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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Imphal, April 23:

Manipur today paid rich tributes to Khongjom War heroes, who valiantly fought against the mighty British in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891, at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal District. Khongjom Day is observed every year on 23rd April to remember the brave sons of Manipur who made supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland.
On his arrival at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh led the other dignitaries including Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, MP, MLAs, top civil and police officials in laying floral tribute at Khongjom War Memorial atop Kheba Ching and later to the statue of Paona Brajabashi located at the foothill. The dignitaries also offered Tarpan at the Khongjom river.
Speaking to media persons, N. Biren Singh called upon the people of the State to follow the footsteps of our forefathers with a sense of nationalism and work hard together by maintaining unity among different communities for bringing overall development in the State.
In view of the recent surge of COVID-19 pandemic, the State had decided to restrict the observation to just paying floral tribute and offering Tarpan devoid of large public gatherings at the complex.

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Imphal, April 21:

Fisheries Minister S. Rajen Singh yesterday inspected the Regional Pengba Fish Farm, Haotak, Kumbi in an attempt to rejuvenate and strengthen fish fingerling production of Pengba, State Fish of Manipur. During the inspection tour of 50 hectares of Regional Pengba Fish Farm at Haotak, Kumbi, the Minister stated that renovation and deepening works in respect of 18 numbers of stocking ponds will commence from the first week of May. He further stated that eviction of unauthorized encroachers from the State Government Fish Farm will be initiated in the right earnest to conserve the Pengba stocking farm at Haotak. He appealed to the encroachers to vacate their belongings from the Government fish farm in order to avoid any untoward incident.
The Minister also inspected Ungamlen Fish Farm at Ithai village under Kumbi Assembly Constituency and interacted with local fish farmers. He assured that the State Fisheries Department will look into the infrastructural gaps of 400 hectares of Ungamlen farm by construction of an approach road, demarcation of its boundary and eviction of unauthorized encroachers if any within the shortest possible time. He appealed to the local fishermen to work hard and avail various schemes introduced under Loktak Livelihood Mission and other schemes to boost up the fish production in the State.
The Fisheries Minister was accompanied by H. Balkrisna Singh, Director of Fisheries and Dineshwar Singh, District Fisheries Officer, Bishnupur among others..

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Imphal, April 16:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated the new Electrical and Mechanical Workshop Building at Imphal International Airport. Planning and Development Authority (PDA), Manipur was the implementing agency for the construction of the workshop building.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren Singh appreciated the officials of PDA on completion of the building construction with maintenance in quality. Stating that upgradation of Imphal Airport into an International Airport was a long awaited project, he stressed on the need to develop the airport into a fully functional International Airport at the earliest.
The Chief Minister urged every implementing agency to better prepare their man power, technical knowhow and other necessary infrastructures before taking any work contract and also stated that bearing knowledge of ground situation by concerned work agencies is very necessary for timely completion of any project. Quality should always be maintained by every implementing agency while carrying out any project keeping in view the larger interest of the public and the State, he added.  
Maintaining that connectivity of Manipur with other states of India had considerably improved in the recent years, N. Biren said that the Government would consult with the Airport Authorities to develop necessary infrastructure and facilities for extending the operational duration of Imphal International Airport.
Regarding the recent surge of COVID-19 positives cases in many other states, he informed that the government had issued an order making it mandatory for all persons entering in Manipur to produce a COVID-19 negative test report taken within 72 hours from their arrival time with effect from 18th April, 2021. He also urged the public to refrain from unnecessary gatherings and co-operate with the Government’s effort to contain the spread of the second wave of the pandemic by strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued. The SOPs had been made under the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to save the life of the people from the disease, he added.
Chairman, Planning and Development Authority T. Robindro stated that PDA was entrusted for the construction work of the building in November, 2017. However, owing to formalities necessary to be completed priority to the commencement of construction work, it was delayed and started from November, 2018 after a year. The construction of the workshop building was completed in March this year, he added.
Chairman, Loktak Development Authority L. Susindro, Regional Executive Director, North East Region, Airport Authority of India M. Suresh, Director, Imphal International Airport Dr. S. Mariappan, Officials of PDA and Imphal International Airport attended the programme among others.

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Imphal, April 11:

Education Minister S. Rajen Singh has said that education sector should be given priority. He explained that without education the society will move backward.
Minister Rajen was speaking at the inaugural function of the newly constructed (3) ACR and toilet block of Heibongpokpi High School, today. He said that the problem for the shortage of teachers in Government schools will be solved very soon.
He said that the government has understood about the shortage of subject teachers in government schools and colleges. The process of recruiting more than nine hundred (900) Arts and Science Graduate teachers, more than four hundred forty four (400) Hindi graduate and undergraduate teachers will be completed soon. This will help to solve the existing problem of shortage of teachers in schools, he added.
Minister said that in terms of facilities and qualification, the government school teachers are far ahead of private school teachers. The government school teachers should understand their duty and be sincere to their service in order to bring quality education to society. Lamsang Praja High School will also be upgraded to Higher Secondary status in the next academic session, he added.
He said that drinking water will be provided to all households in the Lamsang Assembly Constituency within a few months. Ten numbers of water supply schemes have been taken up under Jan Jeevan Mission in the constituency. Under NEDP scheme water supply schemes is also initiated, the minister added.
Education Commissioner, Schools, Shri T. Ranjit Singh, IAS, graced the occasion as president. An exhibition football match was also played as a part of the inaugural function.

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