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Monday, 28 January 2019 - Imphal Times

Bike rally against CAB flags off

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Imphal, Jan 28,

Different forms of protest and agitation has been initiated by different students organisations and CSO’s against the contentious CAB 2016 leading to perpetual disorder in the state.

With the objective of giving awareness to the general masses and as a protest against the contentious CAB the five student bodies namely SSUM, MSAD, AMMSO, AMPSUM, RSF organised a bike rally from the head office of SSUM at Keishampat Laishom Leirak to Moirang today.

  The bike rally which starts from today will cover the whole state to give awareness about the bill and pamphlets were also distributed.

The rally was flagged off by Tom TV Executive editor Dhamen Wangkhemcha.

Speaking to media persons, President of SSUM Yaima said that they consider the CAB as a slow poison for the indigenous people of North East. He further said that the people along with the student’s bodies and CSOs will continue to intensify various forms of protest and agitations against the passing of the bill.

He concluded that the bike rally is a protest against the CAB to withdraw in the Rajya Sabha.

It can be mentioned that  a Mass protest rally was also staged today in Assam against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. The protest rally was organised by All Assam Manipuri students union (AAMSU) - Lakhipur district committee and united Clubs’ organisation (UCO).

Meanwhile, civil bodies and students representatives of the state are on the way to stage mass protest against the contentious CAB 2016 at New Delhi.

On the other hand Oriental club, Mangjil Meira Lamjing lup and Women welfare organisation Kangleipak also staged sit in protest at Khongman Mangjil against the contentious CAB 2016. Speaking to media persons Hidangmayum Ibemhal advisor of Meira Paibi said that they were not satisfied with the things PM Narendra Modi has been doing starting from demonetization. She said that they stand firmly against the bill which is against the will of the people of North East making a havoc situation in the entire North East. She further said that the bill cannot be implemented in the North East states. She finally appealed to withdraw the CAB from the Rajya Sabha.

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CM distributes loans amounting Rs. 4.15 crore; urges people not to be too apprehensive over CAB issue

Imphal, Jan 28

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has urged the people of the State not to be over apprehensive about Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.           
He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the 2nd Credit Linkage Programme organised by Manipur State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) Ltd. at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound in Imphal East District today.
N. Biren Singh said that taking note of the people’s apprehension after the passing of the Bill by the Lok Sabha, the State Government had sought a written assurance from the Centre that no one would be given Indian citizenship without the State Government’s recommendation, he added. Apart from it, the State Government has also been pressing the Centre to give Presidential assent to the Manipur People Bill, 2018 to ensure protection of the indigenous people of the State, the Chief Minister said.
Regarding today’s Credit Linkage Programme, the Chief Minister said that the programme was organised with an aim to improve the financial condition of the people. He opined that people would repay loans on their own if they are not given trouble at the time of getting it. The Chief Minister said that the present State Government is trying to find out common people’s woes and find out ways to solve all these problems.           
He said that people are now able to receive treatment free of cost under Chief Ministergi Hakshel-gi Tengbang (CMHT) and Ayushman Bharat schemes. With the initiation of ‘Go to Village’ mission, the Government has been able to deliver benefits of various schemes at people’s doorsteps apart from collecting feedbacks regarding governance directly from them.
Stating that nowadays, people generally spend major chunk of their earnings in children’s education thereby giving a huge financial blow to every family, the Chief Minister expressed hope that the State Government would be able to provide good education to students in Government schools under the recently launched ‘School Fagathansi’ mission.
Speaking as the functional president, Co-operation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen said that MSCB Ltd., which has 11 branches in the State, has been playing pivotal role in uplifting the economy of the State by providing loans/credit facilities to numerous educated unemployed youths and poverty stricken skilled people. Stating that MSCB Ltd. is no less than a nationalised bank in every field, the Minister asked the bank authority to properly verify and conduct field visits in order to select the right persons for loans. She also stressed on the importance of co-operative sector in enhancing the economy of the State.
Manipur Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Chairman  S. Rajen also attended the function as the guest of honour.
The Chief Minister distributed a total loan amount of Rs. 4.15 crore to 2965 persons in the form of SHG Credit Linkage, Piggery, Dairy, Duckery and Poultry loans under NABARD’s Area Based Schemes as well as loans to individuals who have applied for assistance on Meeyamgi Numit.

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Emergency meeting for leaders of all communities held

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Imphal,  Jan 28,

An emergency meeting of leaders of all communities of the state was organised today at Hotel Imphal today to discuss the prevailing issues arisen out of the passing of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016. The leaders’ meet was jointly organized by the All Manipur United Club Organisation, (AMUCO), Committee of Civil Society Kangleipak (CCSK), United Committee Manipur (UCM), HERICOUN and LIPUL.

Speakers of various communities lambasted the contentious CAB Bill terming it as an attempt to wipe out the indigenous people of the state.

Speakers of the meeting also opined to proceed serious form of agitation if the Bill is being implemented to the state of Manipur and NE.

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Seminar on Beti Bachao Beti Padao held

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Imphal, Jan 28,

A one day orientation on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was held today at the auditorium of Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) at Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak, Imphal.
Speaking at the function as the Chief Guest, Deputy Director of Children Programme Social welfare department, Government of Manipur calls on the people to protect the rights of the girl child. She said that the people should be aware of the girl child in the womb. It amounts to murder, she added.
K. Sonikumar Singh Administrative officer of ROB, Dr. Priyadarshini M. Gangte Co-ordinator of Centre for human rights and duties education and Mala Lisham Programme officer, social welfare department attended as the dignitaries of the function.

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Wise rulers listens kingmakers

Some are borne to rule, some have extraordinary talent in making the rulers. The inter-relations and mutual understanding between the two – the ruler and the kingmaker makes the ruler successful in ruling the government. The phenomenon is universal – Monarchy, Anarchy, Dictatorial or Democracy – all form of government of a nation needs a ruler and talented kingmakers.  Without talented kingmakers – no matter how strong or powerful a person borne to gift to rule fails.
The good, bad and the ugly characteristic of a ruler always depend on the wisdom of the kingmakers. Kingmakers are persons or group that has great influence on a royal or political succession, without themselves being a viable candidate. Kingmakers may use political, monetary, religious, and military means to influence the succession.
Abu’l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, popularly known as Akbar the Great, the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605 still is remembered in history as one of the best emperor who had ever ruled Hindustan. But if one recalled, hadn’t Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India, history would not find a page that have so many good deeds of the great Emperor . Besides, the wise men in the court of the Emperor – who paid their loyalty to the emperor, help the emperor remembered in Indian History as – Akbar the Great.
As for the erstwhile Kingdom of Manipur (Kangleipak), it was the trust and faith of the people that Ningthou Ching-Thang Khomba (also Rajarshi Bhagya Chandra, Jai Singh Maharaja) (1748–1799) is still remembered as the greatest king of Kangleipak.
Point wanted to highlight here in this column is that – King or ruler would never have succeeded without a wise kingmakers or kingmaker even during the time of Monarch era.
The role of Kingmakers has become more important in Democracy (the kind of democracy that India follows). But in Indian democracy, many auspicious potential leaders hire king makers. Unlike the olden days, money power, muscle power etc. have been substituted.
Lack of Kingmakers and trust deficits of the hired kingmakers now stands as an obstacle to defame the ruler.
The long narrative, which is being highlighted here, is an indication on what is being going on between the ruler and the makers of the rulers. There seem to be lots of communication gap between them, and there are rumours that kingmakers are angry as they were rather higher one and the ruler gives little important to them.
Saying so there are many who really deserved to be the king makers . But for reason best known , they too seem to be sideline. Their advise are neither listened or discussed but asked to do what the ruler felt.
Choose the sincere, critic and academician who always talk hard, but for the good of the ruler. Only then … good governance will be possible and people will remember him in the coming generations.

Beating the Retreat Ceremony Held

Imphal, Jan, 27

The 70th Republic Day celebration, 2019 concluded today with “Folk Dance Competition and Beating the Retreat ceremony” held at 1st Bn Manipur Rifles parade ground.
Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest and gave away prizes for various categories in connection with the 70th Republic Day celebration, 2019.
Altogether 17 cultural troupes both from hill and valley Districts participated in today’s Folk Dance Competition. Lianda Folk & Classical Academy, Nagamapal Soram Leirak, Imphal West bagged the 1st Prize in the competition while Star Musical Centre, Khurai, Imphal East District and Chingu Thangjing Women Cultural Association, Moirang, Bishnupur District got the Second and Third respectively.
In the Uniform Contingent of the March Past Category, BSF and CRPF (Male) Contingents jointly secured their place in the first, Meghalaya Police in second while Civil Police (Male), Imphal West and 5th IRB jointly secured the third place.
In the Mahila Contingent, CRPF (Female Contingent), 9th IRB Mahila Contingent and Civil Police Female, Imphal West got the first, second and third position respectively.
14th BN. NCC Sr. Boys & Girls secured the first place in NCC Group of the Uniform Category while 65 BN Sr. NCC Girls and NCC Sr. Air Wing secured the second and third place.
Of the School Contingent, Manipur Public School, National Sports Academy (Boys) and Poiroukhongjin High School jointly won the first position, KGBV Andro and National Sports Academy (Girls) jointly won the second position while TG Higher Secondary School and  2nd Manipur Rifles Unit High School (Boys & Girls) won the third.
Assam Rifles Band, 2nd MR & 2nd IRB Combined Band and Sainik School Band bagged the first, second and third position in the Band Party Contingent of the Uniform Category.
For Cultural Troupe of the Display Category, Vaiphei Cultural Troupe secured its place in the first position while Tribal Cultures Research Centre, Noney and Tousem Namchi Youth Club, Tamenglong District in second and third respectively.
In Gate Construction of the Display Category, Forest Department, Samagara Shiksha, Manipur and Agriculture Department won the first, second and the third prize respectively.
Relief & Disaster Management (SDRF) secured first position in Tableaux Display, Directorate of Information and Public Relations secured second while Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur and Tourism Department jointly secured their place in third position.
Special Prizes were also given to Commandant, 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles; Director, IPR, Manipur; Chief Engineer (PWD); Chief Engineer (PHED); Managing Director (MSPDCL), Commissioner, IMC; Parade Commander, AD/MPTC, Pangei; Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board, Maipur; Secretary, Young Eagle Brass Band Association; Social Welfare Department (Differently-Abled Platoon); Secretary, Meitei Sana Leipak Sana Kangla Yek Taret; Secretary, Meitei Sana Leipak Kangla Lairembi Taret; Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Manpur; Nupilal and Khongjom War Memorial Society, Yaiskul and State Samvad Prabhari BST, Manipur State.Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, his Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary, DGP and high ranking officials both from civil and police attended the programme.

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AR Celebrates Republic Day with Myanmar

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Imphal Jan 28,

Indo Myanmar Post level meeting are held each month at various locations along Indo Myanmar Borders. The meeting for the month of January 2019 was conducted by Moreh Battalion of 26 Assam Rifles on Saturday at Moreh to commemorate and celebrate 70th Republic Day with the friendly neighbouring country. The meeting was attended by total of six officers from both the armies. The Myanmar delegation was represented by Tamu Battalion of Myanmar Army. The Myanmar Army delegation was extended a warm welcome by Assam Rifles.
The meeting conducted on the auspicious occasion of Republic Day is ceremonial in nature and is conducted to express mutual trust in each other and to celebrate days of National importance. The joint celebration by both the armies included flag hoisting, friendly interaction and exchange of pleasantries followed by lunch. The Band  of the Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles  not only played patriotic numbers  on the auspicious occasion but also played Myanmarese tunes to mark the bond of friendship and trust between the two nation which both the nations have achieved over the years. The Myanmarese delegation was overwhelmed by the Myanmarese tunes played by the Assam Rifles Band. Both sides expressed their satisfaction on the progress made in ensuring peace and tranquility along porous Indo Myanmar borders and in the region.

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