Pillar of Knowledge Practices in Manipur


    By: G.S.Oinam
    In democracy, people will get the government they desired. Quality of the voters will determine the quality of elected representatives. Political leaders can lead the crowd but they can’t be a dictator. Political atmosphere can be change overnight. After throughout reading of the election manifestos of political parties and bio data of candidates of state assembly election, state political thinkers have viewed that state would require mentors to improve the political economy in the state. Politics as “a career” is possible in the state only after political parties have vision, well organisational setup and financially sound; most possibly after government have approved the policy of state funding for election. Election manifestos are goals and objectives of the political party to be achieved within five years. But, Election manifestos are not a vision; vision is the statement that should be a vivid and inspiring description of what the organization will be and do at some point in the future generally long term prospective say 10-20 years. Well, state have discussed about issue politics, of course, election manifestos are the objectives of the political party to solve the state political issue, economic and social problem of the state. However, we must look at what’s already in place? What is still missing? What should be done? Who is responsible for what? Well, Election code of conduct “Do and Don’t” has given certain restriction to our expressing but we can give you guidelines how to chose your right representatives and fair election practices.

    To answer the following questions, we must look at candidates’ profiles and political party’s manifestoes. Then ask–Define yourself. Why should I vote to you?  Are you a team player? What are your preferences –power, money, service, national feeling? What is your philosophy towards work?  If so, what is your strategy to achieve your target and objectives? Explain how you would be an asset to us? Do your skills match this political job or another job more closely action. Tell about your ability to work under pressure. Describe your political management style and work ethic. Do you think you are overqualified for this position? How do you like to handle it if your top political leader is wrong? We believe that these behavioral questions will able to choose your right candidate.

    Don’t worry! Even, you have chosen wrong representatives. I have written about 350 pages project proposal in 2 months on Information and knowledge management centre to bring social order and innovative idea creation in the state. Manipur will require at least four pillars for developmental challenges and peaceful process. I will prepare to complete writing for second pillar and structural reforms on the next year; which will enable to solve your traffic congestion and green urban legend. We must be conscious about climate and environmental changes. For time being, traffic police has to suffer and take care of city and special traffic arrangement shall be made for Palace compound area which has many theatres like Bheigyachandra Open Air theatre, Iboyaima Sumang Lila theatre, Hapta Kangjeipung (mela ground), newly constructed city centre, Manipur Film Development Society’s hall and Art and Culture Department’s Theatre etc. These theatres are  all thousands of crowd pulling if run at full swing ; beside, Jagnath Ratha Yatra from Palace and goers to Shree Shree Gobindaji Temple, and Mahabali Temple shall not be disturb. How far is Hospital from Palace Compound? How many minutes will take to reach nearest hospital? Is ambulance readily available in case of emergency? Do you know why I am asking this question? You can’t blame it only to politician.

    No matter, even state government does not hire me; I would hire state government. No matter, DIPR officials do not co-operate me in the project preparation of Information and Knowledge Management Centre; I shall cooperate DIPR.

    DIPR will be one of the most powerful and important department in the state with this I&KMC project. Of course, recently state has developed a wing of “media censorship and certification” to prevent local media from bills board practices. However, authorities do not give any better input to the local media for people education.

    I&KMC project will work together with local media, NGOs, lawyers, local intellectuals to deliver knowledge and skills to the people. For which research, training and awareness programmes has been included in the project writing. All programmes are SMART (specific, measurable, accountable, realistic and time bound). We use SMART programme to achieve our objectives. SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunity and threat) are usually done at the time of comparison. A very special programme “Know Your Tribe- Know Your Manipur” programme will attract everybody. Base line survey will be conducted to identify the skills of educated unemployed persons and MGNRGA job card holders. To improve the required skills for your favourite service sector job, “explore your talent, acquire your skills, secure your job and deliver exceptional value to the country” programme will be organised in all districts of Manipur. I &KMC will look for job creation in the state—business climax and business practices are important indicators for service sector job creation. A way will be find out to improve the unorganized service sectors to organised service sectors. Right skills right job has to be given by MGNREGA. Presently, under the MGNREGA, a singer is used to dig a wall. A post graduate job card holder is used to road construction labour works. Finally, complain cases of using JCP machine instead of job card holders had came to the notice of law court. Under the MGNREGA, law practitioners are using to provide legal literacy to the rural people at a minimum budget of Rs 3000/- per programme. In such a way, graduate / post graduate job card holders can be used for educational programme. Singers and artists can be used in singing and arts class.

    I will slow dawn my speed at 60 miles/hr; and you have to speed up at 60 miles/hr, if you are willing to be a team member of I & KMC; we will have no different, big or small. From that starting point of speed 60, we will work together to achieve the target at the speed of 85-100 miles /hour. Please satisfy if your team is able to achieve target at 85-98% because this is a team work and it requires team coordination, team combination, work culture; and also, we are working in Manipur. Beside, no man is perfect.

    The terms information management and knowledge management are used very inconsistently in theory and in practice. This is due to ignorance and tactical reasons. The latter holds true, for consultants and IT firms trying to market often old services and products under a new label. However, this is also partly valid for science. Knowledge management has a wider perspective working toward raising the creativity of the organization`s staff. Knowledge Management (KM) is a concept in which an enterprise gathers, organizes, shares, and analyzes its knowledge in terms of resources, documents, innovations and people skills. KM involves data mining and some method of operation to push information to users. Knowledge management can also be a business process that formalizes management and leverage of a firm`s intellectual assets.

    Information systems and business informatics can be attributed to the management of information technology. Organizational and management sciences deal primarily with knowledge management (in a narrow sense). The management of (codified) information and the study of information use are the domains of records management and library and information science. From a narrow point of view, data management is equated with information management. Even though information management is perceived as more comprehensive by nearly all authors, data management is one essential component of technology-oriented information management.

    The World Bank Institute’s Knowledge for Development Program (K4D) helps build the capacity of client countries to access and use knowledge to become more competitive and improve growth and welfare. K4D helps client countries assess how they compare with others in their ability to compete in the global knowledge economy. It has developed a four-pillar framework that countries can use as the basis for their transition to a knowledge economy.

    Pillar 1–Economic and Institutional Regime
    Pillar 2–Education and Skills
    Pillar 3–Information and Communication Infrastructure
    Pillar 4 — Innovation System.

    The application of knowledge—as manifested in entrepreneurship and innovation, research and development, and software and product design—is one of the key sources of growth in the global economy.

    But many developing countries fail to tap the vast stock of global knowledge and apply it to their needs. They need not deny themselves this vital tool for growth. By building on their strengths and carefully planning appropriate investments in human capital, effective institutions, relevant communications technologies, and innovative and competitive enterprises, developing countries can capitalize on the knowledge revolution.

    The most commonly cited of the KAM’s (Knowledge Asset Management or Knowledge Acquisition and Modeling) several indexes is the Knowledge Economy Index (KEI)—a broad measure of the overall level of preparedness of a country or region for the knowledge economy. The KEI summarizes each country’s performance on 12 variables corresponding to the four knowledge economy pillars. India stood at top 100 rank of Knowledge Economy Index 2008, World Bank Institution.

    Do you know what is the height of Napoleon Bonaparte; “the little corporal”?   This was the British war propaganda to make him short because he was very successful in leading his army in several victories, resulting in France`s dominance in Europe; in actual height, Napoleon Bonaparte was 5 feet 6 and one half inches or 1.7 meters tall in British measurement. He is taller than an average British height. His weight was 172 lbs. No matter, state political leaders can be trained to mend their style of management. They are not worse as you think but they need your support to make them good. Please don’t play fault game to win power.

    According to “Morung Express,” Nagaland local newspaper‘s opinion poll on “Do you trust and believe in the present generation of Naga leaders;” 84% says “No” 6% says “Yes” and “others” 10%. Some of those who voted “NO” had this to say:  The present generation of Naga leaders viz freedom fighters, politicians, hohos, student leaders, church leaders etc has become one of the largest stumbling block to development of our state. Its better we represent ourselves than to suffer under these so called leaders.  Power, money drives them.  Not at all; just look at the present crop of leaders. I don’t think they care at all about the people. They only care about themselves. They only look at themselves in the mirror. They are only for their selfish ends; relatives; tribes!! Today, our Naga leaders are selfish, egoist and self-centered. They only think of power and how to retain their position. This is a far cry from what Naga leaders were once. It’s the leaders who are destroying the society because they have no vision. Absolutely “No”. Be careful whom you trust. The present so-called leaders are all devil in disguise-mistrustful, lairs, corrupt to the core, lustful and proud. They are the direct descendant of satan, who will Inherit the kingdom of hell. Yet we pray for your souls. Amen! They lack vision for a better Nagaland. They are all selfish & greedy. Today, whether they are over ground leaders or underground leaders, they are the same. They seem to be driven by the same motive – to promote their own interest. The over ground leaders today are taking advantage of the situation and are taking the people for a ride. The underground leaders have become corrupted by the ceasefire and many of them have forgotten the cause of the Nagas. All these leaders of the present generation are after power and they have stopped thinking about the welfare of the people. They forget what happened in Mokokchung and Wungram colony. They must never underestimate the patience and anger of the public. They should mend their ways before the people act. Not educated, they cat just yap to escape the situation No, they are all about making money for themselves. Deliverance from present clutch is next to impossible as they are still entangling with greed, hatred, position and money hunter. No.. I can`t…problem is money and power. All the leaders get deceived by money and power. Its hardly to generations since we are seeing money in terms of thousands and lacs….90% still haven’t seen crores…..we are disproportionately modernized but not yet appropriately civilized. If the leaders know all these short comings and lead us with sincerity, honesty, humbleness and wisdom, surely something great can be achieved and why not, next to God, my full trust will be in them. It’s like trusting a person who has an angel face but a devil Heart. Our beloved corrupted leaders are not worthy to be trusted and believed. No! Because they are not working in the interest of the general people but they are working for their selfish benefit and they are crazy for money. All are corrupted Leaders are elected by followers every generation. We get what we are: untrustworthy. The present generations Nagas have some great leaders but my answer is a very big NO! How can you trust or believe our so cold leaders especially Naga UGs who loot, murder, threaten people, prevent development, and every kind of unchristian things. (Reminding you al, they have just come out of jungle!!) Secondly, the so called social workers (politicians, associations, organizations leaders) are far worse than the UGs but for the lack of gun power. Remembers UGs and social workers are those stupid few who can’t get anything out of their education and the church leaders…all have been said about them but what I want to tell some of those stupid hot tempered reverends, pastors, and catechists …is that the hottest part of hell’s for them. Most of us know what’s right and what’s wrong except our leaders.


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