MOREH | May 13
A mega health camp was jointly organised today by Lions Club of Moreh Border Town branch and Lions Club of Imphal in association with Eastern Shine School, Moreh at the complex of Eastern Shine School, Moreh.
Free health check-up and various tests of students and people of nearby localities were done by the doctors during the camp and free medicines were also distributed.
By Jeijei Newme
Born to Late Laishram Tomajit Singh and (L) Laishram Ongbi Ibemhal Devi, Laisram Birendra Kumar Singh is an engineer by profession and a musicologist by choice. This year he has been honoured by the government of India with Padma Shree for his contribution in folk music.
By K Narayan, Th Vikash Anand, L Raju and Kh Mohesh
We were preparing for Koubru expedition. We realised that the trekking equipments were a serious issue. So we went to Manipur Mountaineering & Trekking Association (MMTA) to ask for some equipments. We met MMTA President, Mr N. Ibungochoubi and discussed and enquired the prospects of borrowing some equipments, including tents, rucksacks, sleeping bags, carrymats and other necessary items required for the journey to Koubru. Out of blue, while discussing the hiring charges, he asked us about our purpose of going to Koubru. We gave a typical answer ‘Adventure’. He introduced to us the prospect of “Mission Clean Koubru” as the primary purpose of the trip. The MMTA President posed a question, "Do you feel that it would be below your dignity to clean the environment, for example, cleaning the litters and garbage left behind by pilgrims and travellers in and around Koubru?"
By Garga Chatterjee
The highly controversial National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission for medical and dental colleges in the Indian Union took place last week. And immediately afterwards, the huge stream of complaints from all corners of the Indian Union showed the sheer incompetency, bias and insensitivity of the CBSE in conducting the exam. After NEET started a few years ago, a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice of India Alatamas Kabir has scrapped the NEET. State medical entrance exams resumed and went on without a hitch. NEET was reinstituted after another judgement reversed the earlier one. The NEET exam replaces all state based medical entrance exams and has been opposed strongly by multiple non Hindi states. State board students form a stupendous majority of medical aspirants in every non Hindi state. When state medical entrances used to happen, state board students used to dominate the 85% state quota while CBSE/ISC students dominated the the 15% All-India quota. The highly biased nature of the NEET will be apparent from the following prediction that I will now make – more than 50% SPOTS in the top 20 rank in NEET will be occupied by CBSE/ISC students even as they will form a tiny minority among the NEET exam taking student population. An exam conducted by CBSE creates an unequal playing field for those students and dashes the career dreams of a majority to favour the tiny CBSE minority. Even then, it was steam-rolled without caring about the public opinion in these states.
IMPHAL | May 13
Manipur Pradesh Trinamool Congress Committee (MPTCC) has appointed various office bearers to strengthen and enhance the administrative functioning in a smooth manner.