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Addl SP Th Brinda conferred ‘Lingjel Sana Langonbi’ by Dalit Sahitya Academy

ASP Th Brinda receiving the award from Rajya Sabha MP Leisemba Sanajaoba

Brinda was amongst the 38 individuals from different fields who were awarded as part of the Yearlong Observance of 130th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr BR Ambedkar, 2021.

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The Dalit Sahitya Academy, Manipur (India) on Thursday conferred Addl SP Thounaojam Brinda with the title “Lingjel Sana Langonbi” at a function held at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal. 

Rajya Sabha MP Leisemba Sanajaoba handed over the award to the Manipur Police Service officer. Brinda was amongst the 38 individuals from different fields who were awarded as part of the Yearlong Observance of 130th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr BR Ambedkar, 2021. 

Speaking on occasion, Brinda opined that the recent row over Mount Koubru is connected with poppy plantation and has been construed to make it a religious issue. “Not just Koubru, but such incidents had occurred at Mount Thangjing also. And if we look closely, they are somehow connected with poppy plantations”, she said. 

She contended that some armed militant outfits give protection and collect tax from poppy plantations. Although the government has turned a blind eye to it, youths campaigning against the menace of drugs are being arrested by the same government, she added. 

The former Narcotics and Affairs of Border ASP further stated that “there rampant poppy plantations in the state, including in areas close to Leimram, Koubru, Machi, Ingourok, Thangjing, Nongmaiching, amongst others. When viewed using a drone camera, these plantations go on for as long as the eyes can see”. 

“Big money is involved in these plantations and their aim eventually is to break up Manipur. And if those engaged with such activities become public leaders of the state, then the society in Manipuri will cease to exist”, she pointed out. 

Brinda further maintained that the menace of drugs is affecting Manipur demographically, economically, politically, health wise, amongst others. The future generations will be lost to the menace, she added. 

“It is not enough to resort to lip service in order to love our state/land. We need to unitedly stand against drugs in order to save Manipur”. 

Speaking as the chief guest, MP Leisemba Sanajaoba applauded The Dalit Sahitya Academy for encouraging and recognising people from different walks of life. He stressed on the need to cheer those who are working for the betterment of the state. “We should understand the contributions made by Ambedkar to uplift the downtrodden”, he added. 

SP Laiching Tangkhul, Prof Ngariyanbam Kangjia Mangang and Md Jiaodin were awarded the “Manipur gi Athoiba Mapari” Award. While Prof Rose Mangshi Haokip was conferred the “Manipur gi Athoibi Mamomloi Award”.

Other awardees include:

Longjam Tembi Devi, Kangjam Loidang Devi, Phanjoubam Lanajit Singh, Keisamthong Laishram, Ramjee Singh, Ningthoujam Kirankumar Singh, Khangabok Kshetrimayum Tama Devi, Aslam Raj, Konjengbam Thoibi Devi, Mercy Keising, Yumnam Radhatombi, Oinam Devadani Devi, Khwairakpam Kumarjit Singh, Birkramjit Khongkham, Nongmaithem Herojit, Birkranelzeljit Thiyam, Md Abdul Jabarkhan, Sorokhaibam Prenkumar, Th Thaisiiru, PP Phillip, Solbam Uttamkumar Singh, Abujam Nongpok Ningthou, Irom Usharani Devi, Mayanglambam Surbala Devi, Tomba Thiyam, Shreemayum Nabakumar Sharma, Rajkumar Priyobarta Singh, Kongbrailatpam Nilachandra Sharma, Dr Moirangthem Dhanabir, Mutum Dineshwor Singh, Wangjam Bidyasagar, Khullem Momtombi Devi, Thounaojam Arunkumar, and Akoljam ibomcha Singh. 


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