Imphal, Aug 9: Showing serious concerns on the need to maintain good health for all children of the nation, Health and Family Welfare Minister L. Jayantakumar today called on people to work together to the various project being taken up by the government. Speaking during the launching programme of the National Deworming Day which is set to begin from tomorrow and the Mop-Up- Day which will begin from August 17 at Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School today, the Health and Family Welfare Minister said that keeping our children free from illness and make them healthy is a much essential duty of a nation and for that the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur and State Health Society, Manipur is taking the Deworming programme for children between 1 years to 19 years with extra seriousness. “Good health is necessary for all children while concentrating on their studies, and without proper health condition it is not possible that we make them success in their studies”, L. Jayantakumar said while adding that the future of the state lies to the student of today. The Health Minister further said that today’s student will become someday a bureaucrat of tomorrows and our pride during those periods will be in recalling that we had taken our role in making them a successful person. As the state health department is facing problem for lack of manpower the Ministers call on all related department like the Social Welfare Department, Education Department, etc. to come forward and work together to make the mission a success. Deworming programme is an initiative taken up to make all children free from worm infestation. This time the Directorate of Health Services Manipur is targeting to give deworming tablet to 10 lakh children in the state age between 1 to 19 years, said Director of Health Services Manipur, Dr. K. IT News Kangpokpi, Aug.9:The Kukis from across Manipur congregate this morning at Kangpokpi DHQs and held rally in support of the Indo- Kuki Political Talks prior to the scheduled third round of Tripartite Talks today at the National Capital involving the UPF-KNO, representing the Kukis and Government of India and Government of Manipur. The support rally was jointly organized by various Kuki civil society organizations spearheaded by Kuki Women Union to exhibit their sincere endorsement and support towards the UPF and KNO who represented the 23 cognate tribes of the Kukis in the Indo-Kuki Political Talks. The rallyist mostly men and women in good numbers gathered at Brig. Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi DHQs at around 7:30 am in the morning and after a minutes speeches and deliberation marched towards Kangpokpi Bazar via the Trans Asian Highway No.1. They hold several giant banner and pamphlets written words of support and demand like, “We Support Indo-Kuki Political talks”, “We endorse Kukis held rally in support of Indo-Kuki Pol. Talks, urges Govts. to expedite Talks UPF & KNO”, “Expedite Indo- Kuki Political Talks”, Statehood, the long cherished dream of the Kukis”, “Kuki National Assembly’s memorandum to the PM, 1964- Statehood for the Kukis, Haipi Declaration of the Kukis, 2015- Statehood for the Kukis, UPF&KNO today-Statehood for the Kukis”, “Why not Statehood for the Kukis”, etc. Traffic flow along the Trans Asian Highway No.1 was disrupted for few minutes during the support rally and a simple ceremony held at the traffic point of the District HQs main market. Addressing the congregated, Seikhomang Khongsai, President, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District enthused the general public saying that the third round of Tripartite Indo-Kuki Political Talks to discussed the long cherished demand of the Kukis will be held shortly today in few hours at the National Capital, for which we gathered here to pray for the success of the talks. Kuki Women Union leader, Hahat Touthang wpeaking on the occasion said that that the long cherished dream of the Kukis, that is, Statehood will be realized soon. “We hope and pray that the third round of the Indo-Kuki Political Talks between the UPF-KNO and the Governments involving the Centre and State Government today at the national Capital, New Delhi will expedite the formation of a separate state for the Kukis, which is our political aspiration”, she asserted. Lamminlun Singsit, General Secretary, Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District conveyed the Kuki people sincere gratitude to the Narendra Modiji Government for appointing an Interlocutor for the Indo-Kuki Political Talks. Earlier, the second round of talks held on October 19, 2016, the KNO and UPF had submitted a case statement for a separate state which was dedicated to the forbears of the Kukis, who according to the two conglomerate of the Kuki UGs, KNO and UPF, braved the British imperialists in the Kuki Rising, 1917-1919 for love of people and country; victims of ‘Kuki genocide’ from 1992-1997 and leaders, officials and cadres of KNO & UPF, who gave their lives to preserve the people and territorial integrity of the Kukis. Similar support rally was also reportedly held at various places across Kuki dominated areas of Manipur . Lokendro Singh who also attended the launching function as guess of honour. He however cautioned those on the service of the mission to take extra care for children who were under medication. He also said that if any side effect occurred like vomiting, headache and stomach pain etc. within 24 hour the child should consult to the health care service providers. L. Loken said that the deworming programme will begin from tomorrow all over the state and it is likely that they can reach 90% of the children. Those left out will be again cover up during Mob-Up-Programme which will begin from August 17. Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family Welfare, Soibam Subashcandra who presided over the lunching function appealed the authority of the Social Welfare department to make the programme successful. Those running the Agnwadi Center, Creech Center are important component to make the programme successful. Besides, the School Education department should also provide all necessary assistance to make the children from worm infection. The programme was also attended by Dr. K. Rajo Singh, Director Health and family Welfare , Manipurm Dr. H. Ranjit, Additional health Director and RK Tenedy, Additional Director, Education (S), Government of Manipur as dignitaries.
National Deworming Day launched; Health Minister calls on people to work together for a brighter future