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Women group shouts slogan for protection of Manipur in front of Ministers’ quarters

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Imphal, Aug 7,


Large number of womenfolk belonging to various civil society organisations continues protest in front of Ministers quarters. The United Committee Manipur (UCM), All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) and the Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak (CCSK) have been opposing any form of division among the people or land of the state while solving the issues of NSCN-IM.

The recent report submitted to both the Parliament which suggest extension of the Article 371(A) to some part of the state of Manipur or granting of Sixth Schedule as special status had irked the Civil Society organisations of the state prompting them to launch agitation urging the government to convene a special state assembly session to adopt a resolution for protection of the state.

Large number of womenfolk today storm to the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, Works Minister Th, Bishwajit and Forest Minister Th. Shyamkumar and submitted memorandum urging the demand for a consensus resolution for protection of Manipur’s Integrity. While coming to Works Minister Bishwajit Quarter, the women group were stopped at the entry of the Officers Colony at Sanjenthong and allowed only some few selected to submit the memorandum.

A  leader of Kanglei Ima Lup, (KIL), RK Sanahanbi while talking to media said that they have come to urge the Deputy Chief Minister and other Minister to convene an emergency assembly session to discuss about the issues arising out of the Frame Work Agreement between the government of India and the NSCN-IM.

“We come to submit memorandum urging the Ministers and all the 60 members of the state assembly to take a unanimous resolution for protection of Manipur”, RK Sanahanbi said.

She said that the MLAs and Ministers should be ready to resign if anything like extension of the article 371 A has been extended to the state of Manipur.

The Women group also shouted slogan for protection of the state in front of the three Ministers quarters. 

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Prof. Pandey whom the Govt. claims to have given leave for enquiry is inspecting colleges as Chairman of a UGC team

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Imphal, Aug 7,


Professor AP Pandey whom the state government claimed to have been given leave for 30 days for enquiry of the allegations leveled against him is busy inspecting college in Nagaland as a Chairman of the University Grant Commission (UGC) team.

 As reported in many of the Nagaland based daily newspaper, the team of the UGC headed by Prof. A.P. Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University, as Chairperson is in Nagaland inspecting  St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama since August 5. The inspection was completed yesterday.

The team also consist of Prof. Ashok Sharma, School of Chemical Sciences, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and Dr. Swami Kamalasthananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda as members, informed a press release issued by the College.

On seeing the report some of the academician from the state while talking to Imphal Times suggested that Pandey was not given leave for conducting a fair enquiry. His visit to Nagaland for inspection of college in Nagaland representing UGC showed that the so called fact finding committee will not be able to deliver justice to the demand of the MU Community.

The news report about his visit went viral in social networking site as with comments of the central government attitude towards the state of Manipur. 


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Gaikhangam elected as Congress Working Committee member  


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Imphal, Aug 7,


Former President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Gaikhangam has been appointed a member of the Congress Working Committee which is the highest decision making body of the Congress Party. Gaikhangam is perhaps the first person from the state of Manipur to be appointed as the member of the CWC.

A warm reception programme to the appointment of Gaikhangam as CWC member was held at Congress Bhavan.

MPCC President TN Haokip appreciated the AICC for recognising the activities of the veteran congress leader Gaikhangam . While appreciating Gaikhangam , TN Haokip expressed hope that in the coming days representatives from the state may one day become a Cabinet Minister in the central government.

DK Korungthang and Dr. Chaltolien Amo were also inducted as member of the National Tribal Executive Committee Member . The two Congress men are also the first to induct in the highest decision making body of the Congress Party.

Okram Ibobi Singh, Former Chief Minister said that Congress Party gives equal rights to all its members irrespective of big or small community.

Many other Congress workers including Ithoibi , who was also inducted as the Chief of Seva Dal were also honoured on the occasion .



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4th National Handloom Day celebrated

Imphal, Aug 7:
Textiles, Commerce and Industry Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh has informed that Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans/Cratftsman (MEETAC) will be launched very soon in the State. He stated that the main objective of the mission is to attain the goal of self-employment and inclusive development and economic empowerment to traditional artisans/craftsman of the State as well providing market place for the finished products.
The Minister was speaking at the 4th National Handloom Day celebration held at MSFDS, Palace Compound at the function organised by the Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Manipur.
Addressing the gathering, Minister Th. Biswajit Singh highlighted the significance of observance of the National Handloom Day which commemorates the Swadeshi Movement of 1905. He said the Day is observed to promote the products of the weavers, artisans and craftsman of the State.
Stating that the State has 3.09 lakhs weavers, he said the handloom industry is inherited tradition of our State. He announced the Central Government will start giving integrated cluster scheme from this year, acknowledging the performance and activities of our weavers.
Assuring to the weavers that the handloom industry will not be declined with the launch of powerloom, he said the products of both the handloom and powerloom are different items. Speaking on empowerment of women, he said the Central schemes Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) were launched with an objective to empower the women of the country. He opined that handloom delivery scheme will enable the weavers to save time and increase their production thus helping them to increase their income which will further lead to the development in the society. Asking the weavers to work harder and focus on innovative ideas, he announced that the Government will give design and excellence awards from the next year.
Stating that Manipur is abundant with medicinal plants and herbs, he said we should promote natural dye in the State to boost our income. He said Start Up Policy is launched to solve unemployment problem. He said the Policy focuses on educated unemployed youths and asked the youths to avail the opportunity.
The Minister asked the officials of Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles to properly screen the cards for weavers and while giving MUDRA loans. He also advised the officials to provide trainings to the untrained weavers.
As part of the function, a logo of Handloom and Handicrafts was launched as part of the function. A reference book ‘Manipur Handloom Development Programme’ and a book authored by Shri Mutua Bahadur were also released.
Three National awardees were also honoured with cash prize of Rs 4.40 lakhs each. Two State and two Merit awardees were given Rs 1 lakh each and Rs 50,000 each respectively. A documentary film ‘Chara Lyong – Looms & Life’ was also released and screened at the function.
S. Rajen Singh, Chairman, Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., O. Lukhoi Singh, Vice Chairman, MIDA, S. Subhaschandra Singh, MLA, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC, P. Vaiphei, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce and Industry), Govt of Manipur, K. Lamlee Kamei, Director, Handlooms & Textiles, Govt of Manipur along with Directorate officials and weavers of the State attended the function.

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MU Community happy with the response of August 6 rally participants

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Imphal, Aug 7,


An emergency meeting of the MUTA, MUSU and MUSA held today morning has resolved to demand the enquiry committee instituted by the MHRD against the allegations to the VC AP Pandey should be solely Constituted under the  Commission of Enquiry Act 1952.

The meeting held at the office of the MUTA at 11. 30 am which was chaired by Prof. I Tomba , President of MUTA deliberated on yesterday’s rally organized by some vested interested people. Video footage of some of the response from some old lady taking part in the rally were also digested on.

The August 6 rally was organized against the democratic and peaceful agitation by the University Community for the removal of Prof. A.P Pandey. But the very purpose of the organizers was defeated and despite the support system provided by the state forces, the counter movement intended primarily for causing moral and physical damage to the movement, the various revelations from the participants establish that they were duped by the organizers by stating that the gathering was meant to demand removal of Prof A.P.Pandey. The Members expressed that this proves the people of Manipur stand by the demand of the University Community. Further it also implies that the coterie of Prof Pandey still indulge in telling lies and misleading the people through faulty and undemocratic means.

During the meeting, members of the University Community  expressed acknowledgement with all humility and gratefulness the support and solidarity extended by the people of Manipur through various civil society organizations, students’ organizations, Ima-Ibens of Meira Paibis, NGOs and political parties for the removal of Prof. A.P. Pandey from VCship.

On the other hand, the meeting also acknowledged the public announcement by the VC-in-Charge, that he had accepted in Principle the appointment. The University Community would particularly record in appreciation his statement that he is going to write to the MHRD to institute an Independent High Power Committee under the Commission of Enquiry Act 1952 instead of the present Fact Finding Committee to probe into the charges of administrative and financial irregularities of Prof AP Pandey during his tenure as VC of Manipur University. The Members also expressed appreciation of his statement that he would enquire into the nature and status of leave granted to Prof AP Pandey. Further the statement of Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh to the effect that he would enter office only after reaching a consensus with the Constituent Units of the University Community was appreciated.

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‘One man’, it’s one man that put Manipur in frying pan

An erstwhile nation, which the British Empire had to face strong resistance from the sons of the soil to conquer it, where women folk raise war against injustice, now has come down to a level where one man can control the government and put all the people in a frying pan by inciting divisive policy.
The voice of the 25 member strong delegation that too led by the Chief Minister is not a concern for their leaders at the centre, but what is more important is to save the one person who can upside down the whole state in one stroke.
For over 2 months academic activities of higher studies in Manipur has been put to a grinding halt. Yesterday, witnessed police firing tear gas inside the Manipur University complex causing injury to six students. Perhaps for the first time the state witnessed a well organised rally against the Manipur University community who are demanding removal of VC AP Pandey in front of the Manipur University where the district administration imposed prohibitions under section 2 of CrPC 144. What is more surprising the indirect support of the police force to the Anti-MU Community rally, which was being organised by an unseen force.
On August 3, a peace rally of eminent politicians to show solidarity to the MU Community was prevented by the police after the district administration of Imphal West imposed prohibitions of any rally or gathering under section 2 of the CrPC 144 in and around the University area from 1 pm of the day. On that midnight a police team dismantle the makeshift platform in front of the University gate for staging democratic protest by the MU community. Following that the relay hunger strike protest had been shifted inside the Manipur University. On August 5, High Power Ministerial team led by the Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar had appealed the MU Community to reinstate normalcy in the Manipur University saying that the incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof. A.P. Pandey has been put on leave for 30 days and have appointed the senior most Professor W. Vishwanath as Vice Chancellor (in-charge) of the University. He further said that bringing normalcy in the Campus is important to facilitate the Fact Finding Committee to enquire and in discharging their duties in a free and fair manner. The committee instituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is headed by Retired Acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice Nandakumar.
The nature of 30 days leave given to Prof. AP Pandey seems like not associated with the present crisis in Manipur University as the VC is reported to be inspecting college in Kohima representing as a Chairman of a UGC committee. The team led by Prof. AP Pandey from University Grants Commission (UGC) completed their inspection of St. Joseph’s College (SJC), Jakhama on August 6.
On one hand the fact finding committee constituted by the MHRD consist of a JK Tripathi Joint Secretary of the UGC and another from the MHRD. How could a VC which an enquiry committee consisting of representative from UGC is conducting investigation, be appointed as the Chairperson of a Committee of the UCG. Above all it is now open secrete that the so called Fact finding committee is not formed under any act of the constitution of India, which means that it is rather a departmental enquiry committee.
The inclusion of a retired High Court Judge is also more like considering the people of Manipur ‘a fool’ and humiliation of Judiciary. This is being stated as Retired High Court Judge are highly regarded and any committee headed by a retired judge should be independent and should have power summon any persons in need. It is not clear whether the retired Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court HNK Singh had accepted to head the departmental type enquiry committee or not . But accepting it would mean a three step down of his professional integrity.
The spirit of Manipuri who once had the courage even to fight the mighty British empire seems to lost today as one person is enough to boil the state.

Reform Manipur’s Education System

By- Chingakham Dina, Arambam Karamjit and Khwairakpam Sunita

The success of an education system is parallel to the success in the job market and applicability of the knowledge in real life. Education is poorly designed in Manipur and it fails in the job market. Knowledge learned should be used in the practical, real-life situation. The main issue is the wrong focus and lack of life skill focus in education.

Our system has not focused on self-sufficiency economy with full intention that should be encouraged in the education system. The present education is not enough in this modern era. Kids don’t want to go to school as most children don’t feel a school is an interesting place. In Thailand, the dropout rate is lower compared to India. Schools are socializing and fun place for them. In Finland, all students are feeling safe and sound with a win-win feeling for all, on the other hand, we are in the dream of producing topper in class 10 and 12 standards. Schools should encourage children to come out of the family, learn and enjoy in the school that is free from the threatening environment from failing in the exams. Schooling system that focuses on examination is the wrong approach of education planner.

Unable to fits himself in any profession is a failure of the education system. We see many mistakes in our system that encourages learning on theory only, copy to pass in the exam, not to be used in practical aspect. Many European and American students come under the exchange program. We see this in Thailand. After one year, these students’ bio-data profile is stronger as they spent one-year volunteer service in fieldwork. Colleges and universities appreciate their fieldwork experience during admission time. In our system, this will be just wasting time and losing an academic break. This mental difference is stopper from doing getting practical experience in our present system. It is necessary for system change and perception change.

Unnecessary competitions

Indian system puts unnecessary heavy pressure on students. Focusing only on the exam is the main focus of education. Learning is just for examination in our present system. There is hearsay that schools are buying top students to showcase the businesslike model in education in Manipur. There is less focus on a practical aspect of the learning to be used in real life world. Such a situation leads to unnecessary and unhealthy competitions that yields negative impacts.

Finland, the world’s best education system does not let students put under unnecessary stressful competition. For them, all students feel that they all are a winner in the classroom. But in Manipur, people think toppers are the winners. In such a competition, many government schools fail in many aspects. So, government schools fail to attract students. Parents opt for expensive private instead of free education in a government school. If all the government schools are equally good as private schools, there is no reason for parents not to send kids to government schools. Teachers are paid more in government schools but the learning output fails to attract students. There is no strict action if teachers are absent. This hollow effect is due to a failure in the system.

Grading system

Mark-grading system causes stress to students and parents. Most educators and policymakers don’t see the harmful impact of the topper selection based on marking system. This leads to tough competition just to see the score percentage. In Thailand, students are grouped only under four bands of a mark such as -grade4,grade 3, grade2, grade1. Grade 4 is the highest score band. There could be thousands of students in grade-4. All are within the range 1-4. There is not any single case of the fight for the position of rank holders. Our topper selection method rendered mostly bad taste and only a few students come out as the winner which is very opposite to Finland’s win-win learning situation for all students.

Because of this system, we see conflict account of like who will be higher rank even after the exam results came out already. This conflict wasted lots of resources, money and time, and unnecessary but avoidable pressures on both sides-students and authorities. We have not seen such conflict in our teaching career spent more than a decade in Thailand. The exam is just a simple thing. Learning matters, not testing the kids. All level including class 10, and 12 is in the hand of class teachers for the exam. There is no issue with the topper, grading etc. Thai government conducts a common test to ascertain the quality to help planning. There is no fail or pass in such common examination.

Another mistake is giving a failing score to students. We should remove the failed marking system. Many disagree on this point and they cannot see the importance of the logic. Students lives do not depend only on physics, chemistry, math etc. If the kid is good at physical stamina, let him do sport even if he doesn’t do well in math, science or whatever. If her voice is excellent, send her to music class. Chemistry will not be this kid’s career. Don’t label kids failure but promote the kids in higher level by identifying his strength that will be suitable for his future career such as farming skill, carpentry skill, mechanical skill as examples. Here comes the role of the vocational school. In this way, basically there no students failed in Thai schools. They see the importance of it. If a student is thrown out from the school, this will result worse so the school system will keep the kid in the school and when the kid finishes high school, he can read-write-so basic maths for his farming skill, to become a mechanic and also these kids will never steal the jobs of first-class students. Everyone has his own space. It is the basic thought for keeping them to be able to read and write instead of becoming a drug user if he is kicked out from the school.


In Germany, kids are categorized from early stage into different skill areas that he/she will be suitable in their career. In our present system, those who failed in the school will become a farmer. Even though kids fail in the classroom, their careers are most likely to be a farmer. Then, why don’t schools send those kids to vocational schools that they will learn and live as a successful farmer rather than declaring failed in the school? Education related to farming, carpenter, or any vocational schools will be good for them, not just throw out as useless trash. This is what Thai education is doing and it proves successful in real life. It will do good for our society. The thought is applicable everywhere. So, planners need to look into different perspective. Grade them as level 4,3,2,1 whatever that each label might suitable for particular skills rather than throwing like in the garbage as a useless human to become a dropout kid.

So the point is, remove the failing mark system at school and exam. Try to bring them to different skills by opening more vocational training schools that will boost productivity for the society. If the failed marking system is removed, the dropout issue will be solved to a greater extent. We need to encourage everyone to be happy and fun learning at school. Schools are mental torturing place for many kids for now. On the other hand, Thai children enjoy so much at school and school is the recreational place, a socializing place for them. The problem in Manipur’s education system is fear of failure, poor mark and negative feedback from schools and parents.

School licensing

Education should focus on mass education. Producing two-three IAS officers from a state shouldn’t be counted as a success for the whole state. Success should come when achievement from the grassroots to the top-level structure in a society success is done. That will bring overall peace and stability in a society. We need more schools, different approaches to educate all kids with different skills.

Present school policy and licensing restricted producing more numbers of educated people. In the USA, homeschool is allowed. The online course is accepted in many places. Education doesn’t mean that knowledge should be gained only from formal education. Allow the role of informal education, and give them appreciation. The government needs to encourage individuals, organizations or institutions to educate kids in many different ways. We need to accept homeschool, weekend school, evening school, night school etc. Weekend school is not inferior; homeschooling is not less. We see such approaches outside India. Thailand took these approaches to achieve 96% literacy rate. In developed and busy cities, people started different methods and schedule timing not to lose busy day’s regular work and earn a degree at the same time. In Cambodia, many taxi driver and laborers join evening class to earn their degree. Numbers of learning hour matters, not what day of the week. This flexible learning time is very critical to encourage individuals who work and learn. Working people join the class on Saturdays and Sundays in Thailand. The government needs to approve different schooling systems to produce more educated people. Indian system does not appreciate these different learning way. As a planner, you need to change your perception. Please change now.

More institutions needed

To educate a society, we need more schools and institutions to fulfill education for all. More schools will reduce the student-teacher ratio. In Finland, the pre-primary pupil-teacher ratio was 11.53 (the year2014). India’s pupil-teacher ratio was 23:1 for primary schools in 2015-16, at primary level 30:1 and upper primary level 35:1 (Source:  Economic Survey published in times of india, January 29, 2018)

There was a time in the last decade that grew more B.Ed. institutions in Manipur and people started saying that there are too many B.Ed. institutions in Manipur. If we look at the population size, we need more institutions. United Nations experts expressed that India needs double the number of higher institutions to access education for a large number of population. In 2017, India has 789 universities for a population of 1324 million. During the same time, the UK has 130 universities for a population of 65.6 million; Australia has 43 universities for a population of 24.13 million. A simple mathematics shows the number of people in million per university.

India                                -               1.67 million/university

UK                    -               0.50 million/university

Australia          -               0.56 million/university


Modern technology

Classrooms are outdated. We don’t see the modern classroom. Modern education is very far dream from reality. We heard a smart classroom, computer, Internet etc. This is just for namesake, just on the planner’s paper as a record. Just to highlight an example, Andro junior high school received some computers. How could students use it when there is not power connectivity? Leaders need to put real practical and applicable thought. In Hong Kong, learning a computer language and programming code were introduced at primary school levels years ago, and the same will be followed in Indiana, the USA in a decision taken by authorities, June 2018.Still, we don’t see a computer for basic learning in our schools.

So, planners need more insight investigation to achieve meaningful and practical changes to fit in modern time. Otherwise, will not able to catch up with the changing world. In my last visit to Manipur, I have not seen any major change from the those I have seen 30 years back. As a planer, please change your perception and try to bring changes in a real sense in Manipur’s education.


And please consider the following points:


  1. Use grading band such as grade 1-4.
  2. Remove failed marking system.                                                 Send poor students                                             to suitable vocational                                            skill.
  3. Allow different schooling system                                                such as homeschool,                                   evening, weekend etc.
  4. Modernize the classroom.

First ever financial assistance handed over to three journalists under MSJWS by IPR Minister

Imphal, Aug 7,

Information & Public Relations Minister Thongam Biswajit handed over the first ever financial assistance to 3 (three) media persons at his office chamber on Monday. The assistance was provided under the Manipur State Journalists Welfare Scheme (MSJWS), Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Manipur. The scheme, launched formally on 30th June, 2017 at City Convention Centre, Imphal by the Chief Minister is an important programme of the new Government’s 100 day’s achievement.
The three media persons availing the benefits of the scheme are (Late) G. Muanthang, Senior Correspondent, Churachandpur, Information Service Television Network (one time ex-gratia amounting to Rs. 2,00,000/-), Nepram Tombi Meitei, Ex-Staff reporter, Sangai Express (medical assistance amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/-) and Th. Thangzalian, Editor/Publisher, Lamka Post (medical assistance amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/-).
While handing over the cheques to the media persons, Minister Th. Biswajit said that the Government is acknowledging the hardships and dedication of the media persons. The important role being played by this fourth estate is necessary more than ever in this fast changing world. This Government recognises the immense contribution which is why the scheme was launched as an important programme of the new Government’s 100 day’s achievement, he added. For the scheme which was formally launched on 30th June, 2017, the Government made a contribution of Rs. 10,00,00,000/- (Rupees ten Crores) towards the Corpus Fund of the Manipur State Journalists Welfare Scheme on 5th May, 2017. The Scheme provides one time financial/medical assistance to Journalists and their families. The Scheme is constituted under the Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Manipur and is administered by a Committee and the Committee reserves the right to reject or accept any application without assigning any reasons to the applicants. Assistance would be extended depending on the Committee’s satisfaction regarding the eligibility/merits of the cases and the financial resources available for the purpose. A Journalist shall be eligible for relief from the Scheme, provided that – He/She is a citizen of India, He/She is ordinarily resident of Manipur, He/She should be accredited to the Govt. of Manipur and Journalists who are not presently accredited to the Government shall also be eligible for relief from the Scheme if they have been journalists as defined under these guidelines for a minimum period of ten continuous years.
The assistance available under the scheme is upto Rs 2.00 lakh may be provided to the family under extreme hardship on account of death of the journalist, upto Rs 2.00 lakh may be provided to the journalist in case of permanent disability rendering the journalist incapable of earning a livelihood, upto Rs 1.00 lakh may be provided towards the cost of treatment of major ailments such as cancer, renal failure, heart ailments requiring by-pass/open heart surgery, angioplasty, brain haemorrhage and paralytic attack, any of the ailments which is permissible for full re-imbursement under the medical re-imbursement facility of the Government. This would be subject to the medical expenditure not being covered under CGHS, or any other insurance/departmental health schemes, etc. However, relief under this provision is available to the journalist only upto the age of 60 years and upto Rs 50,000 may be provided in case of accidents causing serious injuries necessitating hospitalization. This would be subject to the medical expenditure not being covered under CGHS, or any other insurance/departmental health schemes, etc.
H. Balkrisna Singh, Director, IPR, Tenshubam Sangeeta, APO (Press), DIPR, and staffs of DIPR also attended the programme.

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PDA thanks Centre and state govt. over quick response to natural calamities in Nagaland

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Imphal, Aug 7,

The People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) thanks the Government of Nagaland and the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all the concerned government and non-government agencies including the administration, police and paramilitary, the NSDMA and the NDPF for their quick response to the recent natural calamities in the state.
A statement issued by the Media cell of the PDA also expressed deep condolence to the members of those families who have lost precious lives and our concern to those citizens who are undergoing difficulties due to floods, landslides and sinking zones caused by the heavy rains. “The PDA expresses its appreciation to the Government of India under the leadership of Honorable PM, Mr. Narendra Modi, who have positively responded to the requests of the State by extending all possible assistance and also for deputing the MoS (Home) to visit the State and take stock of the prevailing conditions. Appreciation is extended to Mr. Kiren Rijiju for taking the trouble to visit the State and assure the GoI’s fullest assistance to Nagaland to prevail upon the present condition’ , the statement said.
The statement appealed the citizens of Nagaland to come together under a spirit of unity and extend all possible help to the various departments and agencies who are tirelessly working to ease the sufferings of the people and combating the difficult forces of nature.
In view of the prevailing conditions, the PDA has set up coordination committees comprising of the presidents of the respective PDA parties at the district level. These PDA committees will have coordination meetings and also meet with the district administration in order to extend any assistance and logistics if necessary for carrying out relief and rehabilitation. The committees will also furnish information of any damages, calamities or difficulties being faced by the people to the respective district administrations for follow up actions, the statement added.

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Yoga Pracharak leads tree plantation programme

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Imphal, Aug 7,

Healthy living is what Pukhrambam Bijaya Devi believes. She has been rendering service to make the people live a happy and healthy life by teaching yoga to many people by working for the Patanjali Yoga Samiti , Imphal West. Besides promoting Yoga Bijaya also led various plantation works in and around Imphal area since the last couple of months. Recently the young lady led a plantation programme at Moidangpok area in Imphal West. She along with her team planted around 100 saplings of medicinal plant around Korouhanba complex in Moidangpok. The locals of the area too appreciated her work and join the plantation programme.

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