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Seram Neken joins Congress Party

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Imphal, Feb 19:

Seram Neken, Zilla Parishad Member of Imphal East District, joined the Indian National Congress on Tuesday last along with 500 supporters from Thongju Assembly Constituency. The Manipur Pradesh Congress Party hosted a reception ceremony at Congress Bhavan, Imphal in presence of the President of MPCC K. Govindas, Member of Congress Working Committee Gaikhangam, Honourable Vice President & former Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar, and other office-bearers of various cells and departments of MPCC.

Speaking at the reception ceremony, K. Govindas said the standard of politics in Manipur has become questionable nowadays due to lack of quality leaders. Welcoming Neken to the Congress Party, the MPCC president expressed optimism that the strength of the party will increase with the entry of dynamic and young leaders like him.

Seram Neken, in his short speech, stated that he entered the Indian National Congress with the objective of strengthening the party especially in Thongju Assembly Constituency and also to bring about a new political culture based on quality. Calling upon the party workers to uphold the democratic and secular values inherent in the ideology of the Congress Party, Neken sought the cooperation and support of all in serving the poor people of the state particularly those of Thongju constituency.

Around 800 supporters participated in the reception ceremony, in which the president of MPCC formally declared the induction of the Zilla Parishad member into the party.

Seram Neken was elected as a member of 14-Uchekon Nongchup Zilla Parishad in Thongju assembly constituency in 2017. He served as Assistant Director (Publicity), Manipur State AIDS Control Society from 1999 to 2008. As a recipient of RK Maipaksana Journalists’ Fellowship 2010, he worked in the erstwhile Hueiyen Lanpao English Daily and also the Imphal Free Press as Consultant Editors. Seram Neken has written over a thousand feature articles for English dailies including the Imphal Times.

He has so far published three books on social and political issues – State Society & Governance (2012), Voice of the Voiceless (2013), and Writing Truth to Power (2014). Seram Neken was given Akashvani Award 20 on two occasions for writing radio features. He is also the recipient of the Dalit Sahitya Academy Award 2012, and the National Corona Warrior Award 2020. 

Seram Neken also served as a Member of the Child Welfare Committee, Imphal East for around two years, and is associated with various social and sports bodies. He is the founder Secretary of United Peoples’ Front Manipur and the former Secretary of the Southeast Youth Organisation.

Presently, Neken is the General Secretary of Manipur Hockey and President of the Hockey Unit of Imphal East. He is also the Chief Patron of Thongju Kendra Tengbang Lup and a Patron member of the Indian Red Cross Society.

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