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Salam Chingkheinganba

Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]

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Dr. Heptulla lauds Smile Torch event of Shija Foundation

IT News
Imphal, May 2,

Speaking in the Culminating Ceremony today organized as a part of the Smile Torch Event by Shija Foundation at IMA hall Lamphel, Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla said that the biggest service we can give to cleft and pallate patients is to stamp out any mark of discrimination.
She added that voluntary workers and voluntary organizations to set up hospitals, Nursing homes and other health care centres by providing incentives should be encouraged.
She further said that many children born with such birth defects have not availed of these facilities simply due to lack of awareness.
“The Government alone cannot bear the full burden of health care.  At least, a part of it must be given out to voluntary services, to people who are willing to serve the health system”, she added.
Highlighting the various free cleft and  operations done  President of the function who is also Smile train partner surgeon Dr Palin said that more awareness is needed in every nook and corner to eradicate the cleft and palette patients.
He added that the operation was done for free of cost and not only that even travel allowances were also given.
It can be mentioned that ‘Smile Torch’ is a unique national initiative for creating renewed awareness about cleft and its treatment and to sensitize communities about the challenges faced by children born with clefts. Smile Train, an NGO founded in 1998 which was based in the United States, is working for the goal to eradicate the global problem of cleft lips and palates.

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Search operation still continues to find 3 missing persons at Chadong boat mishap

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Imphal April 30,

Around 100 rescuers from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire Department and team of experts from MU Earth Sciences Department still searched for the 3 missing persons at Chadong, where a local made boat was capsized which occurred on the evening of 28 April.

35 personnel of NDRF, 15 personnel of SDRF and 28 personnel of fire service along with the assistance of local volunteers try to find the missing bodies.

It can be reminded that the tragic incident occurred around 5pm on 28 April at Ramrei tourist site or Chadong lake which is a water body created by Mapithel Dam when the two boats occupied by many picnickers turned turtle by the gale in the middle of the dam.

The missing three persons at the lake were identified as S Rajiv (35), Romen (29) and Rani (19) from Bishnupur district’s Ningthoukhong area.

Speaking to media person Deputy Commandant of 12 battalion of NRDF Itanagar said that they

have used 35 of their team using SOLAR technology, 4 deep diving set and 5 inflatable rubberised boats.

He said that tress which submerged under the water hinder in finding the missing bodies.

He finally appeals to used life jacket as mandatory while travelling in water bodies and also not to overload while travelling in the boat.

He also appeal to used only permitted boats issued which have safety measures and also added that a rescue team is a must for water bodies.

Speaking to media persons Mathingso Jajo who is a local of the village said that the locals tried to give as much assistance to find the missing persons.

It can be added that a team of Indian Navy will also join the search operation today.

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Chief Minister N. Biren inspect Chadong incident site; announces ban on unauthorized boat at tourism related spot

IT News

Imphal, April 29,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today announced ban to the use of unauthorized local made boat at lakes which are tourism related sites of the state. The announcement was made after inspecting the Ramrei/Chadong Village today morning where three persons including a woman were killed in yesterday freak storm while they were enjoying boat ride. The fierce storm that lasted for around 30 minutes blow the boats that the three were riding and as it turn upside-down the trio could not be found till today morning.

“What we are facing today is the result of the mass deforestation that has been taking place in the state”, Chief Minister N. Biren said.

He said Hills look barren as almost all trees have been cut down and because of that natural mechanism to control stormy winds are no more. This could be the result for the sudden fierce storm that took the lives of the three precious persons.  The Chief Minister said while sharing the pain and sorrow of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s freak storm.

The drastic change in the climatic condition due to Global warming need to be handled with extreme seriousness to ensure safety of the tourist who comes to enjoy boat ride at tourist related spot where there are beautiful lakes. As the boats used to earn money are not taken approval from the tourism department in terms of safety, the Chief Minister banned the use of unauthorized local made Canoe or Boats at tourist related sites including Loktak lake, Chadong/ Ramrei, Singda Dam and Khuga Dam.

He further added that unarmed police post will be opened at Ramrei and other similar location which comprises of National Disaster Management team.

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Condemnation continues to pour against the burning of the St. Joseph School, Sugnu

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Imphal, April 28,

Condemnation continues to pour in against the burning of the St. Joseph School at Sugnu by unidentified miscreants on the evening of April 25. Even though police had arrested some suspects who are responsible to the burning of the school, many civil society body are not happy as no charge sheet has been filed against them.

The ‘Zillai’, Vaiphei Students Association, Chandel District Manipur expressed shock and anger to the burning of the premier educational institution in Sugnu area. 

“The uncivilized action of some misguided people who resorted to violence will greatly hamper the future of all the students studying in the school”, a statement released by Secretary Information and Publicity of Vaiphei Students Association said.

The Association also reaffirmed its commitment to stand with the management of St. Joseph School and assured to offer each unflinching support in the rebuilding works for the sake of the students’ community.

The Hill District Private School Association, Manipur also expressed strong condemnation to the torching of the St. Joseph School Sugnu.

“For long, the hill people are living in the dark deprived of civilization and development and it is proud to say that it is through the private schools with limited resources in hill districts of Manipur that many of our children got the privilege to compete with the outside world”, the statement signed by Rev. Rd. Joykumar (Vice President of Hill District Private School Association, Manipur) and Seikhom Kipgen (General Secretary, Hill District Private School Association, Manipur) said.

The statement further said that to bring a holistic development of the students, it is sometimes inevitable to use corrective measures. It should be realized that building of a student is collective work of the teachers, parents and the society. The association also sought cooperation of all the stake holders for better education in future.

The association also appealed the authority concerned to leave no stone unturned in finding the arsonists, put them on trial and make them realize their inhumane act so that it is not repeated in future.

The Chandel Naga Peoples’ Organisation also echoed the pain and sorrow of the people to the burning of the St. Joseph School.

In a statement the CNPO said that the psychological trauma perpetrated at the learning institutions which had provided good humanly services in the area for the past many decades by the miscreants of the criminal activities which happened on April 25 is strongly condemnable and such barbaric and inhuman activities should be denounced by all civilized society. The CNPO also appealed the perpetrator to shun violence and give chance to peace. 

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