Inner Manipur (Manipur )

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Meinya Dr. Thokchom
Constituency : Inner Manipur (Manipur )
Party Name : Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address : meinya@sansad.nic.in
Father’s Name Late Shri Thokchom Tarpan Singh
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Thokchom Thambalmacha Devi
Date of Birth 12 Oct 1945
Place of Birth Moirangjel Hingol, Moidangpok, Imphal West (Manipur)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 14 Feb 1984
Spouse’s Name Smt. Thokchom Sorojini Devi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications M.Sc., LL.B., M. Phil, Ph. D.Educated at D.M. College, Imphal, Gauhati University, Guwahati and Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Profession Teacher, Advocate, Social Worker, Scientist
Permanent Address Joypurkhul Khumbong Bazar P.O. Langjing, Imphal West Manipur – 795113
(0385) 2569205, 2051306
09436021818,08014223769 (M)
Fax. (0385) 2569205
Present Address A-3, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 Tels. (011) 23711696
9868180295 (M)
Fax. (011) 23766499
Positions Held
2002-2004 Member, Manipur Legislative Assembly
2002-2003 Minister of State (Independent Charge), Higher & Technical Education, Manipur
2003-2004 Cabinet Minister, Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Manipur
2004-2009 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs Convener, Miscellaneous States and Union Territories, Congress Parliamentary Party Member, Library Committee
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
29 Jun. 2009 Member, Business Advisory Committee
31 August 2009 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs Member, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Court Member, Governing Council, NEIGHRIMS, Shillong
Member, Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament
Convenor, West Bengal & North Eastern States (except Assam) , Congress Party in Parliament
Books Published
(i) Handbook on `Comet Halley`, 1986 on the last visit of the comet; (ii) Text books of Mathematics (General and Higher for classes IX and X, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (Co-author)Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Guided one Ph.D. student under Manipur University; Life member, (i) Indian Astronomical Society, Calcutta; (ii)The Astronomical Society of India, Hyderabad; Founder President, Manipur Science Communicators Association; Published a number of scientific papers in national and international Journals and attended national and international science seminars.

Social And Cultural Activities
Former President, (i) Imphal West Students` Club, (IWSC), Khumbong; (ii) United Sports and Cultural Association (USCA), Manipur; (iii) Hyderabad Manipuri Students Association, Hyderabad; (iv) Manipurgi Ngamkhei Kanba Lup NH-53( Mankal) formed during the Great June uprising, 2001 (Manipur); (v) Parents Teachers Association, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Imphal West, Khumbong; General Secretary, (i) Western Development Organisation ,Imphal West; (ii) Guwahati Manipuri Students Association; (iii) All Manipuri Youths (Assam, Tripura & Manipur) Conference, Gauhati, 1968, which had formed the then PAN Manipur Youth League (PANMYL); (iv) All Manipur College Teachers Association ; Member, (i) National Executive Committee, All India Federation of University and College Teachers` Organisation (AIFUCTO), Patron Member, The Manipur Debating Society; Founder Member, (i) Koloipan High School, Khubong; and (ii) Loyalam Art and Culture Institute, Khumburg; Secretary, Western Girls` High School, Awangkhunou

Special Interests
Improving the standard of primary and secondary education; research and development for higher education; popularisation of science and fighting superstitions; improvement of womens`status

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, watching T.V., films, philately and making pen friends

Sports and Clubs
Indigenous games of Manipur, viz. Mukna, Kang, Khong Kangjei and Polo (Sagol Kangjei), Tennis

Countries Visited
Widely travelled

Other Information
Actively participated in the students` movement and later in the teachers` movement; fought for the territorial integrity of Manipur ; participated in Great June uprising 2001, Manipur, under the banner of United Committee, Manipur (UCM) and Manipurgi Ngamkhei Kanba Lup NH-53; Lecturer in Maths, D.M. College, Imphal, 1971-72; Reader and Head of the Department, Maths, Imphal College, Imphal, till 2002; Head Examiner, Mathematics under BSEM, CHSEM and M.U; Director, (i) The Manipur State Cooperative Bank Ltd; (ii) The Manipur State Wholesale Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd.; practised Law for a short period; retired voluntarily on 5 January, 2002 from the Government Service; as Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Manipur, constituted Manipur State Higher Education Commission and handed over the management of Government College of Technology to Manipur College of Technology Society for better management of the institution; Member (i) Executive Council, IISC, 2004-09; and (ii) Court of (NEHU) Shillong, 2004-09; Chief Patron, All India Federation of University & College Retired Teacher`s Organisation