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Conference On Education held

The inauguration Programme for 9th National Conference on Education for Teachers for 3 days organised by the Education Department, of Don Bosco Institute  was held at 9.00 am in the  Amphitheatre in Don Bosco Institute, Kharghuli, Guwahati on 16th May 2019. The program was graced by Rev. Fr. Januarius  Sangma, SDB, Provincial of Guwahati province, Fr. Biju Michael, Dr. Fr. P. D. John, Mr. Anand Pillai and Sr. Magdaline Gonmei, FMA.The Conference which is scheduled till 20th was officially marked open with a host of eminent dignitaries and other eminent personalities from the field of education was attending the inaugural program.

The program began with welcoming the guest and the participants. Followed by a prayer dance. A mime was presented by DBI students on the theme of “How a Teacher works in the life of a Student”. Dr. Fr. P. D John, Executive Director welcomed and felicitated the Chief Guest, Rev. Fr. Januarius  Sangma, Fr. Biju Michael, Mr. Anand Pillai the Resource person and Sr. Magdalene Gonmei, FMA the Conference Secretary.  After which the lighting of the lamp which signifies the truth, light and justice was lit.

Fr. Biju Michael, addressed the gathering. He mentioned about the 3 Love of Teachers, the love of learning, the love for learners and the love to bring both together. He told the participants’ that you, the teachers hold the trust and dreams of millions of people. He also asked some few mind provoking questions that is, Who are you? , What do you do?, What will you teach? And Who do you teach?

Fr. Biju concluded by saying that the Teachers hold the future of individuals, families, society and the nation. Fr. Januarius Sangma lighted up the mood by started his Congratulated the participants for being a teacher. Teachers bring darkness to Light, Illiteracy to literacy, oppressed into learning to stand, Limitation to Unlimitness. Teachers have the power and privilege to build individual, family, society and Nation. He encouraged the teachers to impose Discipline on students in an appropriate way. Then, Fr. Januarius Sangma declared the conference open. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Sr. Magdalene Gonmei, FMA.


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Haipou Jadonang’s 86th death anniversary observed

29 Aug 2017 - 10:04pm | AT News Imphal

Freedom fighter Haipu Jadonang was fondly remembered on his 86th death anniversary across Manipur on Tuesday, with many leaders paying homage to him. 

Haipou Jadonang (1905-1931) was a spiritual leader and political activist who fought against the British colonialism in Manipur. He established the Heraka religious movement, and declared himself to be the "messiah king" of the Nagas. 

His movement was widespread in the Zeliangrong territory before the switch to Christianity. Jadonang also envisaged an independent Naga kingdom ("Makam Gwangdi" or "Naga Raj"), which brought him in conflict with the British rulers of India. 

Jadonang saw the growing influence of Christianity in Naga territory as a sign of foreign imperialism. He considered it as a threat to the traditional religion and society of the Nagas. 

The British were oppressive with their forced porter system, heavy hill house taxes (Rs 3 per year), and imposition of new laws. Jadonang made his ideas about the revival of Naga culture to his fellow tribals. He urged them to fight for national prestige and social change.

On June 13, 1931, Jadonang was declared guilty of murders at a trial by the British Indian authorities. He was hanged to death on August 29, 1931 on the bank of the Nambul river behind the Imphal jail.

Jadonang was succeeded by his cousin Rani Gaidinliu, a Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in India.   

The 86th Jadonang Martyr’s Day was commemorated at Tamenglong Headquarters. Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla was supposed to attend the function as the chief guest but she could not make it due to unavoidable circumstances.

“I’m happy that the 86th Jadonang Martyr’s Day will be commemorated at Tamenglong headquarters. I wanted to be amongst you here today personally, but due to unavoidable circumstances, I could not make it. Nveretheles, I’m sending message to wish you on this momentous occasion,” Dr Heptulla said in a message.

“I complement the organisers and wish the commemoration all success,” she further said in the message.

The event held at the Haipou Jadonang Park was attended by Tamenglong district Deputy Commissioner, ADC, Tamenglong and representatives of Zeliangrong Women Union, Zeliangrong Union and Rongmei Naga Youth Organisation.

The leaders paid floral tribute to Jadonang on the occasion.

The commemorative event was also organised at Haipou Jadonang Park, Keishampat in Imphal organised by the Haipou Jadongnang Death Anniversary Committee.

Representatives from various social organisations hailing from both hills and valley paid floral tributes to Jadonang on the occasion.

Former Deputy Chief Minister and Congress MLA Gaikhangam was also present at the function.

Gaikhangam remembered Jadonang as one of the great leaders who fought for freedom. He appealed for safeguarding the unity and integrity of Manipur at the event. 

Acid test for Chief Executive Member, Haflong

30 Jun 2010 - 12:05am | Anup Biswas

The Chief Executive Member, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council now Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Samarjit Haflong may face acid test tomorrow as several members of NCHAC are contemplating for voting No-Confidence Motion against the CEM, Sri Haflongbar and to take appropriate action as desired by the members.

It is learnt that in pursuance of the letter No.G S A. 132/2008 Dt. 23/6/2010 received from the Governor of Assam, and on receipt of the requisition from the Members of Autonomous Council, the Chairman, N.C. Hills Autonomous Council, Dima Hasao Districts Haflong Sri Depolal Hojai has summoned a Session under Rule 36 (5) as well as a Special Session under Rule 36 (3) (Proviso) of the Assam Autonomous Districts (Constitution of district Councils) Rules. 1951 (as amended) to meet at 10 A.M on on June 30 in the Autonomous Council Assembly Hall for voting of No-Confidence Motion against the Chief Executive Member.

Sri Samarjit Haflongbar, had assumed the office of the Chief Executive Member, N. C. Hills Autonomous council on January 4th following the High Court order.

Meanwhile, few members of the NCHAC disclose that they follow the party ideology and will not go against the instruction of the party.

Centre blames external element in riot

7 Aug 2012 - 4:05am | editor

The Centre on Monday blamed external elements in the ethnic clashes in BTAD areas and Dhubri areas where almost 60 were killed. Dispur is also likely to hand over the probe into the recent violence to CBI. Talking to reporters in New Delhi Union home secretary RK Singh said that the situation is under control as of now. There could be some external elements behind the violence.

Singh had ruled out the possibility of involvement of anyone from across the border saying it was simply impossible for any organised group crossing over to India from across the border as the international border was sealed. He said that state and the Centre are determined that we will have this investigated and get to the people who are behind this.