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William Gurumayum

William 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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CM re-launches Manipur Heli Service

DIPR
Imphal, Aug 21,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today re-launched the Manipur helicopter service connecting Imphal to Jiribam, Tamenglong and Moreh at Imphal International Airport.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the present government decided to introduce Manipur Heli Service so as to ease out the hardships faced by the people living in the remote parts of the State. He continued that the Heli service will cater to the critical need of safe, fast and cheap means of transport for the people.
Chief Minister maintained that the government is also planning to introduce Helicopter service for the tourists which would offer sight seeing experience in the State. Under UDAN-2, the Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed to operate Manipur Heli Service connecting Imphal to Parbung and Thanlon soon, he added.

Stating that Imphal-Mandalay flight service would be started soon, Chief Minister said that the Ministry has agreed to hold a meeting with the flight operators to materialise the plans for the International flight service. Chief Minister said that the State government had urged the Centre to increase the number of flights from Imphal to various parts of the country. He maintained that Imphal-Dibrugarh flight service will be introduced soon.
Chief Minister announced that a new runway would be constructed soon in the Imphal International Airport. The tender process of the project amounting to around Rs 600 crores is almost complete, he added.
Highlighting the Manipur Heli Service, Chief Minister continued that the government has appointed M/S Global Vectra Helicorp Limited as service provider for the Manipur Heli Service for the period upto 31st March 2020. He said that BELL 412EP Helicopter with seating capacity of 8-10 passengers will be deployed for the service.
It may be mentioned that Manipur Heli Service under MHA Helicopter Service was earlier operated by service provider Pawan Hans Ltd.
Deputy Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, Commissioner (Transport), Director (Transport), Director (IPR), top civil and police officials attended the function.

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Appointments given to die-in-harness candidates of Revenue Department

DIPR
Imphal, Aug 21,

Minister, CAF & PD, Revenue, Karam Shyam distributed appointment orders to 26 eligible candidates belonging to various categories of Grade - III and Grade - IV posts of Revenue Department under the die-in-harness scheme at his Old Secretariat office today.

Talking to media persons, Minister K Shyam assured that the present Government led by Chief Minister Shri N Biren takes due concern about the welfare activities and grievances of the public and today’s appointment to the die-in-harness candidates is one such noble step to solve their problem and ensure them of their deserving rights.
As part of the administrative machinery, we deeply acknowledge the pain and struggle of the deserving candidates who have struggled for almost 5-10 years for getting the much awaited appointment, he further noted.
Commissioner Revenue H Gyan Prakash, Joint Secretary Y Rajen, Undersecretary Ph Bhavananda Sharma, Section Officer M Gautam Singh,  CAF & PD  Director Ranjan Yumnam and other concerned officials participated in the press conference.

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RK Bhubonsana bags Manipur State Award for Literature 2018-19

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Imphal, Aug 21,

 Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly Khemchand Singh presented the Manipur State Award for Literature 2018-19 to the renowned author Rajkumar Bhubonsana. The prestigious Award was presented during an observation ceremony of Manipuri Language Day organised by Directorate of Language Planning & Implementation, Government of Manipur held yesterday at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal.
Manipuri Language along with Konkani and Nepali were included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution with the Constitution (Seventy-first Amendment) Act, 1992.

Delivering his speech as Chief Guest, Y. Khemchand recalled the contributions and work of early litterateurs of Manipuri Literature to the inclusion Manipur Language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution on 20th August, 1992. Presentation of such Award in recognition of writer’s contribution to Manipuri Literature is important to preserve and promote the age-old literary work of the state, he added.
It may be mentioned that the Manipuri State Award for Literature was instituted by the Government of Manipur in 2008 to honour Manipuri writers and recognise their contributions to Manipuri Literature. The Award is given every year to the author of the most outstanding book, first published during the last five years. The Award includes a plaque, a citation, cash component of Rs. 3 lakh and a shawl. Rajkumar Bhubonsana has been chosen for the Award  in recognition for his poetry compendium titled “Kellaba Unasing” (Fallen Leaves) published on 2014.
During the function,  Y. Khemchand also launched some online books including Manipuri Version of important National Schemes, All Meetei Mayek Textbooks & Reference Books for BA Students (Semester I- IV) under MU and DMU and Online Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Manipuri English.
Commissioner, Education(S), Government of Manipur T. Ranjit Singh attended the function as Guest of Honour. Many renowned writers and authors of Manipuri Literature were also seen at the function.

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Wings of Change: Assam Rifles selection for aviation and hospitality sector strikes gold

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Imphal, Aug 21,

Five students whose selection was facilitated by Assam Rifles through Jettwings have realized their dreams when they were recruited by major players in the Aviation industry. 10 Sector Assam Rifles has been regularly coordinating and facilitating selection examinations cum interviews at Ukhrul through Jettwings, a Guwahati based Institute for young students to join the Aviation and Hospitality Sector. This initiative of Assam Rifles has enabled selection of 64 candidates in 2018 and 45 candidates in July 2019 from Ukhrul and Kamjong district to realise their dreams. The training of these candidates is being fully sponsored under Government’s Skill India Mission. Assam Rifles has stepped in as enabler and coordinated with the institute to send it’s teams to Ukhrul for the selections. Assam Rifles has been encouraging children from remote border villages to appear for the exams and guiding them to prepare for the interviews.
Recently five of the trainees from 2018 batch have been selected as Air Crew in Air Asia, Go Air and Indigo airlines. These students from the Hills are sure to achieve success and emerge as role models for the other youth in the area. As these proud ambassadors of the Hills go out to explore the world they bring back message of peace and development, ushering hope for many more. Such life changing initiatives are creating lasting bonds between the soldiers and the natives.

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