Born 1956 at Sagolband Thingom Leikai, Imphal, completed his High School from John Stone Higher Secondary in 1971, Graduation from D.M College Imphal in 1975 and finally MSW (Med/Psy) from Tata Institute Of Social Sciences (TISS) Bombay in 1978. He was the secretary of (CMH) Centre For Mental Hygiene from its inception until is demise in the year 1993. He was a Social Worker of RIMS (Psychiatric Department) 1983 to 1984 and Mahila kalyan Samaj Samity (Uchekon) from 1979 to 1980. Established New Life the first Drug De-Addiction cum Rehabilitation Centre, the first one in North East India. He was involved in implementing various social activities, along with his service towards CMH, he also rendered social services by being a part of various other social agencies, youth clubs etc, by coming up with innovative ideas and being a mentor to various aspiring youths with common interest in the state of Manipur and other parts of the country. It is hard to recollect the agencies that he was involved with and to be particular. Notwithstanding the odds that he might have faced in the late 70,s, he took the daunting step of leaving an honorable post from the state government which at that point of time was unthinkable and came up with the idea of forming an organization which we later come to know as CENTER FOR MENTAL HYGIENE, intending to serve the weaker section of the society and ultimately serving the greater cause of humanity.
1 To enlist public co-operation in solving social and economic problems.
2 To spread and impart non formal and adult education in the matters relevant to health, mental health, social and economic development programmes specially in rural areas.
3. To help rural and poor people in different sectors which are conducive to economic development such as Khadi & Village Industries, Animal Husbandary, Pisciculture,Horticulture, Agriculture, Irrigation and Handloom & Handicraft, etc.
4. To render economic help and welfare services specially to the weaker sections such as women, children, ages and rural poor etc.
5. To enlist the co-operation of youths in rural development programmes, relief works and welfare activities etc.
6. To set up hostels and homes for youths, working women, destitute and orphan children and destitute ages.
7. To make efforts in the promotive programmes of mental health and allied fields.
8. To make possible efforts in the works relevant to the prevention, control, training, education and rehabilitation of all categories of handicapped viz., mental retardation, deaf & dumb and blind, etc.
9. To establish hostels, sheltered workshops and institutions of special nature for education, training
This is an age of fiberglass, an age where there is no place for human emotions. In the name of development the focus is set on achieving materialistic things and least importance is given to other aspects of life such as religion, culture, sense of community and good relation between man to man and man to nature. The competitions are stiff, but impossible to avoid them in all walks of life. The pace at which everything is running is simply mind-boggling. No one stops for nobody. Stress, tensions and violence seems to be the order of the day. There is no peace of mind, no harmony in the community, no dignity of labour, the list goes on and the end result being the brimming of all sorts of social issues. Everyone here is busy satisfying their hunger for success in one form or the other There is no place for the weak, the strong engulf them. It is the call of the wild where the age old paradigm, "Survival of the fittest" is becoming true time and again. If we let all these to happen, then the society will not be an ideal place for civilized man to live upon. And it is believed, if unchecked in time the contemporary man may have the wrong notion of regarding economic prosperity as the only development, while the fact is that no development is true development if it fails to bring peace of mind, harmony and good relationship among men. A timely intervention is therefore required. "Making a mistake is being human but to reconcile it makes us more human". It is with this aim that (C.M.H.) Centre for Mental Hygiene, Sangaiprou, Airport Road, Imphal was started in the year 1979. We believe that together with a little effort now, we can make a vast difference in the future.