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State Observed Sadbhavana Diwas

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Imphal, Aug 20,

Sadbhavana  Diwas, marking the 74th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India  late Shri Rajiv Gandhi was observed at Banquet Hall, 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles, Imphal today. The function was organised by Government of Manipur.

Speaking at the function as Chief Guest Agriculture, Vety. & AH Minister Shri V.Hangkhanlian said that “To keep our country united and strong, we need to build up good idea and relationship among us and march ahead, keep in mind the far sightedness, rationality and the ability to take right decision in hard time possessed by our past leaders”.

Reminding that Sadbhavana Diwas as we have been observing the 20th of August every year, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The meaning and value of observing such a day is very important in our country where there were diverse elements. The observance of today’s auspicious function will be complement to bringing peace, harmony and keeping our country strong and united.

Asserting that the observance also going to build the nation that is essential for the people to understand the real value and meaning of the function. Untowards incidents and violances causes lives and properties, disturbances and hamper the road of development and bring destruction in building a united India. If we are going to go in par with other country or nation in the ray of development in the world we have to forget mutual disbelieve and narrow communal notion among us.

The Minister appealed to the people of Manipur to take the observance as an opportunity of sharing positive and progressive idea and help the government for overall development of the country and to forsake the ideas of selfishness to bring cordial relationship to make Manipur a develop state and let us pledge again to take full responsibility in our duty towards the objectives.

Functional President of the observance Education, Labour and Employment  Minister Shri Th.Radheshyam said that Sadbhavana Diwas was observe today to remember and pay respect to former  late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary who  has propagated unity and harmony of different communities in the country.

The importance of observance of the day was to make strengthening a bond of love and unity among the diverse languages and communities of the country.

Minister Radheshyam recalled that Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who have founded new dynamic policy when instability was there in legislative in the politics of India in the year 1985 and brought up a new resolution who banned politics defection by introducing Anti-defection bill in the Parliament and make lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 among others.

Saying the age old tradition of living together peacefully and harmoniously in the country in unity in diversity is being disturbed today by the enmity and hatred amongst different communities and by the act of violence. He maintained that in view of such a situation the observance of Sadbhavana Diwas was more significances and recalled that Rajiv Gandhi as a leader who transformed India in the field of Sciences and Technologies and Educational sectors.

He appealed to the gathering that to fulfil the dreams of Rajiv Gandhi peaceful and developed nation let us rededicate ourselves for the unity of India.

Later, the Chief Guest administered a Sadbhavana pledge in the function.

Council of Ministers, Additional Chief Secretary, DGP and top police and civil officials have attended the function among others.

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27th Manipuri Language Day Celebrated

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Imphal, Aug 20,

 “I appreciate the 13 committees who are working under a single roof to celebrate the Manipuri Language Day and influenced by the common theme to take the State forward with a sense of unity”, Revenue, CAF& PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam expressed while delivering his Chief Guest speech today at the 27th Manipuri Language Day held at Maharaj Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound.

The celebrating committees include Hon’ble Minister, Art & Culture, Shri L Jayantakumar as the Chairman and Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti,Manipuri Language Development Committee,EPATHOUKOK,Manipuri Literary Society,Writers Forum Imphal,LEIKOL ,SATHOULUP,Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur,IMAKHOL,Manipur State Shumaang Leela Council, AMMIK and Film Forum Manipur amongst others.

Ever since I took birth, it was my mother who taught me during the nascent periods of speech and language in the initial 1-2 years of infanthood and later, the learning mature and develop more in school, college and surrounding environment, Minister Shyam recollected.

“Indeed, right use of language and good words play a major role in winning hearts during adolescence and convincing the public even in politics”, he further said.

Referring to developed nations like China, Japan, Germany & France, Minister Shyam said that he observed their civilians enjoying a sense of pride and identity by using their native language more in public.

All bundles of emotions whether-joy or sorrow, love-hatred, anger or jealousy can be expressed by using proper choice of words from the total set of language, he stated.

He also said that we should all co-ordinate and analyse the errors, weaknesses and faults in our language rather than blaming each other. We should try to find out why our language is still not included in the currency notes, he added.

Pointing out that more finance is needed in the budget for language development; he assured that the Government should try to fill the gap it has with the masses in connection with the issue.

The gathering led by Minister Shyam and Jayanta observed 1 minute silence as tribute to the late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prof.Nahakpam Aruna Devi,Shri Lamabam Biramani Singh,Shri L Upendra Aharma and Prof.Kangjam ibohal shared their opinions as resource persons in connection with today’s event.

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Former Minister N. Mangi and two other influential personalities join Congress Party; This is just the beginning more will come – Ibobi; Gaikhangan compares N Mangi with Vibhishana of Ramayana

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Imphal, Aug 20,

For the first time after the BJP led government comes to the state Congress Bhavan  today witness celebratory mood as three significant personalities joined the Congress party today. Except for former Minister Ningthoujam Mangi, who had contested last assembly election as BJP candidate, the other two Sanglakpam Presojit Sharma of Thongju Assembly Constituency and Huidrom Bikramjit Singh are new face in political spectrum even though both have reputed background with influential personality.

Welcoming the three new faces, former Chief Minister and present leader of the Congress Legislature Party , Okram Ibobi said that a new beginning of the Congress Party has begun today.

“I expect more personality including the MLAs of the ruling party to join the Congress ahead of the Parliamentary election “ Ibobi said with a smile.

Former Deputy Chief Minister who is presently the member of the  Highest decision making body of the Congress Party Congress Working Committee, Gaikhangam, while welcoming all the three said that the coming of N Mangi of Kumbi Assembly constitution is like the joining of Vibhishana in Lord Ram’s party of Ramayana. Gaikhangam was comparing Mangi with Vibhishana saying the present government is now autocratic in nature which can be compare with that of Ravana.

N Mangi while speaking on the occasion said that it was a mistake to chose the BJP as it was totally against the people. He said it was not because of power that he join the Congress party as at present too congress is an opposition party, but it was secular character of the congress party which is the only alternative to the BJP that he join the party.

Both Huidrom Bikramjit Singh and Sanglakpam Presojit Sharma are new face in political spectrum but both are influential persons having reputed status. Bikramjit Singh is a successful industrialist. Presojit on the other hand is a close relative of the Education Minister Th. Radheshyam of the BJP Government. He had also served as Chairperson of the Manipur Building Workers Welfare Board under the Labour department.

Earlier at Moirang while taking to reporters President of the MPCC TN Haokip has stated that in 2019 parliamentary election the UPA will return and BJP will go.

“Modi wave has problem now due to lack of oxygen” Haokip said and added , “Modi will go and UPA will return in the 2019 parliamentary election”. The MPCC president also said that when there is no Modi, there will be no BJP in the state.

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Manipuri Language day observed

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Imphal, Aug 20,
State today observed the Manipur language in commemoration to the day when Manipuri Language was included in the 8Schedule of the Indian Language. The day is observed by the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) at its Head Quarter here in Imphal DM College Campus.
Prof. N Khogendra, Prof. N. Aruna, President of AMSU Manjit Sarengthem among others attended as dignitaries on the dais.
Speaking on the sideline of the function , AMSU President Sarangthem Manjit stated that even though the UNESCO had reported that Manipur Language has been included in the endangered language of the world, people including those in the government are not giving much important for protection of the language. He appealed all sections of people to observed the day in the following years.   

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The impact of Globalisation

Globalisation, governed primarily by a market-oriented philosophy, has a number of implications for modes of governance. In the realm of education, the institutions of higher education face new pressures and demands for accountability, access, quality, introduction of new technologies and curriculum. A number of countries have introduced reforms to meet the challenges arising out of such a situation, though the context and nature of reforms vary from one country to another. First is the concrete reference available for post secondary education gave rise to privatisation of higher education. The protagonists of privatisation see it as an alternative when the supply and demand do not match or when demands are diversified or when public education is seen as not promoting quality. Second, the Governments are under pressure to attract foreign capital; and this means providing a ready supply of skilled labour. This translates into pressure to increase the average level of education in the labour force. The higher levels of education are important in a society wherein the economy is becoming more knowledge-based than product-based. Third, there is the closer relationship between the private sector including multinational corporations and the state agencies concerned with product development and innovation.
Further, globalisation should have a profound impact on the production and transmission of knowledge, some have argued that this has not occurred; they are casting doubts on the capacity of globalisation to permeate knowledge production and transmission as per local needs. In the context of Asia, this seems more relevant. Sometimes, we even find people advocating the replacement of textbooks with the motion pictures or instructional television. At another level, even when there were attempts to use modern technology in higher education, it has remained limited to the use of computers. It appears that the educational practices at the classroom level have changed only a little in most developing countries of Asia.
In terms of labour market reforms, the Governments are under pressure to attract foreign capital and this requires a ready supply of skilled labour. Further the shift from manufacturing to the services sector is an important development in the nineties. Thus, the concerns about attaining quality and curricular relevance in higher education with reference to international standards and demands have become prominent. This has placed increased emphasis on mathematics and science in the curriculum, and techno-scientific areas of knowledge. Thus the discourse today is about the skills ‘relevant for employment, and enterprise’. In the context of globalisation, two major developments have taken place. One is the inclusion of members of the business houses on the boards of the public universities in order to enhance the industry-institution linkages. This is expected to ensure the relevance of the contents of the curriculum and new academic programmes vis-à-vis the needs of the industry. The advocates of globalisation today argue for internationalisation of curriculum. For them, a truly global university today is characterized by its engagement with the process of globalisation, its international networks, and its internationalised curriculum. The internationalisation of curriculum entails a complex interplay of history, politics, knowledge production, and its use as well as teaching and learning. All these, however, are influenced by international market conditions and professional orientation. If this is so, the internationalised curriculum involves the development of new skills, attitudes and knowledge among students and teachers alike. It requires creation of new learning practices, spaces, ethos and cultures.
However, there is a danger in such internationalisation of curriculum. For instance, it also means the homogenization of curriculum across all the nations and cultures. This obviously undermines the values of uniqueness and diversity in cultures. This may create conflicts at the local level, which can threaten the social harmony as is evident in some of the South Asian countries. In developing countries such as India, globalisation seems to be increasing the gap between the rich and the poor, thereby aggravating the problems of social inequality, which is also inherent in the education system as well.

Chanu Creation service reaches Tripura; conducted training prog. to weavers of the state

Imphal, Aug 20,

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Chanu Creations, Thangmeiband, Imphal has trained RPL-PMKVY skill Development training to 187 weavers (including 15 male weavers) in Radhanagar of Tripura from 27th March to 30th March, 2018 and 150 weavers (including 1 male weaver) in Bridyanagar of Tripura from 31st March to 1st April, 2018 in the job role ‘‘Two Shaft Handloom Weaver’’ as PIA under NSDC. The assessment of the Radhanagar RPL trainees was held on 30th March, 2018 and 1st April, 2018 respectively and for Bridyanagar, the RPL assessment was held on 2nd April, 2018. The assessment of these two locations was conducted by different assessment agencies assigned by Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC). The certificate distribution ceremony for the certified RPL-PMKVY trainees of Radhanagar and Bridyanagar of West Tripura District was held at Majlishpur on dated 19th August, 2018. Altogether 307 certified trainees of these two locations were awarded RPL certificates at the event. The programme was attended by Smt. Purnima Das Pradhan West Majlishpur Gram Panchayat, Smt. Chirom Indira Proprietor/CEO Chanu Creations (National Awardee 2015, Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee 2017, DMA All India Women Entrepreneurs Awardee 2018 & Vasundhara Hall of Fame Awardee 2018), Shri Badal Debnath Proprietor Mahamaya Handicrafts and Shri W. Joyshankar Luwang Project Manager Chanu Creations were grace the function as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively.
Chanu Creations, Thangmeiband has trained RPL training under PMKVY to 1006 candidates (including 78 male weavers and 1 transgender) in Tripura as a PIA under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), covering four districts namely Sepahijala, Unakoti, North Tripura and West Tripura respectively. There are 21 nos. batches in total. The RPL-PMKVY training for Tripura was started from 22nd March, 2018 and completed on 3rd April, 2018 by five Master Trainers/Trainer of Trainees (ToT). The assessments of the trainees are conducted by different assessment agencies assigned by Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) starting from 24th March, 2018 and completed on 4th April, 2018. Altogether 970 trainees were certified and distributed RPL Certificates under PMKVY for the state of Tripura. It is truly gratifying that the efforts of Chanu Creations bring smiles to thousands of women weavers in the region and moving towards the fruitfulness tomorrow’s generation with a new identity.  
The Union Cabinet had approved India’s largest Skill Certiûcation Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on 20 March, 2015. The Scheme was subsequently launched on 15 July, 2015, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. PMKVY is implemented by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). With a vision of a ‘’Skilled India’’, MSDE aims to skill India on a large scale with speed and high standards.

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UGs arrested

Imphal, Aug 20,

  In three different operations, the units of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of  HQ  IGAR(South)  along  with  Manipur  Police  apprehended  underground  cadres  from various  parts  of  Imphal  and  Thoubal  on  August 18 and 19. A statement of the Assam Rifle said that   Mantripukhari  Battalion  in  a joint  operation  with  Imphal  East  Commandos  apprehended  one  cadre  of  proscribed  group PLA/RPF in Saijang Makha and one PREPAK cadre in Pourabi.  
In  another  operation, Thoubal  Battalion  apprehended  one underground  of  the proscribed  group  PLA  near  Wangjing  Heirok  crossing,  Thoubal  district  during  search and  frisking  in  a  mobile  vehicle  check  post.  The individuals  confessed  to  their  being  parts of the respective underground groups, the Assam Rifles statement added.  

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AR organised World Photography Day

Imphal, Aug 20,
Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised  World  Photography  Day  at    Canchipur  Company  Operating  Base  yesterday.  With  the  aim  of  encouraging  young  photographer,  a  photography  competition was organised as part of the event in association with Royal Photography Club Manipur.
A total of 25 photographers from different parts of Manipur participated in the event. The  photographers expressed their gratitude and appreciated the gesture of AR  for extending their support.

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Citizens’ dialogue on the ‘Prospects of Manipur and Sagaing Region’ held

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Imphal, Aug 20,

Act East Policy, Committee, Government of Manipur (India), in association with Indo Myanmar Fraternal Alliance organised Citizens’ dialogue on the ‘Prospects of Manipur and Sagaing Region’, in light of India-Myanmar cross border Initiatives at Imphal Hotel, Imphal on Sunday.
Titular King Meidingu Leisemba Sanajaoba, King of Manipur and President, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union Brozendro Ningomba graced the inaugural function of the Citizens’ dialogue as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
While delivering his speech, Meidingu Leisemba Sanajaoba stated that people should shun bandh and blockade, lets avail the opportunities of Indo-Myanmar cross border and focus towards development. Bandh and Blockade only bring hindrance to development of the State. We had witnessed our forefather’s foresight ‘nongpok thong hangkhini’ on 8th August, 2018, the day where International Entry-Exit Checkpoint at Moreh-Tamu Border was officially opened. As the Sagaing Region, Myanmar and Manipur, India will take vital part in this cross border opening, both the regions need to maintain good relations and bring development together. Otherwise, neighbouring states may grape the opportunities. We can’t divert the different issues being faced by us, but it is better to find out solution by means of diplomatic and political means, the Chief Guest added.
Appreciating the government under the Chief Minister, Shri N. Biren and Act East Policy Committee’s contribution in opening the International Entry-Exit Checkpoint at Moreh-Tamu Border, he expressed that he will urged to Chief Minister for construction of one Buddhist Guest House at Imphal for taking a sojourn by the Myanmar Buddhist who are going to Bodha Gaya, Bihar.
Director IPR, Government of Manipur Heisnam Balkrisna Singh gave welcome address and Convenor, Act East Policy Committee, Government of Manipur R.K. Shivachandra Singh delivered keynote of the occasion.
After the inaugural function of the Citizens’ dialogue, there were three (3) Technical Sessions. The theme of the first session was Academia Interface and Prospects of Collaborations. Editor-in –Chief, Impact TV, Yumnam Rupachandra was the moderator. Director Tourism W. Ibohal; Chairman Mizzima Foundation Soe Mynt, Executive Director of Fly Mya Company and Dr. Elangbam Bijoy, Professor, Manipur University were the Resource persons.
Entrepreneurs from inside and outside the State participated in the programme.
The Citizens’ dialogue continues today at Sendra and the programme is being jointly organised by Act East Policy Committee and Business Excellence Group.

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Ex- Chairman of NSCN’s Khaplang faction to join NSCN (IM)

Imphal, Aug 20,

As per reported in Economic Times dislodged chairman of Khaplang faction of NSCN, Khango Konyak, along with his loyalists is likely to join NSCN-IM.
Konyak, who was elected chairman last year after the death of octogenarian chairman SS Khaplang, was removed by the outfit recently.
Yung Aung, a relative of Khaplang, was elected as new chairman by a majority vote on August 17 in Myanmar.
The newspaper report is base to the confirmation by a senior NSCN-IM leader, who confirmed the newspaper that Khango and his supporters will join NSCN-IM, which is holding peace parleys with Centre. “Presently Khango is coming from Myanmar. We are ensuring that he is not attacked on way,” quoted the statement by Economic Times.
While SS Khaplang was Naga from Myanmar, Khango is Konyak Naga from Mon district of Nagaland, a stronghold of the Khaplang faction.
Security analyst observed Aung’s selection signals comeback of Myanmar’s Nagas in the Khaplang outfit who abrogated 14-year-old ceasefire with Indian government in 2015 while followed a spate of attacks on security forces, including the killing of 18 army jawans in Chandel.
Khango - born on July 17, 1943 at Yangkhao village - joined the Naga national service in 1963 at the age of 20. He was inducted into the Naga Army after completing basic military training.
In 1966, Khango went to erstwhile East Pakistan on Alee (Foreign) Command. He was promoted as ‘2nd Lt’ in 1976 and commanded 50 cadres who went to China under Isak Chishi Swu and Th. Muivah.

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