Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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Imphal, Sept: 

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated the Flybig Flight from Imphal to Tezu at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport today.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren Singh maintained that under UDAN Scheme which is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s, the State will be connected to Arunachal Pradesh by the Flybig flight. The flight will directly fly to Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh and then to Guwahati. With such an initiative, connections among peoples of different North East States will become closer, he added. He continued that this would not only increase people to people connections but also bring growth in businesses and in the tourism sector.
Regarding the Imphal to Bangkok Flight service, the Chief Minister informed that Imphal to Bangkok via Guwahati will start its operation soon. However, the direct flight from Imphal to Bangkok is still under consideration, calculating the volume of passengers from the State, he said assuring that the same will also be started.
The inaugural programme was also attended by Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam and Transport Minister Khashim Vashum.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also inaugurated Hotel Imolesh located at Old Lambulane Road, Imphal West in presence of Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam and Former Minister Okram Henry Singh.
Addressing the gathering, N. Biren Singh expressed that a politician should always work tirelessly to provide people with a quality life, safeguarding human rights and making arrangements for their people to be self-sustaining in their occupation. As such, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up various welfare schemes for the people of the Country and ensured its accessibility at micro level, he added.
Continuing that under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the State Government has been putting all efforts to bring a change in the State, the Chief Minister mentioned that an Institute of Hotel Management had been opened recently. The Government had also provided IT training to around 2,000 youths, out of which around 1,000 youths had got jobs in the sector. He also maintained that many foreign tourists are willing to visit the State considering its scenic beauty, weather, decency of people and the taste of its cuisine. He added that the Hotel Imolesh was being inaugurated at the right time as many tourists are visiting the State for the upcoming Sangai Festival 2022.

IT News
Imphal, Sept 26:

The festival of Mera Chaoren Houba, was held today with cultural flavour. During the festival, MP Rajya Sabha Leishamba Sanajaoba stated that the festival will bring the people of the hills and valley together. Mera Chaoren Houba, a festival for preserving and promoting unity and integrity amongst all the communities settled in Manipur, celebrated on the advent of Mera-tha (month of September-October). The festival will strengthen the bond of unity, integrity, and understanding among the different communities so that peace and prosperity may prevail in the state.
The festival was jointly organised by Lainingthou Sanamahei Temple Board, Haying Khongban and Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup(UKAL).
The function was attended by PDA Chairman Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei, MLA of Kairao AC.

IT News
Imphal, Sept 26:

Fitting tribute was paid today to the pioneer of Manipur, Hijam Irabot on his 71st Death Anniversary today at various places.
The Joint Student organization comprising AMSU, MSF, KSA, and SUK today observed the 71st death anniversary at the office of the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). Students and members of the student bodies paid floral tribute to the portrait of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot.
Tribute was also paid to Lamyanba Hijam Irabot at the office premises of Imphal Times. Team Imphal Times consider and paid tribute to the pioneer leader as the “father of the modern Manipuri Journalism. Hijam Irabot even though a multi-facet leader, was also the first to introduce journalism in the state of Manipur. He edited a handwritten magazine called Meitei Chanu in 1922. Irabot is also the author of Seidam Seireng , a textbook that was approved by the Manipur State Darbar for studying in Class V. he also wrote many series of articles of the time.
A statement by the JSCC said that Hijam Irabot had is the one who had proposed to establish schools in every village to impart education to all the people during the Chinga Meepham which was held in December 2 and 3 of 1938. He also moved for compulsory education for both girls and boys.

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Imphal, Sept 26:

Reacting to a social media post at which an organization claimed Anglo Manipuri War hero Chongtham Mia as a Meitei Pangal, The United Chongthas warned organization that have been spreading such fabricated stories that may maligned the image of Meitei Community.
In a statement, The United Chongthas said that As per Ceitharol Kumbaba, Chongtha Mia was an important commander of the Meitei army. He fought the British trooper from dawn to dusk on March 24, 1891, when the later attacked the Kangla. In the war against the british troopers at Thoubal Athokpam Chongtham Mia led a convoy to fight the Britishers with two cannon. At Khongjom war too he fought the British by leading a Manipuri convoy. During the Khongjom war he was captured after being hit by 3 bullets. Later the British retrieved all his properties and belongings and sent him to Andaman and Nicober Island. Later on May 12, 1896 Chongtha Mia left Andaman and return to Brindaband and stayed for 2/3 years. Later he went to a village called Narayana Thakur village in Tripura where Chthas clan settled and spend for around 10 years. He left for heavenly abode on January 17, 1908.
Chongtha Mia was borned to Vadriyan and Mantrimayum Shija at Lalambung Makhong Chongtham Leikai. Later, he was married to Nameirakpam Chanu and had two sons. He was a true son of Chongtham clan of Chenglei salai.
The life history of Major Chongtha Mia was published in 2006 by Chongtham Somorendro.
Attempt to distort the history by spreading false and fabricated stories through social media by an organization has been seriously warn by the United Chongthas. The organization questioned the specific organization about their agenda of misleading the people and its history.

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