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].com

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Tamenglong, Mar 10:

Forest and Environment minister Awongbow Newmai yesterday opened the 1st Angling festival 2021 at Nbuiky (Barak), river Langpram Village, Tamei subdivision, Tamenglong district.
Awangbow Newmai, Minister of Forest and Environment, Namsinrei Panmei, ADC, Chairman, Tamenglong, A. Shivdas Sharma, President AMAA, attended the Angling Fest as chief guest, guest of honor, and Function President.
“We have been living without roads, without computers and without any mode of advanced technologies for decades and if we did not learn to respect to preserve our animals, birds, and insects and also rivers we will not be able to live in the future if we continue to destroy our nature said the chief guest of the festival”, Forest Minister Awangbou said.
He also stated that since this is the festival about conserving our forest, nature, and animals we should make this festival popular so that the people may know about the importance of conserving our forest and climate.
Enoch Newmai, Convenor of the Anglin Fest also stated that the main purpose and the vision of organising this festival is to preserve the river and environment. Ten to twenty years back we could see a fish as big as 5.5 feet which weight around 45-50 kg but due to extensive use of chemical poisoning and explosives by the nearby villagers the fish has decreased drastically but after we ban river Fishing for 3-6 months now we could see lots of fish in Barak river especially in Tukakjai river said the Festival convenor.
The three-day festival which opens today will continue till 12th March. The festival is organised by Nbuiky (Barak) Angling committee, Save the Rivers Foundation, and Highland Riders Club which is sponsored by Green Tree Academy, Imphal Fishing Tackles store, HVS, Indian Oil, HRC, and Women Bait and Tackle.
The winner of the first angling festival prizes stands at ¹ 25000/- with fishing tackles and for the second prize ¹ 15000/- with fishing tackles were given and third prize takes away ¹ 5000/- with fishing tackles and as a consolation prize ¹ 500/- each along with fishing tackles were given to the 5(five) contestants.
Awongbow Newmai also attended as a chief guest of the one-day awareness campaign on the conservation of natural resources and management of rich biodiversity at Langpram Village of Tamenglong district which was organised by District Forest Division Tamenglong. Since Tamenglong district has a good amount of trees and forest reserves in Manipur and if we know how to protect them in the future we will be able to live in a good environment.
Red blankets were distributed to the elders and church elders of the nearby villagers.

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Imphal, Mar 10:

Celebrating the 4 years of achievements made by the current Government, Minister for Social Welfare and MAHUD Henry Okram flagged off a weeklong Cleanliness Drive with awareness on the ban of single-use plastic at Khwairamband Keithel today.
The cleanliness drive was organized by District Administration, Imphal West in collaboration with MAHUD Department, Government of Manipur.
On the occasion, Henry Okram urged the people to extend their support and cooperation for the successful implementation of various welfare initiatives taken up by the government. He stressed that a collective effort and dedication is the need of the hour to make our city or town clean. He mentioned that the motive of the awareness campaign is to sensitize the public about the effects and consequences of single-use plastics on our environment.
Minister stated that competitions will be held every year among the Municipal Councils/Corporations and Wards of each Council/Corporations for their service delivery to citizens and towards creating cleaner cities/towns. Rankings will be given based on their performances, he added.
Mayor (IMC) Lokeshwor, Principal Secretary (MAHUD) P.K. Singh, Commissioner (RD&PR) Nidhi Kesarwani, DC (Imphal West) Naorem Praveen, SP (Imphal West) K. Meghchandra, Director (MAHUD) Th. Harikumar and others were present during the function.

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Imphal, Mar 9:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh graced the formal opening of Classic Grande, Chingmeirong as a member of Radisson Individuals on Monday. With this, it has become the first hotel launched under the Radisson Individuals banner in India.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren congratulated the Classic Group of Hotels in achieving the milestone. He said that the State Government is giving thrust to tourism sector for economic growth and it requires good hotels for accommodation. Earlier, the State did not have proper accommodation facilities for people visiting the State. However, when the first Classic Hotel was launched, everybody felt proud of it, the Chief Minister said.
Stating that entrepreneurship has started making headway in the State with large number of youth getting into it, the Chief Minister stated that the Government has also been helping them with the introduction of StartUp scheme. He observed that people should always apply mind to become job creators not job seekers, he said. The Chief Minister contended that the State Government would extend all possible assistance to any group in opening the first 5-Star of the State.
Tourism Minister O. Lukhoi, MLAs RK Imo, Dr. S. Ranjan and Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar were also present at the occasion.
In his speech, O. Lukhoi said that it was a proud moment not only for Classic Group of Hotels but for the State as a whole because today’s launch had made Manipur to the list of prestigious chain of Radisson hotels. Stating that the group under the leadership of its Managing Director Dr. Th. Dhabali has been able to expand its business in diverse sectors, he said that the group deserves appreciation for giving jobs to hundreds of people.

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Pune, March 8:

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2021, the AMAND Ladies’ Club which is a ladies wing of the Association of Manipuri Diaspora (AMAND) Pune, organized Annual Orphanage Visit 2021 to New Vision Rainbow Home, Mangalwar Peth, Pune on Sunday.
New Vision Rainbow Home is a residential home for girls of poor single parents. Items of grocery, stationery, used books, sanitary pads, and used clothes were donated to the inmates.
In a simple function organized at the above home, Mrs. Keron Singha, VP, AMAND Ladies’ Club welcomed the audience comprising of the inmates, managers of the home, AMAND Ladies’s Club members, and representatives from AMAND Executives.
Tarunibala Khumanthem, President Ladies’ Club spoke about AMAND and International Women’s Day. Miss Madhuri Gaikwad, Manager of the home spoke about the home and thanked AMAND Ladies’ Club for the kind donation. While giving the vote of thanks, Er Giridhar Naorem, President, AMAND encouraged the girl inmates not to be disheartened thereby asking them to be sincere and working hard in their studies in order to be successful in life. The program was coordinated by Ambica Shougrakpam, General Secretary, AMAND Ladies’ club.

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