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Maheshwar Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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AR shares meal with daily wage workers

IGAR (South)
Imphal Jan 24

In the spirit of bonhomie and comraderie, Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) deployed at Integrated Check Post, Moreh decided to share their Mid Day meal with the poor daily wage workers who earns their livelihood by doing menial jobs everyday along the Indo Myanmar Border.  
The Integrated Check Post Commander decided to prepare a meal and have lunch with them to make their day a better one. During the meal the workers shared their experience and hardship faced on a daily basis for livelihood in the bordering town. Due to lack of organized industries and employment, majority of population depends on mere labour work and fall prey to drug smuggling activities.
A total of 20 daily wage workers and troops of Moreh battalion shared meal and camaraderie with each other assured them 24 x 7 vigil and security at International border.

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Assam Rifles organized village security meet

IGAR (South)
Imphal Jan 24

Chassad Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organized a security meet at Nampisha Company Operating Base on 22 January 2020.
In view of the recent developments with regard to Naga Peace talks and Pact between Kuki groups and Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs), there are apprehensions among the locals about the outcome of talks which would affect the prevailing security situation in the area. The security meet which was attended by village Authorities and Headmen from Ningchou, Kangpat Khullen and Skipe has significant importance in view of presence of Tangkhul and Kuki population in the Kamjong district. The meet was focused on issues related to security and Under Ground cadres activities in the run up to the Republic Day 2020. Locals were also sensitized about attempts of Under Ground groups to carry out subversive activities against Security Forces in the area.
Likewise, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a security meet at Koirengei Company Operating Base (COB).
The security forum was attended by village Pradhans, ward members, councilors, members of village youth club and locals of the area. During the meet the locals were sensitised and updated on current security situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken by locals in synergy with Assam Rifles for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area.  In addition to the security issues, future action plan in respect of civic action projects like medical camps, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Army and career counseling for youth were also discussed during the meet.
The locals expressed their gratitude and appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for conduct of such security meetings and ensuring peace in the area and assured their commitment and assistance in maintaining the same. The security meet concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

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CM opens MITCON 2020

IT News
Imphal, Jan 23,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has exhorted the youth of Manipur to have entrepreneurial spirit so that they can give employment to many other youth instead of looking for government jobs alone.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the 1st MITCON 2020, a conference of IT companies of the State, at Hotel Imphal today. The conference was organized by Information and Technology (INCOTE) Foundation, a conglomerate body of 16 IT companies of Manipur.
The Chief Minister pointed out that most of the parents wish their children to get government jobs after giving education spending huge amount of money and time. This mindset usually destroys the entrepreneurial spirit of thousands of talented youths, and on the other hand making huge rush for government jobs, he observed. As such, this notion should be given up so that young talents are not hindered to get into innovative ventures, the Chief Minister said.
N. Biren Singh also said that the present Government is ever ready to extend all possible supports to young entrepreneurs and self-employed youths. Apart from StartUp Manipur and bank loans, the State Government had recently launched StandUp Manipur to provide assistance to motivated, hardworking and talented youths.
Expressing satisfaction on building up a collective strength of different IT companies by INCOTE Foundation, the Chief Minister said that such gesture of showing willingness to flourish together would certainly yield dividends in the days to come. He said that the Government is ever ready to extend co-operation in all their endeavours.
Stating that modern development requires uninterrupted power supply, the Chief Minister said that the State Government is looking for a suitable site for setting up of a Solar Energy Park in order to supplement to State’s power requirement.
Maintaining that the BJP-led Government has been trying to reflect ‘human service’ in its governance, the Chief Minister said that different noble schemes are being implemented towards this end. The Chief Minister also urged INCOTE Foundation and different other IT companies to share their ideas and suggestions in applying IT in the execution of Government policies like biometric attendance system for Government employees, Go to Village Mission, Inner Line Permit System, School Fagathansi Mission, e-marketing etc.
Former Ambassador of India to Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhyay, Secretary (IT) Smt. Jacintha Lazarus and INCOTEF President Piyananda Wahengbam were also seated on the dais as dignitaries.

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‘Hepatitis to be eliminated by 2030’

IT News

Imphal, Jan. 23

Health Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has informed that the government sets its objective to eliminate Hepatitis Disease by the year 2030. Speaking at the Empathy Campaign cum awareness programme of Viral Hepatitis with free vaccination held at the conference hall of JNIMS today Minister Jayantakumar Singh said that National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India with the objective to provide free screening, testing, diagnosis and treatment of all varieties of Hepatitis.

Minister also maintained that there are two centres in the state at present to avail the mentioned facilities, one at RIMS and another at JNIMS. The government has also inaugurated treatment centres and testing laboratories for Hepatitis in another seven districts i.eThoubal, Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Senapati. Free testing and diagnosis has already been started in these seven districts also, he added.

Minister said that the main objective is to eradicate this deadly disease from our soil. He said that only an united effort can defeat this horrible threat. To fulfil this objective coordination amongst the different layers of staff and social organisations is necessary. He also lauded the efforts put by the Airport Authority of India, National Health Mission, Manipur, Authority of JNIMS and ILPS, India.

Taking a note on the report of death of three persons at Kamjong area of Ukhrul District, Minister Jayantakumar said that expert medical team has been sent to the affected site for investigation and preparation of a detailed report for taking further necessary action. Minister has also spoken to the Minister of health, Government of India, he added.

The occasion of Empathy Campaign cum awareness programme of Viral Hepatitis with free vaccination was jointly organised by Airport Authority of India, National Health Mission, Manipur, Authority of JNIMS and ILPS, India.

Director JNIMS, Dr. Th. Bhimo Singh, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Director, Airport Authority of India, Imphal and others also attended the programme

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