Manipuri boy among Nobel peace prize winner team felicitated

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IMPHAL | Dec 31
Manipur’s Yayah Khan, among five Indian Doctors for peace and Development (IDPD) delegations in the team—International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon (ICAN) that won Nobel Peace Prize, was felicitated today at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science (JNIMS).

The team was honoured in Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held in Oslo Norwayon December 10.

It is a pride of our state getting selected Yayah Khan as one among the Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN, said Dr. M. Nara Singh, president of IDPD Manipur at the felicitation programme. It was organised by All India Students Federation Manipur State Council.

Yayah Khan is an MBBS intern student at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science (JNIMS).

The student federation played crucial role in receiving this award by Yayah Khan and we should acknowledge it, said Nara.

He said in state like Manipur where there is no peace and tranquillity, receiving such award in this prevailing critical situation may help in spreading harmony and also open a new chapter in the history of Manipur as well.

He explained about the Nobel Peace Prize as the prize awarded to outstanding contributions in bringing peace in the world and who support the nuclear ban treaty. The award was presented by Norwegian Noble Committee.

ICAN is a Geneva based campaign conceived by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in the year 2006 but formed in the year 2007. As of now ICAN is joined by 468 non-government organisations in which IDPD is one of them, that spread more than 100 countries.

Yayah Khan said that I am extremely lucky for getting this opportunity. He read out the reason given by Norwegian Committee for selecting ICAN as Nobel Peace Prize of the year 2017 as “For its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground breaking efforts to achieve a treaty based prohibition on such weapons”.

Other presidium members were retired professor RIMS Dr. P. Ibomcha Singh, ex-president Progressive Writer of Manipur Langol Iboyaima and secretary of Indian Peace and Solidarity Organisation Manipur Ksh. Shanta.

Source: Imphal Free Press

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