STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 3rd Nov: Stressing the need for utilising any event initiated by students’ organisations as common platform for deliberations on social or educational issues, information and public relations minister Th Biswajit has said that youths of Manipur have to take active role in bridging trust deficits amongst the indigenous communities.
Speaking as chief guest of the 24th general conference cum cultural meet of Tangkhul Katamnao Long Imphal (TKLI) at Tribal Research Institute auditorium, Chingmeirong on Friday, minister Biswajit called upon the youngsters to strive for synergising their vibrant minds in achieving their academic goals as well as contribute their mite towards promoting social amity.
As humans are gifted with boundless prowess to think and judge but are helpless in visualising what or how the future will unfold such qualities need to be converted for bringing positive changes in the society, he said.
Further stating that all inimical inclinations towards one community with the other would eventually subside in case the right approach to life precedes negativism, Biswajit cautioned that a multi-ethnic society like Manipur cannot progress without collective effort and cooperation.
Asking the younger generation to shoulder the responsibility of upholding Manipur’s unique characteristic of different ethnic communities settling cordially since time immemorial, he, nevertheless stated that maintaining continuous vigil and understanding are inevitable for the realisation of the goal of uniform development.
Biswajit also opined that student union or organisation hosting any specific events not only need to introspect on the purpose and outcome of such programmes but to facilitate participation of other students’ bodies which are active in the state so as to iron out all differences and chalk up welfare programmes for the students.
With youths making up 60 per cent of the nation’s total population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking keen interest in youth welfare and development programme as could be comprehended from strong emphasis being given towards effective and judicious implementation of various skill development programmes, he said.
Minister Biswajit also sought the cooperation of all sections of the society to the government’s efforts for uniform development and bridging the trust deficit among the ethnic people.
Regarding TKLI’s proposal for assistance in constructing an office cum guest house at a suitable location within Imphal, he suggested minute deliberation of the matter with TKLI members and advisors along with assuring his personal initiative to ensure that the proposed facility is completed within March next.
Among others, the function was attended by ADC Ukhrul chairman K Dickson, principal secretary to chief minister – Vineet Joshi and taxation commissioner Modak Hrishikesh as presidium members.
AC Varechan’s book entitled ‘Kasemali’ was also released on the occasion.