Sunday, 07 July 2019 - Imphal Times

Imphal, July 07,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that progress of the State and its infrastructural development is dependent on the dedicated services of the Engineers while speaking at the Mid Term Council Meeting of the Indian Engineers’ Federation (NorthEast Region) held at Hotel Classic, Imphal today.
The Chief Minister said that Engineers have a great role in our society. Engineers have the responsibility of ensuring proper planning and effective implementation of various developmental projects in the State, he added. He mentioned that fulfilling the commitments of all-round development is a collective effort and the contributions of the Engineers of the state will go a long way towards achieving the goal of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas.
Chief Minister informed that the government is planning to construct elevated highways and ring roads for better road connectivity in the State. In this regard, the government has submitted a proposal with an estimated cost of around Rs. 1000 crores, he added.
In order to streamline the Engineering Departments, he urged the Engineers fraternity to submit a proposal to maintain a proper transfer and postings policy of the Engineering Departments. He also mentioned that the government will discuss about the re-creation of the post of Secretary (Technical) soon. He maintained that Engineers should not work under the pressure of Politicians, Bureaucrats etc. and should hear their own conscience to execute good work.  
Chief Minister expressed that such meeting would help bring about better understanding and appreciation of the challenges and issues facing by the Engineering Community and suggestions on how best to address them will serve the purpose.
Forest and Environment Minister Th. Shyamkumar, Executive Council Members of Indian Engineers’ Federation (North East Region), retired Chief Engineers and Engineers of various Engineering Departments attended the function. The meeting was organised by Engineering Association of Manipur.

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Imphal July 7,

With the main aim to protect the indigenous cultures and religion Manipur Proletariat Peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU) along with its allied organization assured to build Lainingthou Sanamahi Lainingkol and stables for the Manipuri ponies named as “Langkol Yareksang” to protect the ponies of Manipur.

Speaking to media persons in a press meet held today at Manipur Dramatic Union, Yaiskul Convenor of Young Communist League (YCL) W. Kameshwar said that the new generation have arouse to protect the indigenous traditions.

In order to built Sanamahi Lainingkol people have donated places at four location of Manipur, he added.

Dejecting on the conditions of Manipuri pony where Manipur being a birth place of Polo Kameshwar condemned that it was very unfortunate to let the pony in stray living at the road sides.

So in order to save the pony which has been taking a vital role in making history of Manipur, MPPDD along with its allied organizations which work under the ideas of Lamyanba Irabot namely Young Communist League, Socialist Woman Association, Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur, Proletarian Feminist Movement and Young Pioneers of Manipur have decided to build a field for the ponies which was named as “Langkoi Hapung” and also stables named as Langkoi Yarekshang, he declared.

Kameshwar assured that they have planned to complete the building of Langkoi Hapung and Langkoi Yareksang on World Indigenous Day which is on August 9, 2019.

He further said that several volunteers of MPPDU were ready to take care for the Ponies. The volunteers will provide their volunteering work for taking care of the Ponies at free of cost, he added.

Kameshwar appealed the people to inform and give the pony to Langkoi Hapung from August 9, 2019 if anyone found it in destitute condition. He also added that if the owner finds hard to feed the pony they can give it to Langkoi Hapung. And all the necessary activities to take care of the pony will be done by the volunteers of MPPDU, he assured.

Regarding the construction of Lainingthou Sanamahi Lainingkol, Kameshwar declared that they plan to finish the construction in two years. Two groups will be there for Laningthou Sanamahi Lainingkol where one group will be scholars of Sanamahi religion and other will be volunteers to build the Sanglen and other Sangtaps.

Kameshwar stressed that they will not take any donations from any National Political parties and its leaders and also from persons who gather wealth by looting the people.

He further appealed the people to take responsibility in preserving the unique culture, tradition and religion of Sanamahi and also to help in the activities done by MPPDU and its allied organization which followed the ideology of Lamyanba Irabot.

He concluded that the places where they will construct will be declared in the near future. 

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Imphal, July 7,

Human Rights Initiatives (HRI) expressed strong condemnation to the act of life attempt by shooting at the daughter of Human Rights Defender Mr. Urikhimbam Nobokishore and Mangsatabam Sobita on the 4th July 2019 at Thongju Boroi Makhong.

“Such an act of attack by gun is highly condemnable and the perpetrators need to be arrested and punished under the rule of law”, a press statement by Manoj Thokchom said.

It added that the incident occurred at 6:30pm when their daughter namely Thoibi was driving a Bolero Jeep along with two or three of her friends from Singjamei while they were returning from the market after buying some container to pack Khechri.  While on their way towards her home all of a sudden a Gypsy white in colour packed with some men horned loudly and over took her vehicle. Later they happen again to meet at Thongju Boroi Makhong wherein she over took and crossed the road and stopped in front of her residence.

After been parked, the Gypsy followed them again and stopped at the opposite side on the NH 1 and shouted using slangs which challenged the modesty of women. In response to the action the girls also shouted back and had a heated argument. As a result, one among the person in the Gypsy took out a gun and shot towards them and speeded the vehicle towards Canchipur, fortunately, no one was hurt. The act is very much related to discrimination of women and girls.

The incident is highly believed to be well organized to threaten her family members, especially to her parents who are actively working on the Human Rights Based Approach. It could be mentioned that Mr. Nobokishore and Ms. Sobita have been under attack since October 2017 by various miscreants suspected to be used by some influential people of the state and others. 

The HRI appealed the Singjamei Police to initiate speedy investigation and to arrest the people involved in the shooting and be punished according to the rule of law. It also appealed the Home Department to stop giving Gun license to avoid gun culture in the state.

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Imphal, July 7,

Manipur today has become a totally dependent state in all spheres after India annexed the region and suppressed the socio-political and economic condition of the state and it is now fear that indigenous people’s identity may perish from the region. This was stated by I. Chaoren, Convenor of the Co-ordination Committee (CorCom), in a message sent on occasion of its 8th Foundation Day which falls on July 8.
CorCom is a conglomerate of 4 major rebel groups - PREPAK, PREPAK (PRO), UNLF and RPF. The message by the CorCom Convenor recalled on how the erstwhile Independent Nation of the South East Asia was forcibly annexed by the Indian Union. It said Manipur restored its freedom on August 14, 1947 from the British. In October 18, 1948, Manipur became the first nation to have a government elected by the people and have a Constitution of its own. However, in September 21, 1949, the then king of Manipur was forced to signed merger agreement to the Indian union in at Shillong . Since then Manipur’s freedom has been hijacked, Chaoren stated.
The statement further stated that India continue to adopt the hang over colonial regime of the British as India was created by the British. The divide on communities’ base on colour and regime still continue. Various independent nations like Junagadh, Hyderabad, Kashmir, Manipur, Goa, Sikkim, Tripura etc. were annexed by either conspiring or using force by India.
Since the region has been annexed people have been drown to intoxicants, development has been diverted, corruption rise, modesty of women has been rape, the people now depended on India for food, governance is now in the hand of the outsiders and youths are left without jobs, I Chaoren’s  statement continues.
It further said that  the only left over means to protect the indigenous people of the region is Independent Self Government and for restoration of the independence of the region various people have been waging war against the colonial ruler.
On the other hand, the colonial rulers are trying all effort to suppress the revolutionary movement using their army who are equipped with various black laws. Today India become a country which violates Human Rights, the CorCom convenor said and added that Bharat is using all effort to engulf the region. Outsiders are being sent to the region to overshadow the indigenous people, Chaoren’s statement said adding that a clear example of the racial assimilation is the lifting of the Inner Line Permit System in 1950.
The statement also said that after BJP government came in 2014 , the picture became more clear. The agenda of converting India as a Hindu Nation was tabled in 2016 by introducing Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
The opening of the Trans-Asia Highway/Asian Highway-1 International Trade Centre, Special Economic Zone, etc for successful implementation of the Indo-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (IAFTA) will give impact to the indigenous people of the region, the CorCom’s convenor said. It also categorically stated on how the people have been exploited in the name of development.
(to be contd. )

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Imphal, July 07,

Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister  Nemcha Kipgen, who is also the first Cabinet Minister amongst Thadou’s Women, graced the 2nd Annual Thadou Nampi Meeting held on 5th and 6th of this month at Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. It is organised by the Thadou Nampi, USA.

Addressing the Thadou Diaspora on the occasion, Minister Nemcha lauded them for firmly connected to their roots, despite residing miles away from their home by upholding their cultures and traditions in the best way. She also urged them to strive hard so as to contribute in the welfare and development of their state in particular and country, as a whole.

Further, Nemcha shared the in-depth history and facts on the Thadou Tribe. She mentioned that the Thadou is one of the ancient people in the South East Asia and has a long history, tradition, culture and custom, amongst others.


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Sunday, 07 July 2019 16:39


Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Understanding’s the humanity;
Understanding’s a divine option;
Understanding’s a caution, kind tender warmth;
Understanding’s the decency, a mystery;
Understanding’s the respectability, correctness to morality;
Understanding’s the etiquette, a politeness;
Understanding’s the civility, a consideration;
Understanding’s a formality, a custom;
Understanding’s a regulation, a mandatory;
Understanding’s a necessary, an essential;
Understanding’s a conception, an idea;
Understanding’s an appreciation, a respect;
Understanding’s an admiration, a regard;
Understanding’s the adulation, the worship;
Understanding’s the devotion, a loyalty;
Understanding’s the spirituality, an observance;
Understanding’s a dedication, a commitment;
Understanding’s the perseverance, a determination;
Understanding’s the worship, the homage;
Understanding’s the awe, the wonderment;
Understanding’s the veneration, the devotion;
When ‘he’ mis-understands, understanding’s a sin;
A fight to ‘understanding’ and a ‘submission’ to ‘acceptance’;
Understanding’s the humility between the two.

Understanding’s the sympathy, a support;
Understanding’s a pity, an emotion;
Understanding’s a notion, a belief;
Understanding’s an opinion, the concept;
Understanding’s a sense, the feelings;
Understanding’s the feelings, it’s a care;
Understanding’s the understanding, it’s a concern;
Understanding’s the tender, it’s a kind-hearted;
Understanding’s the reasoning, it’s a thoughtful;
Understanding’s the supportive, it’s a concerned;
Understanding’s a belief, it’s a standpoint;
Understanding’s an acceptance, it’s a realization;
Understanding’s the acknowledgement, it’s an acceptance;
Understanding’s a salute, it’s a noticing;
Understanding’s the awareness, it’s an appreciation;
Understanding’s so gentle, it’s the mercy;
Understanding’s a love, it’s an attachment;
Understanding’s the gentleness, it’s the approach;
Understanding’s so sensitive, it’s the charity;
Understanding’s a promise, it’s the vow;
Hold within those ‘misunderstanding’ I pledge;
Makes ‘me’ no’ deference, makes no conflict;
Understanding’s a bonding between the two.

Ah! He shouts and he frightens a soul;
Makes ‘him’ more energetic, still confusing;
Understanding a fondness, it’s an intuition;
He never knew what he’s up to, delivering speeches;
He takes and he talks thousands and thousands;
‘Believing’ and ‘impression’ all gone murky;
‘Understanding’s the misunderstanding so conflicting;
He won and I lost; confusing and all mix-up;
Understanding‘s an agreement, it’s the gentleman’s agreement;
Fancy and decorate himself, so tough I elaborate much;
Oh! Man disagreeing and alternating and falling out;
 Mis understanding a mis conception, it’s the mistake;
Understanding’s the intelligence, the ability of the two.

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IGAR (South)
Impohal July 7,

Keithelmanbi and Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted  friendly volleyball matches on Yesterday .
With an aim of strengthening the bond and mutual trust between locals and Security Forces, Andro Company Operating Base (COB) organised a friendly volleyball match. The match was played between the team of Laupachum Youth Club and troops of Andro Company Operating Base.
Yairipok Company Operating Base of Thoubal Battalion also organised a friendly volleyball match for the locals of the area. The match was played between the team of Angtha youth club and troops of Yairipok COB.
The matches were played with full vigor and enthusiasm showcasing true team spirit by the teams.  All teams gave their best efforts on the field. At the end of the matches, both the winning and the runners up teams were felicitated with tokens of appreciation. The matches were followed by tea and refreshments for all the attendees.
The events provided a forum to the youth of the area for interaction with the troops of Assam Rifles. The villagers and youth appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles to promote sports and ensuring healthy environment.In continuation with the efforts to educate the locals regarding the importance of trees and to conserve the natural resources for  future generations, Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a tree plantation drive as part of Van Mahotsav on.
Mayang Imphal Company Operating Base (COB) organised a tree plantation drive under “Go Green Initiative”. The drive commenced with an informative lecture on “Trees and Global Warming” in which the locals were enlightened on global warming, its harmful effects and the benefits of tree plantation to counter it, followed by a plantation drive in which various varieties of saplings were planted by the children and locals in and around the village.
In addition to tree plantation, a friendly Volleyball match was also organised between troops of the COB and team of Paubitek Islamic Multi Cultural Association, Paubitek village.  Both the teams played with full vigor and enthusiasm showcasing true team spirit during the game and gave their best efforts on the field.   At the end of the match, the winning and the runners up teams were felicitated with tokens of appreciation.  The event witnessed attendance over 100 locals of the area. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.
The locals of the area appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for educating the locals to conserve the natural resources for the future generations and further requested to organise more such events for benefit of the society in future as well.

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Rohtak, July 7,

Yashwardhan Singh of Haryana and Karan Vats of Delhi continue being the standout performers as they entered the semi-finals and confirmed medals at the first ever Sub Junior Boys’ Boxing Nationals held at the National Boxing Academy (NBA) in Rohtak on Saturday. Singh, a trainee at the NBA in Rohtak under the Khelo India scheme, demolished Karan Bisht of Services 5-0 to keep his fine run going.
Vats, who was the silver medallist at the School Nationals last year, was equally impressive in his 40kg quarter-final bout with Bengal’s Anshu Routh whom he beat 5-0.
The highly-skilled Vats was not the only one to win from Delhi on Day 5 of this prestigious national tournament. In 35kg, Rudra outpunched Goa’s Laxman Toralkar 5-0 to enter the semis. Deepanshu in 43kg was another winner for Delhi after beating Daman & Diu’s Priyanshu Kumar 4-1.
Punjab’s Nikhil dominated Daman & Diu’s Sumit 5-0 to keep hopes alive for the state. Chandigarh also registered a win through Aryan in 37kg who knocked out Sunil Kumar 5-0
Maharashtra had double delight through Vedantbengle in 40kg and Gopal Katta in 37kg. While the former showed his resilience in his narrow 3-2 victory over Haryana’s Divansh Shukla, the latter dominated Uttarakhand’s Aditya Tamta 5-0. Suraj Saini also assured a medal for Madhya Pradesh in 55kg after getting the better of Punjab’s Manmeet Singh 5-0. In 43kg, Goanese Rupesh Bind shone with a RSC in Round II victory over Madhya Pradesh’s Kishan Dadoriya.
The North-East, a long-established powerhouse of Indian boxing, too entered the medal bracket thanks to the efforts of Mizoram’s LH Peihneisa in 37kg and Arunachal’s Tadar Tadang in 46kg. The Mizo pugilist hardly broke a sweat in his 5-0 victory over Himachal’s Jagjeet. In sharp contrast, Tadang was made to work very hard by Thokchon Robert of the Services before he could grab a 3-2 victory.
33 teams and 326 boxers have participated in this seven-day tournament which will conclude with a grand finale on July 8.

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