The Academy of Universal Global Peace, Chennai has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Humanity to Gin Gangte in recognition of his long social commitment and public service.
Born to Khamzathang Gangte, WW-II soldier & Chief of Bunglon Village, Churachandpur District, Gin Gangte has for long been associated with various social and humanitarian causes. He played a major role for the promotion of education amongst the rural populace, computer literacy, peace, farmers’ empowerment, etc.
In his efforts to achieving his social objectives and much inspired by the saying of Victor Hugo ‘No one can stop an idea whose time has come’, Gin Gangte invited Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of India to Bunglon High School on 16th October, 2006. The ‘Great October’ visitation of the then President has resulted in black-topping of 5km-long Moirang to Bunglon road – the long cherished dreams of the rural people, construction of helipad, setting up of computer centre at Bunglon High School, installation of new electric transformer, etc.
A post-graduate in Political Science from Delhi University with Bachelor of Mass Communication degree from Guru Jambheswhar University, Hisar, Gin Gangte was one of the key players in organizing the first ever Kut Festival in the soil of India’s Capital City on November 1, 1997 in his capacity as Secretary, Delhi State Level Kut Committee.
“Gin Gangte, a social activist of Manipur is a sincere and hardworking epitome of social upliftment in the remote hill areas of the state, particularly the Bunglon area of Churachandpur District”, remembers Dr Aribam Ibomcha Sharma, his professional colleague.
Gin Gangte is of Indian Information Service cadre and is presently posted as Field Exhibition Officer, Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, at Imphal.