Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:07

START UP Manipur Outreach Program Launched

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The START UP Manipur Outreach Program was launched today at YPA Hall, HiangtamLamka by Devesh Deval, IAS, Commissioner (Planning/PHED/Tourism) Government of Manipur under the initiative of the District Administration, Churachandpur District.

Devesh Deval speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest maintains that START UP means we have to encourage entrepreneurship, encourage people who want to do some business and instead of just looking for a job somewhere and thinking in terms of setting up something ended up being employed.  He asserted that the main objective is to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The focus at the national and state level is to promote entrepreneurship so that people make a better life for themselves and their families and also contribute to the country economy, said the Commissioner.

Pawan Yadav, IAS, DC Churachandpur stated that from the impact of 2020 Pandemic, START UP Manipur Outreach Program Scheme will be crucial as this will boost our economy and definitely help the talents of Churachandpur in achieving various milestones.

Stalls were opened by NERCOMP, SBI, District DIC, District Horticulture, District Agriculture and District Veterinary Churachandpur.

Amongst other dignitaries attending the programme included N. Kulkarani Devi, Director (Planning), Amrita Sinha, IPS SP Churachandpur, Esther Laltankim Serto, IFoS, DFO Churachandpur, JanggoulenHaokip, CJM Churachandpur and other DLOs of the District.

Later, a program on e-office was launched at BRGF Hall, DC Office by Devesh Deval,  IAS,  Commissioner (Planning/PHED/Tourism) Government of Manipur in the presence of District Administration Officials, Director (IT) Nambam Deben and Officials of IT Department.

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Imphal, Jan 18:

Transport Minister Vungzagin Valte inaugurated the observation of National Road Safety Month today on the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha’ at the Manipur State Transport (MST) Complex, Moirangkhom to disseminate awareness regarding road safety and reduce road accidents.

Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Minister V. Valte expressed his gratitude to the traffic police, transport department, NGOs and individuals who are instrumental in the awareness campaigns and implementation of road safety rules in the states. He urged the public to maintain road safety guidelines by wearing helmet, seatbelt or not using mobile phones while driving. He asked the concern authorities who issue driving licence to only the qualified and trained drivers for the safety of the individual and the public.

The Minister also instructed the different transport organisations/associations to actively participate in the campaign for road safety months and asked the transport department to organize awareness campaign related to road safety in all the district headquarters.

The Minister also released a pamphlet on 10 golden rules for road safety published and distributed by Department of Transport & IDTRC, Manipur.

Distribution of certificates and memento to traffic control police, enforcement officers of transport department, media persons, NGOs and individuals for their outstanding contribution in road safety related activities marked the event.

Giving a keynote address, P. Vaiphei, ACS (Transport) cautioned parents not to allow children to drive vehicles as this can cause loss of lives due to accidents and the parents can be penalized to the extent of 3 years of imprisonment. Registration of vehicles, which has been put on halt, should be registered within March 21, 2021 as this will be the last date for extension through the dealers as registration of vehicles will be done by them and not the DTOs, he added.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Chief Secretary, L.M Khaute, Director General of Police graced the function as President and Guest of Honour apart from P. Vaiphei, ACS (Transport), Dr. Nivedita Lairenlakpam, Director (Transport), officials from Transport department and Traffic police attended the functions.

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Imphal, Jan 18:

A one day on field training on “ How coffee plantation should carry out” was held at Waroi Ching of Oinam Assembly Constituency, Bishnupur District today under the aegis of  Coffee Board of India N-E region and the Khadi & Village Industry Board, Manipur which is the state nodal agency for the plantation of coffee in Manipur. 

Laishram Radhakishwor Singh, MLA, Oinam Assembly Constituency and Chairman Khadi &Village Industry Board Manipur also Chairman Manipur pollution control Board was the chief guest during the training session.Miranda Sanjenbam, Extension Inspector Coffee Board of India N-E region was the resource person. N.Jugindro Singh, Member Secretary, Khadi & Village Industry Board, Manipur was also present in the training program. About 30 aspirant coffee growers of Waroi Ching attended the training. Around 3 hectares of land has already started coffee plantation successfully at the Waroi Ching.

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Imphal, Jan 13:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today received the COVID-19 Vaccine “Covishield” at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport. 54,000 doses of Covishield, the corona virus vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India, were brought to Imphal for vaccination which would start on 16th of this month.
 Addressing the media at the airport, N. Biren Singh informed that the first batch of vaccination to health workers would start on 16th instant as scheduled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of 8,476 health workers will be vaccinated at 10 places including Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), District Headquarters of Churachandpur, Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel, Bishnupur, Thoubal and Tamenglong and Shija Hospital and Research Institute on the same day, he added.
 The Chief Minister showed his thankfulness to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan for their tireless efforts in timely distributing the vaccine to all over the Country and for giving priority to the State considering its geographical location. He added that the vaccines which arrived today would be distributed to all the District Headquarters for vaccination.
 Biren Singh also maintained that vaccination would be done on priority basis and systematically as per the guidelines provided by Prime Minister. Stating that there would be no favouritism and nepotism on vaccination programme, he informed that the State has 39,991 health workers and they will be vaccinated on the first batch at 246 vaccination centres including 138 Government centres and 108 private centres. Dry run had also been done in the 246 vaccination centres, he added.
Hoping that with the arrival of the vaccine, the State Government will succeed in its efforts to save the population from COVID-19, he appealed to the public to still strictly comply with Standard Operating Procedures, avoid unnecessary gatherings and take permission from concerned authorities before organizing any social gathering as before until whole population of the State are covered with the vaccination programme.
 Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, CAF & PD Minister Thokchom Satyabrata, Advisor to Chief Minister (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary P. Vaphei and Director, Health Services Dr. K. Rajo among others accompanied the Chief Minister while receiving the vaccine at the airport.


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