Vaiphei Program Launched in ISTV


Imphal, October 18: The much-anticipated ISTV Vaiphei entertainment programme was launched by the Director General of Police (DGP), Manipur, LM Khaute, and dedicated by the President of All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO), Rev. S. Prim Vaiphei around 2.00 pm today.

In a simple function presided over by Dr. Hauminthang Vaiphei, President, Zillai GHQ, at the Regency Hall of The Classic Hotel, Imphal, LM Khaute, DGP, Manipur, launched the program in the presence of P. Prafullo, President of ISTV, Kh. Khogen, Secretary of ISTV, KT Vaiphei, IPS, Liankhothang, Chairman, Vaiphei Literature Society (VLS), Khamneithang Vaiphei, Chairman, Zillai Welfare Committee and ex-General Secretary, Zillai GHQ, Dr. Lamkhogen Vaiphei, Secretary, Zillai Welfare Committee and ex-Pesident, Zillai GHQ, S. Lamzagou, Chairman, Vaiphei Peples’ Council (VPC/Eastern Block), Lunneimang, Chairman, Vaiphei Peoples’ Council (VPC/Leilon Block) and a host of office bearers of Zillai GHQ.


Speaking on the occasion, LM Khaute noted that it was a historic day for the Vaiphei community and expressed hope that the programme will be a source of information, knowledge and entertainment not only for the Vaiphei tribe but all the people living in the state, and added that the medium of television should be channelized to bring about cohesiveness and emotional integrity amongst different communities living in the state.

The president of ISTV, P. Prafullo, and secretary, Kh. Khogen, in their address stressed the importance of diligence, dedication and devotion in the spirit of sacrificial participation to make the programme a success. Both addressed the practical side of programming, the sheer volume of works involved and the likely toll it is to take to make the programme unique and entertaining. Someone or some people must devote 24x7 to take the programme forward, they said.

According to reliable sources, the content of the programme will be confined to entertainment and cultural items for the time being. News bulletin in Vaiphei dialect is in the pipeline but is not immediately possible due to various constraints like time slot, lack of office space and other encumbrances.