IMPHAl, July 3: The 7th State-level Pineapple Fair cum Youth Festival 2014 concluded today with the closing down of the pineapple huts by Agriculture minister Abdul Nasir at Thambalnu Market, Andro.
Legislature wing leader of the Trinamool Congress Dr Irengbam Ibohalbi who also attended the closing function said that the Manipur variety of the fruit is very tasteful and liked by the people.
However, production in the State is not enough to supply for the State’s 28 lakh population, he said.
With hard work productivity could be increased and even export could be made possible, he said while highlighting the importance of maintaining a work culture.
Praising the local MLA Th Shyamkumar for his works, Dr I Ibohalbi who was the special guest of honour of the concluding function said Th Shyamkumar’s work culture could be a lesson for the people of the State.
People need not wait only for white-collared jobs, he continued.
Minister Abdul Nasir while appreciating the development in the constituency said organising such a successful festival as the State-level Pineapple festival could only be due to the hard work of the people.
He further appreciated the Development Organisation, Andro Kendra for organising such a grand festival and assured that in his capacity as the minister of Agriculture, he will provide maximum help to the constituency.
Presiding over the function, local MLA Th Shyamkumar said that the idea of the festival is to promote the socio-economic aspect of the people.
He said there has been a lot of improvement in the production of pineapple in the constituency.
This has been made possible, because Andro has stopped waiting for help from other people, he said.
The function was also attended by Col Digbijoy Singh CO 2 AR as guest of honour. Various cultural dance forms were performed during the function.