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Tributes paid to Oja Sanajaoba remembered on 74th Birth Anniversary

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Dec. 30

74th Birth Anniversary of Prof. Sanajaoba popularly called by his follower as ‘Oja’ was observed today at Royal Academy of Law , Oinam.

In connection with the observance jointly organised by the Oja Sanajaoba Memorial Trust , Manipur and the Royal Academy of Law , Oinam, Manipur, 10th Oja (Prof. N. Sanajaoba Memorial Lecture on the ‘Emerging Challenges of Human Rights in Manipur – CSO & State intervention’ was held with Khaidem Mani, Chairperson of the Manipur Human Rights Commission as the Speaker.

Dr. N. Pramod, Associate Professor, LMS Law College, Imphal and Advocate Ch. Surjit gave their observation on the lecture delivered by Khaidem Mani.

The inaugural function of the Memorial function was graced by the speaker of today’s lecture Khaidem Mani, Chairperson of the Manipur Human Rights Commission, Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Former Dean , School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences , Manipur University, Prof. N. Nimai, Head of Department of Physics , Manipur University and Irengbam Jugeshwar , Principal , Royal Academy of Law, Manipur as dignitaries.

Earlier before the memorial lecture, fitting floral tribute was paid to the portrait of Prof. N. Sanajaoba. 

Born on December 30, 1945 at Singjamei Makha Naorem Leikai, Prof Sanajaoba grew up in extreme poverty and his family shifted from one place to another. As a student, he took part in the mass movement against artificial famine which took place in the State in 1965. He was the first elected president of the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU).

After graduating from DM College, he studied Law at Gauhati University. He secured second position in LLB course and first position in LLM.

He obtained PhD degree as an independent scholar without taking help from any guide, Bhubon said.

As a Law student and teacher, he focused his studies on legal philosophy, legal jurisprudence, human rights, international law, international humanitarian law and administrative laws.

Some of the books written/authored by Prof Sanajaoba include Manipur: Past & Present which is divided into several volumes, Manipur: Treaties & Documents, International Human Rights and A Manual of International Humanitarian Laws.

Moreover he wrote a number of features and articles on law, human rights, science, philosophy, politics and armed conflicts, Bhubon said.

Prof Sanajaoba expired on December 13, 2009, the day the third revised edition of his book Manipuri Puwari Kunmathoishuba Chahicha was released.

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