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MPPDU observes the Great Bolshevic October revolution

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Imphal, Nov 7.

Manipur Proletariat People’s democratic Union (MPPDU) today observe the Great Bolshevics October revolution of 1917 which successfully built the first socialists country called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) under the leadership of Vladimir Ilyich Ulanov, popularly known as Lenin. On the occasion courageous personalities in various field including New Editor of IMPACT TV Raj Nongthombam, RTI Activist Wahengbam Joykumar, Social worker Telem Arun and Publisher of Imphal Free Press Sietyajit were honoured by presenting gifts and mementos. Editor of this newspaper Rinku Khumukcham, President of MPPDU N. Meghachandra Meitei, President in charge of Socialist Students’ Union Manipur Soraijam Yaima Meetei Secretary of Socialist Women Association Sarungbam Bijayanty and Secretary of PoFM Lalita Chanu attended the observance as presidium members. IMPACT TV News Editor Raj Nongthongbam while speaking on the occasion expressed his gratitude in recognizing his service by MPPDU. “This is perhaps the first time I am being honoured with an award without applying”, Raj said and added that he had many time applied for award at DIPR but was never selected and he realized why one should applied for award, it is the authority that should select by recognizing the service. Raj Nongthombam, who also anchored many discussion programme at IMPACT TV said that his argument and presentation were many times criticized by some people saying that I am supporting some group or political parties. “During Congress Regime I did a programe Called Leikaigi Wakat and that was the voice of the people , when BJP come I asked question which the people want to know and not under pressure from anybody”, Raj added. “Presenting the Voice of the people is the duty of a journalist and I am doing my work”, Raj said. Telem Arun interpreted revolution as bringing change towards development . He narrated how he had help change a Village called Nongpok Sekmai- A village resided by around 120 family. If we work together we can bring change. Arun had indeed changed the village into a model village. As for Wahengbam Joykumar, he advocates people to stand up for justice. He said people should not remain quite for the injustice they had met. Imphal Times Editor Rinku Khumukcham and MPPDU President Meghachandra talks on the October revolution and its relevance to the present day Manipur society.

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Ningol Chakkouba fever: Khwairamband Keithel crowded with parents and brother buying gifts for daughters/sisters

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Imphal, Nov 7,

With just one day to go to celebrate Ningol Chakkouba, Imphalites today witnessed Khwairamband Keithel – one of the most crowded Market today with thousands of parents, brothers thronging for buying gifts and the best edible items for their daughters and sisters who had left and start a new life with their in-laws. Starting from Maharani Bridge at Nagamapal towards Khwairamband Keithel till Rupmahal Theatre hall in BT road not even a single space was seen as almost all the area was crowded by people. Traffic police faced hard time in controlling the peoples’ movement and vehicles were diverted for conveniences of the pedestrian customers. One interesting scene witness today is the empty space at all the first floors of the Three Khwairamband Keithel. Some time passers- perhaps community who did not celebrate Ningol Chakkouba were seen hanging on the second floor of the three market building watching the crowd. Some lady vendor even were seen above the drain as they found no place to sell their goods. Those hoping to get some profit from selling the goods today and those coming to buy for their daughters and sister face lot of inconveniences not Photo by Sh Ajit because there is no place for them, but because the vendor ladies were not allowed to use the empty space of the first floor of the three Ima Keithel . “This is the only festival that I can enjoy a tasty meal together with my sisters and this is the only moment that I can buy something for my sister who had started a new life,” Khangembam Bonbir said while his wife Babita was carrying a set of handloom made Phanek and ennaphi. “Now I am looking for a tasty fish and some banana, coconuts and fruit for my wife Babita, for taking it to her parental home,” Bonbir said.

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District Level Declamation Contest” at Ukhrul

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Ukhrul,Nov.7: The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ukhrul organized the District Level Declamation Contest in the topic “Patriotism & Nation Building” on the 6th November, 2018 at Oriental Naga Academy, Harkui Kathi, Ukhrul. The District Level Declamation Contest was Participated by selected youths from all the 7 Block of Ukhrul District. Many youth clubs from various villages in Ukhrul district actively participated and requested Programme Coordinator for conducting such more programmes in the district. T. Sanatomba Singh, District Programme Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Ukhrul stressed the importance of organising Declamation Contest in the district to strengthen the spirit of Nationalism and Patriotism amongst youths. Master. Linus Lungleng of Tallui Reisang Youth Club from LM Block, Ukhrul won the 1st Position in the contest today, MISS. Paudoyile Solomu of Greenland Youth Club from Ukhrul Block and Miss. Sothingnao Rimai of ltham Youth Club from Kasom BIock, Ukhrul begged the 2nd and 3rd Position respectively.

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AAMSU Inaugurates Anti Drug Campaign

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Silchar,Nov.7, The All Assam Manipuri Students Union, AAMSU inaugurated Anti drug campaign on this Tuesday here at Banskandi Junior College hall at Karaikandi in Cachar, Assam. The inaugural event was attended by AAMSU president Pangabam Nilkanta as functional president while Sarat Sharma, Advisor CADA, Ahongsangbam Irabot, senior advocate, Lamabam Romen, president ,Jiri Development Organization , JDO , Konthoujam Manganjaw, former Vice P r e s i d e n t , A AMSU , Lairikyengbam Thoiba, Social worker, Laishram Birkumar,Advisor AAMSU and Thongam Babahan , President Governing body, Banskadi Junior College as presidium members . Amongst other, Keisham Bidyapati, president ,Manipuri Literary Forum, Assam, Seram Herajit,former president AAMSU and president, Manipuri Youths Front Assam, MYFA and Former AAMSU Vice President Fanjowbam Lokenath were spoke as speakers. Sangit Ningombam, general secretary of the AAMSU while delivering key note address mentioned that the Manipuri society of Assam is now suffering from dangerous disease called “drug abuse”. If the prevention measure is not taken than the community will devastated one day, he further maintained. He also said that from this day onwards AAMSU will lodge a series of anti drug camping in each and every parts of Manipuri inhabitants areas of Assam. The event was also consisted of poster campaigns lodged. The event was attended by students and Youths and members of AAMSU hailing from different parts of the region.

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