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Manipur Education Minister hopeful that merging of NEP-2020 & School Phagathansi Mission will boost education sector

Merging of 'National Education Policy 2020' with 'School Phagat-hanshi Mission' will bring a huge impact in the Education Sector of Manipur, said State Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen with high hopes. He was speaking to Impact News today on the sidelines of distributing CGI roofing Sheets to 36 poor families of Lamshang Assembly Constituency at his Salam residence.

Education Minister S. Rajen asserted that the Indian Government intends to start implementing National Education Policy 2020 in the country by 2025 and to meet full implementation of the educational policy latest by 2030. He maintained that Manipur Education Department is making necessary arrangements for the same.

S. Rajen also confirmed that as per the NEP 2020, Physical Education is a compulsory Subject starting class 6 onwards. Hence, more Physical Education Teachers will be required. The minister disclosed that recruitment of necessary PETs will be discussed in the upcoming State Cabinet.

Late Manipur CM Rishang Keishing fondly remembered on his 4th Death Anniversary; MPCC paid rich tributes to the late eminent Congress leader


Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) members and people fondly remembered four-time former Chief Minister of Manipur and former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP  Rishang Keishing on his 4th death anniversary today. Late Rishang Keishing, a Tangkhul Naga, served as the Chief Minister of Manipur from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 1997. He passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age of 96 due to multiple organ failures.


MPCC Interim President N. Lokendra, Congress Legislature Party, CLP Leader cum Former Chief Minister - Okram Ibobi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) CWC Member Gaikhangam led people in paying floral tributes to the late leader's grave at Mantripukhri this morning. Later, Congress MLAs and Party members held the 4th Memorial Lectures in memory of the late leader at the Congress Bhawan in Imphal. Speaking at the event,  Ex-Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi recalled that Rishang Keishing was elected to the Lok Sabha in the first Parliamentary elections held in 1952 after India's Independence. He eulogized the late Chief Minister for his contributions in developing the State and the country.


Remembering the eminent congress leader from Bungpa Village in Ukhrul District, Okram Ibobi called upon people of the state to follow the ideologies of late Rishang Keishing for sustaining the unity and integrity of Manipur. It maybe mentioned that the NSCN-IM reportedly denied the late Chief Minister's burial in his native village. The leader’s last rites were performed in Imphal on August 24, 2017.

"Age is just a number. Keep your dreams alive!" These inspiring words come from Mrs. Sheileja Maibam from Manipur, a mother of three who has recently bagged the Classic Mrs. India Karnataka First Runner Up Title along with Mrs. Best Hair Sub-Title. Mrs Pratibha Saunshimath organised the largest pageant for married women with growth to national and premium international pageants at Bangalore in Karnataka on August 11. 

Upon winning the titles, Mrs. Sheileja Maibam gave credits for her achievement to her three children for always believing in her. She also thanked her Father-in- law Maisnam Ibohal and her parents Maibam Ibomcha and Maibam ongbi Radhesana for always supporting her every endeavours. She made a special mention about her friends Inderjeet Kaur and Rohi Kaur for inspiring her to participate in the prestigious contest.

Sheileja fondly remembers her late Grandmother Hourungbam Nupimacha Devi for giving her tips and care in maintaining her hair since her early days. She also expressed gratitude to Irengbam Angabala for helping her with the Manipuri Potloi which she wore for the ethnic round of the pageant and won the hearts of many.

It may be mentioned that Sheilija was crowned Miss Manipur 1997, Miss Kut 1995, Miss Phouoibi 1995 and Miss Beautiful Hair at Miss North East 1995. She will now represent Manipur in the upcoming Mrs India contest next year.

Sunday, 22 August 2021 13:07


La Ganesan appointed as Manipur Governor after Ex-Governor Dr Najma Heptulla's retirement from the post

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday appointed BJP leader La Ganesan as the Governor of Manipur with effect from the day he assumes charge of the office. He will be the 17th Governor of Manipur.

La Ganesan has served as Rajya Sabha member and BJP in several capacities. He has served as General Secretary of Tamil Nadu BJP unit and prior to that he was Pracharak in RSS. Ganesan had also replaced Dr. Najma Heptulla as Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh.

Dr Najma A Heptulla was sworn in as the governor of Manipur in August, 2016 and retired on August 20, 2021. It maybe mentioned that Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad Chaurasia took additional charge as Governor of Manipur during Heptulla's absence.

Saturday, 21 August 2021 22:34


Un-vaccinated officials' salary will not be processed, says Bishnupur DC

Salary of those Government employees in Bishnupur District who have not received COVID-19 vaccine will be not be processed. Bishnupur Deputy Commissioner, Krishna Kumar issued an order to this effect today.

As per the order, it is mandatory for all government employees including head of office except some exceptional cases including co-morbid patients to receive covid vaccination latest by August 31st, 2021. In case of non-compliance of the order, salary of all un-vaccinated employees will be put on halt from September till the time they get vaccinated. The notice comes in the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic and upcoming State General Elections, 2022. The Office of Deputy Commissioner, Bishnupur, Government of Manipur asked all the relevant employees to send compliance report of vaccination if they want their salary to be processed.

Meanwhile, 488 people in Bishnupur District received covid vaccination today of which 421 recieved the second dose. So far, 1,47,027 people in the district have recieved the jab of which 23,786 people are fully vaccinated.

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