First Youth Conference of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 13, 2018: Works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today inaugurated the first Youth Conference of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak (TRC) at Ragailong, Imphal.
On the opening day of the two-day Biswajit said Manipur is one of the most colourful and significant atates among the north eastern states of the country. He said our state is inhabited by different communities with each having their own sets of culture, tradition, art and crafts form, etc. He continued we must stand to preserve, promote and protect our culture, traditions and identities. The youth conference being held is a significant step to trace our roots, he said adding further that it is the duty of each and everyone of us to preserve our own identity.
It is a blessing that he could attend such a function which is being held to follow the footstep of our forefathers, said the minister. He said that the theme of the conference “Our Roots, Our Strength” is an interesting one.
The minister said only words cannot promote love and trust between different communities of the state, but we have to act also to achieve it. We also need to respect our traditions, he added.
The youth need to take a significant role in the society to make Manipur grow in each and every field. The youth should also remember the teachings of the forefathers to develop, said the minister.
The minister also said that there can be no growth without peace and we must all stand together to bring peace in the State.
More than 200 delegates from Assam and Nagaland were also present at the youth conference. Traditional dance troupes from different parts of the State and extraction of sacred fire also marked the inaugural function.
The youth conference organized by The Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak Chabuan Phuam, Manipur will continue till October 14.
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