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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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ATRPFM threatens agitation demanding release of FOS funds within October

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Imphal, Oct. 19

Alleging fund diversion of the TA&Hills including scholarships for students by BJP led Government and consequent failure to release on time the All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) threatens strong agitation and litigations if fails to release all funds for tribal people within the month of October.
A statement by the ATRFM said that despite  repeated approach and requests to release the fund of family oriented schemes (FOS), the State Government has failed to do the same till date which is illegal and a clear indication of poor governance. The beneficiaries are force to wait till date when the Central Government has released the fund long ago
“If the State government fails to release the said fund within the month of October, 2019, ATRPFM would no more remain silent and explore all means including filing PIL before the High Court of Manipur in the interest of poor tribal people and in the interest of justice” , a statement by James Haokip of the ATRPFM said.
The statement added that the ATRPFM had submitted charters of demand in pursuant to the resolution adopted on August 24, 2019 in the Joint Meeting of ATRPFM (All Tribal Rights Protection Forum, Manipur) and ATCFM (All Tribal Chief Forum, Manipur) along with various tribal leaders of Manipur held at Mini-Conference Hall, TRI, Chingmeirong, Imphal.
The resolutions are (1) to press the State Government to re-allocated all the matters relating to the creation / recognition of new villages or bifurcation of a village in hill areas of Manipur in accordance with law; (2) for extension of direct funding to ADCs instead of grant-in-aid including revised of honorarium to Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Executive Members and ADC Members (3) to correct the inter-district boundaries i.e. doubling of villages in both the hills and valley district jurisdictions in the past Census records must be corrected in the coming Census 2021; (4) to include all villages in the coming 2021 Census as well as in the current 7th Socio-Economic & Caste Census 2019; (5) to included the Village Chiefs/Ex-Officio Chairmen and all the members of Village Authorities in the warrant of precedence; (6) not to evict the tribal people from their residence/villages and (8) to give reservation to reserved categories in proportion with population in the interest of equal representation in all areas.  However, State government has failed to give any positive response till date, it added.
The statement of the ATRPFM threatens to take action of its own and throw ball to the government for any unwanted eventualities due to the action.

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Training programme on Childhood Prevention Early Detection Intervention for Children with Intellectual Disabilities held

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Imphal, Oct 18

A ‘training programme on Childhood Prevention Early Detection Intervention for Children with Intellectual Disabilities  ’ for female ASHA,  Anagwadi Worker   was held at Utonglok Villge Saikhul district today. National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in association with State Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons Manipur & All Tribal Disabled Union, Manipur organised the event. National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities  (NIEPID) Secunderabad Dr G Mary Anurupa, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy NIEPID Hyderabad Mugesh Thulasikantham and Lecturer in Special Education NIEPID Regional Centre Navi Mumbai Ravi Prakash Singh attended training programme as resource persons. Local Manipuri Translation by Ph. Victoria Devi, Women d Child Welfare Officer, Relief Centre.
Dr. Mary Anurupa,(Resource Persons) had explained NIEPID as an autonomous body that operates under ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and its headquarter is located at Manovikasnagar Secunderabad. She said that with the objective of empowering person with mental retardation NIEPID is extending various training programmes and services in many part of India from the past 34 years. As a part of it the services are reaching in all North East States. The hardest thing for any parent to hear is that their child has a physical or mental disability. It may come as a complete shock; you may have thought that your child was just a little slower than others their age. After the fear subsides and you realize you are not alone and your talk it out in counselling and with your partner, the guilt and confusion is likely to set in. You wonder if it’s caused by something you did while you were pregnant and you wonder why on earth this has happened to your child.
Ravi Prakash Singh, (Resource Persons) Lecturer in Special Education, NIEPIE RC, Navi Mumbai, elaborated on various topics such as types of disabilities, causes, prevention, inclusiveness of persons with disabilities in the classroom, society and home, etc. There are also many causes and volunteer works done to promote greater awareness of disability situations all over the world. Every year, celebrities, athletes, philanthropic organizations, civic groups and many others stage events to bring the limelight to various disabilities.
Mugesh Thulasikantha, (Resource Persons) Occupational Therapy, NIEPID, Hyderabad, Talking to other parents who have children with disabilities and joining a support group is the easiest way to deal with the news. These are great places to find out about programs you can enrol your child into and how to care for someone with a disability. The three sessions went with audio and video presentations with interactive sessions in between and the programme.

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Orientation programme on disabilities held at INA Moirang

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Imphal, Oct 17

National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (Divyangjan) organised a “One Day Orientation Training Programme on Holistic Management of Infants and Children with Intellectual Disabilities” at INA Moirang  in collaboration with Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons and State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.  

Dr. Mary Anurupa,(Resource Persons) had explained NIEPID as an autonomous body that operates under ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and its headquarter is located at Manovikasnagar Secunderabad. She said that with the objective of empowering person with mental retardation NIEPID is extending various training programmes and services in many part of India from the past 34 years. As a part of it the services are reaching in all North East States. The hardest thing for any parent to hear is that their child has a physical or mental disability. It may come as a complete shock; you may have thought that your child was just a little slower than others their age. After the fear subsides and you realize you are not alone and your talk it out in counselling and with your partner, the guilt and confusion is likely to set in. You wonder if it’s caused by something you did while you were pregnant and you wonder why on earth this has happened to your child. 

Ravi Prakash Singh, (Resource Persons) Lecturer in Special Education, NIEPIE RC, Navi Mumbai, elaborated on various topics such as types of disabilities, causes, prevention, inclusiveness of persons with disabilities in the classroom, society and home, etc. There are also many causes and volunteer works done to promote greater awareness of disability situations all over the world. Every year, celebrities, athletes, philanthropic organizations, civic groups and many others stage events to bring the limelight to various disabilities.  

Mugesh Thulasikantha, (Resource Persons) Occupational Therapy, NIEPID, Hyderabad, Talking to other parents who have children with disabilities and joining a support group is the easiest way to deal with the news. These are great places to find out about programs you can enrol your child into and how to care for someone with a disability. The three sessions went with audio and video presentations with interactive sessions in between and the programme.

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UKLF condole over the demise of its leader

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Imphal,Oct.17

The United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) expressed its deepest condolence and mourned over the untimely demise of  their Spokesman and former Home Secretary who expired yesterday at his residence.
In a condolence message issued by its Joint Secretary, the UKLF expressed deepest condolence and deeply mourned over the untimely demise of their Spokesman and former Home Secretary Anthony Jangkhothang Haokip who expired at his residence located at Nazareth Village in Chandel District today.
Late Anthony Jangkhothang Haokip was one of the leader who firmly believed  in the Organisation’s ideology of Kuki Re-unification and worked wholeheartedly for the cause of Kuki Nation.
And he also worked in different capacities in the Organisation and hold the post of Spokesman till he breathes his last.
His contribution for the Kuki Nation in general and for the Organisation in particular can be ignored and will not go in vain, added the UKLF.
While paying a revolutionary salute to the departed soul of their leader, the UKLF also shared the sorrow and grief of the bereaved family members.

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