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Manipur CM wants youths to be job providers

N Biren Singh added that lack of discipline, professionalism and ethics among the people had been a hindrance to growth and development and even to governance.

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Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Tuesday inaugurated a Start-Up Incubation Centre at D.M. College of Commerce, Dhanamanjuri University, Imphal. The incubation centre is supported and funded by the Planning Department, Government of Manipur.

Speaking on the occasion,  N. Biren Singh appreciated the discipline and hospitality shown by students of the University on his arrival. He recalled that Start-Up India was launched in 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the Scheme was materialised in the State only after the formation of his Government in 2017.

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Maintaining that the youths of Manipur had got many talents and are hardworking by nature, he added that lack of discipline, professionalism and ethics among the people had been a hindrance to growth and development and even to governance. As such, he stressed the need for proper guidance of youth in the right direction to make them job providers instead of becoming job seekers.

He continued that the State Government had taken up certain steps to make educational institutions systematic and organised by appointing a regular Vice-Chancellor of Universities. Making institutions and offices work systematically would help in the smooth functioning and progress of society, he added.

The Chief Minister continued that many entrepreneurs had come up with the production of wide range of items like strawberries, poultry, fish etc, thereby helping the State in import substitution and progressing towards self-reliance in many sectors.

Stating that support of the public was much necessary in any development work carried out by the Government, he stressed the need to maintain unity among all communities by bringing emotional attachment and further appealed to everyone to join hands and work together for the development of the State. 

Education, Law & Legislative Affairs Minister, Thounaojam Basanta Singh stated that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had led the State with many capabilities, introducing certain innovative schemes for the welfare of the people. He appreciated the Chief Minister’s initiatives and his unique way of governing the State.

He continued that the youths of the State were very talented and added that the only need was to guide them in the right and useful channel. The Start-Up Incubation Centre would provide basic training and help in materialising their innovative ideas, he added.

In his keynote address, Vice-Chancellor, D.M. University Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh stated that incubation centres had been set up as an integral part of the Start-Up scheme to impart necessary infrastructure, mentorship, assist in obtaining financial support and nurture and support innovations of Start-Ups. The National Education Policy 2020 had emphasized on skill development, entrepreneurship and promoting technology incubation, he added.

It may be mentioned that in the first phase, the incubation centre at DM University will organize a three months incubation training programme for 35 selected participants.

Vice-Chancellor, Manipur Technical University (MTU), Dr. Bhabeswar Tongbram; Registrar, D.M. University, Dr. Nivedita Lairenlakpam; Registrar, MTU, Ng. Bhogendra Meitei; Director, Planning, N. Kulkarani Devi; Principals of Colleges under D.M. University, officials, faculty members and students also attended the programme among others. 

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