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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of YMC defeated in no-confidence motion

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Yairipok, Oct 19

Major changes in the Yaripok Municipal Council is taking place after majority of the Councilors voted against them in the no confidence moved by the councilors . Five Councilors out of the 9 Councilors of the YMC voted against the Chairpersons L. Haripyari Devi while 6 (six) councilors voted against Vice Chairpersons Dilip.
The vote for no confidence motion was held at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner Thoubal district on October 17 with the DC N. Bandana attending as presiding officer  .
The new political development in the Yairipok Municipal Council came after 5 of the Councilors of the YMC joined the BJP recently. Chief Minister himself attended the felicitation function of the 5 councilor who joined the BJP.
Following the defeat of the Chairperson Haripyari Devi and the Vice Chairperson Dillip , councilors had started camping for formation of a new council under new Chairperson and vice chairperson.
Source said that the rival councilors are still not disclosing on who will be the next chairperson of the YMC but source said that Longjam Kamala Devi may be the choice of the rival councilors. Longjam Kamala got elected from ward No. 9 and is also one among the 5 councilors who joined the BJP recently.

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Soso Shaiza visited Chandel district for assessment of development prog.

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Chandel,Oct.19

National Commission for Women, lndia led by  Member Soso Shaiza had visited Chandel yesterday and took stock of women related development schemes in district.

Various women related development programmes/schemes Including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, One Stop Centre (Sakhi) recently set up in Chandel Swadhar Greh Scheme, Ujjawala Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) were highlighted in the above assessment meeting.

Matters on opening of Working Women Hostel, opening of Creche Centre for working women, making widow Pension scheme eligible to young widows who are less than 40 years, opening of two more Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidya (KGBV) residential schools etc. were brought up in the above meeting. 

The assessment programme were participated by Dr.Binota Meinam, Chairperson Manipur State Commission for Women, Krishna Kumar. DC/Chandel, N.Madhunimai Singh, SP/Chandel, Bantee Konthoujam Joint Director, Social Welfare Dept., Manipur. DLOs of Chandel and NGOs. 

The assessment programme was successfully organised by District Administration, Chandel and held at Conference Hall, DC Office. Chandel District.

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Targeted Intervention Programme on Mental Health held at Wangjing

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Thoubal, Oct.14

A one-day targeted intervention programme on mental health was held today at the IRE College of Teacher’s Education, Wangjing in Thoubal district.

The programme was organised by The National Health Mission Manipur and National Mental Health Programme. The aim of the programme is to create awareness on mental health, problem amongst adolescence and students and substance abuse amongst students.

The programme was attended by Thokchom Amitab Singh Councillor of Wangjing Lamding Municipal Council Ward no.4, N.Rajivkumar Singh Principal IRE College of Teacher’s Education and L.Premananda Singh Secretary Wangjing Women and Girls Society (WWAGS) as dias members.

Psychiatric Social Worker of District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) Thoubal M.Sushilkumar Singh delivered the welcome and Keynote address.

During the programme, the dais members spoke of how mental diseases are caused in humans; treatment methods for people suffering from mental illnesses and how to incorporate patients with mental diseases in social affairs.

In the Technical Session, Resource Persons Dr.H.Jina Devi Psychiatrist District Hospital Thoubal spoke on the Topic “Over View of Mental Disorder and Mental Health Promotion”, Psychiatrist and Nodal Officer, District Mental Health Programme, Chandel District Hospital, Dr. Kh. Robindro Singh spoke on “Suicide Prevention and Substance use Disorders” and M.Chandrakumar Singh Psychiatric Social Worker DMHP Thoubal Spoke on the Topic “Life Skill Education”.

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National indigenous seeds festival underway

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Imphal, Oct 13

The 3-day National indigenous seeds festival 2019 is underway at Central Agricultural University (CAU) campus at Iroishemba in the outskirt of Imphal .
The festival which will continue till Oct 14 was attended by farmers and NGO leaders from 15 states of the country besides many renowned cultivators both from hills and valley.   
Vice Chancellor Dr M Premjit Singh of CAU and RK Nimai, a retired IAS officer besides President Jacob Nellithanam of Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch attended the formal inauguration programme which was attended by many faces who worked directly or indirectly in different agricultural sectors on Saturday.
Addressing the inaugural function held at the auditorium of the CAU, Vice Chancellor Dr Premjit of the agricultural varsity which is the largest Agricultural University in the country having 13 colleges and 6 Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the seven North Eastern states excluding Assam besides having its headquarters in Imphal,expressed the need to have a proper government policy to address the issue of conserving indigenous and traditional seeds for future food and nutritional security.
He said CAU had collected and evaluated 279 traditional rice varieties in Manipur. But it is very difficult to maintain all the traditional rice varieties. So we need to have a proper government policy so that the poor farmers who had been conserving such traditional seed varieties could be incentivized or addressed their grievances, he added.
VC Dr Premjit also informed the gathering that his university would developed twenty model fruit villages in the entire north eastern states to enhance the economy of the under privileged farmers.
Northeast being a biodiversity hotspot, contributes 7000 species out of India’s total flora of 17,000 species besides having more than 9650 rice varieties.
In his speech, Dr RK Nimai urged the common people particularly the farming community particularly in the region to look for sustainable agriculture considering the public demand in this era of climate change, which he termed as a ‘national phenomenon’ and global warming, an anthropogenic pressure.
He also highlighted the challenges faced by farming community in undergoing the organic or natural farming due to sudden pest invasions and expressed the need to have a proper documentation of the agricultural activities.
President Jacob Nellithanam of Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch, a partner organiser of the festival speaking to this reporter oin the sideline of the day’s event also expressed the need to conserve native indigenous seeds of different types of crops which were earlier used before the modernization of agriculture, so that the gene can be used as an instrument to combat or to mitigate the failure of crops by climate change.

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