A village level and community outreach programme was organised by Lamka based NGO, Nest under the aegis of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and National Foundation of India at Phuaizang Village under Suangdoh Sub-Division, Churachandpur district.
The event at Phuaizang Village situated at the Indo-Myanmar border was attended by NABARD manager Samuel Paubiakmang, NFI field coordinator V Jamkhanpau, and Nest chairman Nangmuansang Lethil.
The programme commenced with Phuaizang Village chief Mangkhankhup Guite presenting Zomi traditional shawl to NABARD manager Samuel Paubiakmang.
On the occasion, Nest coordinator said that Nest is an NGO with the objective of developing the society by working at the grass root level, and appealed for the support of the people. Under the aegis of the European Union, NFI is prepared to implement the ‘Sustainable Development’ goal of the United Nations, said NFI coordinator.
As part of the programme, the queries and needs of the farmers were discussed. The event concluded with vote of thanks by Nest vice president K Thangliangsang, followed by a field visit conducted by organiser of the outreach programme along with the members of Chief and Farmers’ Club.
RNYO denies affiliation
Rongmei Naga Youth Organisation (RNYO) on Saturday declared that the organisation does not share any affiliation with the JAC of the 12 CSOs and students’ bodies on Tribal Research of India (TRI).
A release issued by RNYO general secretary Gd Chaningai Wilson stated that RNYO does not share any affiliation with the JAC of 12 CSOs, students’ bodies and joint coordinating committee on TRI.
It condemned the alleged implication of RNYO’s affiliation with the JAC. RNYO had not participated nor received any invitation regarding the creation of the JAC, it stated. It cautioned the leaders and individuals concerned to not use the name of RNYO without the organisation’s consent. “The concerned leaders of the JAC should apologise to RNYO and notify the same in public domain,” it added.
Foundation day cum annual award distribution held
Foundation day of The North East Biography Forum (NEBF) cum annual award distribution was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, DM University campus on Saturday.
The programme was jointly organised by ‘Panthoibi Cultural Research Centre for performing arts’ in collaboration with NEBF under the theme “Ngasigee Meerolna Heyenggeedamak”.
Chief patron of the forum and chairperson of Manipur State Social Welfare Board, RK Nayonsana; national secretary of Bharatiya Dalit Shahitiya Academy, New Delhi, Y Mahendrakumar; lifetime member of the forum, Kh Chinglen; former MLA, Prithiviraj and former MLA, Md Amin Shah attended the function as dais members.
As a part of the function a compiled story book of Rk Noyonsana “Sanarik Pareng” consisting of several short stories and another book “Sahitiyada Rass Nongpok Amasung Nongchup” written by assistant professor, Manipur University, N Sanatomba was also released.
Speaking on the occasion, chief patron of the forum, RK Noyonsana, said the book “Sanarik” is a compiled story book of 17 different short stories and she dedicated the story book to her late son, Jaydeep Gurumayum.
During the programme annual cash award; regional award; state level award and national and international awards were given.