachers.

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Miscreant stabs a woman; bite her husband

Much similar like killer thriller movie, a woman was stabbed to death by an unknown miscreant and bites her husband at the nose before fleeing the spot. The incident happened at Wabagai Thambal Chingya under Kakching Police station in Thoubal district at around 5 am today morning. The deceased lady has been identified as Chanam Ongbi Ghambini Devi ( age about 57 years), wife of Ch. Rajen Singh. Report said that after stabbing the woman the miscreant then bite the nose of the husband. He has been immediately provided first aid.

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Dr N. Damayanti Devi inducted as President of Anatomical Society of India

Dr. N. Damayanti Devi, Prof. & HOD of Anatomy, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal have been declared and inducted as President of Anatomical Society of India (2015 – 2016) on 23rd Nov, 2015 at Lucknow during 63rd National Conference of Anatomical Society of India.
Further, she is also awarded as fellow of the Anatomical Society of India as one of the two for the year 2015 based on contribution of works in the field of Anatomy. She had been consistently working to bring up the image of Anatomy both in the Department and Anatomical Society of India. It is worth mentioning that a number of post-graduate students worked under her begged national awards and their articles are published in National journals.
In 2012, Cytogenetics laboratory was opened and installed Ultrasonography machine in the Department for promotion of teaching and research works for the post-graduate students. In 2014, she represented India in the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists in Beijing. She hosted 62nd NATCON for the second time in RIMS in Nov, 2014.
She vowed that she will try her best to fulfill the wishes of members of the Anatomical Society of India and will work harder so that Indian anatomist are known globally.

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CM launches many projects

Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi today Launched the Biometric Access Point and CCTV Networking in Sericulture Department at Manipur Sericulture Project Management at Sangaipat, Imphal East at 10.30 am. After launching the Biometric Access Point and CCTV Networking in Sericulture Department Ibobi later, inaugurated Panthoibi Arcade at Wangkhei at 11.10am . Later, the CM also launched GTS Projects Monitoring System, Sericulture Department. At 1.45 pm the CM also launched “Make In Manipur for employment generation” initiated by  Commerce and Industries Department.

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Training for Youth Leadership and Community Development begins

MLA Md. Fajur Rahim inaugurated 3 days training on Youth Leadership and Community Development programme at Terapishak Village under Hayel Hangul Gram Panchayat which was selected as Model Panchayat under SansadAdarsh Gram Yojana on Wednesday.
In his keynote address Y. Laksman Singh, District Youth Coordinator highlighted the need for imparting skills for leadership and personality development and motivating the youth for voluntary participation in community development activities.
40 youth selected from the youth clubs under KakchingBlock are participating in the 3 days training programme. There will be life skill education, Leadership, personality development, mobilization and management of youth club, coordination with government deptts., voluntary service for community development etc. Md. Fajur Rahim, emphasized the need for training, imparting value education, responsible behaviour and motivating for skill building among the youths. Md. Sikander Ali, Pradhan who presided over the inaugural function prayed for active participation of youth in the training programme with sincerity, dedication so that the youths may learn new technique from the resource persons and further it may help in bringing a change in the society.
The training will continue till Nov. 27.

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Youths in peace building

2 day orientation program on youth in peace building and skill development was held today at Manipur Press Club Imphal. The programme was jointly organized by Gandhi Smriti and Harshan Samiti, New Delhi , Manipur.
Speaking on the inaugural session of the program, Professor of Department of Political Science Manipur University Ksh. Bimola Devi quoted Mahatama Gandhi about his ideology of performing duty before demanding rights. “Such valuable idea will make a society peace harmony” Bimola said. She further added that if the ideal idea could not be converted into action it will be useless.
The president of the Harshan Samiti, New Delhi, Manipur N. Inaocha also president also grace the orientation program as president.

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Gaikhangam pays respect to our forefather for introducing Polo to the world

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam  today said that Sagol Kangjei which is now known as Polo is a game played in Manipur since time immemorial. He pay respect to our forefathers who had handed over this game which has become a popular game of the present world. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking on the 5th day of 9th Manipur Polo International 2015 at Mapal Kangjeibung.
He further extended his wishes to all the polo players who have come from different parts of the globe. During the match T.Mangibabu, chairman of planning and development authority, M.Nara singh, Advisor of Manipur horse riding and polo association, MLA K. Ranjit were present during the match.
Today match was played between England and Thailand in the first round and in the second round India clashed Australia team.

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Imphal War Museum, most visited stall in Sangai Festival

Laishram Ranbir
Introducing one of the most important events in the history of mankind, Imphal War museum brings out the lost history of both I and II World War at the ongoing Sangai Festival at Hapta Kangjeibung Ground, Palace Compound, Imphal.
Imphal War Museum showcases many historic relics and antiques of World War –I and II. Thousands of visitors throng the stall every day to have a glimpse of the items which were collected by World War-II Imphal Campaign Foundation.
In this year Sangai festival, one can witness rare items like Statue of a Manipuri soldier who serve during I World War, vehicles, rare equipments, arms, ammunition, a warplane engine, barrels of rare Arisaka guns and bullets, a radio compass of a Dakota aircraft, artillery shells, Allied khaki shirts, war manuals, type 97 Japanese grenade, type 91 Japanese grenade, oxygen cylinders used by aircraft pilots, aircraft pilot seat, ammunition box, original maps, documents  and other war weapons which were used by both Japanese and British forces during both the World War.
Newly assign V. Shanmuganathan, Governor Manipur, O Ibobi, Chief Minister of Manipur and other High Officials of the State including Officials of Manipur Tourism Department has visited the War Museum stall on the very first (opening) day of Sangai Festival, one of the biggest festivals of the State. They were mesmerize after seeing all the relics and antiques which they could not have imagine in their entire life that such things were already during the I and II World War.
Isomata San, Economics Minister of Japan and Sensho San, First Secretary Japanese Embassy also visited the stall and were amazed and speechless to see things which their country, their forefathers have use during the World War II were kept accurately just like it was during the war time.
Among the foreign delegates, visitors from Japan were also throng the War Museum Stall. Tears were witness in the eyes of the Japanese visitors the moment when they first put their feet inside the stall. One of the Japanese almost breaks down while going through the pictures of the War which is displayed. Family members of the Japanese soldier who fought and lost their lives during the War were also visited the stall and comments they are pleased to see their forefathers’ pictures, relics and antiques in an unexpected place like Manipur which they could not even think of.
Yumnam Rajeshwor of World War-II Imphal Campaign Foundation said during the World War II, the fierce battles were fought between the forces of these two world powers in Imphal and adjoining areas in 1945 and “Battle of Imphal-1944” was one of them.
Yumnam Rajeshwor said the relics and antiques shown at the stall were collected through excavation at different places of the State where the battle were fought between the Japanese and British forces while some were handed over by different individuals. He further said that one can not only imagine how fiercely British and Japanese soldiers fought in Manipur after seeing the relics and antiques but also assume the fact that the State was a major battle ground during World War-II which continued from 1939 to 1945.    

Few months back 87 graves of Manipuri who serve during the I World War at the Indian Labour Coy as Indian Labour Corps were also discovered and expecting to discover many other graves of those Manipuri who could not return back to their homeland, he added.
World War-II Imphal Campaign Foundation which collected the artifacts of the war by excavating different areas was set up by Yumnam Rajeshwor and Arambam Angamba Singh and the Museum is set up at the residence of Arambam Angamba Singh at Tera Amudon Leirak, Imphal-West.
Items being displayed by the War Museum were not for sales, it was only for public viewing but the visitors were so excited that they even asked for the price of the items which are being displayed as they are so eager to have it. Stall staffs were having a hard time reminding the visitors from taking of pictures and touching of the displayed items which were strictly prohibited and against the rule of Museum.
Imphal War Museum stall open from 10:30 am of the morning till 7:00 pm of the evening. Many visitors who do not have any idea about the closing time of the stall use to throng only just to have a glimpse of the items even after the stall gate has been close. Many return with a disappointed face and many stayed at the stall gate expecting the gate might be open even if it were just for a few minutes.
Among the displayed items, the item which attracts the eye of the visitors was the BSA Bike which was used by the British forces during II World War.
More visitors and more foreign delegates are expected at the War Museum stall till the end of Sangai Festival, 2015.

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