Saturday, July 05, 2008

Compartmental Examination Centre tungtang

Siamsinna toh kisai in High School leh Higher Secondary level ah Churachandpur district pen Manipur a dia suanhuai mahmah pawl ahi. HSLC leh HSSLC examination result a suah chiang in ei district apat lohchinna sangtaktak ngah kum teng in om gige hi. Himahleh, hiai bang kawmkal ah ana lohsam pawl bang leng tamkhoptak om veve sek a, huai banah, lohsam thouthou dia leng kum mansuahlou dia ‘chance’ piak a om compartmental examination gelhthei ding leng tamkhoptak om zel hi. I district uah HSLC leh HSSLC examination centre om mahleh compartmental examination centre (ana) omlou hi. Mivantang in phawkpihkei mahlehang sinlai naupang tamtakte compartmental examination gelh dia Imphal a a hoh uh ngai in haksatna tampi tuak gige uhi. Imphal leh Lamka kikal kikawmtuahna theihkholhlouh a buai guihguih thei ahihdan i theihchiatsa uh ahihziak in, examination toh kisai ahihchiang in exam ni zingkal a Lamka a kipat kuan pat kichi ‘risk’ lianpi ahi. Imphal leh Lamka kikal kikawmtuahna hoih mahmah bang hitaleh leng mi’n innmun pansan a exam a piak lai ua ei a te’n sum-le-pai tamtak seng a exam a piak uh ngai chihna suak hi. Huai banah, Imphal a kuanna a hun manpha tamtak a bei ding banah exam pe dia kuan tawl dimdemsa a examination hall lut ding kichi thu baih hilou ding hi. Gari khamte a ding ngial in ahihleh “a suaksuak suak” chih baihlam mahmah ding hi. Hiai teng banah, bandh, blockade, general strike kichi om guih thei gige ahihna ah exam pe dingte a dia bel Imphal a giahsuk mah lungmuanhuai ding hi. Himahleh, miteng in Imphal a pansan ding tanau neiveklou ahihna ah compartmental examination centre i neihlouh uh a houlam a gen in ‘buaihuai’ mahmah ahi.

Mivantang in hiai bang a i sinlai naupang tamtakte haksatna tuah tungtang ana phawkpihkei mahlehang i district ua sinlai naupangte kipawlkhawmna lianpen Churachandpur District Students’ Union (CDSU) in pan ana la hi. HSLC leh HSSLC compartmental examination centre Lamka a honkhiakna ding in CDSU leh Manipur sorkar in September 19, 2006 in kilemna suai ana kai uhi. Manipur sorkar in suai a kaihna sepsuah ding donlou in om nilouh a, huaitak in CDSU in leng June 14, 2008 in Chief Minister banah Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BSEM) leh Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (CoHSEM) kiang ah lehkha khe nawn uhi. Hiai tan ah leng sorkar in a mipite haksatna leh ngetna kitheihmohbawl hileh kilawm in ngaihsak tuanlou hi. Tu’n ahihleh, khauhzawsem a sorkar nawk dia kisa in a poimoh a leh board dang tanpha a affiliation zon di’n CDSU in vauna bawl hi. Hiai tungtang ah June 28, 2008 a join meeting a neihna uah Churachandpur District Private School Association (CDPSA) in CDSU kiang ah ‘full-support’ pia a, a poimoh bangbang a kithuahpihna leng piak ding in chiam hi. District administration lam ah ahihleh DC/CCpur Mr. Sumant Singh, IAS in a gelhthoh in Commissioner Education (S), Government of Manipur kiang ah HSLC leh HSSLC compartmental examination centre Lamka a koih dia mipite ngetna pen poimoh mah ahihdan theisak hi. Compartmental examination centre omlouh ziak a sinlai naupangte haksatna tuahte taklang kawm in mipite ngetna DC in gum a, hiai tungtang a a poimoh bangbang semsuah ding in leng Commissioner Education (S) ngen hi. Sinlai naupang haksatna tuak tamtakte sik-le-tang a CDSU’ ngetna pen thudik (genuine) mah ahihna ah a panlakna uh kipahpihhuai mahmah a, a hong lohchin ngei uh leng i lamen hi. Huai kawmkal ah, DC in leng a hih ding hihta ahihna ah, i sinlai naupangte khualna a HSLC leh HSSLC compartmental examination centre Lamka a honkhiak ahih teitei theihna dia CDSU malpansaklou a, mimal hi’n pawlpi tuamtuam hitaleh, i nungthuap uh hoih mahmah ding hi.


Shillong welcomes IIM - First batch of 60 takes oath at the NEC auditorium

Shillong, July 4: Sixty ignited young minds began their journey to corporate boardrooms at the North Eastern Council auditorium here this evening.

The post-graduate programme of the seventh Indian Institute of Management of the country was inaugurated by Meghalaya chief minister Donkupar Roy at the hill capital, which welcomed the assorted guests in its trademark style — with music.

Shortly before the men in suits and blazers stood up to take the official oath, local singer Pynhun Syiemiong reminded them To reach the unreachable stars/No matter how far they are.

In the presence of their parents and faculty, the students promised to be honest, maintain personal integrity and strive for excellence.

The management honchos, however, found Rabindranath Tagore in every pore of Shillong, reminding the students how the hills had inspired the Nobel laureate.

“Yesterday, I visited the places in Shillong where Tagore stayed and wrote his poems,” said R.N. Dutta, chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Shillong.

Arjun Malhotra, the chairman of Head Strong Inc, USA, too, recited a few lines from Tagore, recalling “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high”.

The chief minister, however, had business in mind.

He said the IIM faculty can provide courses on management to the officials of the Meghalaya government for better administration, after terming July 4 as a red letter day.

For the regulars, the institute will conduct courses on post-graduate diploma in business management, fellowship programmes in management, management development programmes, tourism and hospitality management, teleservices and telemedicine, information systems and technology, and subjects of local relevance such as tourism horticulture and hydel power.

Roy said though the IIM would be functional from the temporary accommodation provided at Mayurbhanj complex, the government has allotted 80 acres at Mawdiangdiang on the outskirts of Shillong for the permanent building.

Though the first batch does not have any local students, Prof. Ashoke Dutta, director of IIM, offered to provide short-term courses for the students from Meghalaya — courses that will benefit them while seeking jobs.

“The students accommodated in the institute will act as the ambassadors of Meghalaya wherever they go,” Dutta said.

T.K. Nair, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, said Shillong IIM should not be considered as a management institute to export manpower to the outside world. The institute should contribute to the growth of the Northeast rather than remain just a centre of learning, he said.


Ibobi unveils masterplan

Imphal, July 4: Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh unveiled a masterplan on Rathyatra today to make Imphal a modern and green city in the next few years.

Inaugurating three bridges here today, Ibobi Singh said Imphal would have a complete makeover with proper parking facilities, drainage system and a solid waste management plant.

He said the government has acquired a plot of 80 acres at Lamdeng in Imphal West for a solid waste management plant.

“We are finalising the plan to make Imphal a modern city. Tree plantation on a massive scale will start soon. All the roads within the greater Imphal area would be widened,” Ibobi Singh said.

The plans include shifting of roadside vendors to the women’s market after the occupants of the sheds move to the newly constructed bazars, construction of a multi-storeyed parking space after shifting the electricity department to the complex of the engineering departments in another part of the city.

He said the government was planning to develop a green park after the Imphal Central Jail was shifted to Sajiwa Jail.

“The government also decided to beautify the Nambul river, which flows through the city. Windows in buildings along the river would not be allowed to be kept open to prevent people from throwing waste into the water,” Ibobi Singh said.

He said the government was considering a legislation to punish those throwing garbage into the river and elsewhere in the city.

Ibobi Singh, however, said the comprehensive plan for the makeover was yet to be finalised. “I am consulting experts to make the plan keeping in mind the fact that the city would expand manifold in the next 50 years,” he said.

Reacting to allegations from the Opposition parties that the government has been misutilising funds, the chief minister claimed that the Planning Commission was convinced otherwise.


Grenade hurled at RIMS

Imphal, July 4: Suspected militants attacked the official quarters of Y. Mohen Singh, the medical superintendent of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) with two hand grenades for the second consecutive day today.

Unidentified persons, whom police suspect to be militants, had thrown a grenade at the house of the official yesterday. However, on both occasions, the Chinese hand grenades failed to explode.

The police this morning recovered two pin-less hand grenades from the grassy patch in front of the courtyard of the quarters and safely exploded them. They said if the grenades had exploded, they could have caused extensive damage to the house and even resulted in casualties.

Singh and the director of RIMS, L. Fimate, were not available for comment, but sources said both the officials were seriously concerned about the repeated attacks on the official’s home.

The superintendent could not offer any clue to the identity of the attackers or the motive. India Reserve Battalion personnel are guarding the quarters inside the RIMS complex.

Police investigators are looking into possibilities of the involvement of the Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council) in both the attacks. “Yes, the official has been threatened by the militant group. But we could not pinpoint the group behind the latest attacks,” a senior police officer said.

In March, the outfit accused both the director and the superintendent of indulging in corrupt practices while recruiting staff members and had threatened to target them if they failed to correct their ways.

Both the officials had strongly refuted the charges, claiming that the outfit made the “baseless” allegations after the institute failed to meet their “certain demands”.

The institute closed the outpatient department for one day on March 30 and doctors, nurses and students held a daylong sit-in to protest against the threat.

It is the same outfit that exploded a powerful improvised explosive device near the office of the director and in front of the pathology department on the night of May 25.

The incident sparked angry protests from officials and medical staff. They held a sit-in for three days by closing classes, outpatient department, casualty department and also the operation theatre.

The incidents came at a time when the RIMS was gearing up for major changes. On May 14, Union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss announced a series of development projects for the institute, including free treatment for patients below the poverty line.

Source: The Telegraph India

Friday, July 04, 2008

Lamka Thuthang :: Manipur Express | July 04, 2008

Hindustan Computer Ltd ah sepna mu

Lamka, July-3: Th. Lamminlian(22) s/o Th. Dongzapau of Simveng in Karaikudi(Tamil Nadu) a ACCETE akipan 4-yrs BE in Electrical & Electronics zou in overall in 72.2% marks mu a, aman 3rd yr a sinlai akipan in Hindustan Computer Limited(HCL) te’n amau laka sem dia a chial ziakun huai ah sem ding hi. Amah kha 4 sung Chennai(Madras) ah training masa ding a, huai sungin kha in Rs. 18,000 pe ding uh a, training zawha service a join hunchiang in aniampen in kha in Rs. 25,000 zel lawh ding hi. Amau batch ah Manipur apan mi 3 tel uh a, midang 2te’n zou nailou uhi.

KSO in Ni 3 sung a kipuang di’n theisak

Lamka, July 3: Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) Churachandpur General Secretary Seiboi Haokip in thusuah a bawl Press a kimu in ataklat dan in, June 29, 2008 zan in Mr. Thangminlun Lhungdim s/o Lhunkholal Lhungdim mulkimn abei in thah in om a, KSO/CCpur District in naktak a mawhpaih ahihdan puang hi. Mi damthei tawp leng kum 80 val dam zou vang mahmah ahihlai a, hibang a mulkimna bei a kithahna in Pathian thangpaihna sukha maimai ahihdan taklang hi. KSO thusuak in ataklatna ah Mr. Thangminlun Lhungdim bangziak a thah a om hiam, tual that tute’n a thah na ziak uh ni 3 sung a puankhiak ding uh leh Mr Thangminlun Lhungdim luang auto richshaw a Bijang Community Hall a va koihtu ki puang ding in ngen ua, KSO thilsuina ah Auto Rickshaw Owners’ Association in kithuahpih ding in leng ngetna bawl uhi.

State Malaria Officer in hongpha

Dr.Nimaichand Singh, Manipur State Malaria Officer makaih in official mi 3 te’n zan in Lamka hongpha ua, Dr.F.Thienkhogin, DMO makaih in Leisen Tampak ah Malaria Awareness campaign nei uhi. Tuni’n Benjamin MHW leh ASHA member te’n Maite khua leh akimvel ah DDT kapna leh damlou tuamtuam te sisan test ding in lakna va nei uhi. Tuabangkalah, CMO in Kawlhen khua (Henglep sub Division) phadia a sawl a staff 3 te zan nitak dak 8:30 in Lamka hongtung uhi.

RKS nuai ah Computer hongtung

Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) nuai a Dr.T.Hatzaw, Medical Superintendent office/ District Hospital zat ding in Computer set leh Xerox machine khat July 1, 2008 in Dist.Hospital hongtung a, tu’n zanglel uhi. Huaiban ah July 9, 2008 sun dak 1 in Dr.T.Hatzaw, Medical Supt. District Hospital office chamber ah RKS executive committee meeting nei ding ua, thupoi mawh tuamtuam gen khawm ding uhi.

Youth Club campaign nei uh

NYK/CCpur staff te’n July 2-6, 2008 sung Tuibuong Block ah Block Level Youth Club campaign neilel uhi.

Khua 2 in grading report pia

NREGS 2007-2008 nasep ah CCpur Dist. a amasa pending in Saikot leh Sangaikot in village grading report DC kiang ah pelut ua, DRDA staff te’n na kisemte amun mahmah a ava etchet nung un, 2008-2009 fund piakding kithei pan ding hi’n kigen hi.

Accident mi 3 Dist.Hospital tun

Douthang (40) s/o Ngulzalam of Tuima , apaisa June 30, 2008 sun in gamlak ah sing-at ding singkhang dek, asingkhangdek uh tolh in aban taklam leh apangsuk taklam hetdulh kha hi.Paukhanmuan (18) s/o Dongzakham of New Lamka leh Lemba (18) s/o (late) Brajomohan of Tuibuong tuni nitaklam dak 2 vel in Red Cross Road leh Tedim Road kisuktuahna lak ah Scooter ataituak kiphukha ua, agimse lua omlou uhi. Accident mi 3 teng District Hospital ah admit in om uhi.

DLCC meeting omding

Sumant Singh, IAS DC/CCpur makaih in July 8, 2008 sun dak 12 in DC Office Conference Hall ah DLCC meeting om ding a, SDO/BDO/DLO te tel ding uhi. Huai hun ah Independence Day lawp dingdan tel in thu poimawh tuamtuam gen khawm ding uh hi’n thusuak kingah hi.

Saikot PHC ah Lab.Technician omlou

Saikot PHC a Microscopist &Lab.Technician na semkhawm Lalramzaua apaisa May 20,2008 in Moreh ah kisuana, Lab.Technician nasemthei kua mah omlou hi. Microscopist Chingngaihlian in June 19, 2008 in Saikot PHC ah hong join a, Laboratory Technician semthei kuamah staff omlouh ziak in nasep buaihuai ban mahmah hi’n gen uhi.

Khua 6 ah NREGS nasepna enkhia

DRDA staff a NREGS Program officer Joyce , Asst.Program officer Letzamang leh staff mibangzah hiam te’n tuni’n Samulamlan Block a khua om Saiton Khunou, Saiton Kullen, Sagang, Moirangmantak, Khousabung leh Bunglon khua te ah NREGS 2007-2008 na kisem te etkhiakna vanei uhi.

TAYC in guta khat man

Tuibuong Area Youth Club (TAYC) in van tuamtuam gu Lulun Gangte s/o (late) Suonglam of Tuibuong mankhia uh a, amah apan in Hero Cycle 1, Kuangpi leh steel kuang 3 mukhia ua, tuni apan ni 3 sung ngei a TAYC khut apan van neitute’n va laktheih ding hi’n TAYC in thupuan nei hi. Tuabang van neite’n TAYC President Mobile no 9856361194 ah contact theih ding hi.

DC in Commissioner ah ngen

Sumant Singh, Deputy Commissioner/Churachandpur in tuni in HSLC leh HSSLC compartmental Examination Centre tawh kisai in Commissioner Education (S) kiang ah ngetna lehkha pelut hi. DC/CCpur in ahihleh, Education (S) Commissioner kiang ah Churachandpur ahihleh HSLC leh HSSLC examination centre siangthouna mun ahihdan theisak a, kum tamtak regular examination centre dan in kizang sek a, himahleh, Compartmental exam centre dan in kizang ngeilou ahi chi hi. Teddim road ah bandh leh kiphinna tuamtuam atam mahmah ziak in compartmental candidate te ding in leng buaina thupitak tungthei ahihdan taklang kawm in, Imphal mun ah giahna leh neekna ding mun lemchang lou ahih ziak in Churachandpur ah leng Compartmental examination centre khat honkhiak poimawh asakdan zasak in, CDSU in hiai tungtang ah Press Hand out a suah uleng a copy thuahtel ngal hi.

CDPTWTSCA in thusuah bawl

Churachandpur District Primary Teachers’ Written Test Successful Candidates Association in tuni a thusuah abawlna uah, Newspaper khenkhat in Primary teacher Interview om dan a agelh pen uleh BSEM in December 2006 kum a Primary Teacher Recruitment a sai un kizopkhakna bangmah neilou ahi chi uhi. SPF Government kiang ah viva-voce saiding in tam veitak nget himah le uh ngaihsak ahih louh ziak un AMWTSCAPT panlakna tawh All Manipur ah General Strike om khinta a, tu in National Highway teng blockades bawl ding in AMWTSCAPT mansa in om ta ahi chi uhi.

Ni 7 nung in ATSUM in kiphinna panding

Imphal, July 3: All Tribal Students Union, Manipur a Information and Publicity Jospeh R Hmar apan thusuak kimu dan in, May 18, 2008 in Manipur Government in ATSUM tung ah thuchiam bangzah hiam nei a, himahleh tuni tan a sepsuah aneih louh ziak un ni 7 nung (July 10) apan kiphinna pannawnta ding uh ahihdan puang uhi. ATSUM thusuak in ataklatna ah, July 10 zinglam dak 6 in National Highway 39 leh 54 te economic blockade pan ngal ding ua, singtang bial a ZEO office teng khak hiding a, School leh college te bel sukbuai hilou ding chi uhi. Imphal a om Directorate of Edn (S/hills section) leh Tribal Development Directorate leng khaksak hiding chi uhi. ATSUM tawh kihouna a Government palai L Jayenta Kumar Edn Minister, TN Haokip PHED Minister leh Vety/Hills/TD Minister DD Thaisii te ATSUM in boycott ahihdan puang uhi.

Train cancelled a hunkhop om

Lamka, July-3: M/s JK Xerox, UBI Gr floor, Tedim Road apan kizadan in train cancelled ziakin ticket la kuapeuh in sum lakkik theih ding chih hi. Huaite bel Gauhati-Bangalore –July 8, 2008 tan; Chennai –July 11 tan; Trivandrum –July 9 tan leh Ernakulam –July 11 tan hi’n gen uhi.

Theihgigena suangphuh honna

Lamka, July-3: (late) G. Kamkhawthawng leh azi(late) Mrs Khawlzam theihgigena Suangphuh honna July 4,2008(Sintawpni) zinglam dak 11.00 in Lamka hanmual ah om ding a, huaizawh sunnung dak 1.00 in a tenna inn uh Nehru Marg ah om ding hi. Huai hun uap chiat ding in Pumzamung Guite leh a innkuante’n anu leh pa ngaihnatpih khempeuh chial uhi.


Kua’n i gam hong puahsuaktuan ding hiam ??

Editorial, Manipur Express July 04, 2008

All Tribal Students’ Union,Manipur(ATSUM) in Manipur University a ST seat reservation mumal taka zat ding, contract basis teacher-te hun(term) behlap ding banah post matric scholarship leh Tribal Dev in singtangmi damloute panpihna dia financial assistance a hawmkhiak sek piakkin ding in phu uh a, huai thil state govt in a ngeingaih tuanlouh ziakin May 1,2008 akipan bandh leh blockade a puan uh a tawpin state govt hong kigolh nawn in huchibang bandh & blockade leng May 18,2008 akipan khawlsak uhi. ATSUM thusuak dan in state govt in a thilphut uh kal 6 sunga hihfel hiding in gen uh a, huai ah Education Minister L. Jayentakumar, PHED Minister TN Haokip leh TD Minister DD Thaisii tel uhi.

ATSUM leh state govt in kihoulemna a bawlkhit uh kal 6 bei nungin leng state govt lam in bangmah semkhe tuanlou uh a, huai ATSUM in ngaikhok petmah in June 24,2008 in govt vauna kawmin thusuah bawl uh a, hileleng huai in bangmah kikhenna tun tuanlou ahi ngei ding a, ATSUM in July 1, 2008 a thusuah bawl nawn in huai ah May 18,2008 a kihouna a tel Minister 3te a boycott ban uah July 10, 2008 zingsang dak 6.00 in kiphinna(agitation) sunzom nawn ding uh a, huai dungzui in National Highway 2te –National Higway No. 39(Imphal-Dimapur Road) leh National Highway No. 59(Imphal-Silchar Road) ah economic bloakade sutzop hiding a, huaimai hilou in ZEO office-te telin singtanggam district tenga government establishment leg office teng leng boycott hidia puangin school leh college-te kia khahkol hiding in puang uhi. Boycott a puan un Directorate of Education(Schools/Hills Section leh Imphal a Directorate of Tribal Development leng huamkha hi.

Manipur a singtangmite’n hamphatna leh tanvou a ngah ding khenkhat uh state govt in kitheilousak leh a koihdap maimah ahunkhop omsek a, huaite khenkhat in ngaitheilou in hangsan taka pan alak ziakun state govt in palzut teitei theilou a a tangtun pawl om a, hileleng issue khenkhat bel lungkimlou a kiphinna om hial leleng Chief Minister tanpha in kilemna bawlpih in huchibang thil(demand) pichin hiding chi’n thuchiam bawlpih sek a, hinapi huchibang thuchiam nasep a muh hituanlou in kidiahdiah in a tawpin huihkhua a lengmang a bat hun tam petmah hi. Tutunga ATSUM pawl lungkimlou a kiphinna sutzop a sawm uleng thil theilua mah hinawn hi. Aziakbel Manipur University a ST seat reservation tungtang, Post Matric Scholarship leh TD nuaia medical treatment adia financial assistance sum hawmkhiak ding chihte dautaka koihtheih vual thil hilou a kintaka hawmkhiak poimawh petmah ngen ahi petmah hi.

School a sem contract basis teacher tungtang ah leng ATSUM-te panmun a dikkei chihna ding omlou mah hi. Hileleng tu dinmun i et aleh state government i mawhsak ngal leh ei a gammi adiakin singtangmite adingin ki-et thak tuak thil tampi om hi. ATSUM hahpanna ziakin state govt in contract basis teacher a hunkhop hong guang petmah uh a, order suahma in ahithei tan in tualsungmi candidate chitna leh siamna neite deihsakna piak hiding chih ahi hi. Huai bel tualsungmite mah in a khua uleh amau tenna khua a naupangte mah ngai poimawh in sinsakna lam ah leng phatuamngai tungtuan ding uh chihna hihtuak hi. Hileleng contract basis guanna order hong suah taktak hial takin a lamdang mahmah thil khat hong om khia a, huai thildang hilou in mahni sepna ding school a vasep sangin Rs. 1000/2000 pia a midang zangsawn tampi hong om mawk hi. Huchibang chindan mulkimhuai zangte kuamah dang hilou in singtangmi, tualsungmi(local candidate) kichite mah himawk hi uhi.

Hun hongpai zel in bangtan nungin govt in regular a semding lakna ding in DPC hong conduct nawn a, huai result hong suah hial takin singtangmi i chidiam tualsungmi(local candidate a hunkhop hong lawhching uh a, kipah huai petmah hi. Hileleng atung a kigen tawh kilamdanna om tuanlou in mi tamtak in amau mun a sem dingin midang guaisawn petmah uhi. Education Minister L. Jayentakumar in tutung a ATSUM lungkimlouh ziaka kiphinna a sutzop ding tungtang uah Education Minister telin Minister 3 boycott a puan utawh kisai a hilhchetna ah teacher adia appointment kibawl 100 laka 60 vel singtangmi himahle uh amau singtanggam a sem utlou a phaijang biala sem dia a khawnunga kingen veve tamzaw hi’n gen hi. Huchi mah bangin ZEO/CCpur in leng tukum a HSLC examna result suak ah govt school apan pass zah duhthusam a chinlouhna ziak thildang hilou teacher tamtak singtamggam a school a sempeihlou ahih ziak uh hi’n gen chian hi.

Hiai apan ngaihtuah thak dia poimawh ahihleh eite mah in i gam leh nam zuun a kep i ut kei aleh kua’n i gam hong zunnsak a hong puahsuaktuan ding uhiam chih kitheihmawh bawl vualte i hinawn kei chih i theih poimawh hi.


Ethno-political relations between Kukis and Meiteis

By Th. Hethang Haokip

Abstract: Manipur is characterized by ethnic diversity. She is dominantly inhabited by the Meiteis, including Meitei-Muslim (Pangals), in the valley and Kukis, and Nagas in the hills. They live in mutual co-existences since time immemorial.

However, the amicable bond of relationship between the kukis and the Meiteis which was in vogue in the erstwhile period begun to deteriorate after the merger of Manipur into the Indian Union in 1949 and it reach its zenith during the sixties and the eighties due to the emergence of plethora militants in the region, this further intensified the relationship and led to the recent outburst of ethnic violence between the two communities in the border town of Moreh. Nevertheless, mutual respect, like in the past, will prevail again if all concerns play their respective responsible roles.

The territory which constitutes the present state of Manipur is inhabited by three major ethnic groups viz: the Meiteis including the Meitei-Muslims (Pangals) in the valley; the Nagas and the Kuki-Chin-Mizo in the Hills, thereby indicating ethnographic boundaries.

One of the largest Kuki concentrations in the Indian sub-continent is found in the state of Manipur. They are found largely concentrated in the entire nine districts of the state which includes clans/tribes/sub-tirbes like Gangte, Hmar, Lushai, Simte, Paite, Thadou etc. They have close affinity with each other in terms of language, culture, dress, mode of living, food habits etc, but they are inclined to identify themselves separately by the names of their own respective tribes, sub-tribe or clans.

It is an undisputed fact, corroborated by many writings from the past on the Kukis that they were short tempered and a war-like people. Despite, their fiery temperament, they believe in the principle of peaceful co-existence, and from time immemorial, have maintained harmonious relationship with the people around them. However, they are proud people, and have close affinity with the land. This bond is recognized the world over and is a distinguished characteristic of the kukis.

The Kukis co-existed in peace with the Meiteis right from the time of their first settlement in Manipur. They indeed migrated and settled in the hills of Manipur as early as in the pre-historic times along with or after the Meitei advent in Manipur valley[1]. However, the great kuki exodus is said to occur in the 18th century A.D[2]. It is true beyond doubt that so far/until very recently history has never recorded strained relations between the two communities. The kukis were indeed never ruled by the Meiteis but on the contrary, they came forward to give assistance to them.

In this regard, P.S Haokip writes, the Meitei King Chourajit could not fight the Ava’s in 1810 and therefore, asked the kukis for help by declaring “the hills surround Manipur Golden Land like a stockade and the tribal guards the stockades”[3] and in due course of time the kuki chiefs also sent its soldiers to guard the Maharajah and his Kingdom so as to resist the merger agreement on the eve of Manipur’s annexation to India in 1949 and that has brought about an ideological clash with the Akhil Manipur Hindu Mahasabha[4].

However, in the meantime, the introduction of a new system of administration in 1891 had threatened the bond of amiable relationship between the two communities where the entire administrations of hill areas were to be administered by the Vice President of the Manipur state Durbar[5] in which the contact between Hill people and British administrators was made through and depended entirely on the corrupted “Lambus” rather than the village chiefs.[6] It should be noted here that prior to the British, the role of the Lambus in the hill areas was no more than a peon though they sometimes acted as an interpreter between the Maharaja and the village Chief[7].

The Potthang[8] system too though officially abolished in the year 1913, the British meitei lumbus continued it despite, a series of Petition to exempt it to the authorities.[9] The Kukis conversion to Christianity and the Meiteis to Hinduism during the sanskritisation process has also driven a wedge in their hitherto cordial relationship. Thus, the British policy of ‘Divide and Rule’ has immensely endangered the cordial relationship among them.

This strained relationship was further intensified and escalated with the merging of Manipur into the Indian Union, and this has had intrigue a wider gulf between the two communities, in which various hill areas under the British administration became a ‘Scheduled Area’[10], thereby, forbids the plain peoples to settle in tribal areas/ the hilly region[11]. It thus, clearly alienated the meiteis and the tribals.

However, in spite of this, the meitei elites are of the view that Manipur which comprised of both the valley and the hills was an independent Princely State before the coming of the British and that the merger agreement as null and void since its annexation was much against the wishes of the people, and goes contradict with the International laws and the Manipur State Constitution Act 1947[12]. Professor Joykumar has rightly stated that “the Maharaja was forced to sign the agreement”[13]. He continue to writes, “It is reported that Budhachandra was quite upset to see the unexpected and undesirable policy adopted by the Government of India and having no other alternative; Maharaja signed the instrument of merger agreement on the 21st September, 1949”[14].

The meitei elites are also of the view that the hills and the valley people are of common origin. G.A.Grierson in his monumental Linguistic Survey of India has grouped the Meitei in the Kuki-Chin sub-family of the Tibeto Burman languages[15]. P.S Haokip also records that if all the Benagali and Hindi words are to be omitted from Meitei language, the leftovers are all of Kuki dialect. Thus, to Gangumei Kabui, a more appropriate name of this sub family, in the opinion of many linguists, would have been the Meitei-Kuki-Chin.

Therefore, with this strategy and also with the slogan ‘Hingminnasi eikhoi’[16], in course of times and in spite of various modifications and amendments, passed and recognized by the government, the Meitei communities gradually continue to pour into the hills and its adjoining areas and thereby, begun to settle mostly in Kuki inhabited areas[17]. At the time, a number of militant organizations, nationalist in nature came into existence, and within a short span of two decades, every ethnic community had its own militant nationalist organizations.

These organizations had separate objective, goals, and aim and follow different strategies to achieve these objectives. This often leads to friction and disharmony amongst the various groups pursuing different goals. And in order to protect their sphere of influence and also to maintain their own respective status quo, both the meiteis and the kuki elites harp upon the ideology of Nationhood and democratic value based on peaceful co-existence.

As already stated, Manipur/Kangleipak being a princely state before the advent of the British, and its merger agreement to the Indian union in 1949 being unconstitutional, as also much against the wishes of his highness the then Maharaja of Manipur, Budhachandra and of the people. This led to the mushrooming of numerous militant organizations in the sixties in which mention may be made of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), etc. with the prime objective to restore the Monarch and his government; to sum up, for the attainment of an independent kingdom “Kangleipak”.

However, the kuki nationalist are of the view that Zalengam/Kukiland and Manipur/Kangleipak are in co-existence since the inception of time. They considered that they were never the subject of the meitei’s Maharaja but on the contrary like many other kings, they also formed an alliance with them. They further say that the meitei nation state was conquered by the British in 1891 while the kukis were subjugated only towards the end of 1919 episode[18]. It is apparent that prior to the British the Kukis has exercised sovereignty over their lands which is clearly evident from the events of ‘the Kuki war of Independence 1917-19’ and also from the coalition made with the INA during the course of the World War II.

However, this has had the result of scattering them in three different countries viz: India, Burma and Bangladesh, resulting in the status “Minority in Ghetto” characterized by lack of political unity among them. The patriots who took part in the war, live through a period of trials, pain and agony and left their imprints on the sands of time to inspire later generations which gradually culminated into the formation of Kuki National Assembly (KNA) on the 24th October 1946[19], the first political organization, demanding a separate statehood for the Kukis within the frame work of the Indian constitution in the mid sixties.

This was further intensified by two revolutionary groups viz: (Kuki National Army) K.N.A and the (Kuki National Front) K.N.F in the eighties. The KNA demanded for an Independent state “Zalengam”[20] while the KNF demand for “Kuki Land” (Kuki state) within the frame work of the Indian constitution[21]. Indeed, it was a surprising shock and distress for the Kukis who were not much mediocre and inferior to their counterparts in the North-Eastern states with respect to population; having distinct custom and tradition, and a rich cultural heritage within the region they inhabit to be kept in limbo by the government even after sixty years of India’s independence.

Although, comparisons are odious, it is important to note that the Khongjom war of 1891 which resulted in the domination of the state by the British was fought between the Meitei and British forces for the duration of only one week, whereas the Kuki war of Independence lasted for almost 3 long yrs. The Kukis exhibited a strong determination to cling to their independence. Although the Meitei Generals who fought the British in 1891 like Thangal general and Bir Tikendrajit have been honoured by the Manipur government, Kuki generals like General Tintong and Pu, Chengjapao have been ignored, and this has hurt the sentiments of the Kuki community.

Similarly, the Black September or the massacre of 90 kukis on the 13th Sept., 1993 is commemorated today only by the Kukis in Manipur. The 18th June uprising, 2001 which is regarded as a milestone of Manipur’s history pertains however, only to the Meitei community, as 18 innocent meiteis lost their lives in the uprising. To honour and salute their courage and dedication to the preservation of Manipur’s territorial integrity, this date is observed as a state holiday. This has offended the sentiments of other communities in the state. The kukis in particular have always wanted to preserve the territorial integrity of the date, yet their efforts in this direction have not been taken into cognizance.

As such, many of the Kukis are in affirmation that, this is an indication that confirms the present ‘Manipur/Meitei land’ to no more than the ‘valley’ which constitutes 10% of the state[22]. This has had resulted in the Kukis proclamation of each other territorial rights. They stated that “there will be a peaceful co-existence between the Kukis and the Meiteis by promoting mutual respect for each others territorial rights”[23].

On the other side, a wide chasm has appeared in the hitherto harmonious co-existence of various communities in the state. This is exacerbated by the fact that the fruits of development are mainly confined to the Imphal valley where the meiteis reside. The tribals have been increasingly alienated and marginalized. Therefore, some elements of the population wanted the Meiteis to confine themselves to the valley. And thus, assume that they will no longer tolerate the discriminatory nature of the government and the inferiority complex of the meiteis[24]. Indeed, it is pertinent to note that so far the UNLF landmines planted in kuki inhabited areas have took the lives of 9 people in Churachanpur district and 33 in Chandel district[25].

It is also obvious that four hundred kuki villagers were abducted and taken to Lallim/Namunta in Myanmar on 13th March 2007[26]. Moreover, the rape of Hmar women by the UNLF cadres at Parbung and Lungthulen villages[27] have fuelled the resentment and discontentment of the kukis who feel neglected by the government which pays no heed to the difficulties of the kukis, and pours no balm on their wounds; despite, the (Kuki Students’ Organisation) KSO rally in Delhi on March 2007 and the judicial enquiry into the Hmar rape case, the victims have not been rehabilitated or given any compensation and the women have been subjected to severe trauma for several months. All these incidents have impacted greatly on the kuki community and made them suspicious in some instance of the Meitei community.

The ministry of Information and publicity of the NSCN (IM) outfit in this regard affirmed that the local kukis were denied the right to live peacefully in Moreh and its surrounding areas soon after the UNLF succeeded in collaborating with Burmese army while the government of Manipur activate by far, not lesser than a canopy to the Kuki’s grievances[28]. It further asserts that the KNO/KNA fails to understand the plans of UNLF but now realize its mistake lately[29].

The kukis indeed, realized their folly very late that they were being exploited by the meiteis in various ways in the past and in the present which was clearly portrayed in the recent Moreh incidence where the two rival militant organizations i.e. the UNLF & the KNA came into confrontation in the border town of Moreh in the Indo-Myanmar border resulting into the death of 11 innocent civilians from both the communities[30]. The government however, promised to provide compensation to the bereaved families by providing jobs to their next of kin, as also to erect a memorial tomb for the deceased but this promise was made only to the affected Meiteis, while the affected Kukis were not compensated on the ground that they were not civilians[31].

The actions taken up by the Govt. of Manipur established a sense of alienation and distrust. The kukis feel that all their efforts to preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur have not been acknowledge or appreciated. “It is deeds that will establish the sincerity of the State Government, not mere words”[32] in the existing political climate in Manipur, only then, the relationship which has got stranded over the past few years can be restored back to its historical state of peaceful co-existence/normalcy, only if the Meiteis, the majority community, change their attitude of assuming themselves as the paramount owner of the land for which the Kukis and the alike (Nagas and Pangals) have also equally sacrificed their lives.

Therefore, it is a high time for the general populace to joined hands and pool their thoughts and knowledge to unearth how and why such an awful episode has cropped up so that the escalating communal tensions are clamped and averted.

The writer is a research student in the History Department of Manipur University, India.

[1] Kabui, Gangumei: History of Manipur, vol.I (Pre-Colonial Period), p.23, National publishing House,New-Delhi, 1991.

[2 Shakespear,J: The-Lushai-Kuki clans (1912), Cultural Publishing House, Delhi, p.118.

[3] Haokip, P.S: Zalengam, The Kuki Nation, Private Publication, 1998. p.27.

[4] Annexation of Manipur, 1949 by Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM),1995. p.182.

[5] Naorem, Joykumar: Colonialism to Democracy-A History of Manipur,1819-1972. Spectrum Publications, Guwahati:Delhi, 2002,p. 123.

[6] Ibid.p.124.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Literally poththng means carrying of ones luggage.

[9] Ibid.

[10] Aide-Memoire: To the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohon Singh for the recognition of U.P.F, Jan 2006.

[11] Haokip,P.S: Zalengam, The Kuki Nation, p-27, Private Publication, 1998.;

[12] Kangujam, Sanatomba: Ethnic Discourse in the North East: in search of an alternative paradigm, p.8.

[13 Prof.Naorem, Joykumar: op.cit. p.193

[14] Ibid.

[15 Grierson, G.A: Linguidtic Survey of India, vol.III, prt. III p.6.

[16 ‘Hingminasnsi eikhoi’ means lets live together (Live and let live).

[17] Today many of the meiteis community are found largely settled in various hill districts of Manipur.

[18] Haokip, P.S op.cit. p.27.

[19] Dr. Rosiem Pudaite: Indian National Struggle for Freedom and its Impact on the mizo Movement, 1935-1953 A.D. (2002 editon) p.99.

[20] Haokip,P.S, “Zalengam, The Kuki Nation”.

[21] Aide-memoir: To the P.M of India, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee for immediate creation of

Kukiland; 1998, April 8, K.Maneithangja, General Secretary, KNF).

[22 Statistical Abstract Manipur 2005, Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Government of Manipur, p-1. * (Total areas of Manipur= 22,327 Hill areas= 20,089 sq.kms., vaslley areas= 2,238 sq.kms.)

[23] The Sangai Express, 12/06/07: KNO verbally fires at UNLF.

[24] Ibid.

[25] A K.N.O. COMMUNIQUE over K.S.O. rally in Delhi. P.1.

[26] Ibid.

[27] Ibid.

[28] The Sangai Express, 12/06/07; GPRN-NSCN on recent Moreh killings.

[29] Ibid.

[30] Ibid, 10 June 2007.

[31] As per the Sangai Express: 27th June 2007, “KNO ponders over emerging realities and issue” the KNO asserts that the following kuki victims/ diseases were of innocent civilians and in no way are connected with the KNA/KNO; they are’ (L) Pastor Hemjang Lhungdim, 40 yrs. (Church Pastor), (L) Doumang Haokip, 31 yrs.(Charcoal worker), (L) Lunkhomang Misao, 17 yrs. (Student), (L) Lunkholal Haokip, 19 yrs. (Student), (L) and Tongkholun Sitlhou, 17 yrs. (Auto-ricksaw driver).

[32] The Sangai Express, 18th July 2007, “ KNO urges Government to free Haokip”.



Shillong gets country's seventh IIM

SHILLONG: Shillong has once again regained its past glory with the seventh Indian Institute of Management (IIM) coming up here.

The seventh ace business school of the country — Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM) — will be formally inaugurated by Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy at the North Eastern Hill University (Nehu) Mayurbhanj complex at Nongthymmai here on Friday.

"It has been a long-standing demand of the people in the region. Finally, their dream will come true," the CM said.

Sixty students, who appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2007, have been selected for the institute's flagship programme — Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM). The intake capacity will be increased to 120 in the third year and 180 in the sixth year.

The Meghalaya government has provided 120 acre for the institute, free of cost, for setting up the permanent campus of the RGIIM at the New Shillong Township.

Unemployment, crime are HIV fodder in Northeast India

By Simantik Dowerah

Lack of awareness, proximity to the Golden Triangle are also contributing to the birth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in one of India’s most politically troubled regions.

New Delhi: Northeast India generally brings to mind two diametrically opposite images — the first, a picturesque region abundant in forest and rivers, and the second, a terrain bludgeoned by bullets, bombs and bloodshed.

Geographically knitted to the mainland by a slender land chain called the Chicken’s Neck, the northeast has always remained a politically isolated mass. Inhabited by heterogeneous tribes and sub-tribes of Aryan and Mongoloid origins, the region has been rocked for decades by insurgency, with several terrorist groups either demanding sovereignty or separate statehood.

Unabated violence has exacerbated under-development in the region and has fostered socio-economic problems such as unemployment, rising crime rates and drug addiction. The last of the three has, in turn, fostered another alarming situation that the northeast is now being forced to deal with — a rapidly increasing HIV-infected/AIDS population.

How serious is the problem?

The first case of an intravenous drug user (IDU) being infected by the HIV virus was detected in Manipur in 1990.

The state shares its international borders with Myanmar, a country that falls in the dreaded Golden Triangle. With a 350,000-sq-km area thriving on illicit drug trafficking along the Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand route, the vulnerabilities of Manipuri youth, given the porous borders, have been intensified.

The neighbouring state of Nagaland shares a similar fate. According to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), which is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India, both Manipur and Nagaland are highly prevalent states with high infection and vulnerability. Assam is also highly vulnerable but in the low prevalence category, as are Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim.

The lack of proper awareness and education about HIV has seen infected persons transfer the virus to their sexual partner and unborn baby. The malady has, in the past few years, shifted to the rural areas where stigma and discrimination invariably render the infected person a social outcast.

Red Ribbon Express in NE

It’s a train with a mission. Its passengers, traveling across the country on a year-long journey to create awareness about HIV/AIDS in the interiors, found that people in the north east were still highly ignorant about HIV transmission.

Bijano, counsellor at the Dimapur Civil Hospital, admits that despite aggressive campaigns and information dissemination across different media, including radio and television, awareness levels continue to be abysmal.

“Many people do not know the difference between HIV and AIDS. For them both are synonymous. It is tough explaining it is not contagious and that lack of knowledge could lead to cruelty, humiliation and ostracization of those whose positive status is known,” says Bijano.

Remoteness, non-industrialization and lack of infrastructure make it difficult for NGOs and health providers to be consistent in their service delivery. Also, the law and order problem, compounded by rising unemployment, has made the youth more susceptible to substance abuse and risky behaviour such as indulging in unsafe sex and sharing needles while shooting addictive drugs.

Voices from the region

Father Joe Ngamkhuchung, chief functionary of the Dimapur-based NGO, North Eastern Drugs HIV Training Centre drew attention to the situation in Nagaland, saying, “Transmission through the sexual route is as much as 60% and unless sex education is made mandatory, ignorance will most certainly not be bliss.”

Father Joe Ngamkhuchung

Efforts have been made by agencies to attract people from blocks, sub-divisions, panchayats and zilla parishads and make them participate in the country’s battle against HIV/AIDS. Self-help groups and mahila mandals have been mobilized to create awareness among women, so as to minimize the ‘feminization of the epidemic’.

J.S. Rao, project director, Assam State AIDS Control Society said there are an estimated 10,700 HIV/AIDS cases in the state. Extensive training programmes have been held with medical personnel to ensure there is no bias and discrimination. Focus has also been on busting myths and misconceptions relating to the infection spreading through touch, sharing vessels or using the same bathroom.

Outlining plans for Assam in the next financial year, Rao said, “We will identify places with high migrant population, IDUs and commercial sex workers along with NACO. The attempt would be to mainstream and integrate people with HIV/AIDS into society and to step up our intervention with the high risk groups like truckers, for whom Guwahati is the entry point to the entire Northeast.”

Jahnabi Goswami, general secretary of Indian Network for People living with HIV/AIDS (INP+) and treasurer, Assam Network of Positive People (ANP+), felt that the states in the northeast are more cut-off than other parts of India. Even local NGOs find it difficult to work for long stretches because of factors like inaccessible terrain, low funding and lack of infrastructure.

“NACO’s programmes revolve largely around spreading awareness in order to reduce HIV infection. Not enough emphasis is being laid on issues of basic care and support like rehabilitation and nutrition,” said Father Joe Ngamkhuchung.

Non-existence of programmes post-antiretroviral therapy (ART) is another area that requires urgent attention. “Patients who feel better after visiting the ART centres often ask for some kind of employment to sustain themselves. Unfortunately, such programmes ran either by the central or state government. Training in small-scale industry programmes such as piggery, duckery and fishery should be conducted to help people earn their livelihood,” he added.

Currently there are 35,000 unemployed youth in Nagaland. Post-ART people should have the option to pick up work that is aligned with their medical condition. Employers need to be sensitized to ensure that the person is not victimized or robbed of his livelihood. “Lack of mid-way homes where those on ART treatment can stay, receive counseling and engage themselves gainfully are the need of the hour,” Ngamkhuchung said.


Band of Brothers to cheer up famine-hit Mizos

Aizawl, Jul 3 : The ‘Band of Brothers’ from Nagaland landed on the soil of famine-hit Mizoram with a mission to fight mautam (bamboo flowering) by means of a ‘Fraternity Concert’ Greeting the local denizens at Lengpui Aiport, team’s project director G Sema said yesterday the people and government of Nagaland could not sit still unless their Mizo brothers recover from mautam famine.

Mr Sema hoped that the Fraternity Concert, to be staged at Vanapa Hall here on Friday, would bolster the bond of brotherhood between the Mizos and Nagas

A Nagaland Music Task Force had been set up under the state’s youth resources and sports department, which comprises Nagaland’s top band ‘Ecstacy’ as well as topper and finalists of the ‘Nagaland Idol’ reality show.

Two top Mizo officials in the Nagaland government–Chief Secretary Lalhuma and Additional Chief Secretary Lalthara–are also involved in the project. Mr Lalthara told newspersons that donations of Rs 20 lakh had already been obtained for mautam relief.


NREGS job cards distributed at Saikhul

By : A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL, Jul 3: Saikhul Assembly constituency MLA, Doukhongmang Khongsai today while distributing job cards to 75 villagers of Mongneljang village that the flagship programme NREGS is a promising programme for income generation for the people living below the poverty line.

The job cards distribution to the villagers of the Mongneljang village of Saikhul block of Senapati district was held at the community hall of the village with the local MLA as chief guest.

With the scheme for improvement of the inter village road, IVR taken up under NREGS in the village which is located only around 27 kilometers from Imphal, the villagers expressed gratitude to the local MLA for his effort.

Doukhongmang, speaking to the villagers recounted that the NREGS programme was a flagship programme of the Central government targeting to eliminate poverty all over the country by 2020.

The scheme is not only for development but also a means for income generation for the people living under the poverty line, he said.

He also appealed to the villagers to work sincerely and obtain the benefits of the scheme.

With the construction of drainage on the IVR under the programme, the inconvenience caused by overflow of water on the road during the rainy season would be solved, he said.

He also distributed job cards to 75 villagers.

The function was attended by T Manihar, SDO, Saikhul as guest of honour who said that for the construction of the IVR in the village, the authorities had already sanctioned Rs. 92,522.

Tamenglong hit by severe food scarcity
By : Daniel Kamei/IFP 7/4/2008 1:39:00 AM

TAMENGLONG, Jul 3: With the outbreak of bamboo flowering and rodent menace in the whole of Tamenglong district the area is now facing acute food scarcity. There are no rice supplies in store at the private shops and also with the food and civil supplies authorities in the district.

The shop owners while interacting with this correspondent said that they had been searching for rice stocks at the state capital Imphal since the last two weeks, but to their great disappointment they could find only 40 bags and that too at high costs.

The shop owners went on to say that prices of all goods and commodities had gone up due to the recent price rise at Imphal. Besides, bringing in supplies through Silchar or Jiribam was not possible as the bridges between Kaiphundai and Jiribam were carried away by the recent flood waters. “Our loaded trucks are stranded along the NH-53 due to incomplete construction of the new bridges over the river,” said one shopkeeper.

Upon further enquiry regarding the scarcity of food grains at the shops, the shop owners maintained that this could be due to heavy taxation from the underground groups based in the valley areas. However, they did not know the reason behind the scarcity of rice in Imphal.
It is a fact that the poor cultivators in the villages suffer during the monsoon months of June, July and the first part of August. The poor farmers had some reason to smile with the arrival of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, NREGS, in the district. However, the district administration had not been able to pay the wages of job card holders for the remaining 14 days of 2007. Also, no work has been taken up under the scheme for 2008.
Meanwhile, the arrival of locust threat has hit the poor cultivators in the whole district of Tamenglong. While talking to this correspondent, Pou Samuel, secretary, Namkaoluang Village Authority and Longmai village said that the locusts had started attacking paddy and maize plants. “They also perch on the standing crops in their thousands and hop from one plant to the other causing destruction of the crops in the process. Their number has been increasing tremendously over the last one month,” he said.
The entire population of the district subsists on jhum cultivation and the phenomenal rise of insect population means a famine is underway. The district administration, on the other hand, has not taken any preventive measures against the invasion of insects. However, an official source said that upon receiving complaints from four villages in Nungba, Tousem and Tamei block, the district agriculture officers along with their staff had gone to Imphal to submit the findings.


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Chawilen Damdawi - handle with care

By : C. Doungal

His name has become a household word at least in three states of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland and Hmar village of Saikot has become therapetic tourist destination where people are daily coming in thousands. His "damdol" has generated so much interest that the government of Manipur is even toying with the idea of regulating the use. The plant now said to be botanically named "Croton Cauditus Gieseler" had all along been known through out the ages among Chin-Kuki-Mizo people. The leaves used to be rubbed on festering wounds of injured cattle where maggots had formed. It is so effective that the maggots instanteneously fall off and the wounds get better. In Hmar language, it is called "Ranlung damdawi" and in Thadou-Kuki "Ganthan lou".

The oral administration of the juice extract was first experimented at Saikot by Pu. Chawilen himself taking it. He desires to pass on this after he himself got cured. He first prays to God for the sick person and then administers. He gives it free to all who come or ask for it. If someone makes voluntary donation, the same is put in a donation box which goes for maintenance of his establishment. Christians believe that he is a man of God (not Godman) whose prayer heals people. There is a story that a rich person who got cured gave him large sum of money but he refused. He then offered him more thinking that he might have considered the amount too less. He refused saying that the blessing of God he recieved free is not for sale. Thus there is no commercial angle in what he does. It is also clear that he is not a quack or a fraud. It is faith in the healing power of his prayer combined with the efficacy of the medicine.

While candidly talking to some intimate friends, he said that pressman asked him how many persons he had cured. He replied them that "I have healed none, it is God who healed the sick persons through prayer and the damdawi. I only praise God that he uses me to glorify His name".

There is great traffic congestion as people come daily in thousands. Moreover, many people have to wait for hours together or stay overnight. Therefore, amenities for vehicle parking, toilet facilities, waiting shed and water, both for drinking and washing etc are very much needed. The government may initiate improving these.

Many views are expressed for regulating by registration/patenting or standardisation of equipments and materials like water used etc. Some have given sound analysis and views but there are also those going to the extend of demanding closere of the same on the ground of serious side effects etc. From first hand report recieved, taking of the juice extract in bigger dose may cause loose motion or may induce sleepiness. An expert from RIMS however went to the extent of saying that there had been even a fatal case of death. I deeply share the sorrow and send my condolence to the bereaved family. In fact, a medicine so strong as to cure cancer or other serious cases of boils, piles, cynusitis, tonsilities etc would indeed be very strong. Therefore, carrying out further research is called for.

On the other hand, from the commonsense point of view people suffering from serious incurable diseases including cancer would go anywhere if there is any hope of recovery just like the proverbial saying that a drowning man catches a straw. For example, the effect of Radio-therapy is very telling on the body of the sick person. Likewise, other strong medicines administered also weaken a person. Despite the proven guarantee of safe administration of some medicines, there are many who suffer from side effects or even fatal cases. Many people who are treated in Hospital die too. All right, we are very critical about this but then how do we handle the case of very eye-catching advertisement of Dr. R.N. Gupta (Vaid) appearing so frequently in daily papers or Pabung Naba Kishore or maibas?

Let us remember that Christians believe that Pu. Chawilen is a man of God-used by God. Faith whether scientifically proved or not exist in the human mind. For example the episode of "Ram Setu" where some scholars unwittingly stated that there is no historical proof of existence of the bridge had so much hurt the sentiment of the Hindus that there was almost a sudden riot till corrected. Also, right now in Kashmir, we are hearing daily about widespread disturbance over land allotment to Amarnath Cave Shrine. The muslims who live in the area never cause any disturbance exept some terrorist groups. But acquisition of forest land for the shrine had created so much law and order problem for the last several weeks.

In this case also, since Pu. Chawilen revered by christians as a man of God discovered oral administration of the damdawi it will be a himalayan blunder if that is hijacked in the name of research and regulating the use. Hurting peoples faith can lead to undesirable consequences. It will therefore be in the fitness of things that whatever research to be carried out should associate him. He and his advisors including the chief of Saikot should not merely be consulted but be made part of the whole project. Registration/patening etc may naturally follow in due course.


Prime Minister releases North East Vision 2020 document

By : Manipur Information Centre

NEW DELHI, Jul 2: The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that all-round development of the north eastern states was the topmost priority of the government and announced its decision to link all state capitals in the region by rail lines.

Emphasizing that connectivity and infrastructure development was the cornerstone of development in the region, the Prime Minister said the government had taken several initiatives to bridge the infrastructure gap including an ambitious road-building programme for the north east region. He was addressing the ceremonial function of the release of the North Eastern Region Vision 2020 Document at the plenary hall of the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today at 10.30 am.

He said, “The north eastern region is the land of rising sun for India. The time has come for the sun to shine on it and shine brightly. This Vision 2020 defines the path to that bright future.”

Referring to the initiatives being taken in Manipur, the Prime Minister highlighted that work on the Tipaimukh and Loktak downstream hydro electric projects costing about Rs. 6,000 crores and Rs. 800 crores respectively had been expedited. The Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line, which would put the Manipur valley on the rail map of India, had also been sanctioned as a National Project for Rs. 727 crores.

Stating that violence had been the recurrent theme of discourse for the north east for too long, the Prime Minister appealed to all the patriotic people of the region to work together to create an environment of peace and security to improve the quality of life of all people.
Manipur Governor Dr. SS Sidhu stated that the Vision 2020 provided the road map for economic development of the north eastern region by 2020 and also the integration of the region.
The Governor also emphasized the need for strengthening infrastructure, improvement of road networks and power, maximizing self-governance etc. for a good future of the region.
All the Governors and chief ministers or representatives of the all north eastern states were dignitaries at the function. Manipur Governor Dr. SS Sidhu and Speaker of the Manipur legislative Assembly were among the dignitaries on the dais.
The hall was packed with students and youths of the north eastern states. MLAs and senior officers of the Manipur government also attended the function.


Education minister raps ATSUM for overreacting

By : A Staff Reporter

Imphal, Jul 2: State education minister L Jayantakumar Singh has denounced the stand of the All Manipur Tribal Students’ Union Manipur to boycott the state education minister and launch an economic blockade along the national highways in the state from 6 am of July 10.

L Jayantakumar during a press conference held this afternoon at the New Secretariat mentioned that the state government from time to time had been trying to fulfill the demands of the students organisations mainly from the hills by appointing teachers to meet the shortage particularly for schools in the hill districts.

Appointment of teachers either on contract basis or part-time was conducted by the state in the interest of the various government schools in hill districts.

There was no question of shortage of teachers in various schools right from the primary level to the higher secondary level at present as per the rationalisation of appointed teachers, he said.

The education minister further said the state government was now fully aware of the fact that the newly appointed teachers and those who have been transfered to various schools in the hill districts were reluctant to serve in hill districts.

More than 60 percent of the appointed teachers are from the scheduled tribe communities and the state government have made proper arrangements for the appointed teachers to extend their services to the respective districts and villages, but failure to respond to the government order and attempts of the newly appointed scheduled tribe teachers’ to get posted in the valley districts were causing problems.

The minister further said it was not justified for ATSUM to take such steps against the state government which had been working in the better interest of the tribal students with an aim to achieve uniformity in education. The government had been giving priority to the hill districts on many instances, he said.

The volunteers of the ATSUM had failed to verify the reality of functioning of various schools in the hill districts and were charging the state government of neglecting the schools in the hills.

He said as of now the state government was of the view that there was no question of shortage of teachers in the schools in the hill districts.

Many non-local teachers in the hill districts schools were harassed by underground elements and even by the school heads by deducting money illegally from their salaries and even physically torturing them, he said while asking if it would be right for the ATSUM to remain silent over such complaints which the government was receiving.

The minister citing an example said that one assistant Hindi matriculate teacher of Poi High School in Ukhrul district identified as Ningthoujan Sanatomba Singh who has been working regularly for the last nine years in the school as assistant teacher was subjected to heavy loss by deducting several amounts from his salary by the headmaster of the school.

The minister further said that as per the official complaint lodged by the assistant teacher to the director, education(S) recently, it was said that the headmaster of Poi High School had deducted a total of Rs. 11,850 out of the salary amount of Rs. 31,656 for the four months of March, April, May and June in the current year.

The assistant teacher enclosed a voucher which explained the reasons for deducting the amount from his salary as Rs. 2750 for the underground oufit operating in the area, Rs. 2000 per month for signing of bank draft by the headmaster for withdrawing monthly salaries and Rs. 10, 806 for the construction of a church.

The assistant Hindi teacher who had been serving in the interest of the students as well as for the welfare of the village has now sought termination or immediate transfer from the school in order to avoid both mental and physical torture, the minister said.

Several similar cases cases had been reported officially to the state government, the minister claimed while asking why the pressure student groups from the tribal community were not trying to find out the ground reality of what was happening in the interiors rather than sitting in Imphal and relying on second hand reports from their acquaintances.

The minister further appealed to the tribal student bodies to come forward and make genuine attempts to uplift the tribal student community without any bias.


Five PULF militants formally surrender before state chief minister

By : A Staff Reporter

IMPHAL, Jul 2: Five cadres of different factions of the People’s United Liberation Front, PULF surrendered formally with arms and ammunition to the Manipur chief minister on Wednesday.

On the occasion, chief minister O Ibobi Singh while calling upon the underground groups to come forward for fruitful dialogue for peace and prosperity in the state said that violence and killing were not the ultimate solution to the conflict situation in Manipur.

Of the five cadres, three surrendered through the SP, Imphal east district police while the remaining two through the SP, Thoubal district police.

The three who surrendered through the SP, Imphal east were Md Amu alias Tyab Ali, 33, son of late Md Jaheruddin of Keirao Menjor Ingkhol and Md Ramijuddin, 20, son of Md Najeruddin of Keirap Sabal Leikai belonging to PULF(MI) group and Md Riyajuddin alias Ibai alais Rohid, 25, son of Md Manisana of Thoubal Moijing Khongok Leikai belonging to the PULF(Azad) group.

Amu surrendered with one Thomson carbine and magazine, one 9 mm pistol with magazine and six live rounds which was handed over to him by the younger brother of MI Khan chairman named Md Nasimuddin of Keirao. He joined the outfit in the year 2005 through a self styled deputy finance secretary, Safi and got military training at Kasom, Ukhrul district under the NSCN(IM) and served the outfit as self styled project director.

Ramijuddin who surrendered with one AK-56 rifle and 30 rounds of ammunition joined the outfit through self styled DC Md Malik of PULF(MI) faction and worked under him.

Md Riyajuddin joined PULF(Azad) group in January 2007 and got military training at Old Mandu, Tamenglong district in the same year. He surrendered with two 9 mm pistols with seven rounds of ammunition which was issued to him by the self styled finance in-charge Ithem of Azad faction.

They surrendered to the SP, Imphal East police on July 2, June 29 and July 1 respectively.

The last two cadres who surrendered through the Thoubal district police, SP were Md Hafizuddin alias Md Alimuddin alias Inao, 26, son of Md Riyajuddin of PULF (Umar Farooque) and Loubuktongbam Md Amu alias Boby, 22, son of late Md Mohamad Ali of PULF working under self styled sergeant major, operation commander of Thoubal district. Both hail from Sora Mamang Leikai of Thoubal district.

Hafizuyddin who served in the outfit as operation group commander of the Azad group surrendered with one 9 mm pistol with magazine and four rounds of 9 mm ammunition. He joined the outfit in 2000.

Hafijuddin who surrendered with one AK-56 rifle, one magazine and 21 live rounds of AK-56 ammunition belonged to the Farooque group. He was working as private after joining the outfit in March 2007.

The duo surrendered to the SP, Thoubal district police on June 9 this year.

Even though cadres of different factions of PULF are performing prejudicial activities with arms, so far the group has not been declared as an outlawed organization.

The government is considering declaring the group as a proscribed one, the chief minister said today during the surrender ceremony held at his official bungalow.

The chief minister, speaking on the occasion, said that violence and killing were not the ultimate solution for bringing peace in the state and appealed to the militants to come out for a fruitful political dialogue.

Ibobi said that the five PULF cadres finally surrendered because they came to know that the way they were going was wrong and harmful. Armed struggle will bring no benefit, he added.

They surrendered because they came to know that they were misguided. At the moment they have come to join the national mainstream so they must be encouraged and the government will extend maximum support for their rehabilitation, the chief minister said.

“We always welcome them,” the chief minister said.

The chief minister said that almost all the surrendered people were absorbed in government jobs suited for them. Those who qualified for joining as constables or riflemen were accommodated in the police department, IRB and Manipur Rifles, he said.

Even those who were not physically fit for being constables or riflemen were considered for absorption as grade-IV or followers in the police department, he added while reiterating that maximum benefits were being given to the surrenderees.

Ibobi Singh also once again said that the underground can hold political dialogue with the Centre or with the state government according to their wish for peace in the state as everybody was yearning for peace.

Several ministers of the Ibobi led SPF government, top officials of the state police department, SP of Imphal west L Kailun, Imphal east Th Radheshyam and Thoubal Clay Khongsai and SP CID, SB, Achin attended the function during which the state DGP Y Joykumar read out the names and details of the weapons surrendered by the cadres.


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Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Churachandpur, the 26th June, 2008.

No. DRDA(CCP)/NREGS/17/2007: National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), 2008-09 tawh kisai in District mipite theih ding in hiai anuai ah theihsakna bangzah hiam hong kibawl hi.

1. District Programme Coordinator(NREGS)/DRDA/Churachandpur in NREGS 2008-09 fund tawh kisai akul leh poimawh banga pekhe ding in mansa hi a, 2007-08 sung a NREGS Scheme lungtun huaitak a semkhete kiang ah piak hiding hi. Nasemtute lak ah a sepkhiak zah uleh nasep ni ding zah mah kimtak a semsak a, sepman leng kimtak apia, material cost zangdik leh sep dia bikhiah(Kutcha works)sem hoihte kiang ah fund piak hiding hi. 2007-08 sung a nasem hoihte DRDA leh BDO Office in nasepkhiakte amun mahmah a enchian in tuabang khuate chiamteh hi uhi.

2. BDOs/POs te’n khaw tuamtuam grading report abawl dungzui un 2008-09 fund release hiding a, DPC/NREGS in Dan a bawl dungzui in BDOs/POs te’n ngentel tak in grading report bawl ding uhi. BDOs/POs te’n grading report abawl tengteng uh etchian thak ahih ding ban ah mun mahmah ah DRDA in etkhiakna neinawn ding a, lungtunhuai a sak leh grading report pe’n pom hipan ding hi. Huai ding in,

(a) Village Authority in nasemtute lak ah nasep ni ding a sanctioned zah kimtak in inn chih a semsak taktak na uhiam?

(b) Innchih in a lawhzah ding unh kimtak piak mah hi uhiam?

(c) Kutcha/ earth work leh material cost work (Pucca/ Cemented/ Plantation leh adangdangte) sum sanctioned tawh kituak in bawl in a om hiam?

(d) Expenditure record(sum senna chiantehna) tengteng piaklut hi hiam?

3. BDOs leh Technical Assistant te’n inn chih a pai in Job card nei leh neilou a theih chiang sipsip ma uh Job Card dang hawmkhiak hilou phot ding hi. Job card lem (bawltawm) theihkhiak ahih ngeingei leh kintak a phiat hiding a, a kisai khakpihte tung ah gawtna piak hiding hi.

4. Khua khenkhat ah Village Authority te’n sanction ni zah a sepsaklouh ziak uleh sepkhiak dia bikhiah zuilou in a bawhsiat ziak un (atung a point No. 2 a leng kigelh) amau leng a theih uh hinapi, 2008-09 sanction zekai hi. Hiai tawh kisai in District Programme Coordinator (NREGS) in mawhpaw lou ding a, nasemtute lak ah 2008-09 fund piakkhiak zekai hiam, ni 100 sung sepna piak ding a lawhsap aleh Village Authorities leh BDOs/Pos te mawhpuakna hiding hi. Village Authority te kiang ah hiai tungtang theihsakna Public Notice No. DRDA(CCP)/NREGS/01/2007 dated the 18th April, 2008 in DPC/NREGS, Churachandpur in Manipur Express, The Lamka Post, Hmasawnna Thar, Thuhiltu, Siknieng, The Sangai Express leh Imphal Free Press te ah 18th April & 19th April, 2008 in ana suahkheta hi.

5. Village Authority te’n athak a a theih ding un, 2007-08 sung a nasep ni ding full Sanctioned a pekhe lou hiam, innchih apan kimtak a sum mulou a om a, kutcha leh pucca (Material Cost Works) tungtawn a nasem gina lou leh expenditure record submit nailoute’n 2008-09 adia NREGS funds mulou ding uhi.


(Sumant Singh)
District Programme Co-ordinator (NREGS)
DRDA/Churachandpur District, Manipur.

Siakuong Kaipa Tangthu


Nidanglai in Zou kho khatah innkuon khat - pi leh pu, nu leh pa leh naupang ni ana teeng ua, a innkuon un a ki iit mama uhi. A pu in zong a tute a duot mama a, siemsinna tuomtuom sinsah in gamvahdan leh thangkam dan tuomtuom a sinsah hi. Niteng phiel in a thangkamte uh avil zel ua, zu leh va nam tuomtuom aman zel uhi. Hun hing peitou zel in a pi leh pute'n ang shisanta uhi. Tuazou sawtlou in a nu un zong ang shisan ta leuleu hi. Innsung khat ah abaan abaan in ang shi chiengun innsung hing hawm in patate zong taga leh meigong ang suohta uhi.

Nutha Neina: Tuahun laitah in a khosung uah nuthawi a pasal tawh kikhen khat aum hi. Tua nu'n naupangte hepi kinei in vauluum luum thum diing vel a thungpi sunga puo in naupangte kungah, "Na pa tawh nang kiten sah uleh tami na puon diingun kang phanpieh diing hi" chi'n a vau sanpen a la a, "Tami na toka diing uh" chi'n a vauluum vompen ala a, "Tami na puon sil diing uh" chi'n a vaupuum te khat leh khat kaalhal in alaa kawikawi hi. Naupang chitah tuanu thugen tahsangin a pa uh kungah utate ang peita ua, tua nuthawinu tawh kiteeng diingin apa uh asawlta ua, nuthawinu thugente zong agenpita uhi. A tawpin a pa uh ang zou khongkhong ta ua, apa un tua nuthawi gilounu khu ang kiteenpita hi.

Tomkhat sung anuom semsom sam hi. Hilezong a vaupuum etsahte lah um nawnlou in apuon diing ulah aphan piehta mawngmawng sih hi. Hun sawtlou in a giel ang dawhta a, naupang muda chitah in ang mudata hi. Ann aneeh chiengun zong annkuong tungah a thangpai den a, "Sashipa, dawngchie pa, na tate vahawl khe mengmeng in" chi'n a pasal a naw gigeta hi. Tuachi'n a pasal in zong a tate hun ngamlou in gampalah ah ang hawlmang sawmta mawh hi.

A Pa'n a Tate Gamlah a Hawlmang: Nikhat a tate hawlmang diingin ang kisa a, a tate kungah gampawt diingin ahilta hi. A tate zong gampawt a kilawpna uh ahia, kithawi pai in a pa tawh gam ang pawtta uhi. Gamla sim khat ang tu'n chiengun apa un a tate a khawlpi a, sun-ann aneehpi zou chiengin a tate hih a suhpieh hi. A tate tawh kikhen diing a ngaisut chiengin a ngaingam sih a, lah kikhen lou diing a ngaisut chiengin a zi mai mu diing lah azau zel hi. A lungkham sengin a tate hih asuh pieh kawmin a hitui naptui tawh a kiteh zel hi. A tate'n, "Papa ka lutunga hing ta bang ahiei?" chi'n adong zel ua, apa un, "Luonhi lah hivan, nainap lah hiven" chi'n adawng zel hi. Tomkhat zou in a tate ang iimuta uhi.
Tuazouin a pa uh munkhat ah daileng in, "Ka tate'n ang hat leh ak zun in na dawng aw, ka eeh in na dawng aw, muol in na dawng, guom in na dawng aw" chi'n a nuasieta hi. A tate tawh a kikhen tahtah diing a utlou manin a zun, a eeh, muol leh guomte'n dawng uleh inn hing tung kiathei diinguh a china ahi hi. Tomkhat zou in a tate ang khanglou uhi. A pa a sui kawikawi uleh apa uh ana um nawnsih a, ahat uleh a zun in ana dawng hi. A kidawnna langa a peiphei uleh koima ana umsih a, apa ahat kia uleh a eeh in ana dawng hi. A kidawnna langa ang pei kia uleh koima ana umsih a, eeh ana um hi. A pa uh ahat kia uleh muol in ana dawng a, ang peiphei zel uhi. Ang hat kia uleh guom in ana dawng kia a, a kidawn dandan a apei pei uleh khomuol ang tungta uhi. Inn ang tun chiengun innsung ah zong lut masa ngamlou in panghawm ah a nu leh pa a endap uhi. Tualaitah in a nu-le-pa'n ann ana ne uhi. "I nu'n kei haikeeh zang e, I pa'n kei haikeeh zang e" chi'n panghawm a a etna uapat in ang chita uhi. A nu un a tate hing kinuale kia chi athei chiengin a pasal a kihaupi kia zel hi. "Sashipa, dawngchie pa, na tate vahawl khe mengmeng in" chi'n a pasal a naw kiata hi. A pasal zong kipankia in a tate hawl mang diingin ang kisa kiata hi.

Bangtan amakhat ang tun zou un a tate kungah, "Bawite, tamsung heitah amah chi na thei uoi?" achi chiengin a tate'n, "Tamsung ka pu tawh ka vagih thang kamna uh hi ee" chi'n a dawng uhi. Hing pei gamlat pi zelin, ""Bawite, tamsung heitah amah chi na thei uoi?" achi chiengin a tate'n, "Tamsung ka pu tawh ka sakhi thang kamna uh hi ee" chi'n a dawng uhi. Hing peipi zel in, ""Bawite, tamsung heitah ahiei mah chi na thei uoi?" achi chiengin a tate'n, "Tamsung ka pu tawh ka ngaltang thang kamna uh hi ee" chi'n a dawng uhi. Hing peitou zelin, ""Bawite, tamtah heitah amah chi na thei uoi?" achi a, a tate'n, "Tamsung ka pu tawh ka kamkei thang kamna uh hi ee" chi'n a dawng uhi. Aban bana hing peitou zelin a tawp tawpna ah, ""Bawite, tamtah heitah amah chi na thei uoi?" achi chiengin a tate'n, "Thei zou nawn sih ung e pa" achi chiengun tuamun apat gamla lou ah sun-ann neehpi in a hih uh a suhpiehta hi.
A pa un a ang a pom kawmin a hih uh a etsah a, lungzuong kawm a a tate tawh kikhen diing a ngaisut chiengin a hitui naptui tawh a kidim a, a hitui leh naptuite a tate lujang ah ahing tusuh hi. Tuatah chiengin a tate'n, "Pa ka lutunga hing taahsuh bang e?" achi chiengun apa'n, "Bawite, luonhi lah hivan, nainap lah hiven" chi'n a dapka zel hi. Tomkhat zou chiengin a tate ahing iimuta uhi. A pa uh zong kipan in innlang a zotsan vingvengta hi. Lamkaal ah bangma chi nawnlou in a zun hi'n a eeh hileh bangma'n dawng sah nuom nawnlou in a tate a taisan vingvengta hi. Tomkhat zou in a tate ang khanglou ua, apa uh asui kawikawi uhi. A pa uh umna a theita sih ua, ahat hat vangun bangma'n a dawng tasih hi.

A U pa Vaphuol Suoh: Singnuoi gammuol ah a kholang uh zuon diingin utate ang peita uhi. A gam theina lah uh ahi nawnta sih a, heilang zot diing chi zong theilou pi'n ang peipeita uhi. Nitaah langain a giluh ang kielta hi. A khodah kawikawi uleh singkung sangtah khat ah Vaphuol buuh khat amuta uhi. A u pa zong kipan in, "Nau aw, tamnah hing na ngah in, kei singkung ah va katou vangin Vaphuol tui aum ei chi va en vang" chi'n a u pa singkung ah ang katouta a, a naupa'n anuoi ah ana ngahta hi. Alam-et bangun vaphuol tui tampi ana um hi. A u pa'n vaphuol tui la in, a naupa a khiet chiengin tuol atun masangin singba lah a tu masa in akeeh zel hi. A tui keehkhete nata tunga tute a naupan ana lieh lieh zel hi. A u pa'n zong vaphuol tui tampi ang dawn leh amulte hing pou in sawtlou in vaphuol ang suohta hi. Tuachi'n a naupa lah leeng theilou ahiziehin a u pa tawh ang kizawh thei tasih uhi. A naupa zong lungkham sengseng leh chimaw senga kapkawm in, "U aw, hing taisan sin" chi'n a u ahan zel hi. Tuachi'n a u pa zong hing leeng in, "Nau aw, him beel, nau aw, him beel" chi'n anau tungtah ah aleeng leengta hi. Ahithei tanin a nau in zong a u him beel in ang kizawh zawh uhi. Singnuoi gammuol lah ngentang ahi ziehin sawtlou in a umna uh a kimansuota uhi. A nau in a u ahat chiengin a u in lah a zata sih a, a nau lah singnuoi gammuol a singzing suongzing lah ah a gammangta hi.

Sa-nga Khatin Siakuong Kai: A naupa zong chimaw kawmkawm in ahing peizel a, atawp tawpin luinang khat ang tungta hi. Ang zui suhsuh leh Sa-nga khat in siakuong khat ana kai hi. A etdap leh Sa-nga in, "Ka siakuong aw, tawn dildiel aw, Kawl a vai a ka laah hi'e" achi chiengin a siakuong khu a tawn dildiel hi. Tomkhat a etdap zou in ama'n zong Sa-nga khu delmang in a siakuong ang kaita hi. Sa-nga chidan danin, "Ka siakuong aw, tawn dildiel aw, Kawl a vai a ka laah hi'e" achi chiengin a siakuong a tawn dildiel hi. Tuabanga hing peisuh suhin a tawpin khokhat tuineeh ang tungta hi. A siakuong khu a tuineeh naah uah akoi a, tua khuo ang zuonta hi. Meithainu khat inn ah ang tungta hi. Gilkiel leh chimaw leh gim leh tawl in aum hi. Tuanah meithainu'n a nei bangbang ann leh tui pie in a tawl-nga sahta hi.

Tua a siakuong tuinaah a akoi apatin tui hing kiching in a tuineehna mun uah tui ang tungzou nawnta sih hi. A khomipi te zong buoise gawpin tuinaah a tui kichin dan leh tui ang luonsuh thei nawnlou dante ang kihilta uhi. Siakuong khat tui kichinna taw a a kikoi zieh a tui kiching ahidan ang theita ua, siakuong khu ang kaikhiet sawmta uhi. A hitheina tengua akai sawm vangun bangma alaw zou sih uhi. Tui lah ang luong thei tuonsih hi. Chimaw leh beidong gawpin hausate kungah thu ang tungata hi. Tuachi'n hausapa'n zong thu hingsuo in, "Koi zong tuinaah a siakuong kaikhe thei a um leh numei ahileh ka tanu tawh kizawl sah vangin, pasal ahileh ka tanu tawh kiteeng sah vangin, ka khiba kimkhat pe vangin, ka gam kimkhat pevang" ang chita hi. Khosung a tangval hat diinga kimuong tampi'n ang patep ua, koima'n siakuong a kaizou tasih ua, a chimaw chietta uhi. Tangval zousie'n aban banin ang patep ua, koiman a loh zou tasih uhi. Tuachi'n khosungah zin leh leeng aum ei chi ang kan kawikawi uleh meithainu inn ah khat ana um hi. Meithai nu'n, "Ke'n zin khat nei ing. Hilezong a tha azung a kiching sih a, tuabanga thagum suo diingin chitna anei sih" chi'n adawngta hi. Meithainu'n a zinpa kungah thu umdante leh hausapa kamchiemte ahil sieng sitsetta hi.

Siakuong kaipa zong hing kipan pai in a tuineeh lang uah ang peita hi. A tuineeh uh ang tuntah in a siakuong kungah peitou pai in, "Ka siakuong aw, tawn dildiel aw, Kawl a vai a ka laah hi'e" ang chi leh a siakuong khu ang tawn dildielta a, tui ang luongkiata a, a tuineeh uh ang hoi kiata hi. A hausapa uh zong lungdam sengin siakuong kaipa leh a tanu hing kiteengsah in a khiba kimkhat a pie a, a gam kimkhat a peta hi. Tuana patin siakuong kaipa ang hausa ta a, nuomtah in a zi leh tate tawh ang khosata uhi.

Siakuong Kaipa'n Ton La: Siakuong kaipa zong ang hausat chiengin a U a lungsim ah aum den hi. Neeh leh taah leh bangkim hing kiningching ta ahimanin ton ang lah sawmta hi. Tom abawlna diingin a innkuonpite ang hatkhawm sawmta hi. A nu leh pate zong bangchi bangin gilou ta uleh ang hansahta hi. A U vaphuol suoh pen a lungsim ah a mang theisih a, a U a ngai a, a U'n tambanga a nau hausatna zalzoupi leh aut mama hi. Tuachi'n a U han diingin ang kipanta a, va zousie ang hamkhawm ta hi. Vate kungah aban banin, "Nang ka U han lechin bang nachi hat diei?" chi'n adongta hi. Va-aah kunga, "Va-aah, va-aah, nang ka U han lechin bang nachi hat diei?" chi'a adoh leh, "Ah ah ah" chi vang achileh, "Nalim na meel umsih" chi'a a sawnkhiet suh leh meihol lah ah atukha a, va-aah khu tuami ni'a patin a vom denta hi. Tuama bangin vakhu kungah, "Vakhu, vakhu, nang ka U han lechin bang nachi hat diei?" chi'a adoh leh, "Tuktu kul kul" chi vang achileh, "Nalim na meel umsih" chi'a a sawnkhiet suh leh vut puong lah ah atukha a, tuami ni apat in vakhu a puong denta hi. Tuabanga aban bana ang hatsah zou in koima'n ahan theita sih hi.
A tawpin vahui kung ang tungta a, "Vahui, vahui, nang ka U han lechin bang nachi hat diei?" chi'a adoh leh, "Ava aw phualva ngou leeng aw, nau in ton khuong kai vang chi e zou zou" chi vang achileh hoi asata hi. Tuachi'n vahui khu a u han diingin ang sawlta hi. Va hui zong hing kipan pai in ang leng kawikawi hi. Amuol amuol ah, "Ava aw phualva ngou leeng aw, nau in ton khuong kai vang chi e zou zou" chi'n ang han kawikawita hi. A tawp tawpin vaphuol in zong ang zata a, thu umdan kim sitset in a kikumta ua, vaphuol zong a naupa ton siim diingin vahui tawh ang kizawhta uhi. A muol aguomte ang kaalsan zou chiengun a naupa khuo ang tungta uhi.

A naupa khuo ang tun chiengun a naupa'n zong nathei pai in a u pen a suutpi khuom tungah a tuongsah paita hi. Ton ang kipanta a zulup salup in ang umta uhi. Tuachi'n a u vaphuol zong a naupa hausatna leh thupina zousie amu chiengin lungdam sengin, "Ka nau, ka nau, na tuh nadaw aw" chi'n a nau tuh tungah a gie hoipen pen a phupiehta hi. Tuazou in apa'n zong, "Bawi kei zong na gie khat hing khiet aw" achileh, "Ka pa, ka pa, natuh na daw aw" chi'n a haa hoipen khat akhiet hi. Mite'n tuabangte amu chiengun thupi asa mama uhi. Tuachi'n a nu gilou nu'n zong, "Kata, kata, kei zong na gie hoi khat hing khiet aw" achi leh, "Na kam na kaah aw" chi'n a eeh a thahkhum hi. Mipi mai ah maizumna huoisatah a tuohta hi. Zu nuom sanuom ne in, gilva tah leh lungkimtah in a kikhenta ua, tuani'a patin a u zong nuomtah in a khosa ta a, a nau zong nuomtah in a khosa ta hi.


CCpur ready for next NREGS

Imphal, July 01: Following the unprecedented feat in implementing NREGS at its preliminary year, the scheme is set to enter the second phase in Chura-chandpur district bringing hope to the famished villagers.

'DPC NREGS/Chura-chandpur is ready to release funds under NREGS 2008-09 to the villages which have executed the NREGS scheme satisfactorily, said a statement handed over to the media at a press conference convened by the Deputy Commissioner/ DPC NREGS Churaphand-pur, Sumant Singh, IAS.

The funds will.however, be release based on the performances of villages in the preceding fiscal DRDA and BDO offices have graded the villages based on four parameters and the funds will be allocated depending on their merits.

Each village authority has to provide full sanctioned days of employment, make full payment, execute the works under material cost as specified and make available all expenditure records in order to receive funds from the next fiscal, otherwise, they shall not be entitled for 2008-09 funds the statement said.

DC/CCpur and DPC NREGS Sumant Singh said in a briefing at his official conference hall today that sanctioning of 2008-09 funds were delayed due to defaults of some pockets of VAs in fulfilling the required parameters.

He however said, VAs and BDOs/POs will be held responsible for the failure, if the required parameters have not been fulfilled in the next two weeks, and that steps would be initiated to recover, the unutilized funds.

A total of 1153 projects - big and small, including 2100 kms of Inter Village Roads have been taken up under NREGS in 2007-08 at about650 villages under 10 TD blocks at an estimated cost of about 33.5 crores.

And above 27.39 lakhs of persondays have been generated from 45119 Job Card holders in doing the same.

When asked of the greatest adversity witness by the implementing agency, Singh said, lack of sincerity on the part of the VAs' as the factor that sweats them the most.

When quoted an inside source on the ineffectiveness of BDOs, he promptly nodded and confess that tardy BDOs were a part in delaying the implementation.

Vowing to be 'selective and choosy' in releasing the next fund to VAs, Singh said an amount of Rs 10 crores have been released as a first installment for the district under NREGS 2008-09.With the district on the threshold of releasing funds for the new fiscal, NREGS which has become 'the talk of the town' also witness an escalated application for registration of new villages.

According to the Deputy Commissioner not less than a dozen villages have applied for registration since the implementation of NREGS in 2007.But, the government adopting a rigid stand on the issue these NREGS footed villages will have a tough time convincing the government.

In fact, NREGS has given a 20-25% booze in daily wages of labourers here; at least a couple of independent and one official survey have authenticated the findings.

Source: The Sangai Express

State Cabinet approves CBSE affiliation for three schools

Imphal, Jul 1: The state Cabinet in its meeting held this afternoon presided by chief minister O Ibobi at his official bungalow approved the affiliation of three schools from the state to the CBSE.

The three shcools approved by the cabinet for affiliation are Mega Manipur School, Yaralpat, National Sports Academy, Khuman Lampak and Mt. Everest Higher Secondary School, Senapati.

According to a highly placed source, the state Cabinet meeting minutely discussed proposals from various schools for the state government’s approval for affiliation to the CBSE before giving permission to the three shcools after considering their outstanding record and increasing enrollment of students.

The state Cabinet also further approved the upgradation of seven government high schools to the higher secondary level.

The seven high schools are the Purul High School in Senapati district, Maha Union High School in Chandel district, Moreh High School in Chandel district, NK Somdar High School in Ukhrul district, Phungyar High School in Ukhrul district, Heirok part-I High School in Thoubal district and Sugnu High School in Thoubal district.

The Cabinet also discussed the proper implementation of school infrastructure of Moreh High school which has been approved for the upgradation to the higher secondary status due to the high enrollment of students from various communities as well as students from neighbouring Myanmar. At the same time, the proposal for upgradation of Gandhi Memorial High School at Tuibong in Churachandpur district has been deferred for discussion in the next Cabinet meeting, the source added.

The official source also further mentioned that the state Cabinet discussed the site selection for Transport Nagar in the state capital. During the discussion the existing Koirengei airfield, which is occupied by the army, has been proposed as the best location for the establishment of the Transport Nagar.

The Cabinet meeting considered the holding of a high level meeting presided by the chief minister, with invitations being sent to the GOC 57 Mt Div, officials of town planning, PDA officials and revenue officials for allocation of the land at the site.

Further, the state Cabinet also approved the introduction of computer science and engineering drawing subjects in Class XI and XII at higher secondary schools in the state.

The Cabinet also took serious note of the proposals from the state works department over the finalisation of the project reports for the construction and maintenance of NH-53 (A) starting from Nungba along NH-53 and NH-150 from Thinungei in Bishnupur and NH-39 in Thoubal and construction of Imphal urban by-pass road as assured by the ministry of shipping, road transport and highways during a meeting held in New Delhi on June 24.

The Cabinet today decided to submit detailed project reports to the Centre after making full survey of the proposed sites for construction in the nearest furture, the official source added.

In the meantime, the Cabinet also approved establishment of a polytechnic in Senapati district and said the concerned department would be going on a visit of the site for construction of the polytechnic in Senapati district shortly.

Later, the Cabinet meeting deferred the two agendas, including construction of Institute of Performing Arts at Gurgaon in Hariyana and the status of appointment of primary teachers in the state due to the lack of technical documentation during today’s meeting.

Source: Imphal Free Press