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Orange Festival 2018 concludes

DIPR
Tamenglong, Dec 10,
 
A 3 day long Orange festival which was celebrated under the theme “Orange for peace, health, beauty and prosperity” come to an end today at the lower ground Tamenlong District headquarter.
PHED Minister L. Dikho and Namsinrei Panmei Chairman, Autonomous District Council Tamenlong attended the closing ceremony as a Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
 L.Dikho in his chief guest speech wishes the people of Tamenlong a merry Christmas on behalf of the State Chief Minister. He also urged the people of Tamenlong to fully take the advantage of railway transport in promoting the indigenous orange since railway is passing through the heart of Tamenlong
God has fully blessed the land, people and the orange of Tamenlong so we must fully utilised in promoting, acknowledging and preserving the oranges of Tamenlong lamented the chief guest. He also further request the public of Tamenlong to support and co-operate in the government developmental work which is going on in the district as of now.
Namsinrei Panmei, Chairman Autonomous District Council, in his presidential speech urged the orange growers to work hard to increased the orange plantation. He also assured the orange farmers present in the gathering that all the need and financial help will be given from District administration and the State fund.

The best oranges for the year 2018 was bagged by stall No. 102 Mrs Gaigupliu of Sibilong village with a cash price of Rs 1,50,000/- only.
Stall No. 99, Mrs. Gaichungliu Gangmei of Sibilong village under Tousem Sub- Division and stall No 60, Mrs.Ramkeliu Gangmei of Chaengdai village under Tamenglong sub- Division bagged the second and third prize respectively. The cash award for second prize is Rs. 100000/- and third prize is Rs.75000/- only.
17 orange growers also received a consolation prize of Rs 20,000/- each and the rest of the participants received a cash of Rs. 5000 each. Altogether 173 orange growers participated in the competition.
District Administration of Tamenlong in collaboration with ICAR, CAU and NABARD conducted a seminar on the second day for the orange growers of Tamenlong under the theme “Orange: It’s Perspective, Problems and Potentials at the Tamenlong Indoor Stadium. The experts from the Department of ICAR, CAU and NABARD present a various topic on cultural practices for sustainable production of Tamenlong oranges, soil management in the context of orange cultivation, plant protection in an organic and sustainable manner and the role of NABARD in rural development especially in Horticulture Crop Production were presented to the participants. Department of horticulture distributed pea seeds to all the orange growers participants after the session.
Journalist and Founder “Breaking the Silence” Urmila Chanam also present a topic in the Vital role of Media and Market Linkages in Global Context.
As part of the festival 13 year old girl Miss Gaindinliu a student of JNV stood first and take away a cash award of Rs.30,000 and citation in the Tamenglong Got Talent. And Mr. Ringsangnang Reamei and Miss Apiliu Panmei stood second and third prize with a cash award of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 and citation respectively.
It is worth mentioning that during the 15th Orange festival celebration district administration of Tamenlong along with various civil society, NGOs and village authority organised a various events such as night camping at Dailong village, trekking to Tharon cave and waterfall, trekking at Luangku forest, Biodervisty Heritage site at Dailong and rafting and kayaking at Barak river for the visitors from different parts of state and Manipur in particular who come to witness the festival at Tamenlong.

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 International Human Rights’ Day Manipur needs to make laws for restoration of our cultured society: CM

DIPR
Imphal, Dec 10,

 As observe in different parts of the world, Manipur Human Rights Commission with United NGOs Mission, Manipur, Human Rights Alert, Human Rights Law Network and United Voluntary Youth Council observed International Human Rights Day at 1st MR Banquet Hall today.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that we had a cultured society and kept respect for our elders a lot. But today, it seems our decency is vanishing from us. To prevent from any kind of unwanted incidents in future particularly by uploads in social media and to restore that cultured society, Manipur needs to make a suitable law.
Recognising people’s mindset especially that damages of bandh and general strike, Chief minister said that he went for a small survey of today’s bandh called by the 2013 batch police constable candidates against the delayed result out of their interview. People came out like there’s no bandh and saw continue their daily routine in market and work place. People’s response against bandh and general strike is one of government’s achievements, he added.
Biren also assured for looking into the staff and infrastructure shortages of the Manipur State Human rights Commission (MHRC).

While giving Presidential address, Acting Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission Khaidem Mani stated that after the enactment of Protection of Human rights Act, 1993, Manipur Government had established the MHRC by virtue of sec 21 of the Act on June 27, 1998. The first Commission had been function till 2003, second Commission from May 5, 2005 till May 9, 2010. After a pretty long years gap, MHRC reconstituted for the third time in this current year. He assumed the office on 30th August, 2018 as Member of the Commission and from the same day onwards, he is working as Acting Chairperson, Khaidem Mani recalled.
Law and Legislative Affairs Minister L. Jayentakumar Singh attended as Guest of Honour in today’s observation. Police personals, Advocates, human rights defenders, members of Manipur State Commission for Women were also participated.

 

Activists upset as prevailing Human Rights issues not discussed on Human Rights Day

All talks are about the origin of the Universal declaration of Human Rights by the United Nation and about the content of how to protect rights of the people. But none of the intellectual says nothing of the prevailing condition of the Human Rights of Manipur’s citizen. This was stated by an activist who attended the 70th International Human Rights Day organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Duties Education, Manipur University at Manipur University.
The day is also observed by various other civil rights bodies across the state.
As for the state government it is another matter but issues of human rights violation being faced by the people of the state were not mentioned by any of the talker , said the activist.

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JFA bats for justice to victim scribe

By Our Correspondent
Guwahati, Dec 10,
Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses concern over the incident of abuses of a lady scribe by another city based journalist which has already reached the legal course and bats for justice to the victim. The forum however insists on proper opportunity provided to the accused journalist to put forward his version as well.
It may be mentioned that the television scribe lodged an FIR in Dispur police station stating that she was harassed, abused and threatened last week by the male journalist, also a television reporter, with one of his friends. Following her urgent calls, few colleagues rescued her and reported to the police station, said the victim scribe in a communiqué to the JFA.
“We hope that the law will take its own course and the victim scribe gets justice. Anybody, who indulges in illegal activities, should be punished. However, we pursue that the accused journalist should also be given the right of self-defense,” said a JFA statement issued to the media.

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AR Installs 10 Solar Street Lights in Malom

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Imphal, Dec 10,

Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) erected 10 Solar Street Lights on request of the people of Malom Gram Panchayat under it’s ‘Op Sadbhavna’ initiative on 10th December 2018.

Tulihal Battalion on receiving a request for installation of street lights in it’s monthly Security Meet, provided & installed these solar lights in each of the wards of Malom Gram Panchayat. These solar street lights will not only address the security concerns in the area, but also lead the way in sustainable development.

Brigadier Amit Kabthiyal, SM, Commander 9 Sector Assam Rifles in an inaugural programme at Malom village, IW district  officially handed over these solar street lights to the Pradhan of Malom Gram Panchayat. While praising the efforts of Tulihal Battalion, Brig Kabthiyal assured the villagers that both Assam Rifles and Army would always work for the welfare of the people of Manipur. Two Ex-servicemen of Army, being residents of Malom were also felicitated by him during the event. The villagers of Malom appreciating the Battalion for the initiative and said this gesture of the Army would go a long way in cementing the bond between the people and the forces and the people of Malom would forever keep Tulihal Battalion in their hearts, even when the Battalion moves out of the area on completion of it’s tenure.

This initiative of provision of solar street lights is one among many taken up Tulihal Battalion, who in the past had also spearheaded the flood relief operations in the month of June for which the Battalion has received the Governor’s Citation. The Battalion also plans to install 9 solar street lights in Kangmong and organize a veterinary camp in Meitram village in the near future.

 

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