Manipur government working to fill vacant posts: Biren

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Imphal: Manipur government has completed recruitment and announcement of the result of 4,500 posts of government services in the last five years out of 12,500 vacant posts of various departments of the state, chief minister N. Biren Singh said.

Results for around 5,500 posts are yet to be announced. “The government is working to fill various other vacant posts,” he said.

The chief minister was addressing a gathering at the launch programme of the 1st Batch Trainees of the State Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (SIHM), Manipur and Interaction of Chief Minister, Manipur through video conferencing with trainees of “Industry Link Training Programme of 2000 Trainees for ITES” held at City Convention Centre, on Friday.

The programme was organized by the department of Tourism and department of Information and Technology.

Manipur is going forward in every field of development and no one can deny it. With access to advanced technology, we can now see what is happening in different parts of the world and as such we should put all efforts to bring up Manipur in the world platform, Biren said.

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“The state’s future lies in the tourism sector and so the state government has been putting in every effort to bring positive change in the state,” he said.

The state government has started developing many tourist spots including Sangai Ethnic Park at Moirang Khunou, Loktak Lake, INA Memorial and the 120 feet tall Sagol Kangjei statue at Marjing, he added.

Apprising the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to let the world know ‘what we are’, Biren stressed the need to promote state’s own culture and traditions.

Te chief minister expressed happiness on learning that staff appointed for functioning of the State Institute of Hotel Management are from the state itself and that students from different parts of the state are pursuing the course. Wishing all the students in their future endeavours, he appealed to the youths to work for the service of the state adding that the future of Manipur lies with the youths.

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Chairman, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Ltd., Karam Shyam said that youths should take a bigger role in taking the state towards development. Stating that tourism sectors hold a crucial stake in development, he urged youths to showcase beautiful places of the State harnessing the advanced technology.

Chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, said the day was historic in the state so far as skilling and employment is concerned as two important sectors including Tourism and Information Technology had come together in the programme. This shows that the state is serious in harnessing the potentials of skill, IT manpower and people in hospitality industries, he added.

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The State Institute of Hotel Management has 60 seats for Degree Course and can go up to 240 students for Diploma Course per Year. The institute will give the much-needed platform for getting good job opportunities, he said.

During the programme, a video on State Institute of Hotel Management (SIHM) and a testimonial video of ITES students sponsored by the department of Information and Technology were shown.

The chief minister also distributed study materials to SIHM students.

He had a virtual interaction with ITES students in Jaipur and Guwahati.

Health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, education minister Thounaojam Basanta Kumar, Transport minister Khashim Vashum, administrative secretaries, officials of department of Tourism, department of Information and Technology, students and staff of SIHM also attended the programme among others.

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