TODAY -

Making best use of noble gestures from abroad

Samarjit Kambam *

Japan War Memorial Complex at Maibam Lokpa Ching :: April 2011
Japan War Memorial Complex at Maibam Lokpa Ching :: April 2011



Japan, a conglomerate of small islands, also known as ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ is infamous for civility, courtesy and high level of discipline of its citizens. In lower primary classes, the tiny tots are taught on various aspects viz, basic courtesy, personal and public hygiene, sanitation, cleanliness, patience and tolerance before inculcating their Japanese alphabets like ‘A, B, C….’ of English inside their heads. The Japanese are also considered the cleanest people on earth in terms of personal hygiene.

It came as a surprise as well as highly unexpected but welcome development when the government of Japan requested for 1500 trained nurses from Manipur some months back. Since the II World War, Japan has developed an emotional attachment with Manipur as many of their forefathers who were soldiers died in Manipur while fighting with the Allied forces. Japan’s War Memorial Complexes are located in various parts of our state.

The India Peace Memorial War Cemetery at Maibam Lokpaching alongside Tiddim Road, Imphal War Cemetery, War Memorial at Kanglatongbi, INA Memorial at Moirang inaugurated by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Shangshak War Memorial at Shangshak Village, Khurai Thangjam Leikai Memorial, Porompat, Imphal are visited every year by various Japanese to offer their mark of respect to their deceased ancestors and relish events which took place related to them.

Besides, many delegates from Japan visit our state every year to further the bond through Indo-Japan Friendship Association. Japan has given grants on Sericulture projects of Manipur since many years back, only that the grants go to the pockets of stakeholders concerned. The government of Japan even requested for setting up a state of the art hospital in Manipur.

Ironically, the issue was straightaway rejected by the government of India, the reason for rejection may be to preserve the government of India’s dignity or for national security reasons – quite absurd. Hope this time, the request for nurses is accepted by the government of India as a goodwill measure and as a mark of respect towards the noble gesture made by Japanese government.

It’s not that Japan is not sort of nurses. Then, why the request for nurses from Manipur? Are, they looking for cheap labour? Not likely, as cheap labour are available aplenty in other South East Asian countries. Here, it is pertinent to mention that the trained nurses of Manipur have carved a niche in the nursing world in certain areas viz, compassion, honesty, courtesy, patience etc.

Many private nursing institutes are cropping up in Manipur that imparts training to the nurses in true missionary style with St. Teresa and Florence Nightingale as their diva or icons. Actually, missionary style nursing started decades back from south, particularly Kerala, but their trained nurses are in great demand in Gulf countries. Now, Manipur has become the nursing destination of many countries of the world.

Questions galore as to why the nurses of Manipur are a cut above the rest from their counterparts of other states? How come this quantum leap in the quality of nurses of our state? Course, it’s a matter of great pride for us that our sisters have won accolades for their compassion from foreign countries with Trinidad and Tobago, the Latin American countries as the latest addendum.

It may sound ironic, but, in Manipur, as per my observations, the nurses, as they complete their training and start to work with the doctors are given a high dosage of fear psychosis. Some of them even suffer from long term trauma. In our state, the doctors envelope themselves with a false pride and think of themselves as superior race of human.

“Noble Profession” (sic), which doctor possesses nobility? I know, the doctors, not all of them, but those of government run institutions/hospitals, after reading this piece may intend to form a “JAC Against Bringing Down Doctors’ Reputation” and crucify me.

But everybody knows and I am cent percent sure that I am not wrong to say that most doctors, especially senior ones are dictators to the nurses. They shout wildly, use vile languages and abusive remarks and treat the young nurses as non-entities, making them unable to even look straight at the eye to the doctors. They are to do whatever they are told, be it cleaning the doctor’s room or the likes even though it is beyond their charter of duties.

If a nurse utters a single word, she’d be termed as disobedient and arrogant. Thus a wave of forced loyalty of extreme degree is imposed upon them, and thanks to their dictatorship style, the terror based loyalty comes as a blessing in disguise, a part and parcel of the nurses making them soft-spoken, humble, patient and compassionate.

The Director of Health Services, Government of Manipur needs to put up a proposal of confirmation to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur on the issue. As the nurses, particularly working in private hospitals and clinics are given a pitiful amount of salary which do not even cover up their make-up cost and conveyance charges, the Chief Minister needs to consider the status quo on compassionate ground and send his consent of approval to Union Minister of External Affairs.

The nurses who voluntarily wish to go abroad may be given the rare opportunity where they can explore the outside world, a world of endless possibilities which will broaden their outlook and enable them to earn substantial amount of money as salary instead of languishing in private hospitals and clinics as the value of currency of Japan’s Yen and the Dollar of Latin American countries viz, Trinidad and Tobago are much higher in value than Indian currency.

Such developments will draw more attention of other countries of foreign soil and the fragrance of devotion, sincerity, honesty and compassion of nurses of Manipur will spread further. That way, the employment opportunity of nurses of our state will be rocketed sky-high and will set a positive trend in the nursing world provided the state and union government materialises it.

Wouldn’t we be proud if the demand for our nurses increases throughout the length and breadth of the world? Then the world will have an “Association of Manipuri Nurses” growing from strength to strength.

I sure hope we will be proud of our sisters ruling the roost in nursing throughout the world. If you don’t feel pride in such a development, then you are either a hard-core orthodox cum conservationist or a freak who despise the nursing world without having any respect for our compassionate sisters.


* Samarjit Kambam wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was webcasted on July 19, 2016.



* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • MU: Teachers/students released : Gallery
  • Death Anniv - Bhagyachandra #3 : Gallery
  • Ithai Barrage Impact on Environment
  • Rural development as career option
  • Put the kibosh on ochlocracy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in women
  • India International Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Marketing Assistant @ PiCiDi, Canchipur
  • 'Ram Madhav is wrongly briefed' : NPF
  • Uniforms for school teacher: What purpose?
  • Marangwon at @Mt Khorung #3 : Gallery
  • Police Day Marathon #1: Gallery
  • I call it life :: Poem
  • International day for Disaster reduction
  • Contested territorial demands in Manipur
  • WhatsApp & mobile usage study results
  • Physics Programme in Nowgong College
  • Rejoinder to NDPP [15 October]
  • Stop bluffing Nagas
  • The state of the states
  • Gearing up for Oct 31 rally
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #4
  • MU: Student/police clash -10 Oct #2: Gallery
  • X-Jam -Extreme Sports & Music festival
  • Urban Local Govt in Mizoram :: Book
  • 3 perspectives in context of present Manipur
  • Figures in the Shadows :: Poem
  • To UNC, Zomi Council, Hmar Inpui on ST
  • HC acted in good faith for MU
  • Jarnail Singh @ MU : Gallery
  • Chawailokpa, Chaong, Charaibi :: eMing
  • Heikru Hidongba #3 : Gallery
  • The undeniable subtlety of Atingkok
  • Kuki Black Day: desperation to Nagas #1
  • Let me shower moonlight :: Poem
  • On allegations issued by NPF : NDPP
  • Challenges to the digital dreams
  • Eyes now on K Yugindro
  • Lamyanba Irabot- March Past #3: Gallery
  • Death Anniv - Bhagyachandra #2 : Gallery
  • Meetei Tribe wont grab land of Hill Tribes
  • Making a tangible difference
  • Contradicted journey of IPC Section 377
  • Free open defecation & open pee
  • Act East & Importance of Myanmar & NE
  • Vacancies at Multimind Software
  • Waiting for "Sorry"
  • Out Yugindro in Jarnail Singh
  • Mera Chaorel Houba #1 : Gallery
  • AMAND Pune: Cultural evening : Gallery
  • Management Convergence at Mizoram Univ
  • Observation of World Mental Health Day
  • Cry of a Dying River - 49 :: Poem
  • Buddhism is free from compulsion...
  • 7th AGM / Cultural evening of AMAND, Pune
  • Forsaken farmers - food for thought
  • Second police raid at MU
  • NESO opposes Indo-Nepal Treaty in NE
  • British Council, NEC sign MoU
  • MU: Student/police clash -10 Oct #1: Gallery
  • Death Anniv - Bhagyachandra #1 : Gallery
  • Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919
  • University :: Poem
  • Remembering class boycott 2009-2010
  • Hair stylist as career option #2
  • Training of Trainers on Gender Justice
  • Manipur University fresh violence by police
  • MU Crisis- admissions and omissions
  • Issues besetting State before LS polls
  • Langban Heitha Leithaba #2 : Gallery
  • Sizo Festival @Saikot : Gallery
  • Opening of Moreh-Tamu Border Gate
  • Forest Cover of Nagaland :: Book Review
  • Ingocha Chingtham: Cycling from Mumbai ..
  • Blood Transfusion service- future in Manipur
  • IT Enabled Employment Generating Course
  • NDPP condemns statement of NPF
  • Beyond the reality
  • Need for MUTA to approach Court
  • Kang Tournament @Kongba #2: Gallery
  • Elangbam Sonamani : Sahityaratna 2017
  • Celebrating the rights of wildlife- Are we
  • The sky's gone wonderful :: Poem
  • Communal Harmony and Integration
  • Opportunity for India in Indo-Pacific Region
  • To be a good man
  • Education : Why no private players here ?
  • Tarpon Sonba : Gallery
  • mtM :: Seireng
  • MN Singh promoted as IG of CBI felicitated
  • Loktak from different perspectives #2
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • The Journey of Happiness :: Poem
  • A personal discourse of Manipuri people
  • Improper use of loud speakers in Manipur
  • Art Exhibition @Art College #3: Gallery
  • Sudip Kongbrailatpam -recording engineer
  • Dismantled 9th times & safer in 10th times
  • Remembering Irawat: Are we following ..
  • State Level Archery Championship 2018
  • Stop religious encroachment at Kangla
  • Navratri (festival) make up
  • khongjang changsinnaba sem sarey : ST
  • MU crisis: Emerging questions
  • Lining up five days blockade
  • Dhol Chollom @Sangai Fest: Gallery
  • A Road Trip to Myanmar #2
  • Maroi napakpi in Manipuri dishes
  • National Integration Tour Team
  • Cry of a Dying River - 48 :: Poem
  • Ending antimicobial resistance to #endTB
  • Condoles death of Pu Kaikhokam Kipgen
  • Rejoinder to NDPP (5th Oct) : NPF
  • Responsibility required - not restriction
  • After Thuingaleng Muivah who ?
  • Paddy dry up due to deficit rainfall
  • Lamyanba Irabot- March Past #2: Gallery
  • Binalakshmi Nepram : RAW in WAR Award
  • Agribusiness & Carbon Management : Book
  • Is Gandhi (ian) relevant today ?
  • Guidelines for Hostels for Children
  • ATM based frauds : Router compromise
  • 'Rio's announcement as just mockery'
  • Training Program on Mushroom Cultivation
  • 'Chadong' - the victim of development
  • Poles apart : Pandey and Singh
  • Manipuri Diaspora in Myanmar #2
  • Why has Egg become Danger for Manipur?
  • Speech by Atif Anik on Irabot Day 2018
  • Wounded tree :: Poem
  • Hair stylist as career option
  • Synopsis of Sizo Festival 2018
  • Traffic regulation still a Flop show
  • In the evening of his life : Th Muivah
  • Langban Heitha Leithaba : Gallery
  • World Bamboo Day #2: Gallery
  • Where have all the lights gone ?
  • Mahatma and non-violence
  • Detention of students/professors of MU
  • Gandhi Jayenti at Itanagar
  • IBSD cleans Imphal City
  • MU: Abide by wisdom of Sr citizens
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Power of humility
  • Ghost of Pandey : Four teachers suspended
  • Lamyanba Irabot- March Past #1: Gallery
  • October Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • Looking at Loktak from perspectives #1
  • Morning - a Haiku :: Poem
  • R&V Art House curates 'Land of Polo'
  • Show for football fans at NEUFC Fan Park
  • Indigenous People: Stand against Fascist
  • Clarification on Tamei Residential School
  • Organic Farming Tour to Sikkim
  • System error- or is this real democracy
  • Autonomy for Naga- Stakeholders on board
  • Th. Muivah hospitalized
  • Lamyanba Irabot- Floral Tribute #1: Gallery
  • Choidev Chongba @Kang Fest : Gallery
  • A Road Trip to Myanmar #1
  • The day after Sahnit-Ni
  • Cry of a Dying River - 47 :: Poem
  • Observation of World Alzheimer's Day
  • Benefits of almond oil for the hair
  • NEUFC Fan to host musical performances
  • ..but Irabot may still shed tears in heaven
  • Heikru Hidongba #2 : Gallery
  • Lamyanba Hijam Irabot :: Read all about
  • Tingmila Doungel : Manipuri Boxer
  • Tarpon: Annual offerings to dead by living
  • Manipur: Past & Present (Vol.2) :: Book
  • Genesis of Naga-Kuki clash in early nineties
  • 9th Children's Cultural Meet 2018
  • Parakram Diwas : 2nd Anniversary
  • International Visitors Leadership Program
  • He calls state Govt as unrecognized..
  • Tough stand of Govt noted
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #3
  • MU: General Srtike [27 Sep] #2 :: Gallery
  • Tribute to Oja Nandiram with 'In Memoriam'
  • The resurgence of Hijam Irabot
  • Love for post of MU vice-chancellor
  • Condemns arrests of MU student/teachers
  • Spot Enquiry by MCPCR Team
  • Seriousness with sincerity matters
  • 48 hours bandh on, then what ?
  • MU: General Srtike [27 Sep] #1 :: Gallery
  • Hijam Irabot - Our 'Icon of Revolution'
  • Food preparation among Zeliangrong
  • Is it the final countdown to #endTB?
  • Let's give time a chance :: Poem
  • If Buddhism Is Not A Religion Or Philosophy
  • Using false identity to mislead
  • In response to CM's appeal
  • CM's call against bandh
  • MU: Hunger Strike[25 Sep] :: Gallery
  • Irabot's letter to Assembly :: 18 Oct 1948
  • SC Case on Killings Must be Complied
  • How we lost internal autonomy: Mountbatten
  • The flute player :: Poem
  • Biodiversity for Everyone's Life : Video
  • DU protest against attack on MU Community
  • Unfolding dirtiest of the dirty game
  • Net down since September 21
  • MU: Students protest[25 Sep] :: Gallery
  • Art Exhibition by R & V Art House
  • My name is Kom, Mary Kom - II
  • Electrology as career option
  • When Autumn Came :: Poem
  • Against 48 hrs bandh: Thadou Students
  • Leadership / Media seminar at Dimapur
  • Demise of a dream
  • Traffic menace: Ring road, flyover promise
  • Ringui Village, Ukhrul :: Gallery: Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #4: Gallery
  • Autonomy on a leash
  • Manipur: Past & Present (Vol.1) :: Book
  • World Bamboo Day #1: Gallery
  • 45th AMWJU Foundation day : Gallery
  • Lai Lik Lei & their debut "Esei"
  • Tuilha Kol waterfall #2: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Rally against Mob Lynching #2: Gallery
  • Krishna Janma @Mahabali #2 : Gallery
  • Felicitation of Sportsperson: Gallery
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #3: Gallery
  • Kuki Black Day @CCpur : Gallery
  • Sit-In: Naga Peace Talk #2 : Gallery
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Jangou Rah : eRang Classic
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS