|IMPHAL: In collaboration with the Intellectuals Forum of North East, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union and Editor’s Guild Manipur, a book entitled “Media in Manipur” volume I & II, which were written by Aheibam Koireng Singh, Shukhdepa Sharma Hanjabam and Kshetrimayum Chitrabhanu has been released on Tuesday at Rotary Multi Service Centre, Mantripukhri.|
The book was solemnly released in the presence of Inner MP Dr. RK. Ranjan, director IGNTU-RCM Dr. NG. Ngalengnam, owner Sangai Express Nishikanta Singh Sapam, president AMWJU Bijoy Kakchingtabam, president Editor’s Guild Manipur Khogendra Khomdram and president Manipur Hills Journalists’ Union (MHJU) Ramkung Panmei as presidium members of the function.
While delivering his speech MP RK. Ranjan congratulated and thanked the book authors for presenting and bringing out the hidden treasure to the public of Manipur and also added that the two books had attached its personal emotions which were dedicated to well-known authors Maharaj Priyo Brata and Thokchom Khelen who played their roles in making the media acceptable to the hills and valleys people.
On the other side, the more interesting reading stuffs were the hidden stories of dedicated journalism during the past years which had no proper road infrastructure as well as technical infrastructure, he added.
He also mentioned that it was not proper to forget the value of journalism which were firstly introduced in the state by the pioneering journalist who were inspired by the British who started the profession in India. Basing on this he added that modern journalist should be able to bring better image of the journalism as they have under their command modern sophisticated equipment.
We are proud of the news which was being published for public reading under the permission of Manipur darbar during that time before there were even press printing rules and regulations with efforts to highlight various issues and providing socio and political awareness to the public. We also need to be aware of the journals which were circulated till date, he added.
Further, the MP said he was filled with gladness as Manipur was mentioned in the books as the first state to print out newspapers among the North East states with a circulation 300 copies which catered to different places where Manipuris resided despite facing improper and undeveloped infrastructures besieging the state.