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JIRIBAM | Nov 16

Youth president, Darkhumlien and ward member, Vanlalcham of Zarolpokpi village have stated in a press conference held today that the people of the village have been facing various hardships due to interruption of electricity supply by Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL), Jiribam district.

Vanlalcham has stated that the load shedding in power supply has disturbed the study routine of school students in hilly areas, who will be writing examinations in the coming few months.

Darkhumlien also stated in the press conference that the load shedding for duration of four hours starting from 5 pm to 9 pm everyday has brought many inconvenience to the locals of the village. He further appealed the authority concerned to take care of the ongoing issue faced by the villagers at the earliest.

By A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL | Nov 16

Miss Manipur Organisation today notified that the Miss Manipur contest will be held on December 9 at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) and for which the audition will start from November 26 at Hailey Bistro, Keishampat.

Manager of the organising committee, Sonia Phairenbam said in a press meet today held at Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM) office at Waheng Leikai Imphal that the committee is set to have its second edition of Miss Manipur contest.

She said the audition will be held at Hailey Grooming Studio in Haobam Marak and to get application forms from Jenny Beauty Parlour at Khurai and Hailey Bistro at Keishampat. She said that there will be no difference of culture and traditions and ladies from any community can take this opportunity to promote and preserve their own culture.

She also urged the public and civil organisations not to impose any bandhs and blockades on these important dates.

Sponsoring partner of the contest, Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL)’s vice president, Lourembam Nganbi said that participants should compulsorily use their traditional attires in the contest. “This will be a way to promote our indigenous rich culture of our state to a bigger level, she said”.

It may be recalled that in last year’s contest, Phapha Gachui of Tangkhul community was crowned Miss Manipur.

IMPHAL | Nov 16

Manipur minorities and OBC economic development society has invited applications from principals and head masters of government schools which are willing to conduct remedial coaching classes under the chief minister’s ‘Lairik yengminasi (let’s study together)’ programme 2017-18, said a release from MOBC department.

The classes will be held for english, mathematics and science for students from sixth to tenth standards and for English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology for students of XI and XII standards.

Institutes applying for the scheme should submit a list of teachers who are willing to conduct the remedial classes on payment of extra-remuneration. The application can be made to the member secretary Kh Dineshchandra Singh. Details are available with the project director or MOBEDS, said the release.

From Our Correspondent

JIRIBAM | Nov 16

After 10 days long fund drive to help a child leukaemia patient, United Meitei Society of Assam (UMSA) has handed over a cheque of Rs. 75,001 to the parents of the child patient today.

The 10 years old child, Chinglemba  Lamabam, son of Gangadhar Lamabam of Jora village, Cachar, Assam has been suffering from leukaemia since the past two months. A fund drive was initiated by UMSA to help the treatment of the child, for which around 97 persons have contributed money.

General secretary of UMSA, Ronel has expressed his gratitude to persons who have donated money during the fund drive and also appealed the people for further contribution to help the child in the treatment.

The parents of Chinglemba also extended their heartfelt thankfulness for the kind contribution made by the people.

UKHRUL | Nov 16

In pursuance of its efforts to light up the villages located in extremely remote areas, 27 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 10 Sector Assam Rifles today presented portable solar lamps to the villagers of Phungcham, Chingai block, Ukhrul district.

The presentation ceremony was held at the village community hall, and it was attended by village authority, village development councils, Phungcham Shanao Long, youths and elders of the village.

On behalf of the villagers, acting headman of Phungcham village, Kazaching Horam, extended gratitude to the AR for their welfare oriented gesture.

IMPHAL | Nov 16

All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association, Imphal will be conducting pre-board matric examination from November 22 till December 4, said a release.

It said, the examination will be held as a preparatory in view of the upcoming class-X board examination conducted annually by Board of Secondary Education, Manipur.

The release further mentioned that more than 10000 students from both the hill and valley would be sitting for the examination.

All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association has requested all the organisations in the state and the general public, not to call any strike or bandh during the period of the examination, said the release.

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