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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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State Celebrates 71st Republic Day Of India

IT News
Imphal, Jan. 27

Manipur joined the rest of the country in celebrating the 71st Republic Day of India yesterday. The colourful State level function was held at the historic Kangla Fort with Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla as the Chief Guest.
The celebration began with the Governor unfurling the National flag and inspecting the guard of honour. She then took salute from 118 different march past contingents including uniformed services, schools, colleges and bands platoons, 17 cultural troupes and 16 tableaux of different Government Departments.
On the occasion the Governor handed out President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to Jemadar Md. Ghiyasuddin of 7th IRB. On the other hand, Police Medal for Meritorious Service was given to Dy. CO of 1st MR Suresh Thapa, Shri S. Sarat Chandra Singh of 3rd IRB, ASI of MPTO Devishore, Head Constable K. Brojen Singh of Imphal West District, Head Constable Khualthianthang Vaiphei of Churachandpur District and Havildar Bhomen Sharma of 7th IRB.
The Governor also handed over Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Training to Subedar Kh. Naba Singh, Havildar Y. Guneshore Singh and Havindar D. Mathew Maring and Rifleman Y. Sundar Singh of Manipur Police Training College.
While delivering the vote of thanks at 1st Bn. M.R. ground, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh stressed that the Government is striving towards inclusive and all round development for all for both hills and valley with a sense of unity, peace and harmony. He expressed that the participation of all communities in the Republic day parade signifies the revival of the close bond between people of different communities residing in the state. The main objective of the BJP-led coalition government in the state is to ensure equal opportunities and participation for all, he said. It is under this objective that the State Government have initiated Go to Hills and Go to Village, he asserted. CM further stated that such programmes of the government is reaching out to every nook and corner of Manipur including the remotest part which have been unreached so far.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Cabinet Ministers, MPs, MLAs, top civil, police and military officers, Government employees and general public also took part in the celebration.

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Amidst boycott called by rebel groups, Guv’, CM, Ministers greets people on 71st Republic Day

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Imphal, Jan 25

Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Power Minister Th, Bishwajit among others cabinet Ministers and MLAs today greets the people of the state on occasion of the 71st Republic Day scheduled tomorrow.
Meanwhile, hectic security arrangement has been taken up by the state home department to ensure full-proof security during the Republic Day Celebration. Almost all major rebel groups operating in the region have boycotted the Indian Republic day calling 12 hour total shut down in the entire North East region.  
In the greeting, the governor said, “It was on this day in 1950 , that we gave ourselves the Constitution which is the guiding principle of our Despite reservations from various quarters, the experiment of democracy in India has been successful and we are going from strength to strength, respected by other nations.On this occasion, we should revere and our homage to those founding father for their foresight and understanding  Despite its large population many of whom were illiterate, successive election have shown the maturity of the electors and aspirations of the people are reflected in the ballot. From a fledgling democracy, we have now become a mature one.
“India is poised to become one of the leading nation of the world .its progress in science and technology backed by a young and dynamic population will usher the country to greater heights. We have, however, to harness the potential of our youth in the right direction so that they become our main assets for the future . Let us all strive to work together to make our country strong, peaceful and prosperous, free from wants.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Works Minister Bishwajit also called on the people of the region to celebrate the day.

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Nation Voters’ Day celebrated

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Kumbi, Jan 25

Humanism Foundation in association with Kangvai Battalion and NSS, Kumbi College organised the 10th National Voters’ Day at the auditorium of Kumbi College here today.

As part of the observation, trainees of Humanim Foundation, who are undergoing training at its Skill Development Center, Kumbi; students of Kumbi College and local leaders took a pledge to “uphold the democratic traditions of India and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections and to vote in every elections fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement”.

Principal of Kumbi College, K Jugeshwor Singh; Chairman of Humanism Foundation, W Shanti Devi; Chancellor of Manipur International University, Dr Harikumar P and Vice-Chairperson of Kumbi Municipal Council, Loitongbam Ongbi Babita Devi attended the observance as presidium members.

Addressing the gathering, L Gopal Singh, HOD of Political Science Department, Kumbi College, who attended at the observance as resource person highlighted the roles and duties of every citizen of India and the importance of vote in elections.

The  day is also celebrated at Bishnupur and Moreh today.

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AR shares meal with daily wage workers

IGAR (South)
Imphal Jan 24

In the spirit of bonhomie and comraderie, Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) deployed at Integrated Check Post, Moreh decided to share their Mid Day meal with the poor daily wage workers who earns their livelihood by doing menial jobs everyday along the Indo Myanmar Border.  
The Integrated Check Post Commander decided to prepare a meal and have lunch with them to make their day a better one. During the meal the workers shared their experience and hardship faced on a daily basis for livelihood in the bordering town. Due to lack of organized industries and employment, majority of population depends on mere labour work and fall prey to drug smuggling activities.
A total of 20 daily wage workers and troops of Moreh battalion shared meal and camaraderie with each other assured them 24 x 7 vigil and security at International border.

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