“The people of the State are filled with enormous talent and knowledge. If we were given an opportunity to showcase our skills and talents then no one can compete with us in the entire world,” said Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at the felicitation programme of Manipuri Scientist Shri Guneshwar Thangjam held at the CM Secretariat yesterday.
Felicitating Guneshwar Thangjam for his scientific contribution, Shri N. Biren Singh said that it is the moment of pride and joy for the people of the State that the unique thinking and hardwork of Shri Guneshwar is being admired by the entire world. Guneshwar Thangjam has brought laurels not only for the State but also for the country for getting named an asteroid in his own name as ‘Thangjam Asteroid’ this year, he added.
Chief Minister requested Guneshswar Thangjam to organise seminars and workshop so that he could share his experience, knowledge and ideas among the students of the State. He further assured that the State government would extend every possible help to Guneshwar for his studies and research in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Guneshwar Thangjam said that as a token of recognition for his scientific contribution, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in a conference “Asteroids, Planets and Meteors, 2017” held at South America named the asteroid in his name ‘Thangjam Asteroid’. Chief Minister N Biren also handed over Rs 50,000 as financial assistance and as motivation to Shri Guneshwar Thangjam.
The felicitation programme was attended by Minister for Forest and Environment, Shri Th. Shyamkumar and Addl. Chief Secretray Dr. J. Suresh Babu.
Shri Guneshwar Thangjam, an alumnus of C.C. Higher Secondary School, Imphal, is presently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Department of Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen, Germany. He is a resident of Poiroukhongjin, Yairipok, Thoubal.