Senior citizens congratulate N Shanta

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IMPHAL, December 21: The Senior Citizens for Society, Manipur has express a deep sense of happiness and satisfaction on the recent conferment of the prestigious Dr Ambedkar National Fellowship award 2013 to Nameirakpam Shanta Singh of Malom Tulihal, chair-advisor of the All Manipur Village Defence Force (VDF) Welfare Association and advisor of the People’s Action for National Democratic Movement (PANDM) by Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya AKademi, New Delhi.

According to a press release, the coveted award has been presented to him in a glittering function held at Delhi on the December 12-13, 2013 in recognition of the commendable literary, social and cultural services rendered by him for the upliftment of the ignored and deprived people of the country, it said and added that Shanta Singh also played an important role in bringing about a peaceful and amicable settlement of the ten thousand and five hundred strong Manipur VDFs’ agitation 2013 on the basis of democratic culture of dialogue and reconciliation without resorting to the much harmful practice of bandhs and blockades.

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