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UNLF celebrates 53rd Foundation Day

Imphal, Nov 24: Armed rebel group, United National Liberation Front (UNLF) today celebrated its 53rd Foundation Day at the GHQ of its army wing MPA and at other battalion of the outfit along with the people of the state.
A statement of the outfit said that the main observance function was held at the General Head Quarter of the MPA. Chairman of the Central Committee UNLF, Kh Pambei, General Secretary Ph. Yaimachou, COAS –Ng Pamheiba, Secretary Ethnic Minority Ch. Thanil and Health Secretary O Chingkheinganba attended as presidium members. Other officers of various departments of the organization including Principal of the Military Academy, Vice Chief of Army Staff, GSOs, staff officers, Officers of the Party Cadres, NCOs and other cadres of the MPA attended.
As a part of the observance floral tribute were paid to the martyrs who had laid down life for the cause of the revolutionary movement. A two minutes silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed souls. Reading of the annual statement of the central Committee, speech by members of the Central Committee and speech by other top officials of the rebel group mark the observance function.

The 53rd Foundation Day was also observed at other battalion of the MPA including 293 Bn, 291 Bn and other Units. The District committee of the UNLF also observed the 53rd Foundation Day at various other places along with the people of the state, the UNLF statement said.
A sport event organized in connection with the 53rd Foundation day  since November 22 at the general head Quarter also concluded today and prizes were distributed to the winners.

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Blood donation camp

Imphal, Nov 24: A group called ‘Towards Tomorrow Manipur’, formed by a group of like minded people by connecting through social media –Whatsapp, today donated bloods under the theme ‘Donate blood Save life’ at Lamboi Khongnangkhong ground. A around 30 donors donated blood till 2 pm today said an organizer. The donation camp is being organized with support from State Blood Cell, National Health Mission Manipur.

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World Diabetes Day observed at Thoubal

Thoubal, Nov.24: As in other parts of the world, the World Diabetes Day 2017 was observed jointly by District Health Society Thoubal, NCD and National Program for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) under the theme “Women and Diabetes: Our Right to a Healthy Future” today at Seminar hall of Waikhom Mani Girls College,Thoubal.
O.Chitra Devi, Asst.Programme Manager, NCD delivered the welcome and Keynote address.
She said that the first observance of World Diabetes Day was held in November, 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and WHO in response to growing concerns about its escalating health threat posed by diabetes. And World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day.
Speaking as chief guest at the observance function Dr.N.Jayantakumar said that diabetes is a kind of a dreaded disease called ‘slow and sweet killing. It is very dangerous, women should be very much concerned about this disease as it affects them a lot. Superintendent of District Hospital, Thoubal Dr.Hemantakumar Singh, said that frequent test of this disease for each and every girl is much required before marriage so as to prevent widespread occurrence of the disease caused.
Regular exercise is needed so as to keep a healthy life in the day today life, he said.
Principal of Waikhom Mani Girls College, Thoubal Dr.O.Ibeton Devi, District Programme Manager, Thoubal Ch.Basanta Singh and Nodal Officer NCD Clinic Thoubal, Dr.H.Surjit Singh also attended the function.
It may be mentioned that a health clinic was also held in the College Students. A number of persons were tested for sugar in the clinic. A consultation cum interaction programme regarding the disease was also held in the function.

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Foundation for Freedom should be laid by writers - Prof. N. Aruna

Imphal, Nov.24:  Professor Nahakpam Aruna, who is also the Head of Department of Manipuri Department, Manipuri University today said that foundation for freedom should be laid by true writings of the writers.
“Writers have always been an inspiration in the building of history for freedom of those countries which are Independent. The words from the writers can be considered as the strongest weapon to fight for freedom”, N. Aruna said while speaking on a seminar organized by the Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur  at Manipur Press Club under the theme – Freedom for Literature .
Prof. Aruna however expressed concern about the freedom of the writers of our society today.
“Whether our writers can exercise absolute freedom in expressing their thoughts remain as a big question”, she said and added that writers in today’s contemporary society could not use their pen with complete freedom. If writers can writes freely without obstacle from any section it will help is bringing a changed society, the professor said. President of Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur Raghu Lrishangthemna, Member Secretary of Manipuri Culture Society Maisnam Rajesh and co-convenor of the society Jayentakumar Singh also attended as guest of honours.
Talking on the rise of Manipuri literature in Bangladesh, Maisnam Rajesh said that it was only in the year 1975 when Bangladesh got freedom that Manipuri literature has been born. He also narrated on the role of the writers during the freedom struggle for Bangladesh.  
Secretary of the Patriotic Writers’ Forum Naorem Rakesh said that writers can never be skipped in the freedom movement of a country.

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