Focus for self reliant Manipur

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 15, 2018: Economic independence is the need of hour to make Manipur a self reliant state and for this it is important for liberation and preservation of the indigenous products.

Education minister Th. Radheshyam said this at the inaugural function of the 11th Annual Academic Session of the Manipur Historical Society organized by the Dhanamanjuri University, G. P. Women’s College, Imphal. He stressed that the research in field of economic history of Manipur is a crucial area to work, like researching on other relevant topics of history.

Radheshyam urged the Manipur Historical Society to promote the young students to pursue the research on the economic history and motivate to work for uplifting economic activities of Manipur. He said that by becoming part of world economy Manipur will become an economically independent state. Taking example of Swadeshi movement, he said that to attain economic independence the use of indigenous products should be encouraged. Stressing on the importance maintaining records, he said that it will help in using for future reference and could be pass down upon the generations to come.

Discussing and analyzing history, he said, is to enable to move forward by choosing the positive things that could better the present and future. In Manipur historical proof, waterways have been one of the main features for transportation and connectivity of the state. However, the water bodies, once a waterway, are now filled up resulting to the failure to maintain proper drainage. History should be to retrospect on how the past glory could be utilized for better future and improving the present, he added.

Highlighting on the two day academic session, general secretary, Manipur Historical Society, H. Sudhir said the session will have five sessions with 35 papers to be presented by research scholars and one lecture. He said that the session will help in providing a platform for the research scholars and academicians to research into the gradually expanding frontiers of historical scholarship and promote scientific historical research in the region.

Dr. Y. Mohendro Singh, former director, College Development Council Manipur University was felicitated for his outstanding contribution for his research about the History of Manipur.

The Minister also released the proceeding volumes of the Manipur Historical Society, 2017 and the souvenir.

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