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Old Assembly secretariat to be converted into Museum

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Photos of legislators including 1st Speaker T.C. Tiyangkham to be displayed

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Imphal, June 10: Hectic renovation work is underway for conversion of the Old Assembly Secretariat Building to state Assembly Museum.

During an interaction programme with state journalists at State Assembly Secretariat complex, Chingmeirong, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Yumnam Khemchand said that photos of all legislators including the first Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly T.C. Tiyangkham have been collected for preserving in the museum.

T.C Tiyangkham, a representative from Churachandpur was the first Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly in the year 1948. Then Manipur was an Independent Kingdom until it merged to the Indian Union in 1949.

The Speaker said that the state Legislative Assembly is planning to hold a seminar followed by logo competition for use in the Manipur Legislative Assembly Museum. 

  1. Khemchand further said that Meitei Mayek Script will also be introduced in the assembly session from the next session and all proceedings including the Governor speech will be made available in Meitei Mayek Script in addition to the Bangali script and the English version.

The interaction programme with journalists was organised in connection with the 16th Annual Conference of the North East Region Common Wealth Parliamentary Association which will be held from June 14 to June 18. Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly appealed the journalists of the state to extend support to the annual meet.

In-order to strengthen better relationship between media and the State Legislative Assembly, a media advisory committee will be established, Khemchand said. He further added that the committee will comprise selected journalists from all sections including Manipur Hills Journalists’ Union, Editors’ Guild Manipur and AMWJU.

“After setting up of the Media Advisory Committee, all problems faced by the journalists will be discussed and as suggested by some senior journalists, we are planning to hold seminar for reporters, sub-editors and editors on Parliamentary reporting”, Speaker Y. Khemchand added.

He also added that state assembly will sent selected journalist for Parliamentary reporting at the Parliament house.

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