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Monday, 19 August 2019 - Imphal Times

Assam Rifles Archers Shine At World Police And Fire Games In China

IGAR (South)
Imphal Aug 19,

Three archers of Assam Rifles Archery team trained by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have bagged a rich haul of five Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medals at the recently concluded World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu, China from 9 to 18 August 2019.
Two male archers Rifleman G Robert Sharma, who hails from Manipur, clinched three Gold medals in the Compound bow archery events while Rifleman Z Demo, a resident of Nagaland, bagged one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medals in the Wooden bow events.   
Mahila Rifleman SP Lydia, who hails from Manipur, won one Gold and two Silver medals in the woman’s category in the Wooden bow events.
While Rifleman G Robert Sharma had earlier won three Gold medals in the previous World Police and Fire Games at Los Angeles in 2017, the other two archers participated for the first time at international level.
Each Archer could participate in only three archery events at the World Police and Fire Games. The three archers participated in the Bare Target, Field Archery and 3 D Archery events winning medals in each of the three events they participated in.
A reception and felicitation ceremony is being planned for the archers on their return to Imphal.

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Tree sapling Plantation Campaign begins

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Imphal, Aug 19,

With aim to preserve the environment and to fate the challenges of global warming, mass tree sapling plantation campaign was organised yesterday at Wangjing Hodamba Laibung by Badminton Lamjing Lup (BLL) in collaboration with local clubs of Wangjing and local people of the area.

BLL member L. Boy said that aiming to protect the environmental condition tree plantation step is taken.

At the campaign, Eastern Social Welfare Youth Club (ESWYC) Hodamba, Wangjing Heitupokpi United Progressive Union (WHUPU) and different eminent persons along with locals attended.

A similar tree sapling plantation programme was also organised yesterday at Tekcham High School Playground, Thoubal District, by Forest Department and SDAU, Tekcham.

In relation to the tree plantation program, L. Samananda, principal of Standard English School, said that the trees were planted to prevent the global warming. The program was organised to educate the society and the youths that deforestation caused global warming and instill the habit of tree plantation.

At the programme Standard English School, Khongjom, Principal, L.Samananda Singh, PWD, Government of Manipur, A.E., Th. Komolo Singh, Deputy Ranger, Thoubal Forest Division, M.Biren Singh, SDAU, Tekcham, Secy. L. Rosan and Thoubal Forest Division, Honorary Wildlife, Warden, W.Ramchandra Singh were attended.

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Tree Plantation Drive at Bal Vidya Mandir Complex

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The Shiksha Vikash Samiti, Manipur have organised a tree plantation program at Bal Vidya Mandir Complex, Palace Compound Imphal today on the eve of its 1st meeting of the newly elected Executive Committee, Manipur.

On the occasion, Y. Khogen Singh, President, N. Munal Meitei, Vice-President -. Sunita Gupta, Vice-president -, Sitaram Bhat, Organising Secretary and M.Chourajit Singh, General Secretary and other Executive Committee members of Shiksha Vikash Samiti, Manipur were present.

On the occasion, N. Munal Meitei told that to save our environment is the responsibility of each one of us in the state. Now-a-days, as a mark to save the degraded environment, mass tree plantations are carrying out everywhere in Manipur and this year as a record, the maximum amount of tree plantations are taking up by the various NGOs, CSOs, Schools, Colleges and the several private individuals as compare to the previous years.

He told that plantation of seedlings and to make them survive is very important but our most important present day issue is to stop green felling i.e. to save the existing forests. Presently we find that trees are cut indiscriminately in the hills which share about 90% of our state’s geographical area. He said, it is impossible to conserve the environment and ecology of Manipur without conserving our hills.

But it seems that nobody is taking much interest on conserving and protecting the existing forests of Manipur and plantation activities are also seen less taken in our hill Districts. In our state at an average about 3 to 5 sq.km. of forest are cut and cleared on daily basis mainly for the firewood and other land use purposes. The major consumption of these firewoods are by the mushrooming brick fields. He told that at an average a medium brick field consumed about 3 to 4 tons of firewood daily and annually it burnt-out about 1000 tons. To stake up1 ton of firewood, about 30- 50 grown up trees are cut and thus a brick field is killing about 120 - 150 trees daily. In Manipur, less than 60% population used improvised gas chulla and thus huge quantities  of firewood are also used for various domestic consumptions.


Therefore to save the environment of Manipur in true sense, we need to control such indiscriminate felling of trees. We know that to get the livelihood of the hill peoples, they need these forest products. But as a scientific management, while on felling the firewood, instead of clear felling, they may go for selection felling by retaining at least one to two trees/stumps of straight boles which will not only savings our environment but after 5-6 years, it may earn double to triple the present cost.


In today’s Executive Committee meeting of the Shiksha Vikash Samiti, Manipur, it was also resolved to take up similar plantation programs in all the other Schools under the Samiti in Manipur.

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Meiraba triumphs; double delight for Tanisha and Aditi at Yonex Sunrise Krishna Khaitan All-India Junior Ranking Tournament

Panchkula, August 19,

 Maisnam Meiraba continued his dominance in the junior circuit while both Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt capped a memorable campaign with twin titles at the Yonex-Sunrise 28th Smt. Yonex Sunrise Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2019 here on Sunday.
Junior World No. 15 Maisnam Meiraba Luwang, top seeded at this tournament, was unstoppable in his 21-12, 21-11 demolition of second seed Sathish Kumar K. The in-form Manipur shuttler,  who won the White Night Junior last month, was challenged only once in six matches this week, where he dropped a game to eighth seed Sarath D in the quarter-finals.
In girls’ singles, sixth seed Aditi Bhatt showed steely nerves and resilience in her 22-20, 13-21, 22-20 marathon win over the top seed Unnati Bisht that needed 1 hour 18 minutes to complete. This was the second consecutive three-game match that the feisty girl played following her 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 win over seventh seed Aashi Rawat in the semi-finals.’
Bhatt made it a double delight when she teamed up with Goa’s Tanisha Crasto to take the girls’ doubles title as well. The second seeds stormed back from a slow start to eke out a 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 win over seventh seeds Khushi Gupta and Drithi Yatheesh.
Crasto found success in the mixed doubles category as well, where she partnered Ishaan Bhatnagar to outlast Dhruv Rawat and Trisha Hegde 20-22, 21-16, 21-13.
In boys’ doubles, the title went to fifth seeds Iman Sonowal of Assam and Yash Raikwar of Madhya Pradesh in yet another surprising result of the day. The boys put up a brilliant performance to upset the top seeds Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam 21-12, 21-15.
This was the first of the selection tournaments for the BWF World Junior Championships to be held in Kazan, Russia from October 7-13. The second selection tournament is scheduled for next week in Bangalore.

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