An awareness program on human rights was organised in Manipur at the conference hall of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal East on January 22. The awareness program was hosted by the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) for the first time in the state. Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission, Khaidem Mani, stated that the police force is one of the important departments to protect human rights. Appreciating the Human Rights Commission, Jogeshchandra Haobijam, Superintendent of Police, Imphal East said "The team Manipur Human rights enlightened our police officers with certain do's and don'ts. It was a very nice discussion." As a part of the program, police officers including, Additional SPs, Deputy SPs, Officers-in-charges of different police stations of Imphal East district including women police interacted with human rights experts.
Under the 'Go to Hills' mission, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh laid foundation stones for various developmental projects in Kamjong, Manipur. The district, predominantly occupied by the Tangkhul Nagas with 94 percent and Kukis of 4.59 percent, has a total population of 45,618, as per the 2011 census. The Chief Minister also launched 23 projects in the Kamjong district. Foundation stones for 11 projects costing around Rs 67.80 crore were laid, while 12 projects were inaugurated worth about Rs 24 crore. Old Age Pension cards, wheelchairs, and medical cards were also distributed to selected beneficiaries. Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) scheme, a total of 54 beneficiaries received the scheme. 'Go to Hills' Mission was launched in March 2017 by the Manipur government to deliver welfare schemes at the doorsteps of the citizens. Kamjong district was created in 2016 and has a total area of 2,000 square km.
A Surat-based woman has taken upon herself to provide COVID-19 essentials to underprivileged people. Durriya Tapiya will drive a truck from Surat covering 13 states across India to distribute face masks, sanitisers, dustbins, sanitary pads among other essential items to the needy in 4500 underprivileged villages across 13 states. The ride will be known as 'Suraksha Setu Nationwide Truck Ride' and it will begin from 26th January. Durriya is also spreading awareness on Road Safety and Traffic.
Thousands of farmers, who left from Nashik and other parts of the country on January 23, have reached Mumbai on January 24. Under the aegis of the All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit, these farmers are marching to join the statewide Vehicle March to Mumbai. They have camped at Azad Maidan. The massive rally is a part of the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the protests in Delhi, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
Thousands of farmers left from Nashik on January 23 and have reached Thane's Kasara on January 24. Under the aegis of the All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit, these farmers are marching to join the statewide Vehicle March to Mumbai. The massive rally is a part of the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the protests in Delhi, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
While addressing a press conference in Maharashtra's Pune on January 23, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-In-C), Southern Command (Indian Army), Lt General CP Mohanty spoke on COVID- 19 vaccination drive. Mohanty said, "I am proud that our country has been at the forefront in vaccination drive. As far as Indian Army is concerned, we have started administering vaccine to our health workers." "Around 6,000 of them have been vaccinated so far," he added.