Development hampered by bandhs and blockades, says Gaikhangam

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IMPHAL, August 30: The State can become hub center for education, medicine and a major tourist destination, if people shun away from the degrading habit of calling bandhs and blockades, said Gaikhangam.

The deputy Chief Minister was speaking today as the chief guest at the 2-day workshop on “Manipur in India’s Look East Policy”, which started today at the Classic Hotel, North AOC under the aegis of Manipur Chamber of Foreign Trade and Industry (MACFI) in association with Manipur Update (Media Group).

The work shop was graced by the deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam as the chief guest, Minister of Department of Commerce and Industries Govindas Konthoujam as the guest of honour and president MACFI P Loken as the president.

Gaikhangam lauded the organisers for holding such kind of workshop at the right time in the interest of the people of the State, as it will create awareness about the Government policies.

He also said that the people of the State should start preparing from now on as to take the benefit from the upcoming look east India policy or else the people might turn beggars in their own land.

Gaikhangam also pointed out on the importance of entrepreneurship stating that it is a means to sustainability and self-relience.

Govindas Konthoujam while delivering his speech highlighted the development activities undertaken by the State Government.

He also stated that if the State continues with bandhs and blockade, developmental work taken up by the Government will go in vain.

He further called upon the people of the State to open up their minds for a better tomorrow.

During the inauguration, prominent trade experts, entrepreneurs, businessmen,

In the technical session of the workshop, Dr E Bijoy, Dean of social science of Manipur University delivered a lecture on foreign trade and its classification and the advantages of Manipur in India’s Look East Policy.

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