Cycle rally for weavers’ promotion
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October, 24, 2019: Textiles, commerce and industry minister Thongam Biswajit Singh flagged off a cycle rally from Hapta Kangjeibung, Palace Compound here on Thursday morining and received the participants at Lamboikhongnangkhong in the afternoon.
The rally aimed to promote and spread message of the MANITEX in promoting and preserving our cultural heritage to weavers, artisans, textile workers and consumers. MANITEX will be held from November 5 to 14 at Lamboikhongnangkhong.
Receiving the cyclists at Lamboikhongnangkhong, Biswajit expressed gratitude to all participants for extending support to MANITEX.
The rally, which was started from Hapta Kangjeibung covered a distance of about 48.44 kilometers passing through Singjamei – Hiyangyangthang – Irom Meijrao – Pukhrambam – Kha Sanjembam – Wahengkhuman – Ishok – Oinam – FCI Godown and finally ending at Lamboikhongnangkhong.
More than 100 bikers participated in the rally including professional bikers, film personalities, weavers, artisans.
Biswajit said this year’s edition of the MANITEX will have 12 international stalls and 56 stalls from other states of the country.
He said MANITEX will help in promoting local products to international level by providing a platform.
Manipur has no lack of talents or resources in any field, whether it is in arts and culture or handloom and handicraft, but we are lagging behind in development because we are unable to utilise our god-gifted resources. All of us have to make our own contributions to the development of the society, he said.
Biswajit inspected the stalls under construction for MANITEX.
The rally was received and flagged off from different spots along the route by the local MLAs including at Hiyangyangthang by Naoriya Pakhanglakpa MLA S.Subhaschandra, at Irom Meijrao by Wangoi MLA O.Lukhoi Singh, at Thambal Marik College, Oinam by MLA L.Radhakishore, Phoijing Chingmang by MLA Dr.K.Ranjam Singh.
MANITEX, the Manipur Intenational Textile Expo was conceived on May 22, 2018 with the objective to show case all the textile products of Manipur. The main objective of the MANITEX is to play an important role in technology, production, marketing as well as business networking in market sectors that use the textile material.