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CM N Biren paid humble tributes to the freedom fighters & martyrs of the Quit India Movement


CM N Biren paid humble tributes to the freedom fighters & martyrs of the Quit India Movement. This movement with the slogan ‘do or die’ paved the end of British Raj in India. The determination of Mahatma Gandhi and numerous freedom fighters will continue to inspire us. Also, O. Ibobi Singh ,CLP Leader and other MPCC members  briefing on the Anniversary of "80th Quit India Movement "and its importance in Indian Freedom Struggle.


Chief Minister N Biren attended the Workers Meet of BJP Manipur Pradesh


Chief Minister N Biren attended the Workers Meet of BJP Manipur Pradesh along with. A. Sharda Devi, State BJP President, office bearers, Ministers, MPs, MLAs and kaaryakartas of BJP Manipur Pradesh at Hotel Imphal today and deliberated on full fledged implementation of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' to mark the auspicious occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav  and also discussed various activities and the way forward towards strengthening the party under National  Booth Empowerment campaign. 

a surprise CASO was conducted at Dharmasala of Thangal bazar


Today, a surprise CASO was conducted at Dharmasala of Thangal bazar side covering Kasturi crossing  Yaima store  stretch, Gurudwar  and Alu gali by teams of CDO-IW under the supervision of Addl SP ops M Amitkumar,  from 4.30pm to 5 pm. During the ops, around 125 individuals were verified properly at the said area. From which, 8 persons without proper documents were picked up and handed over to city PS for further verifications

Minister Govindas Konthoujam met with Mr. Takeo Konishi Asian Development Bank INDIA Head


Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam met with Mr. Takeo Konishi Asian Development Bank INDIA Head to discuss various ongoing & upcoming Road projects in Manipur. Minister said he was indebted to Mr. Takeo Konishi & the entire team ADB for their continuous support towards development of better infrastructure and connectivity in  Manipur .  Minister further said, Under the leadership of  CM Shri N.Biren Singh  , Manipur is creating new landmarks of Development and will continue to do so in the coming future .

CM N Biren Singh today chaired a meeting on implementation of projects under the SACI scheme


CM N Biren Singh today chaired a meeting on implementation of projects under the Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment (SACI) FY 2022-23, at Cabinet hall of CM's Secretariat, attended by officials of concerned departments of the State Government. 

Meetei Students Association organised World Indigenous people day


28th Yelhoumee gee Numit, International Day of Worlds Indigenous People celebrated at Manipur University MIMS Conference Hall. The programme was organised by Meetei Students Association and Manipur University students Union (MUSU). Wangkhei AC MLA Th. Arunkumar attended the function along with other concerned personalities.

Tribal Co Ordination Front India Adivasi Samanway manch Bharat  also organised International Day of Worlds Indigenous people programme. The programme was held to preserve and maintain the rights of indigenous peoples in different places of the world.

Silchar - Imphal flight connectivity is getting resumed from october 30th 2022.


The much awaited Silchar - Imphal flight connectivity is getting resumed w.e.f 30.10.2022, after a long break of more than 10 years. Alliance Air is going to operate in this RCS route on daily basis with  ATR72 type aircraft. We are delighted to welcome  AllianceAir at IXS once again. The scheduled time of arrival of flt no. 9I 743 is 1305hrs & scheduled time of departure of flt no. 9I 742 is 1330 hrs.

Community Digital Media groups gets support from Assam Govt's Development Council

 Gorkha Development Council (GDC) distributed laptops to community journalists and meritorious BPL students 

Guwahati: Gorkha Development Council (GDC) a statutory body of the Government Assam created by the Assam Legislative Assembly under the Welfare of the Plain Tribes & Other Backward Castes Department on Thursday here in Guwahati distributed laptops to community journalists and BPL meritorious students who passed recently concluded HSLC and HS examination. GDC also gave away football kits to one hundred sports clubs of the state.

Talking to his correspondent about the distribution program Prem Tamang, chairman of Gorkha Development Council (GDC) said, 'GDC out from its 2020-2021 earmarked 40% procurement budget have distributed 70 laptops and football kits for 100 sports clubs of the state. Latest laptops with editing softwares will surely support our community digital media groups and journalists who have been serving with limited resources over the few years. Laptops for meritorious BPL students too  will of great use for their higher education.'

'Meritorious BPL students from all the districts on the recommendations of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU), we have provide laptop to support their higher studies along with subject and state toppers', Tamang added. GDC also distributed football kits that includes boots, jersey, leg guard, footballs, goal keeper gloves, goal nets to 100 sporting clubs of the state. GDC is hopeful that such support will keep the youths of the club fit and healthy so that they can qualify to be a sportspersons or crack Agniveer interview. 

M K Rijal and Pukar Khanal, Editor and Bureau Chief of AG Web TV, Nanda Budhathoki and Rajat Bharadwaj Managing Editor and Editor in Chief of  NE Live 24, Milon Upadhyay of Gorkha Live, Krishna Raj Sangrowla of G News Today and Sanjib Dahal, Editor  of Gorkha Dhwani were the community journalist who recieved laptops for their respective community digital media houses. 'These digital media platforms have been frontliners in disseminating information of the community in public domain in our mother tongue Gorkha Bhasa and ourbstate language Assamese since the advent of digital media. One way they are progpgating and preserving our language which also the responsibility of the GDC so we decided to support those media platforms which are in active service for more than 2 years with digital media technologies begining with laptop and editing tools', said Ram Dahal, Deputy Chairman, GDC.

Bogiram Gorkha Bhandari, Gorkha Bhasa author speaking to his correspondent said, ' Distribution of laptops with editing tools to digital media houses is a welcome move but when will GDC support our mainstream community journalist who have been community's voice even before GDC was formed. GDC should honour journalist along with laptop who contributed to creation of GDC reporting about the Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) demand of AAGSU and GACDC when digital media hardly existed.'

On the issue of the funds from NEC being reduced Chetry said, 'It seems the amount sanctioned almost ₹ 2 Crore per year i.e 2010 to 2021-22, it may also  be said that it was so especially during the previous Congress govt in Assam since the Sarbananda Sonowal government didn't allocate any major funds for development councils created by Congress government in his tenure  The same amount has been reduced to ₹ 1 crore only by the BJP Govt in  2022-23 FY.'

Gorkha Development Council (GDC) was formed in 2010 under the Chief Ministership of Late Tarun Gogoi lead Congress government and is one of 33 community development councils of Assam. It has since 2010 given utilisation certificate of 23.95 crores of funds and North Eastern Council (NEC) has earmarked 1 crore find for 2022-23 session, a statement issued by Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister G Kisan Reddy on the floor of the Parliament in written reply to the question of TMC Raja Sabha MP Shanta Chhetri. Meanwhile the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing the 27th Trinnenial General Confrence and 80th Foundation Day of Assam Gorkha Sammelan at Nikashi in Tamulpur BTR in May had announced that Goverment of Assam will grant one time financial grant of Rs.25 crores to the Gorkha Development Council (GDC).

Chaos among Police personals and Tribal Students on account of protest for the release of ATSUM members.


Today, 5 arrested ATSUM members were produced at CJM Imphal West Court and sent to jail for further 15 days. On account of this matter, agitation and protest were held by the members of All Tribal Student's Union Imphal and Joint tribal Student's union today. Police team tried to console the agitation using smoke bombs and tear gas. Student casualities were also reported during today's agitation and further 3 students were also arrested by the police team.

Further, In consonance to the meeting of All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) Executives and Senior leaders, ANSAM and KSO-GHQ regarding the Manipur (Hill Areas) ADC Bill imbroglios, ATSUM is convening consultative meeting of all Tribal CSOs leaders and concern tribal men from all walk of life in the state of Manipur on 8th August 2022 (Monday) at Tahamzam (Senapati) HQ. Therefore, concerned tribal organizations and individuals are hereby informed to take this circular serious and make convenient to attend the meeting without fail.

CM chaired a meeting with Health Minister and concerned officials to discuss on Churachandpur Medical College


CM chaired a meeting with Health Minister and concerned officials to discuss on Churachandpur Medical College (CMC), the first Medical College in a hill district of Manipur, at Cabinet hall of CM's Secretariat today. The State Government has received the Letter of Intent from the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) to initiate the academic session with 100 MBBS seats.


CM N Biren Singh handed over a cash reward of Rs.5 lakhs to the Renal Transplant Team of JNIMS


CM N Biren Singh handed over a cash reward of Rs.5 lakhs to the Renal Transplant Team of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences JNIMS at a simple function held at CM's Secretariat today. CM further said that, the team of Doctors, Surgeons and Nurses of JNIMS have successfully performed kidney transplantation to 6 (six) patients from different districts of the State since 18 June this year.

Works Minister Govindas launched web portal for PWD department.


To provide the latest and authenticated informations to the people Works Minister K.Govindas today launched Web Portal https://pwdmanipur.mn.gov.in of Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Manipur in the presence of officials of the department at the Conference Hall of his office, Old Secretariat, Babupara, Imphal. Briefing the media persons, Minister said that the launching of portal will not only save time and give convenient for the people to take permission from the authorities but also can identify the detail of quarters like occupants, unauthorized occupants etc. Further, he said that the portal was launched under the quidance of hon'ble Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to avoid hustle and bustle of bargaining to ministers and authorities. The portal also aimed at to apply document through online. Saying that the activities and programmes of the department will be uploaded after due process for more transparency of the functioning of the department and can be seen through the web. Any suggestions also can be sent through the portal web, he said. Minister Govindas also said that the department also will manage for the update of the portal according to the need of time by using experts in IT field within three months. The web portal will work as a window through which people will know all the functioning and and programmes by sitting at home, he added. 

Calling Attention motion regarding Champu khangpok raised by MLA K Meghachandra


During  the 2nd session of the 12th manipur Assembly session Calling Attention motion regarding Champu khangpok raised by MLA K Meghachandra. He said that Champu Khangpok village lies on the 'Phumdi' and the reports which states that 60 lakhs rupees has been passed for black topping under PMJAY. CM N Biren cleared the matter stating that, development works has been shifted to other sites and only 10 lakhs rupees has been passed.

12th Manipur Assembly session concluded today, The Manipur Appropriation Bill No 4 passed.


12th Manipur Assembly session concluded today. House passed The Manipur Appropriation Bill No 4, 2022 ( Bill No 12 of 2022) including some other bills. policy cut was raised by opposition leader O. Ibobi, K. Ranjit, K. Meghachandra, Th. Lokeshwar and Surajkumar Okram. Leader of the House CM N Biren cleared the matter and accpted and also welcomed suggestions made by the senior leader. CM also replied to K Ranjit stating that the works of the Municipal Council will be resumed from August last week and September 1st week. He also cleared about the suggestion made by MLA Joykishan  and said that Kidney drugs will be made available at JNIMS. After the clearances, the bill was passed in the House.

MLA K Ranjit enquired about the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah on learning of hindi till 10th standard


During today's Manipur Assembly session, and as a part of the discussion of the 7 demands, MLA K Ranjit raised a question in connection with Education about the decisions made by the Government regarding the statement made by Home MInister Amit Shah which stated that learning of Hindi should be made compulsory till 10th standard. MLA also added that this statement was already opposed by some of the student's organisation. He also asked the number of the teachers selected from Manipur in the recently selected 22,000 Hindi teachers. Lastly, he appealed the leader of the house to fill up the vaccant teacher post in Government schools.

 

  

MLA Th. Lokeshwar raised the problem of unavailability of ART life saving drugs for HIV patients during zero hr period


During Zero hour of today's Manipur Assembly session, MLA Th Lokeshwar brought up the problems faced by HIV patients due to the unavailability of ART life saving drugs. He also said that these life saving drugs are not available since April in both the health centres run by Government and NGO.

Also, MLA Ram Maivha in connection with ADC Election condemed the action of the police personals for the arrest of ATSUM member from the hospital and appealed to release the arrested person. 

Manipur Assembly passed Rs 3898,55,40,000 on account of 7 demands.


Manipur Assembly session passed Rs. 3898,55,40,000in connection with 7 demands. The demands were, Demand no 10, for Education Rs 2525,42,94,000, Demand No 15 for Consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution Rs 167,76,64,000 , Demand no38 for Panchayat Rs 138,89,10,000, Demand No 40 for Water Resources Rs 939,35,73,000,  Demand no 43 for Horticulture and Soil Conservation Rs 92,44,99,000, Demand No 46 for Science & Technology Rs 5,48,50,000 and Demand No 49 for Economics & Statistics Rs 29,17,50,000.  Policy Cut were raised by MLA K Meghachandra, Th Lokeshwar, Surajkumar and K. Ranjit. Later, the matter was cleared and later passed in the house.

Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) is the need for indigenous identity- AAGSU

99 students scoring above 90% and 33 Achievers honoured at the Conclave.

 AAGSU president Arjun Chetry and other dignitaries. 
Formation of Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) is the constitutional need for the Gorkhas for indigenous identity and equality in Assam. This was stated by the Assam's influential apex Gorkha students organisation  All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) president Arjun Chetry on the concluding day of two days 'Education and Felicitation Conclave' held at PWD Convention & Training Centre in Guwahati on Saturday.  99 students scoring above 90% in the recently results declared HSLC and HS examination were felicitated with a Jhaapi ( traditional Assamese head gear), Asomia phoolam gamosa with AAGSU logo printed on it, a citation and a memento. Atleast 33 Achievers too were felicitated and awarded from newly appointed ACS , APS and civil services officers to high ranking officials in civil and police administration after their recent promotion, Sahitya Akademi awardee, national and international awardee in their respective trades including new appointees and electees. 

'GAC is the basic demand of the Gorkhas of Assam and Government of Assam should form Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) in Assam on or before AAGSU's golden jubilee year 2026 and we are hopeful that GAC will be passed in the Assam Assembly before 2024 general elections', Arjun Chetry told this correspondent.

'Achieving demand in democracy is situational and number game. Since the BJP at the centre haven't met demands of creation of Gorkhaland in North Bengal and granting ST status ro 11 left out tribes of the Gorkha community in Sikkim and Darjeeling, i am sure BJP leadership and government will form the Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) in Assam for political edge over other parties among the Gorkhas of the nation in the ensuing general election 2024', Numal Chetry, general secretary AAGSU told mediapersons when asked about their belief that GAC will be formed by 2024.

Lochana Bastola who scored 499 out of 500 in CBSE Class X examination too was accorded 'Achievers Award' felicitation. Subject toppers of various Universities and various Boards too were felicitated today. Atleast 33 'Achievers Award' were presented today this includes Anjan Baskota - Youth Sahitya Akademi awardee for Literature, Babul Gurung, Ace Indian Swimming Coach for Sports, Krishna Bhujel newly elected President of Assam Gorkha Sammelan for Social Service, Prem Tamang, Chairman, Gorkha Development Council, Goverment of Assam for Public Administration, Nanda K Dewan, international award winning senior community journalist for Jouranalism along with newly appointed ACS, APS and civil services officers. Industrialist Ganesh Sharma and MD of Hotel Atithi Yuvaraj Sharma too were specially felicitated. OSD to Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Rajiv Thapa ACS, OSD to BTR Chief Executive Member Raju Dhakal, Political Secretary to CEM and Member of Council Legislative Assembly (MCLA) BTR Madhav Chandra Chetry delivered motivational speech on civil and applied services, corporate career and potentials in political career 

Addressing the achievers students industrialist and motivational speaker Yuvaraj Sharma emphasized on developing entrepreneurship skills for students who donot qualify in desired destination. 'Gorkhas are genetically hardworking being a Himalayan community but smart work is the need of the hour. We should make our fermented foods like gundruk, sinki, sikooti and delicacies commercial. Gorkha milkman should move to shutters from street and start branding their milk produces instead of selling loose to the customers. Our handloom is rich in colour and vibrant naturally should be made available in the market instead of borrowing from Darjeeling and Sikkim'.

History of Demand of Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC).

The All Assam Gorkha Students' Union had resolved for an autonomous council  in lines of swaraj of the freedom struggle movement  for constitutional safeguards and political rights of Gorkhas in 1997 at the 20th Annual Session at the Boginadi Higher Secondary School from 18th to 20th April 1997 in North Lakhimpur under the presidentship of Harka Bahadur Chetry. The annual session had resolved to build AAGSU as cadre based organisation, set up district offices and organisational expansion, financial plans for cadres to take forward issue of assertion of political and constitutional rights. This is understood to be first occasion that the Gorkhas dreamt of an autonomous council in lines of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in Assam while  Harka Bahadur Chetry and Gopal Acharya were president and  gen secy of AAGSU, than it was known as AANSU (All Assam Nepali Students'Union). Since 2003 after AANSU was renamed to All Assam Gorkha Students' Union (AAGSU) shunning Nepali identity in Assam and the Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) too rechristened from Special Protected Class Demand Committee (SPCDC) which was formed as an independent political organisation in aegis AAGSU on 26th Dec 1999 on AAGSU's 22nd Foundation Day at Helem Gohpur in Biswanath with founder president of  AANSU Dr. Harka Bahadur Chetry (Senior) as Chairman and Ab Narayan Pathak as general secretary to meet the constitutional demand of an autonomous type arrangements as  Special Protected Class in Assam. In 2002 at the silver jubilee of All Assam Nepali Students' Union (AANSU) in Tezpur as per the resolution passed at Barpathar Golaghat conference in 1998.  With Bhaskar Dahal from Chirang as President abd Padmo Pradhan from Dibrugarh General Secretary of the All Assam Gorkha Students' Union, it  was unanimously resolved to be identified as Gorkha community in Assam instead of the Nepali which is not reciprocal at all inspite of opposition from Kishore Upadhyay who was made the president of AANSU for several years who was of the view that Nepalis donot want Autonomous Council in Assam. In 2003 the AANSU adopted the name All Assam Gorkha Students' Union. After 3 terms AANSU president Harka Bahadur Chetry took responsibility of Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) and is still spearheading the Gorkha's indigenous identity movement. He had undertaken 650 kms Marathon March ( Long Foot March) from Murkungselek in Jonai of Dhemaji to Dispur in Guwahati in 19 days demanding Assamese identity and Indigenous status from government of Assam through gazetted notification. 

Krishna Bhujel, president of Assam Gorkha Sammelan declared unconditional support to the Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) movement as per their resolution at their 14th November 2021 in General Council meeting. Prakash Dahal president of Assam Unit of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh congratulated meritorious students and  wished them a bright academic and professional career. He also called for united movement from all the civil society, students, literary organisations with a common minimum agenda. OSD to BTR Chief Executive Member Raju Dhakal and Member of Council Legislative Assembly of BTR Madhav Chandra Chhetri too addressed the conclave.

Education Conclave & Career Choice

On the previous day career counseling and seminar was organised where Dr. Sammujal Bhattacharya, Chief Advisor, All Assam Students'Union (AASU) inaugurated and addressed the conclave as Chief Guest. The All Assam Students' Union apex influential students' union of Assam on Friday criticised the Government of Assam decision to  enforce learning Science and Maths for students vernacular and indigenous languages schools in English. In his addresses Dr. Sammujal Bhattacharya Chief Advisor AASU said, ' Scientific researches have proven that if a students learns science in his mother tongue, the student can understand better so the decision to force students to study science and mathematics in English is not at all scientific. The Goverment of Assam is going against the National Education Policy scheduled to be implemented across the nation by Government of India where it emphasizes on educating young students in mother tongue at tender age.'

'Instead of enforcing medium of instruction to the students it is important to ensure even a vernacular students is able to read write and speak English fluently and comfortably and vice-versa', asserted Dr. Bhattacharya. On the first day an educational awareness seminar was organised where Dr. Sanjib Upadhayay, HoD, Zoology Tyabir Hemchandra Baruah College spoke on National Education Policy 2020. A seminar on ' Career choice, Education and Social Responsibility'  was anchored by Tinku Powdel, Education Secretary AAGSU with experts and panelist. 

Loktak Battalion of IGAR (South) under Spear Corps apprehended four insurgents of proscribed group NRFM and recovered one 09 mm Pistol, 07 live rounds and other stores


In a major success to security forces, Loktak Battalion of IGAR (South) under Spear Corps apprehended four insurgents of proscribed group NRFM and recovered one 09 mm Sig Saur P228 Pistol, 07 live rounds and other stores.Acting on a specific input, team of Security forces and Bishnupur commando police established mobile check post to track the movement of the insurgents, leading to apprehension. During on the spot questioning and verification, the individuals turned out to be active insurgents of NRFM.Based on their input, two more insurgents along with recovered stores were also picked from different locations.

 The notorious terrorist group has been involved in extortion activities, IED blasts and also in killing of one non-Manipuri individual in Churachandpur district. The apprehended insurgents and recovered weapon, ammunition and other items were handed over to Moirang police station after due procedure.

State government has deployed police personnel by opening permanent base camps at Dzuko Valley bordering Nagaland.


As promised by People’s Chief Minister  N Biren Singh, the State government has deployed police personnel by opening permanent base camps at Dzuko Valley bordering Nagaland.  The dedication and dutiful police personnel of 1st MR who are stationed at Dzuko valley safeguarding our citizens and border  are under the command of Dr. Sarangthem Ibomcha, MPS, Commandant 1st Manipur Rifles.