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Martyrs Day to be observed on April 13

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Imphal April 10

Committee for Observation of Martyrs Day appealed all the people of Manipur to attend the April 13 Martyrs Day observation to be held at Thangmeiband Cheirao Ching in Imphal West.

Speaking to media persons at Press club member of the organising committee Naorem Ibohanbi appealed to restrain from any bandhs and blockade on that day. He added that timing of the floral tributes was extended for this year from 6am to 5 pm.

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Crisis looms in the functioning of MSAD as women executives and some advisors tender resignations

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Imphal, April 10,

A serious crisis looms in the functioning of the one and only students’ body of Manipur based at New Delhi  Manipur Students’ Association Delhi  (MASAD) as women executives’ tender resignation over differences between women executives and some top office bearers of the association. The situation gone deeper after another newly appointed advisor Chetnn Khuman tender resignation over the inefficiency of the leadership in resolving the matter.
“ There have been serious issues raised by the women’s executives, advisors and other concerned volunteers about the functioning of the organization since International Women’s day was organized on March 8, 2019. The fight of the organization in the realization of the ideals which we strive for will be for nothing if we failed to address the issues” Chetnn Khuman wrote in his resignation letter to the President of MSAD..

The letter also mentions the sudden dismissal of former advisors as undemocratic as no prior notice was served to them.
“There have been charges that the dismissal was carried out by a few executives without consultation of other members of the executive body. Also, similar charge was given against the nomination of the new advisors, which includes myself, and therefore the nomination unconstitutional”, Khuman stated.
He further said, “Despite suggestions for calling a joint body meeting to first resolve the issues arising out of the way International Women’s day was organized and the issue of the position of the former and the newly nominated advisors before further carrying on the activities, the organization has not responded positively with concern to resolve the matter”.
“In such an undesirable situation, I can’t help but dismiss myself from the position of the ‘so-nominated’ advisor until a joint body meeting is called and the issues above mentioned is resolved democratically and the position of the so-nominated new advisors reaffirmed to create a wholesome environment for the proper functioning of the organization”, Chetnn Khuman wrote.

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RGU VC attends International Convention of Vice Chancellors in Bangladesh

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Itanagar, April 10,

Rajiv Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha was in Sylhet, Bangladesh recently to attend the  1st International Convention of  Vice Chancellors, which was graced by Education Minister of Bangladesh Dr Dipu Moni and Chairman of the Bangladesh UGC Prof A Mannan. 28 Vice Chancellors from the 2 nations, including 15 from India attended the convention.

Various issues of bilateral interest of the institutions of higher education in the two nations were discussed at the Convention, which included internships, faculty and students exchange programs, enrolment of foreign students, ease of visa issue for higher education and collaborations in research. For the RGU in particular, collaboration with its Centre for Biodiversity and the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies with Universities in Bangladesh was concurred upon, for which the RGU would sign relevant MoUs with the partner institutions.
Expanding on the significance of the event, Prof. Kushwaha said that the convention would have far reaching implications for higher education both in the NE region and Bangladesh. “What is needed is for us to take forward the deliberations at the convention primarily with a focus on the 5Cs- in communication, consensus, collaboration, connectivity and a a respect for common goals”, he said.  
The main purpose of the convention was to share the scope of collaboration in teaching, research and innovation between the two countries. It was organised by the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh under the patronage of the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh in association with the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya.

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