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Inspirations from Scientists of Manipur : Prof. Ngangkham Nimai Singh
Downloadable Book Extract Serial No : 2

Research Institute Of Science & Technology (RIST) *

 Prof. Ngangkham Nimai Singh
Prof. Ngangkham Nimai Singh



Turning points in my career to be a physicist Prof. Ngangkham Nimai Singh

I was born on November 25, 1955 (Friday), as the eldest son among five siblings (three brothers and two sisters) of my parents, Shri Ngangkham Rajmani Singh and Smt Ngangkham (Ongbi) Maipakpi Devi of Khurai Konsam Leikai, Imphal East district of Manipur. The year 1955 has many significances specially in physical science as Albert Einstein died in this year, and many creative minds were born in this year, viz., Tim Berners - Lee, founder of the World Wide Web (WWW); Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc; Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, to mention a few.

Primary Education from class I to V:

I first started my early informal education at home and then formal education a bit late from Khomidok U.J.B. School (morning shift), Khurai Konsam Leikai, Heigrumakhong, Imphal, from class I to class V (my academic date of birth in educational record: August 1, 1959). This was the only lower primary school in my locality on Pukhao road, about one km from my home.

I remembered my teachers gave me the responsibility to bring their teas and eatable fried pakoura (bora) from a nearby hotel during half time for their refreshments, and I was advised to wear clean cloths, wash my face and hands, and tackle tea plate without trembling my hands. Near the annual examination, we also used to offer a few oranges in a plate to our beloved teachers for their kind blessings for the forthcoming annual examinations.

I could also remember the frequent visits of the school inspector and his subordinate team from Education Department (Schools), Government of Manipur, and they directly entered in our classes for interactions when classes were going on. I could not see such inspections nowadays. We had enough school compound with big playground to play even football during half time.

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