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The 67th Independence Day 2013 was celebrated at Mini Secretariat, North Block Ground of Ukhrul District Head Quarter with great number of spectators. Shri S.K. Chourasia, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul flung the tricolor, and along with Shri. K. Kabib, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Ukhrul gave salutes to large numbers of march past contingents. Colourful cultural shows and mesmeric performance from Assam Rifles Band Party make to the celebration lively
Scientists encourage Ukhrul farmers to rear Mithun
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network
Imphal, December 17 2012: Scientists have encouraged the Ukhrul farmers to keep rearing Mithun (Bos Frontalis) as their main occupation by abandoning the traditional jhum cultiavation.
Experts from ICAR, National Research Centre (Nagaland) and activists from Manipur participated at the two-day awareness programme entitled, "Technology Injection Programme on Mithun---Mithun Rearing for Economic and Nutritional Security and Environment Protection", which was held at the Indo-Myanmar border village of Nambashi Khullen (under Kasom Khullen subdivision, Ukhrul district) from December 14 to 15 .
The event was organised jointly by National Research Centre of Mithun (Nagaland), North East Border Area Development Organisation (NEBADO), Manipur and Kashung Bungtung village of Kasom Khullen.
Joint Director of ICAR Dr Narendra Prakash graced the occasion while experts like Dr Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a senior scientist of NRC), Dr Th Debendra Kumar, Joint Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry, government of Manipur, Dr KK Baruah, Principal Scientist (NRC), Dr V Singh, scientist (NRC) and Paisho Keishing, president of NEBADO spoke on the occasion.
Dr Sabyasachi Mukherjee said rearing Mithun can check the deforestation saying that when the farmers started engaging in this occupation, they will loose interest in jhumming which is harmful to the environment.
He said it is more economical to keep Mithun than jhumming.
According to him, the value of one Mithun can be worth the whole year's toil of a family in jhum cultivation.
Dr KK Baruah encouraged the villagers to take interest in Mithun rearing saying this occaupation can generate employment.
He said the rearing of Mithun is more easier and beneficial than that of jhumming.
Dr V Singh, Dr Th Devendra Kumar, Dr Blesso Sailo, Dr Loken (Vet), B Kumar Sharma (ICAR) gave awareness lectures on Mithun rearing.
According to NEBADO president Paisho Keishing, a full grown Mithun is worth Rs 50,000 or even more these days and it will take only 3 to 4 years for a Mithun to be a full grown.
Paisho Keishing narrated that the milk of Mithun is of very high quality which is superior to that of cows.
The NEBADO president also said that Mithun can be used for many purposes such as for ploughing and as a carrier (beast of burden).
He said leather from the skin of Mithun is considered by the manufacturers as one of the best.
Farmers of the area were happy to participate in the two-day event.
There are over 100 Mithuns at present in the Nambashi Khullen area currently.
Ukhrul Volunteers for Village Development (VVD)'s aid touches grass roots
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 09 2012: Volunteers for Village Development (VVD) Micro Finance feted different Self Help Groups (SHGs) in a programme organised under the theme, 'Reaching to the Unreached' held at Tangkhul Naga Long ground, Ukhrul district headquarters yesterday.
Ukhrul DC R Sudhan attended the function as functional president while ZEO Ukhrul Kapai and SCILP Dr Ramani were the guests of honour.
UBI Ukhrul Branch Senior Branch Manager Thangreisang Khaute, IFC Consultant Kumar Krishnan and Rural Relationship Manager of ICICI Prudential, Th Shantikumar were also present in the function.
Speaking at the function, R Sudhan said, people have got the opportunity for self employment with the setting up of bodies like VVD Micro Finance.
It also enables them in understanding their potential, he added.
Solar lighting system has proved to be a boon to the areas where power supply is not available, the DC said, people must encourage distribution of solar lighting systems.
Four best SHGs being run with the financial assistance from VVD Micro Finance were honoured with citations and two other SHGs with cash prize of Rs 1000 each in today's programme.
Solar study lamps and mini lamps donated by different organisations were also distributed to senior citizens, widows, orphans and physically challenged persons.
KVS launches hotel to boost hospitality services in Ukhrul
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Pamreiso Shimray
Ukhrul, November 19 2012: To boost the hospitality sector in Ukhrul, the KVS group has launched a hotel that could cater services even to international tourists and to those looking for a homely stay in the hilly town.
On Tuesday, Ukhrul deputy commissioner R Sudhan has officially launched the opening of 'Sem Hotel' in the presence of well wishers, members of social organizations and KVS group near the Viewland Church at Phungreitang.
"The hotel is the first of its kind in Ukhrul and has the acquired capacity to cater services to both domestic and foreign tourists," said KVS chairman Shimreiyo Vashum.
In an economy where tourism now plays a vital role, he felt that the launching of this hotel can boost hospitality sector in the district that has the ample potential for tourism growth.
The hotel has 12 rooms with facilities of 24-hour power supply, TV set, spacious room installed with complete furniture and bathroom with geyser.
On demand, the customers would be served breakfast at bedroom and food in a flavour of local cuisine.
For the convenience of customers, the hotel has a wide parking space and ATM booth at the doorstep.
The tariff ranges from Rs.500 to Rs.1500 without any surcharge for services and the customer has the option to pick the room of its own choice.
Inauguration of Mini Secretariat, Ukhrul District on 11th May 2011 by Hon'ble Union Home Minister Shri. P Chidambaram in the presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. O. Ibobi Singh, MPCC President Shri Gaikhangam, Hon'ble Work Minister K. Ranjit Singh, Hon'ble Education Minister D D Thaisi, Shri. Ashok Kumar Deputy Commissioner Ukhrul District and others.