William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

Maheshwar 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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Imphal, July 11: Manipur Economic Association observed World Population Day with the theme ‘invest in young people today, to ensure a bright future for Manipur.’ Dr. M. Hemanta Meitei, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Manipur University, gave a speech on ‘Estimating Migrants: Methodological issues.’ Hemanta also presented the figures of migrants living in Manipur from other states according to the census report provided by the government of India; in the year 2001 the figure stood at 54,789 and in 2011 the figure reached 4,44,971, highlighting the rate of increase of migrants in the state during the last ten years. Attending the observation day as Chief Guest, Iboton Singh, Retired Professor, Economics Department, Manipur University said the issue of migration will exist and no one can stop them from coming in the state as they have the freedom to go in every parts of the country according to the fundamental law of India. The reason for their migration in the state is because of work purpose and if the indigenous people do their profession, be it small or big, there won’t be a reason for them to enter the state, added Iboton. He further appealed to all the younger generations not to be choosy in any work as no work is big or small. E. Bijoykumar, President of Manipur Economic Association, Professor, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Manipur University attending the function as President said the Association aims to organise monthly extensive lectures on the subject matter to develop a quality debate among all including the students and civil organisations. Meanwhile, District Health Society,Thoubal also observed the  “World Population Day-2014” with the inauguration of “District Family Health Mela” at  Thoubal District Hospital to be held till the 24th July 2014.The Population Fortnight with the theme: Planned Family,Happiness Forever Family Health Mela provides temporary Family Planning Methods, Oral pills, Cu-T, Condoms etc. free of cost to the public along with permanent methods of family planning including Tubectomy, Vasectomy and NSV were also made available to the public free of cost. Dr. Md. Salamatoulah, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Thoubal, S. Saratkumar, CMO District Hospital Thoubal and N. Jayantakumar, District Family Welfare Officer, Thoubal were the Chief Guest, President and Guest of honour respectively at the function. On the other hand, observance of World Population Day-2014 kicked off with the population stabilization event from today to 24July2014 held at Synod Hall, I B Road, Lamka Churachandpur. During the inauguration of population forthnight with PK Jha IAS, DC Churachandpur as the Chief Guest, a slide show on CU-T 380A insertion was presented by Dr. Binakumari, MO PPC, and World Population Day-2014 keynote address was given by Dr.Thangchinkhup CMO, Churachandpur. During the observance, DLOs, Medical Officers, nurses under CMO and ASHAs of Lamka town area, DACO and staff attended the program. PK Jha informed the gathering that United Nations Secretary Ban ki Moon’s remarks on World Population Day-2014 may be quoted that today the world has the largest generation of youth in history with about 1.8 billion young people, mostly in a developing countries, with enormous potential to tackle the major challenges of humanity. But too many are denied their rightful opportunities to get education, find decent work, and participate in the political life of their societies. World population is an opportunity to renew our commitment to help young people unleash progress across the society, he added.

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Imphal, July 10: Following tremendous political pressure from some MLAs and Ministers, the state Home Ministry is likely to institute another committee to relook into the matter at which 87 selected SI and Jemandar were reportedly placed withheld after one man commission led by T. Pachua, IPS, ADGP (Home Guard) had conducted an enquiry. The enquiry was instituted by the state government after alleged report of misappropriation in the selection process.All together 440 candidates were selected for recruitment to Sub inspector and Jemandar to the state Police force in 2010. Earlier the State Home department had notified for recruitment of 347 Sub inspector and Jemandar however, for reason best known the then home department authority had selected 440 candidate. However, as there were report of massive misappropriation to the selection process the Home Department has instituted a one man enquiry commission to look into the matter under T. Pachua, IPS, ADGP (Home Guard). And on July 10, as according to the report of the enquiry commission Additional; Secretary of the state Home Department, Bobby Waikhom had intimated the DGP Manipur to withhold the 87 selected candidates.However, as the state home department is receiving tremendous pressure from some MLAs and Ministers for cancellation of the enquiry report, the Home Ministry has been reportedly directed to institute another enquiry committee to look into the matter.Mention may be made that Imphal Times had break the news story about the withheld of the 87 selected SI and Jemandar in its July 4 issue.

 

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Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Cone launches HCV advocacy campaign

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Imphal July 10: In connection with the world Hepatitis day, Community Network for Empowerment (CONE), Directorate of Health Services, Government of Manipur and Zydus Heptiza launched a month long Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) advocacy campaign today at Manipur Press Club.The campaign aims to spread awareness to the people about the most common chronic blood-borne virus called Hepatitis C which has become a serious threat to the society. The month long advocacy campaign, under the initiative of government’s policy, will be conducted through radio, television, pamphlets, road show and audio record play.Attending the function as Guest of Honour, Shailesh Kumar Chourasia, IAS, Project Director, Manipur State AIDS control Society said the problem of HCV has become a big concern to the society as the state is highly inflated with HIV diseases. In order to tackle such chronic viruses coordination is required from all the sectors and the money provided by the government should be utilised properly, said Shailesh.Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, L. Ibohalbi Singh, MLA Oinam A/C and Secretary Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS (LFA), Government of Manipur said that HCV became a big threat to the society while struggling to control the epidemic HIV/AIDS. There is a need to amend the old policy of Manipur State Aids Control policy and build a new policy to tackle HIV/AIDS and HCV, said Ibohalbi.Dr. Kh. Sashikumar Mangang, Joint director, Directorate of health Services, Government of Manipur attended the kick off ceremony of HCV advocacy campaign as President said that Hep C is an explosive virus which is spreading rapidly and the government should take a precaution to prevent from a big hazard.

Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Tayaima Charitable Trust

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Imphal July.10: Tayaima Charitable Trust Kakching celebrates its 3rd foundation day Kakching Wairi Community Hall yesterday. On the occasion the trust honoured aged persons of Kakching area and meritorious students by presenting them gifts along with monetary assistance.The 3ed foundation day celebration was attended by MLA Md.Fajur Rahim as the Chief Guest while Advisor of Tayaima Charitable Trust, Retd Principal Naorem Gandhar Singhna Presided it.  Vice Chairperson of Kakching Municipal Council Yengkhom Nando Singh and Councillor of Ward no 2, M.Uma Devina attended as Guests of Honour.

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