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29th Drivers’ Day Observed;A must quality for good citizenship is self - respect: K Shyam

Imphal, Jan. 14: The 29th Driver’ Day was observed today at the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT),Khuman Lampak with CAF & PD,Revenue,Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Karam Shyam as the Chief Guest. President - A.M.R.T .D. & M.W .U, S Manglem Singh presided over the function while Commissioner , Transport Department, M. Lakshmikumar Singh; President - AITUC, Dr . M Nara and Retd. Senior Superintendent of Police, Govt. of Nagaland, P Sonamani Singh took chairs as the Guests of Honour at the function. The dignitaries and other invitees paid floral tributes to the photos of the 242 deceased drivers who sacrificed their lives for the public while encountering obstacles in their duties Revenue Minister Karam Shyam said that drivers should be proud of their dedicated services hindered by various problems and respect themselves adding that our lives depend solely on the drivers. “All drivers of the state should unite and merge into one body or Labour Union for proper , smooth functioning. This way , they can throw their demands in a better way and the Government will listen to their grievances and take proper measures to redress the same” he assured. I will try my best to allocate a proper land for building an office for the drivers in Imphal East after choking out a strategic location as Imphal West is congested, he convinced. Government has their own laws regarding land allotment, any problem regarding the mater can be solved by negotiation and discussion with the concerned officials, he also said while donating Rs.20,000 for the drivers’ welfare. “W e need to support the drivers, not just showing sympathy”, Dr M Nara said. He pointed that it is crucial to increase the present wages of the drivers (not less than Rs.600 per day) and solve issues relating to drivers’ afety and initiating driving school to avoid hazardous accidents. He appealed the Government to implement the matters concerning their welfare that has been overlooked so far and strongly supported the demand for allocation of land for constructing a proper drivers’ office in Manipur . Highlighting on the dedicated roles of the drivers against all odds and risk factors, General Secretary , AMR TD & MWU, Maimom Anil Meitei appealed Minister Karam Shyam to see to their needs of constructing an office for the drivers of Manipur as they are right now suffering by staying on rent. P Sonamani lauded the contribution of the drivers towards running the daily economic and social activities & normal functioning of the society by bravely bearing the risks of robbery & extortion from militant, excise, fo rest, Municipality , Police &Narcotics groups and other unexpected dangers on their way .He requested the ruling Government to take note of the matter , understand the importance of the drivers and post around 3-4 IRB Battalion at the National Highways to ensure safety to the drivers as well as the passengers. M.Lakshmikumar stated that the Transport Department and the PWD should work in co-ordination to look into the welfare of the drivers in connection with professional hazards like accidents apart from robbery and extortion. Road safety is an important issue that needs to be tackled with extra attention considering the alarming rate of almost more than 50-100 road accidents in a year in Manipur as compared with the overall figure of 1.5 lakhs in the country . As drivers’ safety is everyone’ s concern, the Transport Department is taking into account the welfare schemes of the drivers like public toilet, funds for motor driving school & discussing on implementing new measures on public safety and convenience. Salam Romen Meitei bagged the Driver of the Year Award that includes a cash prize of Rs.25,000 from M/S Heirangoithong Service and another Rs.5,000 from Minister K Shyam and an excellent certificate. Mutum Maidila Singh,Taithailung Kamei and Mutum Noren Singh are the other 3 nominees for the prize that was selected by lottery . Moirangpurel Area Local Truck and Magic Drivers Union also observed Driver ’s Day at Moirang Purel Lampak. Floral tributes were paid to the departed drivers.

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Management And Technology Knowledge A Must For Proficiency: Education Minister

Imphal, January 14: Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam said, to become a proficient person one must have the knowledge of management and technology in today’s era of technology.  In terms of education also, proper time management and technical education, he added, has become an inseparable part.  

The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the inauguration function of the Times Institute of Management and Technical Studies (TIMTS) e–Campus Imphal at North Gate Manipur University, Canchipur. He said the institute has been opened at the right time. The positive ideas need to be transformed into action. He elaborated that, mass awareness is of utmost necessity, making people know so that they could get benefits from the institute and also from the Government schemes.

The student who would seek for admission in any of the offered courses should be made familiar to them so that they could choose what would be the best for their carriers. Any establishment, even the TIMTS institute, he insists, is to be made according to the need base of the students to make the training received, fruitful.

Director of Education (S) Shri Th. Kirankumar said that the institute will provide an opportunity for the students to express and practice the ideas and intrinsic abilities.

CEO, TIMTS Shri Raj K. Sharma, officials of the Institute and students attended the function.

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ASMNI Manipur unit formed

Imphal, Jan 14: Manipur unit of Association of Small & Medium Newspapers of India (ASMNI) was formed today at the office complex of DIPR, Moirangkhom. National President of the Association and General Secretary and the organisation Secretary of the organisation were present during the launching of the Manipur unit. Ramkung Panmei is the convenor for Manipur .

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Bomb found

Imphal, Jan 14: A Chinese made hand grenade was found at the entrance of a lubricant shop called NT Enterprises located at North AOC at around 9.20 am. A team of state police and bomb squad rushed the spot and picked up the grenade and disposed it at Lamphelpat at around 10.30 am.

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12th Festival of Thang - Ta held

Imphal, Jan 14: 12 th Festival of Thang-T a, under the aegis of Ministry of culture was organized by the Kangleipak Thang-T a Cultural Association, at the auditorium of the organization at Yairenpat today . In his welcome address the President of the organization Longjam Biren stated that the objective of organizing the festival is the making of co- existence of different schools of Thang-ta. He further said that there are about forty to fifty different institutions which are running under different gurus of Manipur and all have different styles of stepping pattern, movements, and presentation, and the association felt the need that every artistes of Thang-T a should witness the presentation style of different schools in order to pick up beautiful styles of each other in a competitive way . The festival will also pave the way for preservation and propagation of this rare art form of Manipur for creating socio cultural relations among the people. The Kangleipak Thang-T a Cultural association which came into existence in the year 1978 under the patronage of late Guru Th.Borajao Singh ,has been organizing the festival for last eleven years under the aegis of Sangeet Natak Akademy and this first time under the aegis of Ministry of Culture. The opening function of the festival was graced by RK Achouba Singh ,Padmashri, retd. Pradhan Guru, JN Dance Academy , Kshetri Jugindro,Manipur State Kala Akademi Awardee, Director – Manipur Ensemble and Shri Wareppa Naba, Padmashri, Director - Theatre Mirror , as Chief guest, Special Guest and President respectively . Different organizations like MEEHULS,kongba,Huyel Lallong Manipur Thang-ta Cultural Association,Irilbung, Performing Organisation of Art & Culture, Keirao Khunou, Manipur Integrated Cultural Centre, Keirao and Association for Paona Memorial Arts & Rural Development Centre , Thoubal Wangkhem also participated and presented Thang-T a Demonstration in the festival

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SWA inaugurated

Imphal, Jan 14: A women Rights body called “S truggling Women’ s Association (SW A)” was inaugurated today at Manipur Press Club, Imphal. The or ganization’ s main objective is to fight for justice to women community of the state. H. Ibotombi Khuman, Social Activist, Smt. Naorem Binodini, Advocate, Dr . Chinglen Maisnam, Asst. Prof. Economics Department, Manipur University and Chinglen Khumukcham, Social activist and All India convenor , NEFIS graced the occasion as presidium members. Speaking on the occasion, H. Ibotombi Khuman stressed on the varied issues being faced by the women in the state. He said that the newly form body should stand tight with the cause of the women and for delivering justice to the women. He called upon the members of the newly formed organisation to documents cases related to women. President of the newly formed body is Mayengbam Romi Devi and the General Secretary is Keithelakpam Ongbi Thounaojam Margaret.

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“Management and technology knowledge a must for proficiency”

DIPR Imphal, Jan 14: : Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam said, to become a proficient person one must have the knowledge of management and technology in today’ s era of technology . In terms of education also, proper time management and technical education, he added, has become an inseparable part. The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the inauguration function of the Times Institute of Management and Technical Studies (TIMTS) e–Campus Imphal at North Gate Manipur University , Canchipur . He said the institute has been opened at the right time. The positive ideas need to be transformed into action. He elaborated that, mass awareness is of utmost necessity , making people know so that they could get benefits from the institute and also from the Government schemes. The student who would seek for admission in any of the offered courses should be made familiar to them so that they could choose what would be the best for their carriers. Any establishment, even the TIMTS institute, he insists, is to be made according to the need base of the students to make the training received, fruitful. Director of Education (S) Th. Kirankumar said that the institute will provide an opportunity for the students to express and practice the ideas and intrinsic abilities. CEO, TIMTS I Raj K. Sharma, officials of the Institute and students attended the function.

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