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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Youth Congress staged protest against price hike on LPG Cylinder

IT News
Imphal, Feb 18

A Protest against price hike on LPG Cylinder was held with the members of Youth Congress and Mahila Congress of Uripok led by Ms Sarifa Rahman , Secretary IYC in charge Manipur , Amir Hussain, President Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress, Ng Dilipkumar Meitei , VP MPYC , N Mahananda Singh , Gen Secy MPYC , Sh Tonton Iromcha , President , City DYC , AYC President of Uripok , Keishamthong, Yaiskul .
The protester demanding to roll back immediately the price hike on LPG with placards and raised voices against Modi BJP Govt.with many placards and Gas Cylinder.
The placards with slogans against the government and price hike of LPG were displayed during th protest.
Speaking to media persons member of youth congress Sarifa Rahman said  that with steep hike in LPG prices, Modi government has attacked the budget of India’s women. Modi government with one stroke of pen has increased the price of gas cylinder by Rs. 149 taking the price of non-subsidised gas cylinder to Rs. 858.50.
when Congress demitted power on 16th May 2014 a non-subsidised gas cylinder price was only Rs. 414. It is Rs. 858.50 today i.e. an increase of over 100% in less than 5-1/2 years.
The negative impact of PM Modi’s harebrained, vision-less policies are becoming more and more evident every passing day. Economy of our country is going to dogs, GDP growth is consistently dropping, while inflation is touching the sky.
Earlier today it has been announced that LPG prices have been hiked by about Rs. 149 in different states across India. Prices of essential commodities too keeps increasing.

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Assam Rifles celebrates Luira Phanit and organises community service

IT News
Imphal, Feb 17

Mantripukhari Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis HQ IGAR (South) celebrated Luira Phanit festival and organised Community Service at Riha village, Yangangpokpi in Ukhrul District yesterday
The festival commenced with offering of prayers followed by a cultural programme in which various traditional songs and dance were performed by the locals.  During the event, interaction with locals was also carried out with an aim to familiarise and orient troops with the locals customs and traditions. Locals also willingly shared their various issues of concern with the troops of the battalion.
In addition, a sports equipments distribution ceremony was also organised in which the battalion distributed sports equipments related to Handball, Volleyball, etc to the youth of the village in order to promote sports and fitness under Fit India Movement.
On the other hand, Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sect Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) in conjunction with Social Educational and Cultural Development Organisation (SECDO), Thoubal Khetri Leikai and Kshetri Leikai Women Development Association organised a Health Awareness Campaign at Thoubal Khetri Leikai yesterday
The event commenced with an informative lecture on importance of blood donation, health hygiene and sanitation by the Regimental Medical Officer (RMO) which was followed by medical checkup of local by the battalion medical team. The medical team provided consultation on various diseases, health related issues and distributed free medicines to the needy patients.
A blood donation camp was also organised by District Hospital, Thoubal and Krisnaa Diagnostic, Thoubal. The camp received overwhelming response of locals and over 50 locals donated blood during the camp. The blood donors were also given Donor Cards after donation of blood. The battalion also participated in the Blood Donation Camp.
The Health Awareness Campaign received an overwhelming response from the local populace and over 175 locals patients benefitted from the camp. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to Social Educational and Cultural Development Organisation (SECDO), Thoubal Khetri Leikai, Kshetri Leikai Women Development Association and Assam Rifles for facilitating the outreach of the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the future as well.

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Education Minister visits Kasom Khullen high School

DIPR
Imphal, Feb.16

Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam yesterday visited the Kasom Khullen High School, Kasom Khullen, in Kamjong District and inspected the school infrastructure including building, classrooms and hostels of both boys and girls.
At the Kasom Khullen High School campus, the Minister interacted with the students, where students raised various issues concerning the school. Concerning up-gradation of the high school to a higher secondary school, the Minister assured to look into the issue. He explained that once a detailed report is called from the officials concerned he will discuss it with the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Dr. Radheshyam, who was on his maiden visit to the village as Education Minister, was also warmly welcomed by Kasom Khullen Villagers at the Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra building. During a brief interaction with the villagers, he said that he has a close affinity with the village and its people as his father was once posted as a teacher and lived in the village for more than a decade. He further assured to look into their demands regarding development of education sector in the area.
During his brief interaction with the villagers, the Minister gave a patient hearing to the concerns of the villagers in the education sector. The villagers highlighted that the Kasom Khullen High School is the lone government high school in Kasom Khullen and used to be one of the leading schools with more than 300 students in the past. However, the number of students has declined over the years due to several reasons. Further highlighting the importance of a higher secondary school in the village or nearby areas, they also pointed out that many students dropped out after completion of 10th grade as they are unable to afford further studies in outside the district due to financial constraint.

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AR conducts free medical checkup and career counseling drive

IGAR (South)
Imphal Feb 16

Thingat Battalion of Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised a free health check up and a motivational lecture on Career in Medical Fieldfor the students and teachers of Vunzagen Higher Secondary School at Mata Village in Churchandpur District on yesterday respectively.
The medical team under the Medical Officer checked the students and spread awareness regarding Government of India’s Ayushman Bharat initiative. During his interaction with the students the Medical Officer emphasized the importance of hygiene.
The session witnessed active participation from the students. The career counselling vehicle of the battalion was also placed in the venue and information regarding job opportunities in Indian Army and Assam Rifles was given to the students.
Currently a pre recruitment training is being given to youth by the battalion and many more students have wished to join the program after today’s career counselling drive
Assam Rifles is resolute in uplifting the lives of these youths through such initiatives and the efforts were happily acknowledged by the students and teachers alike who requested the battalion to conduct such events in the future also.

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