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Items filtered by date: Friday, 28 December 2018 - Imphal Times

Spreading Christmas Cheer In Remote Areas By Chassad Battalion

IT News
Imphal, Dec 28,

Chassad Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a number of activities to spread happiness during Christmas in Kamjong district. Activities included sports events, medical camps, Church program, assistance to orphanage and distribution of cakes and sweets to school children and vill youth. Sports items including volleyballs, volleyball nets and footballs were presented to the children and youth as a token of friendship. It received overwhelming response from the locals as they were delighted by this gesture of Assam Rifles especially during the momentous occasion of Christmas.
Medical Camps were organised at remote  villages of Grihang and Aishi, in which over 200 persons were treated by the team of doctors and paramedical staff of Chassad Battalion.
The activities were organized to extend all possible help and spread cheer to the remote villages of Kamjong district where requisite facilities and infrastructure are not available due to the remoteness of the location.The  villagers appreciated the initiative taken by the Assam Rifles and expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the help extended by Chassad Battalion.

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Assam Rifles Organises Medical Camp at Molphibung Village

IT News
Imphal, Dec 28,

In  an  endeavor  to  reach  out  to  local  population  and render  all  possible  help  while  performing  its operational  role  in  Counter  Insurgency  Environment,  Moltuk Battalion    of  26  Sector  Assam Rifles under  the  aegis of IGAR (South) conducted  a  medical  camp  at  Molphibung  village  which  is  one  of  the  most  remote  areas  of Manipur  State  on 27  Dec  2018.  
The  medical  camp  was  organised  to  provide  the  locals  medical  attention  at  their  doorsteps  and it  witnessed  huge  participation.  A  total  of  62  men,  83  women  and  65  children  were  provided  medical checkup  and  medicines  by  the  Regimental  Medical  Officer.  The locals appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles in organizing the medical camp.

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Assam Rifles helps rehabilitate burn victim

IT News
Imphal, Dec 28,

22 year old Soraisam Pushpa had no idea that her life would take a completely different turn in the autumn of 2015 when she fell prey to domestic violence. She found her room being put to flames due to which she suffered 70% severe burn injuries. Pushpa had a miraculous escape from the fire incident after she was rescued by neighbours and rushed to RIMS. She was admitted for almost eight months in RIMS recovering from her burn injuries. The RIMS doctors not only saved her life, but the plastic surgeons reconstructed her face almost to normal.
Fearful yet confident of overcoming her woes, Pushpa fought all odds to live a dignified life and tried her hand at odd jobs including working in a brick kiln. However, she was mocked both in her society and workplace because of her burn marks resulting in social isolation. Facing social isolation, Pushpa lost confidence and preferred to stay indoors.
Assam Rifles learnt about Pushpa’s tragic story from staff of MBC church and decided to assist and help her. It was also learnt that Pushpa had interest in embriodery and had done a course in stitching. Taking a note of the same, Tulihal Battalion under the directions of Brig Amit Kabthiyal, SM, DIG 9 Sector Assam Rifles presented her a sewing machine on 27th December 2018 at Tulihal Battalion Headquarter.
An emotional Pushpa stated, “I have received a gift for the first time since the fire incident. I am grateful to Assam Rifles and Tulihal Battalion for such a lovely gift.” Pushpa wants to start her work by stitching phaneks and bed covers. By starting her tailoring work, she not only wants to earn steadily, but also wants to get her dignity back in her village. Tulihal Battalion also provided her food supplements and items of daily essentials.
Though this initiative of Assam Rifles is a small step, but it is in the right direction to help rehabilitate victims of social and domestic violence.

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Workshop on Basic Life Support held

IT News
Imphal, Dec 28,

 The Department of Periodontology, Dental College, RIMS, Imphal in association with Indian Dental Association (IDA), Manipur State Branch conducted a workshop on “Basic Life Support” on 27th Dec., 2018 at Mini Auditorium, RIMS, Imphal. The workshop was attended by 200 Dentists from all over Manipur. The faculty of the workshop was Dr. Bishwajeet Elangbam. A mass CPR training of all the participants was the main highlight of the workshop.
Prof. A. Santa Singh, Director, RIMS, Imphal on his inaugural speech appreciated conducting such workshops will benefit not only the Dentists but also the people of Manipur in providing emergency care in accidents. The inaugural function was attended by Prof. Praveen Reddy, Principal, Dental College, RIMS, Imphal, faculty members and students.

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Significance of the folklore should be made aware to the people: Education Minister

DIPR
Imphal, Dec  28,
 
Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam today stated that each and every study or research should be aimed towards bringing positivity and unity in the society. He was speaking at the inauguration of 2-Day National Seminar on ‘The Dynamics of Indian Folklore’ in commemoration of the 42nd Indian Folklore Congress (IFC).
Quoting the definition of folklore from the Souvenir released today, the Minister said that ‘folklore is the treasure of knowledge and wisdom’, the key to a progress society. He said that it is important that the significance of the folklore should be made widely known to the people to serve the purpose of organising the seminar. The national seminar is organized by the Dhanamanjuri College of Arts and Dhanamanjuri University in collaboration with the Indian Folklore Congress (IFC) at Central Hall of D. M. College of Science.
Thokchom Radheshyam said that life is the best school for learning and experience is the best teacher. He said that folk literature is the repository of practices, traditions, customs, and proverbs, among others passed down from generation to generation. He said that the past defines the present, the present groom tomorrow- the future. It is therefore important to know these beliefs to be able to apply for the betterment of the present and the future. On the proposal of opening a separate Department for the study of Folklore, he said that the proposal will be considered after discussions with the experts and officials.
Highlighting the issues of folklore, President IFC, Prof. Jawaharlal Handoo said that the preservation of folklore is the need of hour. It is highly required that the folklore is preserved and the knowledge inscribed in the folklore be disseminated. He added that there is need to embrace the folklore to construct the culture and traditions instilled in the folklore which is now slowly fading. He defined that the folklore is one’s own treasure of knowledge of culture and tradition, and understanding the folklore is very much necessary to understand one’s own culture and tradition.
Vice - President IFC, Prof. M. Mani Meitei said that the seminar will be able to draw the attention of the Government on demand for opening up a separate Department for the study of the Folklore. He said that the folklore is an important discipline richly available in the world with diverse genre and is yet to be explored.
Vice - Chancellor, Dhanamanjuri University, H. Deleep Singh, Principals of different colleges, Professors, Folklorist, research scholars and students attended the function.

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Tanongsak, Rituparna Das guides North Eastern Warriors to their first win in Vodafone PBL4

Our Correspondent
Hyderabad, Dec 28

Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk showed nerves of steel to get the better of Mumbai Rockets trump, Anders Antonsen, in three games to help North Eastern Warriors their first win in the fourth edition of Vodafone Premier Badminton League at the Gachibowli stadium here on Thursday.
The North Eastern Warriors, who had lost their opening tie against Ahmedabad Smash Masters 1-4, needed a win to get their campaign on track and it was the mixed doubles combination of Liao Min Chun and Kim Ha Na which got them rolling.
Liao and Kim gave little opportunity to Kim Gi Jung and Pia Zebadiah of putting up a fight with a perfect game plan to win 15-6, 15-13.
This meant that a lot depended on whether Tanongsak could upset Rockets’ trump to put his team on the road to victory.
The Thailand shuttler began strong and used his smash-tap routine to great effect against Antonsen to clinch the opening game. However, the Dane changed tactics in the second and engaged his opponent in longer rallies and forced the left-handed Tanongsak into committing unforced errors and force a decider.
Antonsen looked more comfortable in the first half of the third game and changed ends with a one-point advantage. But this is when Tanongsak managed to change gear and found a way to break the Dane’s defence to win 15-9, 10-15, 15-11.
Former national champion Rituparna Das then wrapped up the tie for North Eastern Warriors but not before Shreyanshi Pardeshi giving her a scare.
Das, who had upset Kristy Gilmour in their earlier encounter, was listed as the team trump and knew that she had to clinch the match to end any chance of a Rockets fightback.
Though she started strong, Pardeshi fought back well, chasing every shuttle and forcing Das to go for some expansive shots to find a winner and pocketed the opening game.
But the experience of Das made the difference from the second game onward, as the 22-year-old used her supple wrists and better understanding of the conditions to win the match 12-15, 15-10, 15-12 and give her team an unassailable 4-(-1) lead in the tie.

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