Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar 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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Kolkata, June 8:

Subhakirti Majumdar, ex-principal Secretary, Government of Bihar, and former Director-General, Indian Jute Mills Association, passed away on Sunday, 06 June 2021 after battling cancer for almost two years.  Mr. Majumdar had an illustrious multidisciplinary and unblemished career spanning 34 years with the Indian Administrative Service (Indian Administrative Service, IAS, 1978 batch, Bihar cadre). Over the years, he deftly handled a wide range of assignments in important departments of the State and Central Governments across finance, taxes, trade policy, environment & forests, and public administration. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar has also expressed his grief on the demise of Shri Majumdar and offered his condolences.
After his training, Mr. Majumdar’s earlier postings included serving as Sub-divisional Officer of Jhanjharpur sub-division in the agricultural belt of Madhubani district in North Bihar and subsequently as Sub-divisional Officer of Chaibasa sub-division in Singhbhum district of the South Bihar, now in Jharkhand State. During his distinguished career, he served in capacities, some of the prominent ones being: In the Department of Industries, Government of Bihar, he was the Principal Secretary & Commissioner, Commercial Taxes; served as the Jute Commissioner under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India; Member (Finance) of the Bihar State Electricity Board; the Member Secretary in the Pay-Revision committee from 1988-1990, and subsequently posted at North Block as part of the Finance Ministry’s Expenditure Department, Government of India. 
His last assignment before retiring from the IAS was in the capacity of Principal Secretary, Department of Mines and Geology, Government of Bihar.  Considering his experience and contribution towards the Indian jute industry, the designation of Director-General was first conferred on him by the Indian Jute Mills Association (2013 to 2018). Prior to that, the post was designated as Secretary-General.
Mr. Majumdar was born in Munger, Bihar on 18 August 1952, and attended St. Xavier’s High School, Patna. A master’s degree gold medalist in Political Science from Patna University, Mr. Majumdar did his Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Political Science in First Division (Economics and English) from Patna College and Master of Business Administration from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He represented the Government of India at apex forums, including Rome F.A.O. Headquarters, F.A.O. at London, Geneva, International Cocoa Organization at London, International Jute Study Group at Dhaka, and the Textile Summit at Beijing. He is survived by his wife Dr. Dipti Majumdar and two sons, Shudeep and Shamik Majumdar.

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Imphal, June 7:

Information and Public relation (IPR) Minister Th Biswajit has condoled the sudden and untimely demise of Saikhom Shantikumar, Sub-Editor of Ireibak local daily due to covid-19 at PGI Hospital Chandigarh on dated June 5.
“His sudden demise has left a void which is hard to fill among the media fraternity of the state” the IPR Minister said in a condolence message. He also conveyed solidarity to the bereaved family.
All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) in a press release deeply mourned the sudden demise of the senior journalist, informing that the Standing Committee and Advisory Committee of the AMWJU held a meeting at Manipur Press Club wherein a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
AMWJU Members and media fraternity lighted candles at the Journalists’ Memorial Pillar inside Manipur Press Club in the late evening to pay homage to the deceased journalist.
In the meantime All Manipur Kidney Transplant Patients Welfare Association, Imphal also shared the pain and sorrow of the family members.

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Imphal, June 7:

An Incident of vandalism that occurred at JNIMS Covid ward by the patient party over the death of a lady has irked the doctors’ community across the state.
“It is matters of great shame for the state and insults to the whole medical community the manner in which the hospital properties were vandalized and doctor on duty was manhandled at the COVID Ward of JNIMS Hospital on the night of June 5, 2021 following the death of a patient”, a statement by Indian Medical Association said.
While condemning such an act, the IMA said that such a heinous act of violence in hospital when the state is facing the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic is unacceptable.
The perpetrators of the violence should be given exemplary punishment and booked under the ‘Manipur Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2015’ and ‘Epidemic Disease (Amendment) Ordinance 2020’, the IMA demanded.
The association however, condole the untimely demise of Okram (O) Gypsy Devi and shares the grief of the bereaved family.
The association further reiterates that the culprits should be booked and befitting punishment be given failing which the association will take up future course of action. If such instances of violence against Medicare personals and institutions continue without any legal actions against those responsible then the whole COVID care may be hindered by these acts of senseless violence.

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Imphal, June 7:

The incidences of detection of stray Slow Loris is increasing in the recent past. During the last week, four such cases have been reported where Slow Loris (Yong Ekhaithibi) were found in human habitation area and they are being handed over to Forest Officials who would thoroughly checked the health condition of the animals and released in wild if found healthy or kept in the Animal Care Unit of the Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroisemba.
While such strayed animals are reportedly ill-treated by many, they are taken care of by members of renown NGOs such as the People For Animal, Manipur, WBCC, local clubs etc and normally released them in wild. On such incidence came to light on the 6th June, 2021 when Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Manipur came to know about a Slow Loris being taken care of by one Chingkham Sundar Singh, S/o Chingkham Nongyai Singh of Yairipok Top Chintha. The boy found the animal on the road side in the evening of June 4, 2021 when he was returning home. 
The animal was laying inactive, immobile and sick. He collected the animal and took care to bring its health to normal. Not knowing whom to hand over the animal, he used his social media account to attract attention of people concerning wildlife. It was from this platform that the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Manipur took cognizance and directed the forest officials having jurisdiction of the area to collect and take care of the animal accordingly.
The forest officials collected the animal and shifted the same to the animal health facility at the Manipur Zoologaical Garden at Iroisemba. The animal is presently under the medical care of the veterinary doctor, Manipur Zoological Garden.
In recognition of the commendable act of taking care of the stray, stressed and sick Slow Loris by Chingkham Sundar during the covid pandemic, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Manipur N. Biren Singh had rewarded the boy through the Divisional Forest Officer, Central Forest Division, Mantripukhri as a gesture and to encourage the boy and other youths in the state to inculcate in them the love for wildlife, forests and natural surroundings. 

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