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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

Mass social awareness prog


A one day mass social awareness programme was widely organised at Kangpokpi district today with an aim to spread awareness about the various government schemes.

The programme was organised by Jwalamukhi Battalion of 38 Assam Rifles with the logistic support from the district administration, Kangpokpi district at Brig. M. Thomas Ground. Despite difficulties and issues owing to the lack of resources, man power and basic infrastructures, the district administration extended all possible help for the success of the programme.

The programme was attended by deputy commissioner of Kangpokpi district, T. Ranjit Singh and commanding officer of 38 Assam Rifles Lairouching, Col. V.M. Naithani along with various other AR officials.

Around 24 different stalls from various departments within the administration of DC Kangpokpi including CMO, DFO, ZEO, DSWO, supply officer, DIO, DTO, cooperative officer, industries, MSPDCL, NABARD, FOOD safety officer, veterinary and animal husbandry, horticulture and soil conservation, KVK Hengbung, NYK, CDPO, handloom, TA and hills, sericulture, SBI, fire service and Aadhaar representatives with biometric scanner were established in the mass social awareness programme.

All departments and their concerned officers showcased their activities and roles at the allotted stalls with adequate information and charts. Moreover, 38 Assam Rifles registered youths looking for job opportunities while organising a free medical check-up camp for the locals during the programme.

DC of Kangpokpi along with CO of Lairouching visited the various stalls established while pipe band display and cultural show marked the event.

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IMPHAL | Oct 6

Education minister Th. Radheshyam said there is a need to survey the demands of the market and match it up with skills acquired by job seekers.

He said this during inauguration of 2nd batch courses in capacity building for NE region today at National Institute of Electronic and Information Technology (NIELIT), Akampat, Imphal.

Speaking as chief guest Radheshyam said the expectations and concerns of the trainees should be prioritised during the training to orient towards demands of the market.

While educating the youths the institutes should have to have and eye on  the demand and supply equation in the market.

If the youths are trained according to the demands in the market more skilled professionals will open up to them, he added.

Education minister said proper counselling on the course is needed to guide the students.

Syllabuses need to be upgraded to suit the present scenario in technology. Most importantly there has to be a study on why Chinese products are overcoming Indian made products. He said this is due to their advance in sales management, he added.

He said in the state people have a habit of imitating the business from another which leads to doom of every business instead of earning profit.

To make a business successful people need to think of innovative ideas that are new in the state, which will also avoid hiring skilled professionals from outside the state.

People should not wait for government jobs but think of innovative ideas, minister added.

Director, science and technology, E. Ibocha Singh as guest of honour said the government cannot provide jobs for all the educated unemployed youths, but the technology holds the key to solve the problem of unemployment through self-employment, providing opportunity for others also.

President of the function, executive director of NIELIT, Th. Prameshwor Singh announced that the LED assembly unit will also be set up at Churchandpur and Senapati Centres of NIELIT on public private partnership (PPP) model.

The inaugurated course includes Suryamitra installation, set-top box installing and services technician and LED light repair technician on two months’ duration with total intake capacity of 90 students, thirty students for each course, he added.

Prameshwor said the youths of the state have innovative ideas for skilled labours in many fields. He said for first batch out of ninety passout students eighteen students got jobs in different government and private sectors and eleven students have set up their own entrepreneurs.

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IMPHAL | Oct 6

Shiv Sena Manipur state unit today announced that the party would pressurise the Yogi Adityanath’s government to find out the truth of Pravish Chanam’s death case and to deliver justice soon.

Tombi, president of state unit said that there has not been a single case that the mainland India’s states have handled without the pressure of the North Eastern states.

“Until and unless the North easterners submit several memoranda, staged several sit-in-protests and rallies and so on, the mainland has never found out the cause of death of north-easterners in mainland India,” he said.

He also alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government, state government and even the JACs do not follow up Pravish’s case and have not produce an investigation report till now. He said that there have not been satisfying justifications from the mainland India when youths and persons from North East died in their region.

 He also said that Shiv Sena state unit will extend its help and do whatsoever it can to get justice for Pravish’s death.

Tombi also said that a long term policy to bring understanding and better relations with the NE and the other states of the country will be discussed in the Shiv Sena’s meeting in New Delhi on October 9. He added that it will then approach the Prime Minister and the chief ministers of all the NE states.

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Under National Health Mission a one day mobile medical camp was organised by District Health Control Society, Churachandpur at T. Lailoiphai village of Sangaikot sub-divisions today in which children of the area including students of the T. Lailoiphai English High School participated.

Free medical check-up and medicines were given by a medical team led by Dr. Kungi, who is the MO of Saiko. The medical camp was held with request from Kuki Student Organisation (KSO) Sangaikot Block who had been taking steps to control spread of diseases aftermath of the flood in T. Lailoiphai and adjacent villages.

More than 300 students were given check-up. Many complaints of fever, skin problems and others were found among children.

  1. Lailoiphai village was completely inundated and the dirt carried in by Imphal river created health hazard to the students and children of the area.

Meanwhile, mudslide in L. Phainon village reportedly destroyed three houses and roads were blocked.

Similar mudslide occurred in Zalenkot village on September 19, which destroyed many houses and roads were blocked. The people of the village had to commute by using boats. The villagers had complained about of the government’s apathy on the hardship of the village.

The mudslide had displaced the village cemetery and around damaged three acres of paddy field of the village. So far, KSO had donated seven and half bags of rice, while the SDO of the sub-division donated six bags.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

Skill development training for NE students

IMPHAL | Oct 6

As part of the skill development initiative for the North East students, Senapati Brigade under the aegis of Red Shield Division undertook an awareness cum training programme, where wide publicity was given across various districts of Manipur and a total of 106 students were registered and trained for the scheme, said a release.

It said that the Taj Hotels have recently introduced “Golden Threshold Programme”, a hospitality programme for students who have completed 10+2, graduates, diploma holders with hospitality background.

Under this programme, the management of Taj Hotel Guwahati, with assistance from army conducted an interview on September 11 and 12 at battallion headquater of 34 Assam Rifles Maram for selecting candidates who are seeking to pursue their career in hospitality industry, it said and added that the selected candidates would be undergoing vocational training at Taj Hotel, Guwahati for one year which has started on October 3 and would be paid stipend of Rs 4000 per month.

Further it said that the registered candidates from Manipur were provided free accommodation and messing facilities by Maram and Jwalamukhi Battalions and various lectures/workshops were conducted by 34 Assam Rifles at Maram in order to train them and prepare for the interview.

A total of 27 candidates were selected after the interview, it said adding that the candidates were given joining instructions and necessary directions from the management of Taj Hotel Guwahati, which was conveyed to them through messages, phone calls and e-mails by 34 Assam Rifles being the Nodal Agency.

The selected candidates were mustered at Bn Headquarter Maram, 34 Assam Rifles on September 28 and were accommodated, provided free messing till September 30, it said and added that on September 30, these candidates were transported to Dimapur after flag off ceremony at Maram.

To facilitate centralized and co-ordinated move, train tickets were booked for them by 34 Assam Rifles on October 1 from Dimapur to Guwahati. It added.

A representative detailed from 34 Assam Rifles accompanied these candidates till Taj Hotel Guwahati and ensured their wellbeing and smooth settlement at Guwahati before commencement of training, said the release.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

Liquors disposed

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A team of Thoubal police and excise department staffs from various part of the district during its drive conducted ahead of the panchayat election scheduled on October 7 seized liquors worth over Rs 1.09 lakh today.

Later the seized items were disposed at the complex of the excise department, Thoubal located inside Thoubal DC complex.

Speaking at the disposed site, DSP of excise department Thoubal district, Raghu Leishanthem said that seizure includes 240 bottles of foreign made liquors, 193 beer cans and five litres of local brew.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

IGNTUSU-RCM elects new office bearers

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Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Union –Regional Campus Manipur (IGNTUSU-RCM) held its general election on October 5 at the conference hall of IGNTU-RCM, Makhan for the tenure 2017-2018.

The newly elected office bearers are, Haokhomang Chongloi as president, Hringam Anal as vice-president, Waingir Chothe as general secretary, Thangjaching Haokip as joint secretary, Paul Zabiekrem as finance secretary, Neilalung as games and sports secretary and M. Benjamin Haokip as information and publicity secretary.

 Expansion of the executive body will be held in the near future by nomination system through consensus between the newly elected executives.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

Silent rally

IMPHAL | Oct 6

All India Students’ Federation (AISF), Manipur State Council staged a silent rally protest from its head office till Kangla yesterday.

A release said the protester marched by holding placards and seven coloured flag wearing traditional attires and added that it was organised under the motive to uproot corruption and it was attended by members of AISF among others.

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AMCA to hold meeting

IMPHAL | Oct 6

An executive general body meeting of All Manipur Cheibi Association (AMCA) will be held on October 14 at around 1 pm at Arts Centre, Singjamei near Model Club hall to appoint the office- bearers for the term 2017-19, said a release. It appealed to all affiliate groups to attend the said meeting in time.

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:00

National metal casting camp

IMPHAL | Oct 6

National metal casting camp will be jointly organized by Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Kolkata and Sharma Arts and Crafts House, Manipur from October 6 till October 17 at the complex of Sharma Arts and Crafts House.

A release said that 10 sculptors from five different states of the country will be participating in the camp and added that an exhibition programme will also be held on October 15 where artworks of sculptors will be displayed.  

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