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‘I will urge the government to open hospital for old-aged people’

Imphal, Oct. 1: On State Level Observation of International Day of Older Persons 2017, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen called upon the attention of all the NGOs and stakeholders to lend necessary assistance to those older persons in distress and open doors for them. The Minister also assured that she will urge the Government to open hospital specially meant for old-aged people. This was stated by Minister gracing the occasion as Chief Guest at the function held today at Khunthokhanbi Sanglen, Thangmeiband, Imphal.
Stressing on the theme of this year “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”, Minister Nemcha Kipgen highlighted the major contributions of the older persons in moulding our society and enlightening us with the rays of development. Wherever we, as a society stand today, major credit goes to them.

On this occasion, Social Welfare department presented gifts as a token of appreciation to the older persons present at the function today.
The event was also graced by Commissioner, Social Welfare Shri H. Deleep Singh, IAS, Director, Social Welfare Smt Jacintha Lazarus, IAS and Joint Director, Social Welfare Smt Surrender A. Shishak as President and Guests of Honour respectively.

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By - Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

What a lucky fellow ‘m being!
Having them all three in a row!
One elder and two younger all in a line!
Glad, they are lucky and proud -
Being a guardian to them!
I know not, how tough their granting task?
Being a parent to all six!
One son one daughter,
One son one daughter,
One son one daughter;
Seems they cared them all;
Seems they loved them equally;
Seems they nurtured them all together,
Bringing them all up under their small tin roofed hut;
‘Mother’ she’s a woman of substance!
All I remembered and all I carried down;
She’s an abundant.

What a lucky fellow ‘m being!
Having them all three in a row!
One elder and two younger all in a line!
Aghast! The eldest of all us;
Seems he’d mother’s huge caring eye upon!
Seems he’d great courage to slit within!
How brave and bold he’d been?
How fearless and valiant he’d been to?

His’ endeavor! All’s good and all’s right,
Seeking to be heroic of his time;
Pursuing all protectors of his days;
Conducting ways all he wishes;
Amazed and shaken by all-his strength
His all praised and all hail;
All’s powered; mothers love his magic;
Every single kindness she showers,
He’s full humanity and considerate.

What a lucky fellow ‘m being!
Having them all three in a row!
One elder and two younger all in a line!
Wondering the images they all captured;
Flashing back my memory lane;
Felt too secure, having them my guarding!
‘He’s too caring’
‘He’s too rude, sometimes’
‘He’s too wild to handle, being afraid to mingle;
‘He’s too securing me, being a sister’
All he does’ all correct and all right;
All he does’ all true and all boundary;
He’s too strong, can’t bear his beatings;
Feeling timid, I run neither for help nor protection;
Crying secretly is all I did;
Merging self to be one simple truth;
All I did and all I move ‘tis petrified.

Shumang Leela is an important platform for reflecting social issues: Minister Th Biswajit

Imphal, Oct. 1: Information and Public Relations Minister Thongom Biswajit Singh said that Shumang  Leela is an platform for reflecting social issues of the society.
 Addressing the gathering on the inaugural function of two days long seminar on  ‘ Shumang Leela Tradition’, the minister stated that Shumang Leela is the only  art form which can be witnessed by all irrespective of age .
He further observed that we need to promote and preserve this particular art form , as it is providing employment generation in our society. At the same time culture integration will strengthen the bonding between different communities residing in the state.
Minister Biswajit also said that the government is committed in keeping transparency in every aspects. Each and everyone of us has to play as key role in bringing development in the society and development of our society is in the hands of the people,he added. He also urge the members of the council to put up the portrait of all  artisan in the gallery to made the gallery more attractive and at the same time the artiste will also  get due recognition.
The Minister also assured to the member of Manipur State Shumang Leela Council to fulfil their demands in consultation with the Chief Minister.
The two days long seminar is being organised by Manipur state Shumang Leela Council with an aim to promote and preserve this unique art form. On the opening session of the seminar various resource person presented papers.
 Chief Advisor of Manipur State Shumang Leela Council Dr M.Nara and members of the council attended the function.

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Gold bars worth around Rs. 6 Crore seized

Imphal, Oct 1: 12 pieces of gold bars weighing 19.954 Kg, which is worth around Rs. 6 crore were seized from Jiribam bound Tata Sumo vehicle at Yurembam area in Imphal West district at NH-37 today morning by officials of Custom Division Imphal.
Superintendent of Custom Division, Imphal N. Meiraba while speaking to media persons today morning at its office at Sangakpham Imphal, said that the huge consignment of gold was seized after staffs of the division check the vehicle near Power House of Yurembam area in Imphal West at around 6 am today after getting specific information about smuggling of gold along the route.
The registration number of the Tata Sumo vehicle transporting the gold bars is MN-01 G 8543. The driver is identified as Md. Nazimuddin of Lilong Turel Ahanbi and the owner of the vehicle is identified as one Md. Yasuf from Bengoon Mayai leikai. As per statement of the Superintendent of Custom Division, Imphal,  N. Meiraba the gold bar were smuggled from Myanmar side to India but at the moment investigation is being on to find out which way the smuggler used as smuggling of such items is not possible at the International border gate at Moreh.  
Earlier on September 16, this year CISF personnel deployed at Imphal Tulihal Airport seized around 6 Kg of gold hidden at the anus of six persons trying to board for Kolkatta.

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CM to open Imphal Evenings tomorrow

Thoubal, Oct.1:Chief Minister N. Biren Singh will inaugurate the Imphal Evenings tomorrow at the heart of Imphal city at Nityaipat Chuthek. MAHUD and Town Planning Minister Th. ShyamKumar Singh will also join the Chief Minister in the auspicious occasion.
Imphal Evening is a new experiment of the government led by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to encourage night life in the city. lists of the stalls which will be permitted in the Imphal evening has already been announced and the MAHUD has taken up all beautification work for the experimental project.

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National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, 2017 Observed

Imphal, Oct. 1: National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, 2017 is being observed today at G.P. Women’s College Hall, Imphal. Attending the function as Chief Guest, Health and Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh said that everyone needs blood to live. Blood is life. Donating blood is like giving life to a person, he added.
Minister observed that one will come to realize about the importance and essentiality of blood only when incident of blood requirement comes in the family. He also appealed the people to donate blood.
Regarding the blood storage facilities in the state, Jayantakumar assured that the existing capacity of Blood Banks will be made increased. The Government will look into the requirements to improve and achieve the target of required blood unit of the State, he added.
He also distributed certificates and mementos to the Voluntary organizations that organize at least three Blood Donation Camps from April to September, 2017. Minister also visited the Blood Donation Camp which was being organised in the G.P. Women’s College hall. Attending the function S. Subhashchandra Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, Health and Family Welfare mentioned about his concern to introduce a policy to motivate the blood donors of the state so that many more donors will come forward.
He also handed over a cash reward of Rs. 5000 to a donor who has donated blood 54 times. He also announced payment of Rs. 1000 per month from his salary till his office last as incentive for a blind donor who has donated blood 56 times.
Dr. K. Rajo Singh, State Mission Director and Director, Health Smt. Valentina Arambam, Project Director, Manipur State AIDS Control Society and Dr B. Lalhari Sharma as President and Guests of Honour respectively.
Health Services Staffs, students from different nursing Institutes, Differently abled person, representatives of voluntary organizations were also present at the function.
A rally to mark the observance was also organised in which Shri S. Subhashchandra Singh and other officials from Health Department took part. The program was followed by entertainment programmes.

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Smuggled fertilizers seized at Pallel

Imphal, Oct. 1: State police seized 25 bags of fertiliser from two vans in front of Pallel Police station while trying to smuggle at Myanmar.
Report reaching here said that, a team of police while checking an Eco-Van coming towards Moreh side bearing registration number MN05A-4805 found 10 (ten) bags of Urea fertilizer  inside it at around 10.30 am yesterday. While asking for relevant document to the driver of the van identified as .K.  Meipaksana Singh (36) S/o (L) R.K. Khedasana Singh of Chongtham Kona Wangoi, Imphal West, it was found that the fertilisers were trying to smuggle at Myanmar. A similar van carrying 15 bags of Urea Fertilizer was also caught around the same time from the same place. The registration number of the vehicle is  MN1A-8852 and the driver is identified as Md. Ibo (41) S/o Md. Babu Khan of Kshetri Awang Leikai, Imphal East.
Both the persons were arrested after seizing the fertiliser bags.

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Painting and Essay Competition

Thoubal, Oct.1: As part of the 62nd Wildlife Week Celebration, a painting and essay writing competition under the theme “Reach Flora and Fauna of Manipur,” and “Role of Youths, Students in Protection & Conservation of Wildlife in Manipur” was held today at Lamding Higher Secondary School, Thoubal district.
The Divisional Level painting and Article competition was organized by the Range Forest Officer, Thoubal under the leadership of RK.Amarjit, District Forest Officer, Thoubal. The competition organised in two categories; spot painting competition for class V to VIII and an essay writing competition for class IX to XII.
Over 100 students from different educational institutions from the district took part in the painting and article writing competition.

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