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Aged persons and National awardees honoured on International day of older persons

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Imphal, Oct. 1:  Senior Citizens’ Forum, Imphal East today observed  “The International Day of Older Persons, 2016”  at the Dharmalaya Hall, Brahmapur Nahabam, Imphal.
In the observation function, Gifts were presented to the selected 14 Older Persons of Imphal East who are above 90 years of age. The Older Persons were, Smt. Yambem Thabal Devi (96) and Shri Sarangthem Iboton Singh (95) of Kshetrigao A/C, Smt. Chingakham (O) Motolei Devi (95) and Shri Salam Gourahari Singh (91) of Andro A/C,  Smt. Wangkheimayum (O) Bhanu Devi (95) and Shri Takhelchangbam Nganba Sharma (94) of Yaiskul A/C, Smt. Waribam Purnimashi Devi (93) and Shri Thingbaijam Kullachandra Singh (93) of Heingang A/C, Smt. Irom Tampaklei Devi (91) and Shri Ngangbam Gambhir Singh (91) of Wangkhei A/C, Smt. Haorungbam Ramani Devi (92) and Shri Haobijam Sahadev Singh (92) of Khurai A/C, Smt. Moirangthem Ahanbi Devi (90) and Shri Nandeibam Ibobi Singh (91) of Thongju Assembly Constituency.
As part of the function, 5 (five) National Awardees in different fields  from Imphal East District were also honoured with a presentation of simple gifts. The National Awardees were, Shri Meghachandra Kongbam (Swarna Kamal Award for Best Film Critic in National Film Award-2015), Shri Cingangbam Nishikanta (National Award to Teachers-2012, Awarded by Department of School Education & Literacy-New Delhi), Shri Pangambam Kunjabihari Singh (National Tourism Award 2014-15, Most Innovative Tour Operator, Awarded by Govt. of India-Ministry of Tourism), Shri Chongtham Deepu Singh (Sahitya Akademy Yuva Puruskar for 2016 on his Book “Torbanduda” Awarded by Sahitya Akademy-New Delhi) and Shri Thokchom Thouyangba Meitei (Bal Sahitya Puraskar-2015 on his book “Ishusha Pupu Waree Leerage-2011” Awarded by Sahitya Akademy-New Delhi).
Retd. IAS  Officer, Shri Ch. Birendra Singh, the President of the Forum who have presided over the function narrated about  the Senior Citizens’ Forum Imphal East for their role in the society and organising the function of honouring the older persons every year. Professor, Department of Psychiatry of RIMS Dr. R.K. Lenin Singh also spoke on “Mental issues of the Elderly Persons” during the function.
It may be recalled “The International Day of Older Persons” was declared by UN General Assembly on 1st October, 1991. Since then, the day is observed throughout the world.

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