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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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MSWDC Chairperson assures free training on weaving, embroidery and tailoring to destitute women

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Imphal, Oct. 14

Manipur State Women’s Development Corporation (MSWDC), Government of Manipur has inaugurated a weaving cum embroidery training center today at Potsangbam Tomal Hall Singjamei Chingamakha Ningthoujam Leikai.

Speaking to mediapersons at the sideline of the inaugural function, Chairperson of  MSWDC, S. Satyabhama Devi said that the Corporation has started the training center for Imphal West District and Imphal East District. Women of this district would get free training on weaving, embroidery and tailoring for 6 months. After the completion of the training, all the trainees would get a certificate along with a set of equipment so as to enable them to start their own enterprise. who are not having any other source of income to maintain their family. This is a very beneficial program and during the course of the training all the trainees would be getting a monthly stipend also. In this function of 1st Batch vocational training for Handloom weaving for Destitute women under Manipur State Women’s Development Co-Operation Ltd at Potsangbam Tomal Hall Singjamei Chingamakha Ningthoujam Leikai.

Today the Manipur State Women’s Development Co-Operation Ltd inaugurate 5 five centre in Imphal East and west at the  Imphal east Yorbung and Imphal West Potsangbam Tomal Hall Chingamakha, Yaiskul police lane, Sagolband Khamnam Leirak, Sagolband Tera.

The inaugural programme was also attended by Nikita Thangjam Asst. Director Manipur State Women’s Dev Co-Operation Ltd, P. Shyatabati Devi Retd Teacher and Rk Bidiyarani Devi, Training Instructor as dignitaries on the Dias.

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Left parties launch Nationwide Movement in Manipur

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Imphal, Oct 11

As a part of the Nationwide Movement by the Left parties a Hall meeting was held at Irawat Bhawan , Imphal yesterday. The meeting was attended by the cadres of the four Left parties viz. CPI (M), CPI, RSP and AIFB.

Addressing the opening meeting of the nationwide movement in Manipur Kshetrimayum Santa, Secretary of CPI(M) Manipur State unit said that the decision of the five left parties to launch a movement in the interest of the country and the nation was taken to mobilise the people against the onslaught by the NDA regime led by BJP. The Left parties in Manipur added three points to the charter of demands prepared by the National Convention of the Left parties which was held on 20th September at New Delhi. The points are # universalisation of food security, No to CAB  and  Naga Framework Agreement and its solution should not affect the interest of the neighbouring states. He appealed to the cadres of the Left parties to actively participate and organise in their respective areas to reach the wider section of the people.

Secretary of the CPI Manipur State Laishram Sotin addressing the gathering said that only the Left parties are the alternative in the country and the state because the bourgeoisie parties and their stooges are changing their political and ideological colours after elections. They don’t believe in democracy and democratic movements.

Khomdram Gyaneshwar , Secretary of AIFB opined that the nationwide movement should be expanded to the rural areas . Addressing the meeting RSP state secretariat member appealed to the cadres of the sponsoring parties to actively participate in the movement.

Dr. Nara Singh, CPI national executive committee member, warned the ruling parties in the country and the state particularly the BJP that the people are now realising the misdeeds of the NDA government and the government won’t be able to continue with misinformation. 

Sarat Salam, in his presidential address, said that a new era of people’s movement is coming in the country particularly in Manipur with this nationwide programme

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UPRFM calls 18 hours General Strike on October 15

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Imphal, Oct .10

Armed rebel group, United People’s Revolutionary Front of Manipur (UPRFM) has announced 18 hours general strike in Manipur on October 15 protesting the dissolution of the Manipur State Legislative Council and merger of the Manipur (Kangleipak) to the Indian Union.

A statement by L. Rolin @ Thoupangba Meitei, Information and Publicity Secretary of the rebel group said that that day of 1949, where Manipur lost its freedom will be observed as Black Day. It said that Maharaja Bodhachandra of Manipur was forced to sign the merger agreement under duress at Shillong on September 21, 1949, without the consent of the Manipur National Legislatures. The general strike will begin from mid-night of October 14 till 6 pm of October 15, the statement added.

While elaborating on the historical events of how Manipur was annexed by India, the UPRFM statement also calls on people of the land the need to ponder on the life of the people after Manipur has been annexed. It said the discussion being taken place over the issue of September 21 , 1949, merger agreement by various group is a sign of marching the revolutionary movement.

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Report on Curtain Rising Program of Manipuri Poetry Day, 2019

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Dimapur, Oct. 4

The Department of English, St. Joseph University, Dimapur, observed the Manipuri Poetry Day 2019 today, with a poetry recital program. A curtain raising program of Manipuri Poetry Day, is going to be held on Meragi Purnima ( 13th October, 2019).

The program, titled “Open Mic/Poetry: Manipuri Poetry Day ‘19" was held between 9-11 AM today at the University Auditorium. The event involved the recitation of original poetry by BA and MA English students of the University.

The event was convened by Manphoa Konyak, President of the Department of English Students’ Association. Around 15 to 20 students from both postgraduate and undergraduate courses recited their original works. The poetry performed was diverse and vibrant – ranging from ruminations on life and death to body-shaming and body politics, from love, disillusionment and depression to the future of Naga youth.

Manipuri Poetry Day is observed to honor the life and career of notable paragons of Manipuri literature, while also paying homage to the rich and unique literary tradition of the region. This year, Third Manipuri Poetry Day is going to be celebrated in Manipur as well as in other states and countries where the Manipuri speaking people reside with the aim of popularizing and exposing Manipuri literature to the broader world.

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