KSA urges

IMPHAL, May 14:Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has urged the authority concerned to correct an error in one of the class X books prescribed by BOSEM and several other social science books regarding the fact about hoisting a tri colour flag at Moirang by the INA during the Second World War and also to correct the wrong inscription at Moirang Kangla regarding the event, conveyed a press release issued today by the publicity secretary of KSA.
It clarified that the tri colour flag hoisted by INA Col SA Mallik at Moirang on April 14, 1944, had a springing tiger emblem instead of the chakra present in the Indian tri colour flag though all the books and even the inscription at Moirang Kangla claim the Indian tricolour flag was hoisted for the first time at Moirang.
It further pointed out that ‘Revisiting Netaji’s role in the freedom struggle of India, INA and Manipur perspective’, an article by Dr Priyadarshni M Gangte confirm the tricolour flag hoisted by the INA at Moirang as having a springing tiger emblem.
The same point was also brought to light in the key note address by Professor Chitra Ghosh at the three days National Seminar on ‘INA and its contribution to India’s independence’ organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research, Ministry of HRD, Government of India from February 8 to 10 this year at New Delhi.
The informations contained in the books are false and the authority concerned should take up necessary actions to correct the mistakes and also to correct the inscription written at Moirang Kangla which claim the same, it added.

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KSA urges

IMPHAL, May 11: Kangleipak Students’ Association has urged the various private Higher Secondary Schools present in the State to refrain from using monetary benefits and rewards to lure the toppers of the class X exam organised by BOSEM to study in their respective schools, conveyed a press release issued today by the secretary publicity of the association.
It urged those concerned not to pamper and reward only some select toppers but to motivate and boost the morale of every toppers of the exam.
It further stated that giving huge monetary benefits to students with the aim of getting them to study in their schools is slowing planting the seeds of corruption and appealed to everyone to work towards creating a better education atmosphere in the State.
KSA also urged the Education Minister to look into the matter and take up necessary actions.

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KSA meeting on April 18

IMPHAL, Apr 8 : Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) Jiribam Council and Jiri Meira Paibi Womens’ Organisation , Kangleipak (JIMWORK) will hold a public meeting on April 18 at Jiri Town hall, conveyed a press release issued today by the publicity secretary of KSA.
It further urged the people to take part in the event.Speaking at the event, Psychiatrist Dr Angomcha said that the event has been organised to spread awareness about health and well being to the public.
He said, “Depression is a chronic disease which does not differentiate between the young or the old and individuals with depression have high suicidal tendencies. If an individual show symptoms related to depression, a doctor should be consulted at the earliest”.
Dr O Ibomcha, pointed out that suicides rates are greater in adolescence due to lack of maturity and understanding.
“It is crucial for parents and guardians to properly communicate with their adolescent sons and daughters and to understand their wants and desires”, he added.

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KSA organises cycle rally

IMPHAL, Mar 9 : A cycle rally to commemorate the 6th Kanglei Mega Sports Festival, Kangleipak Students’ Association has organised a rally today.
The rally flagged off by KSA president M Laksman covered Kwakeithel, Malom, Nambol Chingmang, Langpok, Kakyai, Meijao, Hiyangthang, Langthabal, Heirangoithong, Singjamei traffic point, Babupara, Nityaipat Chuthek and Keisamthong junction. The rally culminated at KSA office, Konjeng Hajari Leikai.

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Cycle rally organised

IMPHAL, Mar 8: To commemorate the 6th Kanglei Mega Sports Festival to be organised by Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA), a cycle rally on the theme “Sport for a Change” will be taken out tomorrow, informed a press release of KSA.
The rally to be flagged off from the head office of the association will pass through Kwakeithel, Malom, Nambol Chingmang, Langpok, Kakyai, Meijrao, Hiyangthang, Langthabal, Heirangoithong, Singjamei Traffic Point, Babupara, Nityaipat Chuthek and Keishampat Junction.
The association appealed to the public, clubs and organisations to extend help to the rally and take part in it.

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Deliver justice : KSA

Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) president, Moirangthem Lakshman has demanded swift justice for the victims of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
Speaking to media persons at the association’s office at Sega road, Lakshman urged the authority concerned to deliver justice to the victims of extra judicial killings without any favouritism and biases.
He said that the movement by KSA and other organisations of the State along with the people demanding justice for the victims would continue in full force although it was put on hold momentarily due to some inconveniences.
Moirangthem Lakshman further urged all the candidates and political parties who failed to make a clear statement regarding justice for the victims of fake encounter cases during their election campaigning to do so after the 11th State Assembly election.

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“No place for democratic movement”

IMPHAL, Mar 3: Saying that democratic movement in the State seems to have got no place as many democratic protests including the historic 16 years long fast staged by Irom Sharmila went unheard, several frontal organisations including IPSA, Kanglamei, CLK, KIL and KSA asserted that there is no point in casting vote by electorates in elections if such protests were not paid heed in the democratic country.
In a joint press release, the organisations called upon the people to participate in the 11th State Legislative Assembly election with certain motives that would benefit the State as a whole not for mere reasons.
It pointed out that vast campaign of launched by candidates of different political parties in connection with the coming election was not based on collective welfare and development of the State. Political parties made big promises to enactment of a law to monitor incessant influx of migarnts into the State and scrapping the draconian Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), 1958 at the time of election but the assurances seem to fade away after the election, the organisations said.

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Not aimed at any specific political party : KSA

IMPHAL, Mar 2: Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) secretary general Sukham Vidyananda has clarified that the destruction of BJP State Unit office at Nityaipat Chuthek by KSA volunteers, yesterday, was neither intentional nor politically motivated.
Speaking to media persons at the KSA’s office at Tiddim road, Vidyananda said, “KSA student volunteers went to every office of all the political parties yesterday. But when the volunteers reached BJP State Unit office, they were made to wait outside the gate for a long time and even then, none of the BJP officials came out to meet the students”.
He claimed that the student volunteers caused damage to the office in a fit of rage after they lost patience adding that KSA did not intentionally target the party’s office.
Vidyananda clarified that KSA is not endorsing any political parties by storming the BJP office and expressed deep disappointment regarding the unfortunate incident.
He further demanded all the political parties in the State to take up all possible measures to bring out the truth behind all the fake encounter cases at the earliest.

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KSA storms pol party offices

IMPHAL, Mar 1 : Demanding all the contesting candidates provide assurance to take up all positive measures to stop extrajudicial killing in the State, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) has today stormed office of the political parties.
Holding placards, a large number of KSA volunteers stormed MPCC office at BT Road. Following a protest at MPCC office gate, representatives of KSA were allowed to enter wherein they had a brief meeting with MPCC general secretary Bidyapati Senjam. A memorandum was also submitted to Bidyapati Senjam by KSA president Moirangthem Laksman.
Bidyapati Senjam told KSA representatives that MPCC will minutely discuss the matter with the party leaders and inform the same at the earliest.
Speaking to mediapersons, M Laksman said, “Under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, many innocent civilians have been killed. KSA has already submitted memorandum to all the political parties of the State urging to make their stand firm against the draconian AFSPA and also deliver justice to all the extrajudicial killings that have taken place in the State.”
It has been reported that when KSA volunteers stormed BJP Manipur Pradesh office at Nityaipat Chuthek, some window pans, door and chairs were destroyed by the volunteers.

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