Imphal, 16 May 2016 ( Evening News) : A one day symposium on the Concepts of Love and Lust in Manipuri Literature was held today at Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound. The symposium was organised by The Cultural Forum of Manipur in connection with its 58th Foundation Day to be held tomorrow. Keishamthong MLA Laisom Ibomcha, Thanga MLA T Mangibabu among others attended the inaugural session of the symposium. 6 resource persons deliberated on the theme. They opined that love and lust are eternal. Words used in Lai Haraoba ceremony are full of love and affection. ‘Khamba Thoibi’ a Manipuri epic may even existed if love and lust were not there.
Imphal, 16 May 2016 ( Evening News) : ‘Manipur Handlloom Mark’ was released today at Manipur Press Club today. The releasing function was jointly organised by handlooms promotion council, Manipur and Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers & Handicrafts Artisans C.S LTD Imphal. As a part of the function, Manipur Handloom Mark was also distributed to the weavers of the state. The releasing function was attended by members of weavers service centre, ministry of textiles and manipur apex handloom weavers. Addressing the gathering Assistant director (design) Weavers service centre, ministry of Textiles C. Rajasekaran stated that products of manipur handloom is well known through out the country. Releasing of manipur handloom mark will surely create separate identity of the products of manipur handloom.
Prizes of the Impact Tv Cheiraoba Lucky Draw and Yaoshang Photo Competition were presented at a function held at Hotel Imphal.
Imphal, 16 May 2016 : Prizes of the Impact Tv Cheiraoba Lucky Draw and Yaoshang Photo Competition were presented at a function held at Hotel Imphal. The competition and the lucky draw were held for the customers of Impact TV. Each winner of Cheiraoba Lucky Draw was presented with LG LED TV,. Gift hampers were presented to winners of the photo competition. Members of the Board and staff of the Impact TV attended the event.
Imphal, 16 May 2016 ; Joint Director of Manipur State Aids Control Society, Abhiram Mongjam has stated that the 3rd Line ART which has been already introduced in several other countries is likely to be introduced in India from this year. Speaking at the 33rd International AIDS Candle Light Memorial day organised by MNP + at Manipur dramatic hall, Yaiskul Police Lane Abhiram said in Manipur people living with HIV / AIDS under CD4 350 are getting ART and measures are taken to provide ART to affected people under CD4 500 under the National AIDS Control Programme. He said the facility will made be available at RIMS or JNIMS after the trained manpower is available. The event was held on the theme Engage, Educate and Empower.
Manipuri Sahitya Parishad honours 29 persons in recognition of their contribution to various forms of art, culture and literature
Imphal, 16 May 2016 : Manipuri Sahitya Parishad today honoured 29 persons who have made major contributions to various forms of art, culture and literature on the Parishad's 81st foundation day. Renowned lyricist and writer Bachaspatimayum Jayentakumar Sharma was posthumously honoured with ‘Kabiratna’ and D. Lamgpungjei Kabui was honoured with ‘Kabya Bhushan’. Chief minister O. Ibobi Singh presented the awards, gold medals and cash awards to the winners on the last day of the 81st foundation day celebrations of the Parishad at Maharaj Chandrakriti Auditorium at Palace Compound. The winners included well known writers, singers, dancers, artists who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. In his speech on the occasion Okram Ibobi made a fervent appeal to Manipuri Sahitya Parishad to play a significant role in strengthening the unity among the people of the state when the unity of the people is being threatened. He observed that it is natural to have difference of ideas in a society as the society tends to move forward. Lok Sabha MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya members of the parishad and people from different walks of life took part in the celebration.
Protestors block Wangkhei Kongba road and form human chains demanding ILP in Manipur; wide spread protests held
Imphal, 14 May 2016 : People today blocked the Wangkhei-Kongba road and formed a human chain in support of the JCILP demand for Inner Line permit System in Manipur. Women vendors of Pureiromba Keithel at Wangkhei palace compound and people living around the market blocked Wangkhei Kongba road this afternoon around 1 and did not allow vehicular traffic on the road. Students of Pioneer Academy Palace Compound also took out a protest rally from the school till palace gate in support of the ILP agitation. The students and meira paibi members of the area formed a human chain on the road and shouted slogans.
Meanwhile members of Kongba-Thong Apunba Meira Paibi Lup held sit-in in support of the demand of the Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS). Women protestors blocked the road and staged sit-in at Kongba Bazar. Similar protests were also seen at Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Bamon Kampu Okram Leikai, Bamon Kampu Mayai Leikai, and Irilbung Thong. A large number of protestors demonstrated in these areas and formed human chains demanding implementation of ILP in the state. They also chanted slogans during the protest.
Students of Heritage Convent School, Uripok Yambem Leikai also staged a sit in support of JCILPS today. It may be recalled that the JCILPS Students Wing locked the Administrative Block of the school after the students refused to take part in the ILPS stir. The school authority appealed to the JCILPS to withdraw its stand against the school.
Minister Ratankumar urges college teachers to inculcate in students the habit of attending classes regularly
Imphal, 13 May 2016 ( Evening News) : Education Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar today urged the teacher fraternity to use different techniques in teaching to inculcate in the students the zeal of attending classes regularly. Speaking at the inauguration of Marjing Indoor Hall and Kombirei Women's Hostel of NG College, Lamphel, Minister Ratankumar stated that scrapping the special category status from the state has given adverse impact on the economy of the state. He said despite the fact, the state cabinet after much deliberation gave the green signal to regularise the part time college teachers. Minister also added that the govt is considering participation of teachers in the New Education Board to seek their suggestions and opinions. Teachers and students of the college and members of NG College Development Committee attended the event organised by the Committee.
Condition of Tarini worsens, people block Uripok Kangchup road demanding punishment for police personnel involved in the assault
Imphal, 11 May 2016 ( Evening News) : The condition of Tourangbam Tarini worsened today as her indefinite fast unto death entered the third day. A team of Imphal West Chief Medical Officer today monitored her health. Tourangbam Tarini from Uripok Gopalaji Leirak sustained injuries in a police crackdown during an ILPS protest rally on Monday. She began her fast unto death demanding punishment to the police personnel involved in the assault. Meanwhile, the residents of Uripok continue to block the Uripok-Kangchup Road in support of Tarini. The local people have been blocking the road since May 9. JAC formed in connection with the physical assault on Tarini said they will intensify their agitation if the govt fails to produce the accused police personnel and give punishment according to law of the land.