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AR conducted open trials for selection of football team for “Oorja under-19 talent hunt football tournament - 2018”

IT News
Imphal, May 24,
18 Assam Rifles of Headquarters 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) along with Chandel Football Friends conducted open trials for selection of football team for “Oorja Under-19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament - 2018” over a period of two days from 21 May 2018 to 22
May 2018 at Maha Union Hr. Secondary School of Chandel District.
The youth of Chandel town and surrounding areas of Chandel District showed remarkable enthusiasm to be part of the trials. A total of 154 boys participated in the open trials conducted by 18 Assam Rifles and Chandel Football Friends. The selected players will form a team to represent Chandel District in “Oorja Under-19 Talent Hunt Football Tournament - 2018” being organised in Imphal from 17 June 2018 to 24 June 2018. Players selected during the tournament in Imphal will participate directly in the “Oorja Tournament” to be conducted at National level at New Delhi from 16 July 2018 to 25 July 2018.
18 Assam Rifles provided all requisite support for the trials to select final team for the mega tournament. The efforts of Assam Rifles and Chandel Football Friends were widely appreciated by the local populace, parents and youths of the district.

An untold story

By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

I still know how it feels like, those uncomfortable;
Trying to take those moments away, I blend
Easy, undisturbed, safe and secure and comfortable;
Sunny brightly, serene compose that evening, calm and quietly;
I walked down the street swinging up and down beholding;
Fresh as a morning lily, I stood tall by the roadside;
Sweating softly as though morning dew drops shivering;
That lofty hair of mine swings across covering my face;
I took measures of those blue sheathe rapidly now and again;
Hanging down my spirit, veiling and masking my temple;
With that smooth half peeping blouse I adore;
I still remember that Phanek I carried a mystery to me.

Eager and hurried I glanced again and again distant apart;
Wanting a ride to some unknown place I ever visited;
I know it’s just a distance apart, handy but I doubts often;
I waited and waited, it never turns up that easily;
Securing myself, I was keeping ready for that excursion
Knowing not what may happen, I fasten couples of self potions;
Far distance I saw that beast riding sluggish towards me;
Ah! No vacancy, Seats all occupied, I hesitate;
Come! You can sit here, I doubts one and again inactively;
How! How can I sit in front by your side? I asked
I may fall off easily! How safe the sitting is on the side? I inquired

I feel a little dismay; I know something is going to happen;
Uneasy as I was, feeling uncomfortable, I was quite concerned;
Restless and uneasy, unsettle and watchful, I took the ride along;
Oh! What an incorrect situation I was involving in?
Sitting by ‘his’ side, I thought I’m Stupid and false;
Securing myself out and again; I try sitting little on that seat
Should I have known ‘his’ confidence, that auto driver a frail;
Trying to connect those soft velvety white sheets of mine;
Attempting Pressing and nudging, folding and patting;
How may he do? I wondered ‘his’ insecurities all rubbishes;
‘His’ emotions all a lie; ‘His’ reach a failure held.

Should I stop the vehicle? I thought twice and thrice
Should I jump off that running beast? I meditate deep;
I feel quite easy riding that distance, a child’s cradle holding tight;
How alluring I was to him? I question self five,
My Simplicity a pride; uneasy lies on ‘his’ beholding;
Now and again ‘he’ tied to capture ‘his’ attention tense;
With those dirty elbow of ‘his’, nudging wrought emotions;
‘Riding’ and ‘rubbing’ ‘patting’ and ‘connecting’
Sooner I observed calmly enduring what may ‘he’ do?
 Silly old beast! Inside ‘his’ insensible stupid maneuver;
Keep gazing ‘me’ still far apart, when in I fall detach;
I still recall that evening bizarre, an untold story of mine.

8th Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior state level Jeet Kune-Do

IT News
Imphal, May 15,

The 8th Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior state level Jeet Kune-Do tournament is going to be held from 15th May, 2018 to 17th May, 2018 at Senapati District H/Q. The following Technical Officials will conduct the championship smoothly. Statement by Jeet Kune-Do Association Of Manipur.
Dr. M. Ibomcha [International Jugde, (IJKDF)], Dr. O. Sanayai Singh [International Judge, (IJKDF)], K. Ningthem Singh [National Judge, (JKDMAFI)], S. Kananbala Devi [National Judge, (JKDMAFI)], Kabita Longjam [National judge, (JKDMAFI)], L. Geetanjali Devi [National Judge, (JKDMAFI)], Md. Mujibur Rahaman [State Judge, (JKAM)], L. Rajendro Singh [State Judge, (JKAM)], M. Malemnganba [State Judge, (JKAM)], M. Soniya Devi [State Judge, (JKAM)], Priya Loitam [State Judge, (JKAM)], Moses Khekho [State judge,(JKAM)], Ningshung Hungyo [State Judge, (JKAM)]

In The Annals of Time

By-Parthajit Borah

I move after the second
I hop after the minutes,
I swing after the hours
when the verse forms
in the pages of my bosom.
Years are the uninvited alarm of life.
which reminds my past
in a foggy spring night.
You borrowed my evening as I
lost the spirit of life.
Tiring mind for chasing the clouds of emotion I become the washer
of your grief clothes.
washing with the detergent of warm tears.
I gradually lose your green smile
in the annals of time.
Fallen ring of your finger sparks me.
Now, I am dying by your bright eyes
in the annals of time.


By-Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Happy as always, when in ‘m alone sitting;
Dreaming! All alone in a corner by daylight
I travel far and wide, greens and nudes,
Crossing far beyond wild and empties;
I feel and I know: I’m to dreaming, dreaming to live;
I breathe low as I dream of many, many and more;
I feel engage and engage when I’m dreaming to all,
I’m happy as I dream, struck to something high;
I sense nothing engaging, my limbs motionless;
My eyes neither blink nor do I see no one;
Longer I dream to self, I can stay putting alive
I do smiles neither a single piece,
All I feel’s carried away and I travel beyond.

Every morning’s a prayer, I speak no word;
Happy as always when ‘m in engaging,
It’s her style! They call me loudly
It’s her passion! They whisper ear to ear;
All I knows’ I’m in peace, when in I dream
I hate much when ‘they’ talk to me interrupting;
I hate more when I have to tell and speak words;
 I seek love, a love of life when ‘m dreaming;
And I feel love more as usual soliciting ‘him’
I pray for them, ‘unknown’ evils to blessings;
I know not any, many of ‘you’ just a profile,
I think harder and all I do is speaking soul;
Far beyond wild and serene figuring, who may you be?

Hate me not! I beg and I surrender
Never try understand me; more I become bold,
I mediate peace, love and me; ever enchanting
I see beautiful when in ‘m dreaming;
Speak a word! They shouted loudly,
You’re ill! They told me when in ‘m in loving
I hate when they told imperfectly of me;
I rejuvenate ‘living lives’ when in ‘m dreaming;
Reviving ethos of such; I want to renew lively,
Carry me away far and widely to those corners;
That I may spirited passions invincible,
Rapidly I move and I get away driven;
Those ever lovely moments I adore deeply;
Alone and away I cherish such moment, dreaming;  
Treasure! It vanishes when ‘m disturbed daily.
Life’s beautiful when ‘m in dreaming;
Relaxed! I always when ‘m in dreaming;
I dream not the past lives nor presently chaos;
I dreams of morrow sequences and orders;
I love when ‘m in dream to succeeding lives;
Colors and patterns; actions and agile ‘love’,
Heel me! My dear unknown dark,
Love me! My dear unknown strange,
 Happy as always when ‘m I in dreaming;
I feel angry when they interrupt such moments;
I think and I go far wide and away when ‘m in alone.

Inter Gc/Bn(Ops)CRPF Hockey Tournament begins

IT News
Imphal, May 3,
Inter Gc/Bn(Ops)CRPF Hockey Tournament organize by 109 Bn CRPF under the aegis of IGP, M&N Sector CRPF started yesterday at Mongsangei Makha Leikai. The tournament was opened by Sh. Vinod Kumar, Commandant 109Bn CRPF.
Speaking on the occasion Sh.Vinod Kumar, Commandant exhorted the players to play the game in the spirit of the game and such tournament not only build up team spirit de corps but also make one fit and healthy. Total eight teams comprising of CRPF Battalions deployed in Manipur as well Nagaland participated in the tournament. The opening match was played between the host team that is 109 Bn and 32 Bn where 109Bn registered a comprehensive win over 32 BN by 10 goals to nil. The second match also saw a comprehensive win for 86 Bn beating 87 BN by 7 goals to nil.


By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Always I do, as always I did,
I stand aloof silently, cool and calmly;
I love the way, I was and I am and I use to,
On one seems understand ‘me’ and desire motifs;
Understanding far left behind; some seems awkward,
Some seems hopeless; friends with foe, surprisingly!
Left out alone nowhere; sitting, standing and waiting;
Come closer no body, alone I draw my path;
I choose not, stay ‘away’, nor I design living,
My ‘moves’ an ‘attitude’ too biased;
My ‘looks’ an ‘attitude’ dull and boring and wicked;
What may comes, which may goes, I intrude lesser;
Neither I seek the truth; I may be dismay,
Numbers countless, wandering hither and thither;
Should I? Should I not? Silently I do concern.

I pray enough dutifully; healthy and wise
I suggest staying happy and join ‘them’ loudly;
I smile for a cause; and I laugh bitterness, just as I do
Morning’s a friend, smooth and serene, I witness much;
I think not a cause and not for a cause; silently as I stay,
I cried no bloody; No vicious I choose to friend;
Help me not merrily; Held me not harshly; I bray
Understanding! ‘They’ took away from me,
My ‘gestures’ an ‘attitude’ motionless and mindful;
Lone I walk, distant as I go, I carry ‘attitude;
Swinging all my way, I pursue dreams living high;
 I bother not any, friends and family,
Still, they doubt ‘me’ in, I have ‘attitude’ silently.

Asking myself hundreds and thousands,
Lesser the words, I speak of humanity’s kindness;
‘They’ knows me little effortless, I doubt all egos,
What makes ‘them’ so? I know nothing,
How carefree I am? Wrap within those solitude;
Seclusion! I know some; still I company all peace,
‘Think’ all I could, walking through the rhythm
Judging onto, fancying and engaging I go wildly;
 Lie! Lie ‘me’ not to; I hate the worse
I see friendship and all a lot best friends,
My ‘No’ to an ‘attitude’ simply,
My ‘yes’ to an ‘attitude’ so daring unfair;
Have I touch them sharing? Crazy I go unpopular;
Freaking out sadly I console ‘me’ soothingly,
How may? What may I be? I have ‘attitude’ silently.

An open letter to the Chief Minister of Manipur; Border area of Ukhrul demands government attention

By: Ringphami A Shimray
Hill areas of Manipur palpably remain relatively lagging far behind in all dimensions of development. One such developmentally retarded hill region lies in the eastern hem of Ukhrul district along Indo-Myanmar border. This frontier region, known for its extreme backwardness and remoteness, has remained excluded from development processes. People living in this region are leading a miserable life bereft of hope for a better future.
This border area is comprised of twenty two villages namely: Pushing, Mapum, Zingsui, Rusheah, Sahamphung, Roni, Matiyang, Hangaokaphung, Chamu, Khayang, Khayang Phungtha, Kachaophung Tangkhul, Kachaophung Kuki, Maokot, Chatric Khullen, Chatric Khunou, Chahong Khullen, Chahong Khonou, Chahong Pharung, Chahong Chingthak, Chahong Chingkha.
Being remote and hilly, infrastructure has been the most essential aspect of development in this border area. Unfortunately, the successive State Government has failed to give the attention the area deserves. Non-availability of proper physical infrastructure such as transport and communication facilities, electricity, irrigation facilities and poor social infrastructure like medical and health care facilities and education infrastructure have remained the key constraint for socio-economic development of the area. For instance, roads have been under deplorable condition, motorable only in summer. The area remains cut off throughout monsoon as the unfriendly topography and climatic condition of the region make the hilly terrain highly vulnerable to landslides and soil erosion causing restrictions on free movement of people, goods and services for the entire period of monsoon which normally stays for nearly six months. This border area has witnessed a large number of premature deaths pertaining to preventable diseases. Villagers have to carry the sick and travel long distances, often on foot, to reach hospital in the district headquarters. The pathetic situation continues to exist even today. The services provided by the government health agency are indubitably far from meeting the growing needs of poor and illiterate villagers. Lack of adequate medical and health care facilities in the villages leads to deepening the existing poverty and creates a new poverty. In many instances, treatment is deferred owing to financial constraint exacerbating the bad condition of the patient to worse. In many cases, patients are taken to hospital only when their condition became beyond healing. Government schools in most of these border villages do not have enough classrooms, adequate furniture, sufficient teachers and lack access to resources thereby adversely affecting effective delivery of quality education to students leading to dismal outlook for the upcoming generation. In some of the villages, the number of students attending in government schools is insignificant. Statistical reports of many government schools of this border area are deliberate exaggeration. Students migrating to private schools in pursuance of better quality education are on the rise. If the present trend continues, then the government schools may not have even a single student in the near future. None of the villages have electricity until today despite the fact that electricity poles have been erected in some of the villages a couple of decades ago. In the absence of power and other alternative source of lighting in their homes, students have to read their books in dim light emitted from burning pinewood. Besides, most of the villages are yet to have access to telephone network and internet connectivity.
Poverty refuses to go away from this border region. It is another grave issue causing unemployment among youth. Young people, the most powerful resource of the nation, remain very unproductive, frustrated and in a state of total hopelessness. They are susceptible to any form of anti-social elements. Alcoholism and substance abuse is rife among youth resulting in the hapless victims of dreadful diseases. Skill development training for rural youth under current BADP is markedly far from catering to the demands of growing number of village youth. Educated unemployed village youth though willing to take up industry and income generation activities for self-reliant or any other viable projects for sustainable village economy, there is none to support them to develop their potential. In the absence of any other alternative source of livelihood, the villagers remain fully dependent on agriculture for subsistence and their primary activity is Jhum cultivation which is characterized by low productivity. Jhum cultivation is not only utterly uneconomic but is a threat to ecology, bio-diversity, water resources, climate and natural environment.
Deactivation of Sahamphung SDC office has been a great deficit for this border area. Sahamphung SDC headquarters, located @ 50 km. from Ukhrul headquarters, was established way back in the eighties. But unfortunately, this office has remained in abeyance for almost thirty years; the office buildings were completely demolished following Kuki-Naga clash in the early nineties. People from the area have been clamoring for resumption of the said office. Though it was approved to revive the office in 2014, the then State Government had initiated no follow up action on its part to resume the office to fulfill the decades-old demand of the people. None of the successive MLAs of the area, too, was audacious enough to get involved into the matter thereby miserably failed to carry out the task entrusted to them. The failure of the past leadership has resulted in loss of people’s faith in political leadership.
Another distinct disadvantage of the area is the ununiform distribution of the villages under different assembly constituencies and different development blocks. The villages currently fall under two different assembly constituencies, partly under 43-Phungyar A/C and partly under 44-Ukhrul A/C. The villages that fall within 43-Phungyar A/C are under Kamjong Block whereas the villages falling within 44-Ukhrul A/C are further fragmented and partly placed under Ukhrul Block and partly under Kamjong Block outside the ambit of the same assembly constituency. This is extremely unfair and is detrimental to the interest of the villages concerned. Besides, few border villages which were earlier under BADP have been excluded from its purview of late to the disadvantage of the villages.
The situations of extreme socio-economic backwardness of this particular border area and untold hardships being experienced by the deprived villagers demand special attention of the State Government. Therefore, immediate reactivation of Sahamphung SDC office, proper maintenance of the existing roads, enhancement of medical and health care facilities, improvement of educational infrastructure, electrification or alternative energy sources, development of minor irrigation projects to facilitate agricultural diversification, promotion of small-scale agro-based industries and cottage industries, implementation of self-employment generation schemes, telephone network and internet connectivity may be suggested as critical imperatives to facilitate rapid development of this remote border area and to enhance the quality of life of the inhabitants.

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WEMSA Sports Meet-2018 Begins

Thoubal, Feb.12: The 3rd Biennial Sports Meet of The Western Maring Sports Association (WEMSA) kick -started  involving 15 teams today at Kwarok Maring village playground, Tengnoupal district in the presence of Ph.Heramani Member Charangpat Zilla Parishad as Chief Guest, Kh.Sanakhomba Nominee Pradhan Lourembam Gram Panchayat as functional president and K.Boby Social Worker as guests of honour.

In the also presence of Ch.Meshil ADC Member and Kh.Morung EM ADC Chandel and a hundreds strong audience comprising of clubs, sports officials, sports lovers and residents of the neighbourhood.

Men and women of maring community residing in the Western maring Area will take part in this sporting event which includes football tournament, Sepak Takraw and volleyball tournaments during day time.

The sports meet began with a football match between KKYC Koijam and LKUWYC Kangsang village.

A part of the sports meet which will carry Rs 40,000 cash for the champions and Rs 30,000 for the runners up team of Football event, Rs.20000 and Rs.15000 of Volleyball and Rs.10000 cash for the champions and Rs.7000 for runners up team of the Sepak Takraw event.

The sports meet which also witness cultural programmes and religious rituals during night time. The sports meet will culminate on February 17.

33rd SASA Sports Meet-2018 begins at Larong

Chandel,Feb.3: The much awaited Sulam Area Sporting Association 33rd Sports Meet-2018 was opened with a bang by Lhukhosei Zou Chairman ADC Chandel at Larong Khullen Public ground in Chandel District on 3rd February, 2018, in the presence of a 1000 strong audience comprising of clubs, sports officials, sports lovers and residents of the neighbourhood.
The Chief Guest of the 33rd Sports Meet-2018, Lhukhosei Zou also hoisted the flag of SASA.
Th.Joy Lamkang Vice-Chairman ADC Chandel, Ts.Willingson Executive Member PHED ADC Chandel, Nula Warngam Member ADC Chandel, D.Kawar Special Contractor and Ss. Mohring Ex.ADC Member Chandel, were the other dignitaries who graced and spoke the big day of SASA as Guests of Honour, while Ts.Kanlun Anal Executive Member Agri & Horticulture ADC Chandel warmed the event as Function President.
To add to the solemnity and festivity of the auspicious occasion, a cultural programme of Larong Cultural Troops were Present in.
The SASA Meet kick-off involving 12 teams will begin tomorrow, the 4th Feb, 2018. The edgy spectators are itching to see the first goal netted.

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