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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‘Pension for Traditional healers, ritual arrangers and artists who are above 60 years in the pipeline’ - CM

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Imphal, Mar 6:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has taken oath as the President of the Lainingthou Sanamahi temple board (LSTB) at Lainingthou Sanamahi Temple located at Haying Khongbal located inside the 1st MR Complex and soon after the oath taking ceremony the Chief Minister also attended the 1st meeting of the LSTB meeting.
As soon as the Chief Minister arrived at Haying Khongbal, Priest and traditional healers received him with ritual flavour with pena performance accompanied by ritual chants by the performers. Unlike before the Chief Minister entered the Temple from the Eastern gate – marking a symbolic opening of the Eastern gate – (Nongpok Thong Hangba) . The followers of the Sanamahi have also been told to enter from the eastern gate from today onwards.
MLA L. Rameshwar Meetei has also took oath as the vice president of the LSTB.
The first Board meeting after CM Biren took oath as the President was also attended by the cultural head of the state who is also the Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba.
The meeting begins with a prayer to the Lainingthou and by observing a 2 minutes silence as a mark of respect to those departed member of the LSTB.
Various resolutions were taken during the meeting. Among those includes the increase of yearly budget estimate for the LSTB, extension of the present complex. The meeting also resolved to create a separate entry to the Temple as the southern road is still an entry of the security force. The meeting also resolved to renovate the temple so that it can be open for tourist also.
Speaking on the occasion President of the LSTB, N Biren Singh , who is also the Chief Minister assures pension for the traditional healers and pena performers as well as the scholars of the board and the priest who are over 60 years of age. He also said that without promoting our traditional religions and culture we cannot move forward.
It may be mention that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is the first President of the LSTB after former Chief Minister of Manipur (Late) Yangmaso Saiza established the board and handed over to the followers of Sanamahi.

IT News
Imphal, Mar 2:

A Ministerial team lead by education minister S. Rajen Singh has visited colleges and schools today. Minister was accompanied by Commissioner, Higher & Technical Education, M. Harekrishna Singh, IAS, Director, Education(U), Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, and other officials of the department.

Rajen and his team visited Malom Megha Govt. High School, Nambol Higher Secondary School, Oinam Girls’ Govt. High School, Royal Academy of Law, Oinam, Thambal Marik College, Oinam, Nambol L. Sanoi College, and S.K. Women’s College.

During his visit at Malom Megha Govt. High School, the minister inspected the newly constructed and renovated classrooms. He visited classrooms and interacted with the students. Minister informed the students and teachers to use face masks during school hours. Minister also informed the staff to keep the school campus neat and clean.

The ministerial team also visited Oinam Girls’ High School and Nambol Higher Secondary School. During his visit to Nambol Higher Secondary School, two teaching staff were found absent while checking the attendance register of the school staff. Minister instructed the concerned authority to take up appropriate action against those absentees.

The education minister was pleased to see the good attendance of students in the class while visiting S Kula Women’s College, Nambol. As informed by the principal, Thambal Marik College, Oinam, and Vice-Principal, Nambol L. Sanoy College, normal classes were conducted today. Scrutiny of student’s Union election was also held at the colleges. Three staffs of the college including one non-teaching staff were found staying away from duty during the visit at S. Kula Women College. Royal Academy of Law, Oinam was also conducting semester exams during the visit.

Minister also instructed the college staff to provide face masks to those students who wore no face masks in the classrooms. Rajen also visited different departments of the college. He also interacted with the students. Later, the team visited L. Sanoi College, Nambol, and inspected the campus. Five teachers of the college were found absent during the visit to the college. Minister informed the concerned officials to initiate appropriate action against those absentee teachers of the college.

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Imphal, Mar 1:

Works Minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh today laid the foundation stone for construction of Akham Bridge in the presence of Education Minister, S. Rajen Singh at Akham under Lamsang Assembly Constituency.
Speaking to media person, Biswajit stated that the construction of the bridge, to be built over the Nambul River, will be carried out using new technology. He further informed that the bridge will be ‘Composite Bridge Design’ of nearly 20 metres in length and 5.5 metres in width. The bridge will help in connecting the adjoining areas as such Lambal, Lamsang, Heibongpokpi, Lamlongei and Singda to Lamdeng Khonghampat.
The Minister maintained that the bridge once completed will enhance the agricultural and economic activity lessening the distance between the neighbouring villages. It will also help in overcoming the hardships faced by the localities while commuting, he added.
He assured that efforts will put in so that the construction of the bridge can be completed on time and handed over to the people.
The minister was accompanied by the chief engineer Kh. Temba Singh and engineers from the Bridge division.

IT News
Imphal, Feb 28:

Education Minister Shri S. Rajen Singh has stated that science has given a new light to the society. inister was speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of State Level National Science Day, 202, held at the Place auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, today.
Rajen Singh said that the observance of National Science Day signifies the respect and courtesy shown to our scientists who set alight for the human society. We all should also honour the endeavours and sacrificial spirits of our scientists for humanity. Science has indeed prevented us from the den of danger of fatal diseases, he added.
The development of science and technology has also made us easier to live. There has been changes in many walks of life with the advancement of science and technology. The world has also become a global village. Communication network has also become faster, minister maintained.
Minister Rajen also observed that the destiny of our future will be decided by the present generation. The students should focus on their studies instead of indulging in unnecessary activities. They will succeed in life only when they work with a firm determination and objective, he added.
A Science Quiz competition was also held as a part of the observance. In the oral science quiz competition, Little Flower school, Sangaiprou, stood first while Nirmalabas High School, Mothers’ Pride Academy, got second and third positions respectively. Lamlong Higher Secondary School also secured consolation prize in the science quiz competition.
A talk in connection with the observation on the focal theme, “Future of STI: Impact on Education, Skills and Works” was also conducted. Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Department of Chemistry, Manipur University was the guest speaker during the talk with interaction.
In the observance jointly oraganised by the Science Unit, Department of Education (S) and SSA, Manipur, Commissioner Education(S), T. Ranjit Singh, IAS and Director Education(S), L. Nandakumar, IAS, graced the occasion as president and guest of honour respectively.

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