Imphal Sept. 20,
As a mark of tribute to multifaceted pioneer leader of the state Hijam Irabot , in recognition to his contribution to the culmination of print journalism in the state, Manipur proletariat peoples’ Democratic Union (MPPDU) and other like minded organizations – Socialist Students Union of Manipur (SSUM) Proletarian feminist Movement Manipur (PoFM and Socialist Women Association (SWA), Manipur is honoring some journalists of the state serving as editors at different media houses from both print and Electronic medium .
A Joint body of the said organizations had formed a, apex body called Lamyanba Irabot Ningsing Thouram Pangba Kanglup and has been organizing a month long observance by in commemoration to the Pioneer leader. Various events has been organized at various places in connection with the month long observance and the function for honoring of the editors will be held at Heirok in Thoubal district on September 21 to mark the day when Irabot first went underground and rooted the revolutionary movement in the state.
A statement of the organizing committee said that Hijam Irabot was the first to implant journalism in the state of Manipur. The Pioneer leader overcome all obstacle and challenges to make sure that news article written in his newspaper reached to almost all people of the state. Similar challenges faced by Hijam Irabot is still faced by today’s editors and journalist s. Understanding the difficulties and courage of today’s journalist the organizing committee have decided honouring the editors as the need of the hour.
Those editors who will be honoured includes Yumnam Rupachandra ( Chief Editor IMPACT-TV), Hemanta Kumar Ningomba ( Editor Huiyen Lanpao), Maibam Helendro ( Editor ISTV News), Khrishnamohon (Editor Sanaleibak) , Labango ( Editor Kangla pao) , Khogendro Khomdram ( Editor Sangai Express), Uttam Kumar Naorem ( Editor – Image TV) and (Rinku Khumukcham ( Editor Imphal Times )