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Chanu Creation service reaches Tripura; conducted training prog. to weavers of the state

Imphal, Aug 20,

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Chanu Creations, Thangmeiband, Imphal has trained RPL-PMKVY skill Development training to 187 weavers (including 15 male weavers) in Radhanagar of Tripura from 27th March to 30th March, 2018 and 150 weavers (including 1 male weaver) in Bridyanagar of Tripura from 31st March to 1st April, 2018 in the job role ‘‘Two Shaft Handloom Weaver’’ as PIA under NSDC. The assessment of the Radhanagar RPL trainees was held on 30th March, 2018 and 1st April, 2018 respectively and for Bridyanagar, the RPL assessment was held on 2nd April, 2018. The assessment of these two locations was conducted by different assessment agencies assigned by Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC).

The certificate distribution ceremony for the certified RPL-PMKVY trainees of Radhanagar and Bridyanagar of West Tripura District was held at Majlishpur on dated 19th August, 2018. Altogether 307 certified trainees of these two locations were awarded RPL certificates at the event. The programme was attended by Smt. Purnima Das Pradhan West Majlishpur Gram Panchayat, Smt. Chirom Indira Proprietor/CEO Chanu Creations (National Awardee 2015, Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee 2017, DMA All India Women Entrepreneurs Awardee 2018 & Vasundhara Hall of Fame Awardee 2018), Shri Badal Debnath Proprietor Mahamaya Handicrafts and Shri W. Joyshankar Luwang Project Manager Chanu Creations were grace the function as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively.
Chanu Creations, Thangmeiband has trained RPL training under PMKVY to 1006 candidates (including 78 male weavers and 1 transgender) in Tripura as a PIA under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), covering four districts namely Sepahijala, Unakoti, North Tripura and West Tripura respectively. There are 21 nos. batches in total. The RPL-PMKVY training for Tripura was started from 22nd March, 2018 and completed on 3rd April, 2018 by five Master Trainers/Trainer of Trainees (ToT). The assessments of the trainees are conducted by different assessment agencies assigned by Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) starting from 24th March, 2018 and completed on 4th April, 2018. Altogether 970 trainees were certified and distributed RPL Certificates under PMKVY for the state of Tripura. It is truly gratifying that the efforts of Chanu Creations bring smiles to thousands of women weavers in the region and moving towards the fruitfulness tomorrow’s generation with a new identity.  
The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest Skill Certiûcation Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on 20 March, 2015. The Scheme was subsequently launched on 15 July, 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. PMKVY is implemented by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). With a vision of a ‘’Skilled India’’, MSDE aims to skill India on a large scale with speed and high standards.

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UGs arrested

Imphal, Aug 20,

  In three different operations, the units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of  HQ  IGAR(South)  along  with  Manipur  Police  apprehended  underground  cadres  from various  parts  of  Imphal  and  Thoubal  on  August 18 and 19.

A statement of the Assam Rifle said that   Mantripukhari  Battalion  in  a joint  operation  with  Imphal  East  Commandos  apprehended  one  cadre  of  proscribed  group PLA/RPF in Saijang Makha and one PREPAK cadre in Pourabi.  
In  another  operation, Thoubal  Battalion  apprehended  one underground  of  the proscribed  group  PLA  near  Wangjing  Heirok  crossing,  Thoubal  district  during  search and  frisking  in  a  mobile  vehicle  check  post.  The individuals  confessed  to  their  being  parts of the respective underground groups, the Assam Rifles statement added.  

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AR organised World Photography Day

Imphal, Aug 20,
Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised  World  Photography  Day  at    Canchipur  Company  Operating  Base  yesterday.  With  the  aim  of  encouraging  young  photographer,  a  photography  competition was organised as part of the event in association with Royal Photography Club Manipur.
A total of 25 photographers from different parts of Manipur participated in the event. The  photographers expressed their gratitude and appreciated the gesture of AR  for extending their support.

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Citizens’ dialogue on the ‘Prospects of Manipur and Sagaing Region’ held

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Imphal, Aug 20,

Act East Policy, Committee, Government of Manipur (India), in association with Indo Myanmar Fraternal Alliance organised Citizens’ dialogue on the ‘Prospects of Manipur and Sagaing Region’, in light of India-Myanmar cross border Initiatives at Imphal Hotel, Imphal on Sunday.
Titular King Meidingu Leisemba Sanajaoba, King of Manipur and President, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union Brozendro Ningomba graced the inaugural function of the Citizens’ dialogue as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
While delivering his speech, Meidingu Leisemba Sanajaoba stated that people should shun bandh and blockade, lets avail the opportunities of Indo-Myanmar cross border and focus towards development. Bandh and Blockade only bring hindrance to development of the State. We had witnessed our forefather’s foresight ‘nongpok thong hangkhini’ on 8th August, 2018, the day where International Entry-Exit Checkpoint at Moreh-Tamu Border was officially opened. As the Sagaing Region, Myanmar and Manipur, India will take vital part in this cross border opening, both the regions need to maintain good relations and bring development together. Otherwise, neighbouring states may grape the opportunities. We can’t divert the different issues being faced by us, but it is better to find out solution by means of diplomatic and political means, the Chief Guest added.
Appreciating the government under the Chief Minister, Shri N. Biren and Act East Policy Committee’s contribution in opening the International Entry-Exit Checkpoint at Moreh-Tamu Border, he expressed that he will urged to Chief Minister for construction of one Buddhist Guest House at Imphal for taking a sojourn by the Myanmar Buddhist who are going to Bodha Gaya, Bihar.
Director IPR, Government of Manipur Heisnam Balkrisna Singh gave welcome address and Convenor, Act East Policy Committee, Government of Manipur R.K. Shivachandra Singh delivered keynote of the occasion.
After the inaugural function of the Citizens’ dialogue, there were three (3) Technical Sessions. The theme of the first session was Academia Interface and Prospects of Collaborations. Editor-in –Chief, Impact TV, Yumnam Rupachandra was the moderator. Director Tourism W. Ibohal; Chairman Mizzima Foundation Soe Mynt, Executive Director of Fly Mya Company and Dr. Elangbam Bijoy, Professor, Manipur University were the Resource persons.
Entrepreneurs from inside and outside the State participated in the programme.
The Citizens’ dialogue continues today at Sendra and the programme is being jointly organised by Act East Policy Committee and Business Excellence Group.

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