Manipur students impose ban on HRC
IMPHAL, February 22
All Manipur Student Union (AMSU) has imposed a ban on Human Resource Center (HRC), a private coaching institute located at Nagamapal, RIMS Road Imphal and asked the institute to cease its operation for transgressing educational activities with immediate effect.
Addressing a press meet at its office in DM College campus in Imphal on Sunday, it’s Human Resource Development secretary Manjit Sarangthem accused HRC of RIMS road of collecting a huge amount of money from the parents of school going students by organising ‘state level open competition’ held today in a messy manner at different centers of the state following frequent postponement consecutively.
He added that the said institute collected Rs. 200 each from nearly 30,000 candidates for the said competition and the competition was held on Sunday at various centres in an unorganised manner. He continued that many candidates were not provided their respective seats at various centers. He added that the question papers for the Mathematics was provided to the candidates with just 14 questions without any marks indication on it and in some centers candidate were asked to share question papers, in which the majority parents of the candidate have expressed dissatisfaction over the attitude of the organisers.The student leader further appealed to the chief functionaries of said private institute to refund the amount collected from the candidate’s parents and asked them to come and clarify the matter by tomorrow at their office.
He further asked the guardians to authenticate the private educational institute and tutor centers in the state before associating with them for any purpose. He added that the state have been witnessing mushrooming of private coaching centres and tutorials with an objective to earn money.
PPI programme in Manipur: The second phase of the Pulse Polio Immunisation (PPI) programme was organised by Manipur Health and Family Welfare department in Manipur on Sunday for children of 0-5 years.
Altogether 3395 polio immunization booths were opened by the 683 supervisors and 13,580 vaccinators in a move to immunize 3.34 lakh children this time, according to Manipur Health and Family Welfare department director Rajoo Singh.
The step has been taken up in order to iliminate the polio disease even if there is no report such disease in the state, the Director added.The PPI programme will be continued for three days. There are also reports of organizing PPI programmes at Moreh, the border commercial town of the state located about 110 km south of Imphal.
It may be mentioned that the first phase of the PPI was organized by the Family Welfare department by opening 3341 polio booths and it was manned by 4034 health workers and subordinate staff on January 19 this year.