TODAY -

The image in the mirror is its replica

Dr. H. H. Mate *



One night I was pacing up and down in the campus of my home in a moonlit night. It was in 2002 in the heart of the district headquaters of Churachandpur. An instinctive idea came into my mind for spreading to the people. I was reminded that the image in the mirror was its replica. Two thoughts came into my mind- one is to spread and the other is to conceal before others.

The two thoughts are not in unison in the first moment. I then sat down and pondered deeply within me. Lastly, the two thoughts came together and agreed to spread in one accord, I then recorded the instinctive points and started spreading to the people. But, what a tragedy ! Nobody could understand till today and nobody knows and hears at all. I then throught that the image in the mirror was not its replica to the people. Then I diverted the points in a straight path for all to understand in future.

Men are interested only in the field of their chosen activities. For those who were keenly interested in education, I wrote and published The book called the Threshold of Education in 2003. For those who were keenly interested in the field of science and Technology , I wrote and published the book called Advances and Development of Science and Technology in 2005.

Again, for those who were keenly interested in social and political issues, I wrote and published the book called the Seasonal Inputs and outputs. As these books were seemed to be far away from the Knowledge of the people, I started focussing another images to be ssen in the face of the mirror which can be their exact replicas in the society.

It is hoped that the following books which were written in 2012 with be published within this year or next year for all to see its images and the replica for bearing much fruits.

The first book to be published for those who are interested in science is called “Know your Space and Universe. The second book to be published for the second time is called Nampi Siemphatna ding lampiho (ways for reforming the nation) and the third book to be published for the third time is called Themjilna hi hinkho siemtu ahi (Education is the maker of life).

The first intended book is for science students in particular. The second book is for all mankind and the third book is also for all people, mostly for those who are keenly interested in the field of education in the society.

When I wrote articles on various topics/fields, people enjoyed a lot. When I wrote books on education, science and technology and in social, economics and political issues, many people cannot assimilate and digest. But words in the books are more complicated and meaningful than words in articles published in the daily news papers, weekly newspapers and magazines.

The most surprising thing that came to my mind is that people of Chin, Kuki, Mizo and Zomi are not interested in reading books. They are, somehow interested in reading newspapers. That was why I wrote 1320 articles during 1989-2014 (16 years) and spread them to the people through publication. I got more feedbacks from my articles than from my wtitten and published books. This is the style or the tribal people.

I had written and published more than 8 books in English, 6 books in Kuki, and another 23 research papers were published in the scientific journals besides my project works. I received more feedbacks from other communities and they benefitted alot. But the so-called Chin, Kuki, Mizo and Zomi communities can not grasp the points written in those of my published books till today.

This truly proves that tribals living in Manipur are lagging behind other people in the State or in the Country. The slow and low impact reminded me to spread more and more and to educate more people in the field of literature, science and media/Journalism. The exact replicas of the images of the objects in the mirror are to be produced and focussed in the society for people to encourage them to have the habit of reading the books to earn more knowledge.

The people of Chin, Kuki, Mizo are wondering or surprising as I often receive awards and honours with gold medals in different states of India and in 15 foreign countries of the world. If we are wondered we should get started and wondered how others are worthly to be given the prestigious awards (trophies) and gold medals in India and abroad. Some have called me a fool but those who know and understand the value of award they appreciate me, encourage me further and wish me to get more awards in life.

Still there are some people who despise me, condemn me and discourage me. In this case, Iam not worried and angry as they cannot understand the values of awards in life. For some the image in the mirror is its exact replica and for some the image in the mirror is blurred and difficult to identify. No one is to be blamed for this prestigious trophies and medals.

To conclude, there is something hidden in the face of the mirror to see the images of the objects to get exact replicas. When I used to check and see the face books, I see people who are condemning me and speak about the infamous purity of the images of the objects in the society of mankind, what has gone wrong is due to negligence, weakness in books and industry, besides in forming the loop of education in a nut shell.

We should realize that the image of object in the mirror is what we called like and likes between genders. Let us live and be happy for riches on earth.


* Dr. H. H. Mate (Ph.D., D.Litt.) wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was posted on June 05, 2014.


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