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.