Imphal: A Floating Photo Exhibition on “8 years of Seva, Sushan, Garib Kalyan” and “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” was held Wednesday at the Loktak Lake Tourism Development Co-operative Society Ltd., Sendra.
The Photo Exhibition, which is the first of its kind, was organized 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 & Broadcasting, Government of India.
Speaking at the gathering as a Chief Guest, 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 the 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.
Dr. R.K Ranjan further stated that we have missed out many key pieces of our history, only a few people are reflected in Indian history. Hundreds of our freedom fighters are forgotten and left out. The present government under Prime Minister Modiji 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 will be reflected in Indian history.
Delivering his speech as guest of honour of the inaugural function, MSPDCL chairman T. Robindro Singh thanked the Union ministry of information & broadcasting for organizing the exhibition. The exhibition will remind the people of the history of the freedom struggle. Organizing such an exhibition will help instil the spirit of patriotism to the youths, he said.
Director General (NEZ) B Narayanan, informed that the floating exhibition inaugurated today is aimed at attracting the youth with its novelty and innovativeness. The DG also said that more unsung heroes of the freedom struggle from Manipur will be displayed in the upcoming exhibition under the initiative of the bureau.