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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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Yoga can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse: Dr. Najma Heptulla

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Imphal, Oct. 11

Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today said that Yoga education amongst the youth can be an effective tool to counter the menace of substance abuse and drug addiction prevalent widely in the State of Manipur.  She was speaking at the inaugural function of the 24th State Level Yoga Physique Championship, 2019 organised by the Yoga Physique Institute & Studies Manipur (YPISM) at Manipur Dramatic Union hall Yaiskul Police lane, Imphal organised under the theme Yoga for health, wellbeing and sustainable development.
Dr, Heptulla said that the Championship will certainly help the young sportspersons to grow and maintain their physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.  In addition, this championship is to put together in one event, the overwhelming complexity of the entire Yoga arts and traditions of various ethnic communities of the State, she added. 
Expressing her happiness on NCERT’s publication of Yoga text books for Classes-I to VIII and introduction of it in the CBSE Schools as a compulsory subject, the Chief Guest told that value-based education through Yoga in schools and colleges will help in inculcating discipline, concentration, relaxation and self-achievement, from an early stage of life and thereby empower them to cope up with the stress and strains accompanied with the challenges of modern life. It will also help them in growing up with the values of cleanliness, non-violence, truthfulness, non-greediness, austerity, self-study, self-control and non-possessiveness, she added.
As part of today’s inaugural programme, the YPISM students and intellectual disability Group BB Paul Mental Development Home, Mongshangei presented Yoga Demonstration and Certificates of Honour were also distributed to donors and juries.
More than 250 candidates are participating in this Championship that will continue till tomorrow.

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Smaller communities needs to fight one nation, one language and one religion theory unitedly - L.Kangleinganba

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Imphal, Sept 29

Smaller communities need to fight unitedly the one nation, one language and one religion theory as such act will affect the smaller communities.

This was said by General Secretary of International Sanamahism Students’ Association (ISSA) Lourembam Kangleinganba during the 6th Foundation day celebration of ISSA held today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Konung Lampak.

Addressing the keynote speech Kangleinganba further stressed that such one nation one language is a frightful act for the smaller communities like Meetei and others.

Reminding the formation of their students’ Association he said that it was formed by the likeminded students with the will to safeguard the indigenous aged old religion of the Meetei, Sanamahi religion. 

Kangleinganba continued that several acts and laws were there to protect and safeguard land, plants and animals but unfortunately there are no laws to protect the people believing in Sanamahi and added that in order to identify a community there is a relationship of religion and its culture. 

He also said there is a need to conserve and protect the indigenous religion like Sanamahi religion.

Guest of Honour of the function who is the former president of REFORM Dr. N Birchandra said that the revivalist wave of Sanamahi religion is increasing and added that 30 percent of the total population of the Meeteis believed in the indigenous religion. 

He also said that in the court of Manipur the court doesn’t use any holy book of the Meetei to swear even though Meetei has its own custom and its holy book. 

Registrar in charge of Manipur University Prof W Chandbabu in his Chief Guest speech urged the need to groom knowledge about the various cultures and traditions of the small communities and also the system, ethics and moral values of the communities.

He added that several researches, discussions about the contemporary relevance of the indigenous religion is a must.

President of ISSA Khaidem Kangleingakpa said that the main objective of the Association is to occupy a space in international platform for the unique indigenous religion of the Meetei. He added that there is no enemity with any other religion and the Association moves forward in a progressive way. 

Later Prizes were also distributed for the written quiz competition which was organised by ISSA on 22nd September 2019 under the theme ‘know your Kangleipak’.

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68th Death Anniversary of Hijam Irabot; Without struggle paying tribute to Irabot is useless- Prof.Chinglen

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Imphal, Sept 26

Simply paying tributes to Lamyanba Hijam Irabot is useless without struggle says Professor Chinglen Maisnam, Department of Economics Manipur University.

Prof. Chinglen was speaking as a resource person during the observance of 68th Death Anniversary of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot on the theme “Life and ideology of Hijam Irabot” at Manipur University Library Conference Hall.

He further said that Hijam Irabot’s death and birth anniversary is being observed every year but there hasn’t been any positive change in today’s society and added that without continuing his works, there will be no significance in paying tribute to the pioneer leader.

Chinglen further stressed that Irabot was a leader who stood for the oppressed people not a leader of specific community. He also said that he was a leader in anywhere he visited, be it during the jail times in Sylhet, or at Myanmar.

Comparing with the Chinese leader Mao he said that Irabot have the qualities similar with the leader Mao who lead a Social reformation and Social Transformation and added that he was also similar with the use of short speech and effective use of words which inspire and influence the masses. 

Highlighting the qualities of leader he stressed that Irabot didn’t stand neutral but sided for the oppressed people. He believed in ideology, organisation and struggle, Chinglen added.

He concluded that Irabot during his times fought both the British colonist and the feudal society of the land.

President of Meetei Students’ Association, Manipur University Chongtham Dipu in his keynote address stressed on the need to continue Hijam Irabot’s work by following his ideology during the contemporary times of distress for an egalitarian society.

He continued that the people need to unite irrespective of the communities they belong to bring social, political and economic independent. 

Dipu also added that there is an urgent need to save the land and its people from the evils of globalisation and capitalism by following the footsteps and ideology of Irabot.

Later Professor Dr N. Sanatomba of Department of Manipuri, Research Scholar of Department of Economics and President of MUSU K. Lebanan talked on the topic – ‘Irabot as a multifaceted leader, Irabot and Merger Agreement and Impact of Irabot’s Ideology on today’s Youth and Society’ respectively. 

Earlier floral tributes were paid to the statue of Lamyanba Irabot erected in front of Manipur University Library. A one minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

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Kangla FB group welcomes World Record holder for pencil lead carving of 27 letter of Meetei Mayek

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Imphal Sept 24

Kangla Inat Yokhat Lup (Kangla Facebook group) today welcomes Athokpam Right Kumari Devi for entering in the infinity book of World record of pencil lead carving of the 27 letters of Meetei Mayek alphabet.

The event was held today at Yum and Hills Luwangshangbam.

Athokpam Right Kumari wife of Soibam James from Lamshang Thong Maning created her record on September 10, 2019 for pencil lead carving of English alphabets in 7mm and 1mm breadth, number 1 to 100 in 3.2 cm length with 0.2 cm diameter and 27 letters of Manipuri language Meetei Mayek in 14mm length and 2mm breadth.

Right Kumari also holds record in future Kalam’s Books of record for the same pencil carving on 25 August 2019. 

Further the Facebook group also wishes and encourages Haobijam Surjit meetei who will participate in the Global Peace March to Geneva.

Speaking to media persons member of Kangla Inat Yokhat lup Yumkhaibam Ibomcha said that the group congratulated and appreciated the two for their works in bringing forth the name of land to the global world.

He further urged to keep inspiring the people with their tremendous works for the people.

Later an appreciation certificate was also handed to Athokpam Right Kumari.

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