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Items filtered by date: Friday, 29 December 2017 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

‘Amalgamation of govt. primary schools under process; govt. working out model school for all’

Imphal, Dec 29: State education department is working out to find  modalities to convert all schools in the state as model school to improve the quality of education in the state. Besides, primary schools which have less students are in the process for amalgamation. This was stated by Education Minister Th. Radheshyam while speaking to  media persons at SSA/RMSA Office at Babupara.
Radheshyam further said that authority in the Education department now is doing all it can to improve the status of the education system in the state. he said that media people who had published news report about the defect of schools are now eyes and ears of the department.
“After media report certain things about schools which should not be, authorities in the department tried everything to solve the matter”, Radheshyam said.
He further added that the irregularities being practice in the department is being look upon and many have been punished. The education minister was referring to the termination of teachers who had served two post or who had been withdrawing salary without performing their duty.
“There are some teachers who are not sincere, some of them are found working in two post, we have taken appropriate action against such persons”, Radheshyam added.
The education Minister also highlighted some of the prospect that might see in the coming days as the governor had given consent of the two education related bills - the private Schools and caoching regulation Bill and the Dhanamanjuri University Bill.

Government teachers who are found runing coaching institute will be punished as per the new law . He however said that regulation for checking the education sectors will be designed under the legislation assented by the givernor.
Radheshyam also stressed on the difficulties of the education department in checking all the schools.
“Govt. schools are not like private schools which were run by single persons. In government school transfer of teacher is also a right, it is not mandatory that a teacher stay in a school. On the other hand like the private school a teacher cannot be kept in the same school for a long time”, the education Minister said.
On the issue of the Right to Education the education Minister said that every private school should provide 25% seat free to students who are below the poverty line.
On the matter of the low enrolment of students to government primary schools the education Minister assures that the department is looking for way to make sure that the government primary school becomes favorite for the people of the state.
Education Director TH. Kirankumar, Higher Education Director H. Dilip, Higher and technical education Director John and Senior Correspondent of Telegraph Khelen Thokchom were also attended as dignitaries on the dais on the occasion.

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Waiting for another begining


Finally! a year that had witnessed a plethora of unique and amazing, and changes is coming to an in the next two days inevitable end.
People the world over, as is in the State are eagerly anticipating the sunset to wait out the fag end of the day and start the revelry and celebrate the successful closure of a period in one’s life, but perhaps more for the sheer luck of surviving yet another precious year in this unpredictable and volatile society of ours. Whatever the reason, it would be an understatement to state that people everywhere is hoping in their hearts of better things to come, and wishing dear and near ones for good fortune and a better future has come to signify a great deal lot than just the thought, for it actually tells without actually mentioning the fact that we all still care and thought of the welfare of others, and that the spirit of festivity and celebration enthused all to warm up to beautiful and positive thoughts, save for a very few souls who are either beyond earthly desires or beyond redemption. This is the time when hope spring forth and reinvigorate our lives.
It gives us a renewed vigour and desire to better ourselves. This is the gist of our future. We have a lot to wish and hope for, and indeed it is this hope that has and will sustain us in our life. Yet hope without the pursuit will only relegate it to a daydream, a waste of time. We have seen and experienced instances of excess, of violation and unwarranted aggression. Violence and fear has been driving factor that has made us scurry for safety and become cynical of the promises made by those who are at the helm of affairs, the very people who were entrusted to provide safety and progress for the people who chose them.

The people of Manipur may feel cheated and betrayed, as they should, but hope is eternal, and as long as we have it in our hearts and work to realize it, nothing can stop us from achieving the things we hoped for. We need to be proactive and not wait for the tall promises to be delivered. It is now time to make things happen, and for that we have to get involved, make ourselves heard and be counted. It has been our collective endeavor here at Imphaltimes to provide the facts, real and undistorted, for the people to draw up an informed decision and opinion.
There has been many challenges on the way, and we also know that there will be bigger ones which might slow us down, but we will not stop, nor will we bog down or bow to pressure because that would be betraying our own beliefs and hopes.
As Albert Einstein famously suggested: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Perhaps, Franklin D. Roosevelt sums up the feelings of every one of us when he said “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon”. Wishing everyone a happy and better future from Imphaltimes.

Plastic free campaign underway in Ward no 18

Imphal, Dec 29: A function was organised today in connection with the ongoing plastic free awareness campaign in Ward number 18 of Imphal Municipal Corporation which was launched by MLA of Yaiskul Assembly constituency Th Satyabrata. The primary objective of the function is to make the ward free of plastic waste products and ensure complete stoppage to use of plastic bags there, according to volunteers. Beside Satyabrata, who himself is a resident of the ward, the campaign is also spearheaded by its sitting corporator L Inunganbi Chanu. A unique policy adopted under the campaign will be monetary payment to householders in the wards in exchange for their plastic waste products. Such, the residents there have been advised not to discard their plastic in conventional ways but to hand over the items to officials deputed for the campaign and received some financial return. The plastic waste products collected from each household will be processed in mechanised units and recycled into raw materials for manufacturing fresh products.        

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Student dies after falling from bus

Imphal, Dec 29: A student of Extra Edge School died today when he fell from the school bus he was travelling to school and was crushed by a van which was following behind. According to report the incident took place at Sega Road Takhellambam Leikai at around 9.10 am. The deceased was identified as 16-year-old student Ningthoujam Lanchenba, son of Deven, who was studying in class XII. Reports added that family members have cried foul play claiming that it was unlikely he had fallen on his own from the bus. A tense situation ensued at the school after his death but it was diffused quickly, sources said. His body was taken to the RIMS mortuary for post-mortem by the police.  

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Paraolon celebrates Golden jubilee

Imphal, Dec 29: The golden jubilee anniversary of Paraolon village and church was celebrated Wednesday on the occasion of 50 years of existence of the village along with a variety of cultural programmes.
More than 1000 persons from Paraolon, neighbouring villages, and those from other parts of the state including village chiefs and religious leaders attended the celebration where the finance secretary of MBC, Rev SR Onesima was the speaker. Other notable attendees were pioneer of the village Rev R Khular, executive secretary of LNBA K Khular, chief of the village James Dilbung convenor of the jubilee committee SK Larsing, and CO of 4 Assam Rifles colonel Mahesh Singh Panwar. R Khular hoisted the flag and the release of jubilee balloon and unveiling of monument of the golden jubilee celebration followed. A souvenir compiled in connection with the celebration was released by K Khular. Paraolon village came into existence in 1967 after the amalgamation of three small villages namely Kanjam/Songlun, Kotal Khuntak and Lungmi.

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NSCN-IM alleged AR of violating cease fire ground rule

Imphal, Dec 29: NSCN-IM has alleged Assam Rifles of violating the cease fire rule by raiding the official residence of Kilonser RT.Tsanglao on December 26.
“Assam Riffles have fully exploited the ceasefire period for raid, frisking, ransacking and other highly provocative actions, taking undue advantage of NSCN being tolerant to respect the hard earned peace moment awaiting final settlement”, a statement of the Ministry of Information & Publicity of the outfit said. The statement further alleged Col.VS. Pal of Assam Rifles for violating ground rules which stated that “There would be no offensive operations like ambush, raid and attack leading to death/injury/damage or loss of property against the NSCN by the Indian Army, Paramilitary Forces and the Police. The Indian Army and Paramilitary Forces would also act in a manner as not the cause harassment/damage or loss of property or injury to the civilian population;”
“Raiding official residence of Kilonser RT.Tsanglao last 26th December 2017 once again brought about bitter past memories”, said that statement and added that it is against the ground rule of cease fire agreed between the two.

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Union Model High School Kapaam celebrates Golden Jubilee

Chandel, Dec.29: Union Model High School Kapaam (Komlathabi) in Chandel District today celebrates Golden Jubilee Celebration at Kapaam Village Public ground .
Chief of Kapaam Village Roel Jindashing Moyonna attended the function as  Chief Guest, while chairman of the Governing body of the Union Model High School Ng.Nelson Moyonna presided over it.
Other individuals who had contributed in making the school a success also attended the function as guests of honours. Chief Guest of the function Roel Jindashing unveiled the memorial stone of the school. A souvenir was also released by R. Jurtun, spouse of late Ng.Phamdil, the first Secretary of the governing body of the school.
Speakers on the occasion while recalling the effort of the well wishers in making the school successful also opines more dedications of both teachers and community and bringing up the school.

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Jiribam club thanks DC

Imphal, Dec 29: Leisem Club, Khuningthek, Jiribam has expressed profound gratitude to the DC of Imphal East Chitra Devi for her assistance in the enquiry into the death of L Nganthoi Singh of Kamranga whose body was found hanging from the neck in an isolated area. In a press release issued by its secretary general, it was mentioned that Chitra had in an official order asked the magistrate to carry out video coverage of the enquiry. The club further thanked AMUCO and AJUCA for their contribution in solving the crime and the monetary aid.

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Chief of Army staff General Bipin Rawat visits Manipur

Imphal, Dec. 29: General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff arrived in the state on a two day visit to IGAR (South) from 28 to 29 Dec 2017. The COAS was accompanied by Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Army Command and Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding Spears Corps.
The COAS was briefed on the prevailing security situation in the state by Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) and General Officer Commanding 57 Mountain Division.
The COAS reviewed the operational preparedness of the formations and appreciated the endeavours of Security Forces. He lauded the efforts of the soldiers for ensuring peace and tranquillity in the state and also asked them to continue the good work in a professional manner and in the true spirit of the Indian Army.

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Manipur Tourism to organize the 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament

Imphal, Dec 29: Manipur Tourism will organize the 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament from January 17-21, 2018 at the Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal. The tournament is a groundbreaking showcase of the only international women’s polo tournament in India. The teams and players for this unique polo event will be announced soon.
Manipur Tourism presents this tournament as a fitting event in the Birthplace of Modern Polo, in recognition of Manipur’s contribution of 2/3 of the women polo players of India. The league tournament will be played at Mapal Kangjeibung, the world’s oldest living polo ground.  The indigenous Manipuri pony will be exclusively used for the tournament. This tournament is also a part of Manipur Tourism’s initiative to save the unique endangered Manipuri pony and to promote Polo tourism in the State. Manipur Tourism’s pioneering Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament - a production of Polo Yatra, the women’s polo initiative of Huntre! Equine, is organized by the All Manipur Polo Association. Incredible India! has provided the international travel support for this event.
Special events and eminent participants from across the country will be announced soon.

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