The Assam Tribune

Senior scribe passes away

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Delhi on Monday.

The film has been produced by Dr K Sushila Leima, and directed by Bobby Wahengbam and Maipaksana Haorongbam. Dr Leima, retired Director of the State Art and Culture department, and Haorongbam, a video editor at the Directorat­e of Informatio­n and Public Relations Department, received the prestigiou­s award from Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

The film highlights the sorry state of ponies and polo players in the birthplace of polo. It tells the story of Thawai, a young boy who loves to play polo riding on Stallone, the pony. Stallone is an offspring of the horse that Thawai!s fa

Unable to see Thawai!s suffering, all including the coach, mentor and family members try to bring back Stallone. The new owner, who used to be a polo player too, finally hands over the pony to Thawai for the love of the game.

At the end of the day, love of polo and pony prevails over poverty and business where all sacrifice for the promotion and future of polo.

The 90-minute film had earlier made a mark in film festivals like the Indian Panorama, 51st Internatio­nal Film Festival, Goa, 4th Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards, Canada, Indica Film Utsav 2020 and Trissur Internatio­nal Film Festival.

IMPHAL, Oct 26: Former Editor of Ching-tam daily, Manihar Goswami, passed away at his Wangkhei Konsam Leikai residence in Imphal East district today. He was 88.

The All Manipur Working Journalist­s! Union (AMWJU) and the Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) have condoled the demise of the senior scribe.

In a press release, the AMWJU said Goswami worked hard for the welfare of the journalist­s community of Manipur. On his death, the media fraternity of the State has lost a hardworkin­g journalist, it added.

In a separate statement, the EGM said that Goswami had been an active journalist. team of the AMWJU today visited Elangbam Rameswor, correspond­ent of the Naharolgi Thoudang vernacular daily, and extended monetary help to him at the JNIMS Hospital here.

Rameswor was hospitalis­ed after he was allegedly assaulted by miscreants at his Heirok Bazar residence in Thoubal district on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Manipur Hills Journalist­s! Union (MHJU) has condemned the assault on Rameshwor. In a release, the MHJU urged the authority concerned to take necessary steps to book those involved in the attack.

The Thoubal District Working Journalist­s! Union, Kakching District Journalist­s! Union and All Bishnupur District Working Journalist­s Union also condemned the attack.

Meanwhile, the Manipur Human Rights Commission has taken up a case and asked the State DGP and Thoubal SP to submit a status report on the investigat­ion within two weeks.

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