Imphal: A Floating Photo Exhibition on “8 years of Seva, Sushan, Garib Kalyan” and “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” was held on Wednesday at Loktak Lake Tourism Development Co-operative Society Ltd. centre, Sendra.
The photo exhibition, which is the first of its kind, was organised as a part of the Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme (ICOP) by the Central Bureau of Communication Regional Office, Imphal, Manipur under the aegis of ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Speaking at the gathering Dr R.K Ranjan Singh, Union minister of state for External Affairs and Education highlighted the different initiatives of the present union government to uplift the people. He also said that when the British came to India, Indians, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, started a mass movement against the British.
After Independence India faced a lot of challenges in terms of economy, science and technology, etc. “Now, we have started green revolution and have developed a lot of technology and could produce our own Covid-19 vaccine. We are the most vaccinated country,” he added.
Ranjan said, “We have missed out many key pieces of our history, only a few people are reflected in the Indian history. Hundreds of our freedom fighters are forgotten and left out.” The present government under Prime Minister Modi is trying to rediscover those unsung heroes to be included in the composite history of India. Research scholars and academicians are working to find out the accounts and contribution of these people, which to be reflected in the Indian history, he added.
The inaugural function of the Floating Photo Exhibition was also attended by Tongbram Robindro Singh, chairman, MSPDCL, and B. Narayanan, director general (NEZ), Guwahati, ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as guest of honour and president respectively among others.