Guest house foundation stone laid
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 16, 2018: Works minister Thongam Biswajit Singh laid the foundation stone of the Manipur Cultural Integration Conference Guest House today, in the presence of Yaiskul MLA Th. Satyabrata Singh, at Palace Compound, Thangapat Mapal, Dolphin road, Imphal.
Biswajit exuded confidence that the guest house will promote integration among the different communities in the State through culture.
He said only when we forget and forgive our past mistakes we can bring integration of the different communities in our society. He explained that Manipur is inhabited by different ethnic groups with each group having their own identify, culture, arts forms, crafts, etc.If we forgive and forget our past mistakes today, we may achieve integration among the people by the next decade or so, he added.
Biswajit also said that incorporating the history of peaceful co-existence among the communities in school education will help in the integration of communities in the state.
Manipur is inhabited by gifted people, however, differences among the communities have bogged down development for long, he said.It is time to act collectively to maintain peace and harmony and bring development to our state, he added.
Underscoring the importance of unity, Biswajit said if the states of the North Eastern region of the country come together no one will be able to discriminate or neglect the region.
Biswajit further assured all possible assistance to the construction of the guest house and to ensure early commencement of construction.
Yaiskul MLA Satyabarta said, the guest house will be helpful to people coming from far places or international delegates coming to attend programmes in the state.
Assuring all possible assistance in the construction of the guest house, he said that once the guest house is completed, maintenance of the building will be crucial. He also sought support of the people in maintaining the guest house.
The formal function was also attended by MCIC president Aribam Br Kumar Sharma, among others.