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Manipur addiction-free activist honoured

By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 27, 2016 8:58 pm

Imphal, Dec. 27: India’s prestigious Prof Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2016 instituted by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the world’s largest students organisation, was given to addiction-free and healthy youth activist RK Viswajit Singh, a fitness trainer in Manipur, for his commendable work in encouraging thousands of youth to quit drugs and inspiring them to maintain a healthy and fit life.
The award was handed over to Vishwajit by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar during the inaugural function of four day 62nd ABVP conference in Indore on December 24.
Indira Gandhi National Excellency Award winner RK Viswajit, a resident of Khoyathong Polem Leikai, is on a mission – healthy youth and de-addiction -through his fitness centre ‘Animal Gym’ in Imphal wherein he has done praiseworthy work in pulling hundred of youth out of drug addiction and inspiring thousands of youth, including jail inmates and physically challenged, to fitness.
Viswajit Singh is the second individual from Manipur who received the Real Hero award winner instituted by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation in March, 2012, after five times world champion pugilist MC Mary Kom, for his continuous fight against drug addiction among youth and HIV/AIDS through regular exercise and maintaining good moral character through spiritual engagement.

Website launched: Manipur Minister Social Welfare AK Mirabai on Tuesday launched the official website and handbook of Manipur State Commission for Protection of Child Rights(MSCPCR).
The website ( function at the Office Chamber of the Social Welfare Minister here was attended by MSCPCR Chairperson S Saratkumar Sharma, Manipur State Commission for Women Chairperson Dr Sobita, Member Secretary RK Memcha Devi, and Manipur State Legal Services Authority Member S Neelima Devi among others.
Speaking on the occasion Social Welfare Minister Mirabai Devi said the vision of Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights is to protect, promote and defend Child Rights in the State. The Commission was set up on November 12, 2012 and the Commission is working for the protection of Child Rights. The mandate of the Commission is to ensure that children lead a life with dignity and their voices are heard with outmost sincerity and priority at every level. The handbook will help the public in understanding the roles and activities of the Commission she added.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 27, 2016 8:58:37 pm