Friday, 16 March 2012


An Orientation Training Programme on Library Management on the theme : Community Library : Gateway to Global Knowledge Resources was held during 19th to 26th February, 2012 at State Central Library, Imphal. Jointly sponsored by : Ministry of Culture, GOI, RRRLF, Kolkata and Department of Art & Culture, GOM, Organised by Manipur Library Association (MALA), Imphal. The programme was conducted for the four districts of Manipur, namely Imphal West, Bishnupur, Imphal East and Thoubal.

Shri B. Guha, Joint Director, RRRLF, Kolkata inaugurated the orientation programme as the Chief Guest, Shri N. Inaocha, President MALA as the President and Smt.Tampakleima, Chief Librarian State Central Library as the Guest of Honour.                                                                                             B. Guha delivering his speech in the function.                                                                                           
Ch. Ibohal, Gen Secy, MALA                             Shri N. Inaocha, President of the function
Participants of the orientation programme.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Closing day of National Library Week Celebration, 2011

The NLW Celebration was concluded on the 20th November 2011 with a grand success. As a closing function of the National Library Week Celebration, "First Mayengbam Anandamohan Singh Memorial Lecture" was held in relation to his 100th Birth Anniversary at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU).

Floral tribute to  (L) Mayengbam Anandamohan Singh . He was the first Chief Librarian of the State Central Library. He contributed a lot for the welfare of the state with pioneering efforts. Wide range of his efforts include establishment and development of library in the state. A social reformer and writer.
Dignitaries on the dais:

Shri R.K. Jhalajit, Padmashree, Moderator.
Dr. M. Kirti, Padmashree, Invited Speaker
Shri Prof. N. Kunjamohan Singh, Invited Speaker
Shri Prof. M. Akshaykumar Singh, Invited Speaker. Shri N. Inaocha Singh, President, MALA

Shri Dr. M. Kirti, Padmashree and Shri Prof. N. Kunjamohan Singh, speaks on the theme : Literature, Society and Library.

Dr. Ch. Ibohal Singh conveys his warm welcome address and delivered about the contributions of Mayengbam Anandamohan Singh in the field of library, social, economic, academic and administrative in his lifetime.

Shri R.K. Jhalajit, Padmashree, Moderator of the Mayengbam Anandamohan Memorial Lecture.

Prof. M. Akshaykumar Singh
Dept. of Clinical Psycology, RIMS
(Family speaker of (L) M. Anandamohan singh).


Shri N. Kunjamohan Singh, Invited Speaker,

Smt. S. Sophiarani, Librarian, Kakching Khunou College/Executive Member MALA/ Blogger of MALA blog ,declares the launch of  Manipur Library Association blog.

Photo session at the end of the concluding day of the National Library Week Celebration at MDU, Hall, Imphal. 

Book Review at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Khumbong

On the 6th day, the 19th November, 2011, of the NLW Celebration, a Book Review was held at JNV, Khumbong, jointly organised by Manipur Library Association & JNV, Khumbong.

 Mr. N. Dhiren Singh, Prinicipal JNV, Khumbong & MALA Executive Members.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Panel Discussion at State Central Library, Manipur

On the 5th day, the 18th of Nov, 2011, of the NLWC, A Panel Discussion was held at the State Central Library, Manipur, on " Role of Libraries in Promoting Reading Habits in Manipur", jointly organised by Manipur Library Association (MALA) & State Central Library, Dept. of Art & Culture, Govt. of Manipur,

Mrs. S. Tampakleima Devi, Chief Librarian, State Central Library, Manipur, as Chairperson, Mr. R.K. Sanajaoba, Librarian D.M. C. Sc. and Mrs. L. Sabita Devi, Librarian, MPS, as the panelists. 
Dr. Ch. Ibohal Singh, Gen. Secy. MALA, addressing the Panel Discussion.


Mrs. L. Sabita
Vice-president II, MALA,
Delivering a speech

Felicitation Programme for Essay Competition @ MPS

On the 4th day, the 17th  of November,2011, of NLW Celebration, A  Felicitation Programme for Essay Competition on " Role of Library in School Education", was held at Manipur Public School, Koirengei, Imphal, jointly organised by Manipur Library Association and Manipur Public School, korengei, Imphal.

Dignitaries at the felicitation programme :   L-R

Mr. N. Inaocha Singh, President, MALA
Mr. Ph. Iboyaima, Principal, MPS & Jt. Director, Education (S), Govt. of Manipur.
Mr. B. Santokumar, Vice-principal, MPS.

Mr. Ph. Iboyaima, Principal, MPS, delivering the importance of organising such competition will encourage the young students to inculcate reading habit from an early age.

The Prinicipal, MPS giving away the prizes of the essay competition to the winners :

1st position -
Somi Shimray (XII, Sc. sec C)
2nd position -
K. Somorendro Sharma (XII,Sc. sec C)
3rd position -
Yeninghunba (XII, Sc. sec C)

Vidyalaya Level Essay Competition

On the 3rd  day, the 16th of November. 2011, of the National Library Week Celebration, A Vidyalaya Level Essay Competition on "Cultivation of Reading Habit in School Life", was held at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lambui, Ukhrul, jointly organised by Manipur Library Association and JNV, Ukhrul,.
The winners of the competition are : 
                                                      First position - Rajiv Bista, Class X
                                                      Second position - Nongmaithem Santosh Singh, Class X
                                                      Third postion - Jaseme, Class X.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

One Day Library Awareness Programme

On the second day of the National Library Week Celebration, Manipur 2011, a one day Library Awareness Programme was held at Youths Club keisamthong, Top Leirak, Imphal. Sponsored by Manipur Library Association (MALA), Imphal  and organised by Youths Club keisamthong, Top Leirak.                                                    


Mr. N. Inaocha Singh, President MALA, appealed the participants to develop the habit of reading in life and take moral responsibility in brnging peace and development in the state.


 Mrs. S. Sophiarani, Executive Member of MALA as a Resource Person delivered her speech, the significance of the  National Library Week celebration and to inculcate reading habit to all the cross section of the society for a better knowledge society.

Mr. Mayengbam Biswajit Singh, Executive Member of Youths Club, Keisamthong Top Leirak, giving the vote of thanks.

Paricipants listening to  the awareness speech till the end of the program late in the evening with candles due to frequent power cuts in Manipur.