I’m writing you this as a responsible citizen dreaming and hoping of a better India. I’m sorry I do not know enough norms on how to write you a letter but I do sincerely respect you as the leader of the country. I’m here trying to write you my heart -plain and simple. With a man of your prestige, I hope I’ll be understood.

I went to that village (Sharkarphung) along with Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council Members. We went there to meet the Headman of the Village lo discuss the establishment of the Catholic Church at Leingangching village. At that time. Mr. K. Phungmi was the Headman. In the process of our discussion, at the request of the headman, then and there we wrote our application and submitted the written application to the headman for the establishment of the Catholic Church on 8th Nov. 2009. But later our letter was outrightly rejected by K. Phungmi headman, saying that there shall be only ‘one denomination’ in this village localities, (dated. 21″ Nov. 2009).

Much has been discussed,talked & written about alcohol/liqour & its good side & bad side. It is said that prostitution and alcohol is as old as mankind itself. Though everybody knows the ill-effects of drinking & of becoming an alcoholic, it can not just be wished away by imposing prohibition or by brute force as can be seen in the state of Manipur.

People rejoice at the dawn of the BJP-led coalition Govt. with Shri N. Biren as the people’s chosen CM of Manipur for good. People had high expectations in the new Govt. In just 100-day-old or so governance, there has been tremendous happiness all over, leave aside developmental achievements one can see, especially with the setting up of historic People’s Day (Meeyamgi Numit), Hill Leader’s day, Anti-Corruption Cell, Fast Track Court, Public Grievances Cell, etc, etc.

With regard to the circulated new pattern in the MCSCCE syllabus, conducted by the MPSC which have been doing its rounds in the social media, we would like to bring to your attention some of the views concerning the civil service aspirants of the state. Following are some points we would like to highlight to the MPSC on change in the syllabus.
1) The ‘no optional’ (or one optional only in sync with the present UPSC pattern) giving major emphasis on GS will be a welcome move and a long overdue reform. It will definitely bring in more fairness in competition. It is also to our knowledge that there is no scaling (normalisation) of marks obtained in optional subjects by the MPSC giving room for a lot of subjectivity. What has been all these years was “I did masters in public administration. You did masters in computers, now come fight me, I will beat you black and blue”. Instead, if we have a common ground, where there is no optional papers or the weightage of optionals is reduced it will be like “Now we have only common subjects alien to u as much as to me, lets fight a fair fight.”

As far as mass suicide of farmers are concerned since decades due to lack of irrigation facilities, loss of crop and torture of unscrupulous money-lenders; the Western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat lead us from the front! Yet these two very states get religiously projected as epitomes of “modernity” and “development” by focusing on the glittering flyovers, shopping malls, multiplexes, sky-kissing towers, high-end apartments and highly corrupt but vulgar rich industrialists and businessmen of Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat. This very hypocrite and heartless stance on the part of vested interests directly prove that not the unfortunate farmers or poor lot; but only the rich urban elite of the metropolitan cities matter the most in “progressive” “developed” India and let the others go to the dogs!

It is extremely sad! Life of a young and promising sportsperson at his 17 years best was the latest victim as a cyclist in the fast growing Imphal capital city. Shijagurumayum Rishikanta, second son of Sh Nilamani and Hemabati of Khurai Thangjam Leikai was mowed down by a speeding Prisoner Van on 17th June, 2017 at Minuthong Bridge. Rishi was out to repair his cycle with a friend on that fateful day.