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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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World Environment Day Special: Time For Nature

By - Dr. Ch. Indira Devi

Lecturer, Johnstone Hr. Sec. School,  Manipur

 

Adorable love

Give and take

Friendship

Nature’s shower to human,

Nature’s lesson to human.

Destruction

Urbanisation

Greed

Human’s response to nature,

Human’s negativity to nature.

Pandemic

Cyclone

Earthquake

Wildfire

Insect invasion

Food scarcity

Nature’s alternate gift to human,

Double reaction for action,

Nature, the best director,

Time for nature.

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COVID-19: No. of positive cases reached 102 in Manipur

IT News

Imphal, June 3:

13 (thirteen) more persons - all returnee from outside the state, have been tested positive with Novel Coronavirus late yesterday night at VRDL of RIMS and JNIMS, a statement  from the State Health Dept, issued at 11. a.m. said.

The total number of persons tested with Novel Coronavirus now reached 102. So far 26 people with the virus have been tested negative and discharged. Present active case with the Novel Coronavirus is 76. All the persons testing positive are returnees from outside the state, who were quarantined at centers. They are kept for observation at COVID care center at RIMS, JNIMS and other district hospitals. So far none of the persons tested positive with the virus showed COVID-19 symptoms, said an inside source. 

The statement by Dr. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang , Additional Director & Spokesperson of the Health Dept. Manipur said that 7 (seven) males and 6 (six) females  were confirmed as COVID-19 positive late yesterday night. Among these 2 were tested positive at VRDL of RIMS while 11 were tested positive at VRDL of JNIMS .  Of the 13 people testing positive, one is from Bishnupur district, another from Churachandpur, three from Senapati, two from Tamenglong , four from Tengnoupal and two from Ukhrul district. The first two and the two from Tamenglong district are returnees from Chennai. The three persons from Senapati are returnee from Mumbai while the four persons from Tengnoupal are returnee from Delhi.  All the persons testing positive have been shifted to COVID care facilities at RIMS and JNIMS, the health department statement said.

Meanwhile, 12 positive cases from RIMS were discharged after they were tested negative of the virus on two consecutive RT PCR tests at VRDL, RIMS. The total number of recovered case has reached 26.

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JFA mourns untimely demise of Manik Sarma

By our correspondent

Guwahati, June 3:

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed profound grief at the untimely demise of television news presenter and video editor Manik Sarma, who breathed his last on 2 June 2020 in a city hospital.

Manik, 47, faced a brain stroke on Sunday night and it turned fatal for the young media person, who left behind his wife, a minor baby with other relatives and well wishers.

Hailed from Bilasipara in western Assam, Manik promoted himself as a reliable video editor during his tenure as an employee of NETv and DY365. A qualified Tabla (leather) player, soft spoken Manik used to direct and performed in many programs telecast by Doordarshan. He earned applause as a relater too.

“Manik is the sixth media person who died untimely during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Assam,” said a statement issued by JFA president Rupam Baruah and secretary Nava Thakuria adding that earlier the State lost Pijush Kanti Das, Mozahedul Haque, Padmeswar Chitrakar,

Bhaskar Dutta and Pranjal Hazarika to various ailments.

JFA also urged the media houses in the State to organize regular health awareness and check up camps for the benefit of their employees. The forum expresses hope that the practicing physicians with other health workers would support the endeavour as a preventive measure to save precious lives of many media persons in Assam.

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Let’s Pedal…. “World Bicycle Day 3rd June”

By: Mandakini

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” These words by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle beautifully express the alluring nature of cycling.
There is no denying that good time begins with good memories and learning to ride a bicycle is an integral part of it. Childhood memories is incomplete without learning how to ride a bicycle, falling down number of times and of course injuring knees. Walking up to elders and cribbing them to accompany with confidence without fearing of failing again and again.
During childhood, learning bicycle was the biggest challenge, we fell, tried every pace and controlled to balance, one rotation of peddle and balancing is sort of achievement and not to forget repetitively sharing with folks around. I remember my dad getting me a second hand tiny bicycle during my childhood and my happiness knew no bounds. I immediately started cleaning it off and asked my brother to paint it yellow. Every evening washing the mud and the sand off the wheels . Caring like a friend because it became a part of family. Nurturing it with machine oil and towel to make it shine now and then.
We grew up with a lot of memories in one baggage, but bicycle always remain in “brackets”. When you are young if you get to ride one, you remember those old days fondly.
In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day.The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the Bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.”
World Bicycle Day is a global holiday meant to be enjoyed by all people regardless of any characteristic. The bicycle as a symbol of human progress and advancement “promotes tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitates social inclusion and a culture of peace.”
The bicycle further is a “symbol of sustainable transport and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.”
It’s a great feeling & privilege to be a part of a movement that is 350.org Moving Planet and caring selflessly for the earth which needs us and such small steps on grass-root level can be extremely salutary.
350.org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis. Its stated goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy by building a global, grassroots movement.
The 350 in the name stands for 350 ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide, which has been identified as the safe upper limit to avoid a climate tipping point. As of 2019, the current level has reached 415 ppm.
Through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, mass public actions, and collaboration with an extensive network of partner groups and organizations, 350.org has mobilized thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.
I encourage the youth and everyone to come forward and be a part of such revolution to protect our environment.
“Let’s pledge for a pollution free environment today to protect our tomorrow.”