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Former Minister N. Mangi and two other influential personalities join Congress Party; This is just the beginning more will come – Ibobi; Gaikhangan compares N Mangi with Vibhishana of Ramayana

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Imphal, Aug 20,

For the first time after the BJP led government comes to the state Congress Bhavan  today witness celebratory mood as three significant personalities joined the Congress party today. Except for former Minister Ningthoujam Mangi, who had contested last assembly election as BJP candidate, the other two Sanglakpam Presojit Sharma of Thongju Assembly Constituency and Huidrom Bikramjit Singh are new face in political spectrum even though both have reputed background with influential personality.

Welcoming the three new faces, former Chief Minister and present leader of the Congress Legislature Party , Okram Ibobi said that a new beginning of the Congress Party has begun today.

“I expect more personality including the MLAs of the ruling party to join the Congress ahead of the Parliamentary election “ Ibobi said with a smile.

Former Deputy Chief Minister who is presently the member of the  Highest decision making body of the Congress Party Congress Working Committee, Gaikhangam, while welcoming all the three said that the coming of N Mangi of Kumbi Assembly constitution is like the joining of Vibhishana in Lord Ram’s party of Ramayana. Gaikhangam was comparing Mangi with Vibhishana saying the present government is now autocratic in nature which can be compare with that of Ravana.

N Mangi while speaking on the occasion said that it was a mistake to chose the BJP as it was totally against the people. He said it was not because of power that he join the Congress party as at present too congress is an opposition party, but it was secular character of the congress party which is the only alternative to the BJP that he join the party.

Both Huidrom Bikramjit Singh and Sanglakpam Presojit Sharma are new face in political spectrum but both are influential persons having reputed status. Bikramjit Singh is a successful industrialist. Presojit on the other hand is a close relative of the Education Minister Th. Radheshyam of the BJP Government. He had also served as Chairperson of the Manipur Building Workers Welfare Board under the Labour department.

Earlier at Moirang while taking to reporters President of the MPCC TN Haokip has stated that in 2019 parliamentary election the UPA will return and BJP will go.

“Modi wave has problem now due to lack of oxygen” Haokip said and added , “Modi will go and UPA will return in the 2019 parliamentary election”. The MPCC president also said that when there is no Modi, there will be no BJP in the state.

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State Observed Sadbhavana Diwas

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Imphal, Aug 20,

Sadbhavana  Diwas, marking the 74th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India  late Shri Rajiv Gandhi was observed at Banquet Hall, 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles, Imphal today. The function was organised by Government of Manipur.

Speaking at the function as Chief Guest Agriculture, Vety. & AH Minister Shri V.Hangkhanlian said that “To keep our country united and strong, we need to build up good idea and relationship among us and march ahead, keep in mind the far sightedness, rationality and the ability to take right decision in hard time possessed by our past leaders”.

Reminding that Sadbhavana Diwas as we have been observing the 20th of August every year, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The meaning and value of observing such a day is very important in our country where there were diverse elements. The observance of today’s auspicious function will be complement to bringing peace, harmony and keeping our country strong and united.

Asserting that the observance also going to build the nation that is essential for the people to understand the real value and meaning of the function. Untowards incidents and violances causes lives and properties, disturbances and hamper the road of development and bring destruction in building a united India. If we are going to go in par with other country or nation in the ray of development in the world we have to forget mutual disbelieve and narrow communal notion among us.

The Minister appealed to the people of Manipur to take the observance as an opportunity of sharing positive and progressive idea and help the government for overall development of the country and to forsake the ideas of selfishness to bring cordial relationship to make Manipur a develop state and let us pledge again to take full responsibility in our duty towards the objectives.

Functional President of the observance Education, Labour and Employment  Minister Shri Th.Radheshyam said that Sadbhavana Diwas was observe today to remember and pay respect to former  late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary who  has propagated unity and harmony of different communities in the country.

The importance of observance of the day was to make strengthening a bond of love and unity among the diverse languages and communities of the country.

Minister Radheshyam recalled that Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who have founded new dynamic policy when instability was there in legislative in the politics of India in the year 1985 and brought up a new resolution who banned politics defection by introducing Anti-defection bill in the Parliament and make lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 among others.

Saying the age old tradition of living together peacefully and harmoniously in the country in unity in diversity is being disturbed today by the enmity and hatred amongst different communities and by the act of violence. He maintained that in view of such a situation the observance of Sadbhavana Diwas was more significances and recalled that Rajiv Gandhi as a leader who transformed India in the field of Sciences and Technologies and Educational sectors.

He appealed to the gathering that to fulfil the dreams of Rajiv Gandhi peaceful and developed nation let us rededicate ourselves for the unity of India.

Later, the Chief Guest administered a Sadbhavana pledge in the function.

Council of Ministers, Additional Chief Secretary, DGP and top police and civil officials have attended the function among others.

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27th Manipuri Language Day Celebrated

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Imphal, Aug 20,

 “I appreciate the 13 committees who are working under a single roof to celebrate the Manipuri Language Day and influenced by the common theme to take the State forward with a sense of unity”, Revenue, CAF& PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam expressed while delivering his Chief Guest speech today at the 27th Manipuri Language Day held at Maharaj Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound.

The celebrating committees include Hon’ble Minister, Art & Culture, Shri L Jayantakumar as the Chairman and Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti,Manipuri Language Development Committee,EPATHOUKOK,Manipuri Literary Society,Writers Forum Imphal,LEIKOL ,SATHOULUP,Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur,IMAKHOL,Manipur State Shumaang Leela Council, AMMIK and Film Forum Manipur amongst others.

Ever since I took birth, it was my mother who taught me during the nascent periods of speech and language in the initial 1-2 years of infanthood and later, the learning mature and develop more in school, college and surrounding environment, Minister Shyam recollected.

“Indeed, right use of language and good words play a major role in winning hearts during adolescence and convincing the public even in politics”, he further said.

Referring to developed nations like China, Japan, Germany & France, Minister Shyam said that he observed their civilians enjoying a sense of pride and identity by using their native language more in public.

All bundles of emotions whether-joy or sorrow, love-hatred, anger or jealousy can be expressed by using proper choice of words from the total set of language, he stated.

He also said that we should all co-ordinate and analyse the errors, weaknesses and faults in our language rather than blaming each other. We should try to find out why our language is still not included in the currency notes, he added.

Pointing out that more finance is needed in the budget for language development; he assured that the Government should try to fill the gap it has with the masses in connection with the issue.

The gathering led by Minister Shyam and Jayanta observed 1 minute silence as tribute to the late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prof.Nahakpam Aruna Devi,Shri Lamabam Biramani Singh,Shri L Upendra Aharma and Prof.Kangjam ibohal shared their opinions as resource persons in connection with today’s event.

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Manipuri Language day observed

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Imphal, Aug 20,
State today observed the Manipur language in commemoration to the day when Manipuri Language was included in the 8Schedule of the Indian Language. The day is observed by the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) at its Head Quarter here in Imphal DM College Campus.
Prof. N Khogendra, Prof. N. Aruna, President of AMSU Manjit Sarengthem among others attended as dignitaries on the dais.
Speaking on the sideline of the function , AMSU President Sarangthem Manjit stated that even though the UNESCO had reported that Manipur Language has been included in the endangered language of the world, people including those in the government are not giving much important for protection of the language. He appealed all sections of people to observed the day in the following years.   

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