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BRIEF NEWS: May 06, 2011

State schools

IMPHAL, May 5 : With a view to the impart computer education to students of 260 schools under the Government of Manipur, the State Government has signed an MoU with a firm based outside the State in this regard.

An official source informed that students and teachers would be given computer training under Boot Model (Boot–Built Own Operated and Transfer) which was initiated by the Centre recently.

Incidentally, computer sets given to Government schools earlier were lying unused due to absence of computer teachers.

Meanwhile, School Education Department has signed a MoU with Aces Info Tech, Kolkata.

Under this Boot Model, the particular firm would produce all the requisite money for procuring the computer sets and it would also appoint computer teachers.

The firm would pay salaries of the teachers and also provide generator sets.  The Government would pay back the expenditure incurred by the firm annually. After five years, the firm should hand over all the equipment to the Government in good conditions.

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Miss Manipur

Miss Manipur 2011 aspirants pose for the lens during the screening held at Imphal Hotel. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, May 5: Screening of contestants for the Miss Manipur Contest 2011 was held at Imphal Hotel today during which 22 participants out of a total of 35 have been declared eligible to vie for the coveted title.

The grand finale of the Contest, organized by Four Hopes under the aegis of Miss Manipur Committee, will be held on May 20 at BOAT, Palace Compound.

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Nagaland DG donates

IMPHAL, May 5: Director General of Police, Govt of Nagaland K Kire has donated Rs 1 lakh to Manipur Veteran Football Association – organizers of the on- going 13th Challenge Cup Veteran Football tournament, said an Association release.

It is informed that Kire represented Nagaland at various national level football competitions and was a member of the Nagaland team in the 11th edition of the veteran football tournament.

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PC’s State visit

IMPHAL, May 5: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram is scheduled to arrive here on a three-day State visit from May 10 during which he will take stock of the prevailing law and order situation in the State.

The Home Minister, who is likely to reach here on May 10 evening from New Delhi will leave for Ukhrul the next day for inauguration of the newly constructed Mini Secretariat Complex at the district headquarters where he will also meet public leaders.

Before returning to the national capital on May 12, Chidambaram will be briefed on the State’s law and order situation by top officials.

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CM condoles

IMPHAL, May 5: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has condoled the tragic demise of his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash.

“Shri Dorjee Khandu had a significant record of service to the State. He was dedicated to the cause of improving quality of lives of the people of the State of Arunachal Pradesh,” said the Manipur CM in a condolence message.

Expressing that in his (Khandu) death, the State and country has lost a visionary administrator and an excellent human being, O Ibobi on behalf of the people of Manipur conveyed deepest condolences and sympathies to members of the bereaved family.

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Natl Youth corps

IMPHAL, May 5: The Interview for selection of National Youth Corps under the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chandel, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India would be conducted on May 19 at 10 am at the office chamber of District Youth Co-ordinator, NYK, Chandel. All the candidates who have submitted their application forms have been asked to attend the interview without fail along with their original certificates.

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ATSUM appeals

IMPHAL, May 5: All Tribal Disables’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has appealed to all the NGOs in Manipur which are undertaking projects related to the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to implement the projects properly and look after the PWDs with dignity. In a statement, president of ATSUM Momo Tantanga informed that a team of ATDUM have inspected the functioning the NGOs which are undertaking projects related to PWDs in the hill districts of Manipur and some of them are found to be wanting in the implementation of the projects. He also appealed to the authorities concerned and general public for their support in view of shortage of fund for looking after PWDs

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Science meet

IMPHAL, May 5: Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC), Imphal would be organizing a 5-day State level Science festival under the banner of Science Meet, 20100 from May 11 to 15 at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Hapta Kangjeibung.

As part of the festival, there would be an exhibition cum competition for innovators/technologists with cash prize award.

Interested innovators/technologists may submit their application in plain paper along with name of the exhibit to the Executive Director of MASTEC on or before May 9. No stall fee would be charged and a nominal transportation charge for the exhibit would be provided to all the exhibitors.

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Foundation stone laid for A-Block

IMPHAL, May 5: Foundation stone for a new administrative and academic block of DM College of Teachers’ Education was laid today by Higher and Technical Education Director Moses Chaalai.

Speaking at the occasion, Moses Chaalai said that Manipur can become a progressive society only through education.

To impart modern and complete education to students, teachers need to be trained well.

Calling upon all the people to strive together to take the level of education to a higher plane, the Commissioner stated that the society may get degenerated if otherwise.

Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Jyotin Waikhom noted that DM College is an old educational institution which has been credited for producing numerous outstanding students.

To make the college even better, teachers and staff have a big responsibility.

The foundation stone laying function was also attended by Dr RK Yaiskul, Additional Director, University and Higher Education.

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***(BRIEF NEWS- Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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