Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh, a resident of Keishamthong Elangbam has been with Imphal Times since its start, 2013. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Naresh is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Imphal, July 23:

The Delhi Commission for Women has taken suo-moto cognizance on media reports of an alleged incident of racial discrimination and sexual harassment against a group of North-Eastern girls in Hauz Khas Village area in Delhi.

It has been reported that a few men stopped these girls and tried to sexually harass them asking them their “hourly rate for sexual activities”.

The girls captured the incident and shared the same on social media platforms. It has also been reported that no FIR has been registered in the matter so far. This is a very serious matter and needs to be dealt with very strictly.

The Commission directed to submit a Copy of FIR registered in the matter, Details of the accused identified and arrested in the matter, Steps taken to identify and arrest the accused; in case of non-arrest, and detailed action taken report in the matter to the concern authority latest by July 25 in view of the gravity of the matter.

IT News
Imphal, July 22:

Scheme Guidelines for ‘Chief Minister Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme’ has been published in the Official Gazette Extraordinary No. 79 dated July 15, 2021 as per a notification dated July 22, 2021, the mode of implementation of ‘Chief Minister Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme’ has been reviewed considering the needs for early disbursement of assistance vis-à-vis constraints arising as a result of curfew and other restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic. Based on the review, it is further decided that implementation of the scheme will be taken up in phases, with priority to be given to the following categories of beneficiaries possessing valid registration card/permit/license or those included in specified verifiable list issued by competent authority of the State Government: (1) Street/woman vendor, (2) Performing artiste, (3) Laborer, (4) Public transport driver (Rickshaw Puller, Auto Driver, etc.) (5) School Van Driver, (6) Shop assistant, (7) Artisan, (8) Weaver.
Assistance will be disbursed based on database on beneficiaries of various relevant scheme as may be available with various line departments concerned, or on the basis of such verification mechanism as may be separately required and specified for certain categories.
Disbursal of benefits to other categories of persons engaged in informal sector, whose livelihoods have been affected by Covid-19 may be considered during subsequent phase after considering the evolving Covid-19 situation.
Scheme guidelines and application formats will be revised accordingly, wherever required.
It has also been reported that certain unauthorized persons are illegally selling application formats or collecting money on the pretext of submitting application forms on behalf of prospective beneficiaries. It is clarified that the Social Welfare Department has not issued by formal public notification for issue/submission of application forms. The public are therefore advised to refrain from dealing with aunauthorized persons in connection with the scheme. Instances of such illegal activities should be brought to the notice of the Director (Social Welfare) to enable initiation of appropriate legal/punitive action against such person.

IT News
Imphal, July 21:

Various organizations, individuals, and Manipur Olympic Association have prayed for the victory of the 5 Manipuri sportspersons representing India in the 32nd Tokyo Olympics.
Five sportspersons – Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (Mens Hockey), Gold Medalist of the Asian Champions Trophy 2018, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, former Indian Hockey captain, MC Mary Kom, the RS MP and 6 times World Champion in Boxing and also Padma Shree Awardee, Sushila Likmabam , Silver Medalist in Judo in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu , weight lifter and Gold medalist of the 2018 CommonWealth games Gold medalist and also Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee.
India will be sending a 228-strong contingent (including the officials) to the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra had said earlier. Among these 120 are athletes (68 males and 52 females). The five Manipuri sports stars are among the Indian athletes where many expect victory.
ACOAM –Lup Kangleipak, Federation of Haomee in a separate press statement wish the players from Manipur and pray for their victories in the respective field. Manipur Olympic Association also wishes the players and pray for their victory.

By Nava Thakuria
Guwahati, July 16:

The lone Nobel laurate of Bangladesh, Professor Muhammad Yunus is going to receive a rare Olympic honour in Japan on 23 July next. The economist turned revolutionary banker turned social entrepreneur, Dr Yunus will be honoured during the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympic Games, organised under the shadow of Covid-19. The extraordinary orator becomes the second recipient of Olympic Laurel after Kenyan social changemaker Kip Keino.
Olympian Keino  was awarded on 5 August 2016 at the opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Initiated the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honour outstanding individuals for their achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport, the award is handed over in each summer Olympic Games. Symbolising its connection with the ancient games, the trophy’s base reflects a stone from the site of Olympia, Greece.
IOC President Thomas Bach commented that the innovative banker to the poor has been selected for the honour for his extensive works in sport for development, including founding the Yunus Sports Hub, a global social business network that creates solutions through sport. Prof Yunus collaborated with the IOC on several projects, including educational elements of the IOC young leader’s program focusing on human development through peace and sport.
Prof Yunus shares his wealth of knowledge generously with the athletes and the Olympic community and he helps athletes in their post-sport career development to become socially responsible entrepreneurs and shares the vision of how sport can contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goals. Recipient of numerous international awards for his ideas and endeavours including Nobel peace prize in 2006, he remains a great inspiration for all, stated the IOC President.
Born in 1940 to a middle-class businessman’s family in Chittagong of south Bangladesh, Prof Yunus studied in Chittagong  and Dhaka and then reached Vanderbilt University with a Fulbright scholarship to pursue higher study on economics. He received his PhD in economics in 1969 and after some years teaching there the young Bangladeshi scholar returned to his country in 1972, just one year after Bangladesh was born (out of eastern Pakistan).
“Sport is natural to all human beings. It brings all human strengths and emotions into play, irrespective of differences. That gives it enormous power. I urge that we channel this power to transform lives by galvanising the world, and social business can be the most efficient tool to unleash this power,” said Prof Yunus adding that the Olympic unites the entire world in peaceful competition, celebrating unity in diversity.
Speaking to this correspondent from Dhaka, the soft-spoken Bengali gentleman who created the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh reminded that the novel corona  virus has brought numerous challenges to various events including the extravaganza like Olympic Games, but it also fetches a huge opportunity for the human race. Now it is necessary to put man back at the centre and work together to rebuild tomorrow, looking not to the past but to the future, stated the author of acclaimed book ‘Building Social Business’.
“If we embrace a new social and environmental awareness, a use of the economy not as a mere science, useful for maximising profits, but rather as a tool to achieve the greatest possible happiness of individuals and the community, we can create a new world,” added Prof Yunus, who leads ‘Yunus Centre’, a global hub of social business, highlighting its mission to create sustainable social enterprises not just for profit, but to solve people’s problems, specifically in the corona-recovering world.

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