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BRIEF NEWS: May 09, 2011

State celebrates Mother’s Day

Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing conferring Mother of the Year title to Rawonla Muivah of Dewlahlane. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, May 8: Like in other parts of the world Mother’s Day was celebrated today with Manipur Baptist Convention Centre Church hosting the event where the Mother of the Year honor was conferred to 77-year old Rawonla Muivah w/o of Yarho Muivah of Dewlahlane.

The honor, which included a certificate and simple gifts, was presented to Rawonla by Rajya Sabha MP Rishang Keishing.

Out of six children Rawonla struggled to bring them up, three have become IRS officers, one doctor while another is an Inspector in the police Department.

Secretary (youth) of Kuki Baptist Convention SL Helkholam addressing the gathering reminded that mothers play the most important role during the life- span of a human being and as such everybody should take great care for the wellbeing of the mothers.

Further highlighting that mothers suffer the most whenever their children stray from the societal obligations, he also opined that violent incidents being witnessed in the State in an affront to the mothers.

Speaking after receiving the award Rawonla expressed that the moment is a great relief as she had struggled immensely to not only bring up her children but also to ensure they become responsible individuals.

Scripture reading and exhortation speeches were the other highlight of the event.

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Bihu celebrated with fanfare

A glimpse of Bihu celebrations at Devalaya campus, Kalibari. Image Credit: Sangai Photo

IMPHAL, May 8: Thanks to the efforts of the Rongali Bihu Celebration Committee, Imphal, Rainbow, Imphal (an organization comprising of bank employees) and Assam Samaj, a slice of Rongali Bihu graced the Devalaya campus at Kalibari today.

To add meaning and color to the festival, cultural troupes from Assam’s Golaghat and singers from Nagaon, along with active participation from cultural troupes performed during the day, as part of the festival.

The Rongali Bihu Celebration Committee also felicitated literary figures from the Sahitya Parishad and BK Maisnam was accorded a special reception.

A number of Professors from Manipur University also turned up for the celebration.

The Bihu Committee is headed by Upen Basumatary as president, SM Goswami as vice-president and SP Sharma as secretary.

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Maruti Van torched, others damaged

IMPHAL, May 8: A four-wheeler has been torched while several others damaged by suspected bandh supporters in between Lokchao and Kongkham village on the Imphal-Moreh section of National Highway 39 today.

The indefinite bandh call, which came into effect since yesterday, is being enforced along the NH-39 stretch by the Leibi Village Authority in denunciation of the ongoing land demarcation exercise to resolve the dispute between Leibi and Kwatha villages.

According to police reports, unidentified persons swooped down on a Maruti Van at near Lokchao and set it on fire at around 4 pm today.

The charred vehicle bearing registration number MN01W/9433 is informed to have been driven by one Ali Khan (270 of Kwakta and was returning to Imphal from Moreh when the incident took place. Fifteen cartons of mangoes brought from Moreh were also damaged in the inferno. Another source said two other four-wheelers were also targeted by suspected bandh supporters at near Thamnapokpi village of the same highway in the morning.

On the other hand, unidentified miscreants halted vegetable-loaded vehicles at Taothong Lamkhai area and destroyed the load.

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Community hall inaugurated

IMPHAL, May 8: A newly constructed community hall titled Khumukcham (O) Leonlee Devi Memorial Hall was inaugurated today at Thangmeiband Thingel Leikai by social activist Khumukcham Joykishan.

Incidentally, late Leon-lee was the wife of Joykishan.

The entire cost of the community hall was produced by Joykishan.

The inaugural function was also attended by president of the Senior Citizens for Society Manipur Ningthoujam Binoy, SDO (retd) Irungbam Chourajit, former IMC Chairman Biramani and AIR Director (retd) Sagolsem Indrakumar.

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Body urges Village Authority

IMPHAL, May 8: Ima Kondong Lairembi Thougallup, Moreh has urged the Leibi Village Authority to relax the ongoing indefinite bandh clamped between Moreh and Pallel along NH-39 till May 20 in view of the Kondong Lairembi Haraoba.

The Lup said that the bandh gives inconvenience to the devotees coming from valley areas to the border town.

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MLA distributes

IMPHAL, May 8: Langthabal A/C MLA O Joy distributed amounts for old age pension, family benefit, widow pension, and disability pension to the beneficiaries in a program organized by Langthabal Kendra Development Committee at Moirangpokpa community hall, Kakwa today. The MLA handed over amounts for five disability pensions, 55 widow pensions, 58 old age pensions and 45 family benefits of his Constituency.

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Teens held

IMPHAL, May 8: Locals foiled an attempt to loot a recharge card shop at Mongshangei Boroi Makhong in the wee hours today. Four teenagers who tried to break the locks of the shop were over powered by the locals and handed over to Singjamei police station. They have been identified as Maibam Naocha alias Prem (18) of Nambol Kongkham, Loitongbam Priyo (15) of Ishok Maning Leikai, Kangujam Abung (12) of Waheng Khuman and Naorem Langamba alias Ishingchaoba (16) of Nambol Naorem.

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Mishap kills one

IMPHAL, May 8: One person died and three others injured as the truck they were travelling in met with an accident at Yaralching of Tinsid road at around 8.30 pm yesterday. The mishap occurred due to mechanical failure even as the ill-fated truck was driving towards Sanjenbam from Imphal.

The deceased is suspected to be one Okram Ibomcha (25) of Nongpok Sanjenbam Shangsabi Chingthak Leikai. The body has been deposited at JNIMS morgue. The injured persons have been hospitalized at a nearby hospital.

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Youth Tourism Fest concludes at Lamdan

IMPHAL, May 8: The youth adventure tourism festival organized by Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA) concluded at Lamdan today.

Regional Director of NE Tourism, Deepa Laskar and MTTA president Dr L Surjit were the chief guest and president of the closing function.

Forest and Environment Special Secretary Adityakumar Joshi and former president of MMTA, Yambem Laba was also present at the occasion as guests of honor.

The festival was organized with the financial assistance from Union Ministry of Tourism.

Speaking at the occasion, Deepa Laskar said that Manipur has many spots which can be developed as tourist destinations.

Saying that MMTA’s adventure tourism complex is a beautiful place, Deepa Laskar assured that she would press the Union Government to develop the complex so that it may attract more tourists.

Seventy youths who are at the age group of 14 to 25 years took part in the festival. Colorful cultural programs and an indigenous food festival for nearby seven villages including Lamdan marked the closing of the festival that kick started on April 30.

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SSA text books handing over

IMPHAL, May 8: Large number of text books confiscated by volunteers of student organizations namely AMSU, DESAM, MSF and (Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) would be distributed to heads of educational institutions tomorrow at the AMSU head office.

The text books, which were meant for distribution to students free of cost under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan program, were confiscated by volunteers of the student bodies from four Zonal Education Offices where they were found lying un-utilized or stock-piled in a haphazard manner.

Speaking to newspersons at a joint media briefing at the AMSU head office today, office bearers of the four student organizations informed that distribution of the text books will commence from 10 am tomorrow.

The confiscated text books would be provided to the Government and Govt-aided schools through the heads of the institutions after prove of identity, they said.

It is informed that the text books comprised of mathematics, science & Technology, Social science and Environmental Studies subjects.

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

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