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Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter  is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Pacific Golden Achiever Award-2019 to Dr Ak. Priyokumar

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Imphal,Aug.23

In recognition to his extra ordinary contribution to the field of research , the Economic Growth Society of India and International Business Council New Delhi Dr. Akojam Priyokumar, who is an associate member of Indian Solidarity Council New Delhi was conferred the Asia Pacific Golden Achiever Award, 2019.
The award was conferred in an International seminar held at Hotel Taj Vivanta at Panaji , Goa under the theme “Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development”  on August 21 jointly organised by Global Business Council and Economic Growth Society of India.
Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly Anand V. Shet, Former Director CBI Sh. V. N. Sheghal, President of World Environment Management Service Gary De La Pomlai attended as dignitaries.

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Popular Front chairman objects RSS plan to open discussion on reservation

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Imphal, Aug 23,

Popular Front of India Chairman E Abubacker has questioned the call made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for a ‘harmonious discussion’ among communities on the issue of reservation.  Chairman stated that it is not community quota reservation available to Dalits and OBCs, but the constitutional requirement of adequate representation that is to be open for discussion.

A statement said that there is nothing new about the demand now made by RSS chief for so called conversation over the issue of reservation. It is just part of the upper caste anti-reservation conspiracy that RSS and BJP have been towing since the very beginning. It should be seen in the light of the earlier anti-reservation utterances made by Bhagwat and RSS. It was only a few months back that BJP government undermined the very rationale of reservation by allowing 10% quota on economic grounds.   Sangh Parivar idea of India is to reinforce the social and political structure based on caste system in which leadership is dominated by Brahmins at the cost of empowerment of untouchable and backward sections .
It further added that the Constitution unequivocally states that the objective of the reservation is adequate representation of the socially and educationally backward sections in government services and education sector. Studies and after studies have shown that the SC-ST, OBC and religious minorities like Muslims remain massively under-represented than their population share in the country not only in government jobs and educational institutions but in every sphere of power. He reminded that the above marginalised sections are not in need of quota reservation as a favour, if they are given representation proportionate to their population share. He has advised Mohan Bhagwat to start this process of re-allocation in the decision making upper bodies of RSS, BJP and Modi.02 cabinet.
E Abubacker called upon the Dalit and backward community groups, parties and their leaders in the country to make it clear that there shall be no debate on the issue of reservation until the constitutional objective of adequate representation is achieved.

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Foundation Course of the newly admitted MBBS students

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Imphal Aug 23,

As a part of the Foundation Course of the newly admitted MBBS students, under the Disability Competence, a session titled “Disability Competence: Meet the People” was held at Mini-Auditorium, RIMS on Thursday. The purpose of the session was to make the students understand the perspective, problems of disabled persons and inculcate an idea of inclusivity. L. Sashirani ( Hearing Impairment) of Wangkhei, Ch Lokeshori Devi (Locomotor Disability) of Singjamei, S. Birla Devi (Locomotor Disability) of Laipham Khunou, A. Surjit Singh (Visually Impairment) of Luker Maning leikai and Y. Ashalata Devi ( Interpreter/Sign language  (Hearing Impairment) participated in the session, which was moderated by Brogen Singh Akoijam, DEAN(Acad), RIMS, Imphal.

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Manipur’s titular king Leishemba attended HUNIC conference in Thailand as Special Guest

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Imphal, Aug 22

Titular king of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba participated in the 2nd International HUNIC Conference, 2019, held in Thailand as a Special Guest, becoming the first one from Manipur. Organized by the Humanities and Social Sciences, Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin Province, Muang District, Thailand, the inaugural function was held on August 22, 2019. Maharaja Leishemba was one of the distinguished guests, which included Chancellor of the S.R. University, Deputy Governor of Surin, Muang District, and eminent scholars from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, etc.

He was felicitated with “A Certificate of Honour” by the Chancellor, and, in return, the Maharaja also presented Lengyan Phee of Manipur to the Chancellor and other distinguished guests present. While speaking at the gathering, Leishemba Sanajaoba expressed delight to have been invited at the conference and various similarities between Thailand and Manipur, such as culture, lifestyle, rituals, food habits, attires, physical anatomy, etc.

He further added that just like Thailand, Manipur was once a sovereign kingdom for thousands of years before it became a part of India in 1949. Manipur had its unique civilisation and history, he said, and had a close historical relationship with Thailand. The Maharaja expressed his hope for the return of the close relationship between Thailand and other South East Asian countries and Manipur with the coming of the India’s Act East Policy. He concluded his speech praying for love and peace to restore in the regions.

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