Snippets: MPCC observes Kisan Adhikar Diwas
Kisan Adhikar Diwas marks the 145th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and 36th Death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi.
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) observed Kisan Adhikar Diwas marking the 145th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and 36th Death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi on Saturday at Congress Bhavan, BT Road, Imphal. The function began with floral tribute to the portraits of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Indira Gandhi. Former Union minister Bhakta Charan Das, CLP leader Okram Ibobi Singh, party leaders, workers attended the observation.
Illegal imported cigarettes recovered
The Chandel Battalion of the Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) recovered a huge quantity of illegal imported cigarettes worth around Rs 43 lakhs on Saturday. In a release issued by the IGAR (South) it said that the AR troops were able to seize the contraband cigarettes based on a specific input regarding moving of contraband items across India-Myanmar border from Ghampazol village towards Sugnu. Following the input the AR troops were able to seize 34,490 packets of illegal Imported ‘Chinese WIN Cigarettes from two vehicles (Maruti Gypsies), it said. The release further said that the recovered items along with apprehended indviduals were handed over to Custom office, Pallel for further legal action.
Rotary Club donates blood
In connection with its 48th foundation day Rotary Club, Imphal donated blood at JNIMS blood bank on Saturday. Secretary of Rotary Club, Imphal Prem Pebam said that the club has been donating blood to the blood bank of hospitals every year in connection with its foundation day. Altogether 30 people donated on Saturday. The lack of blood at JNIMS blood bank resulting from the pandemic may be eased out to some extent with the donation, he added.