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Manipur: ‘State deserves recognition across the globe for its uniqueness’, says governor Najma

Jun 13, 2018 17:00

Manipur deserved to be known in the country and abroad because of its uniqueness, especially its culture and its scenic beauty, said governor Najma Heptulla at a press conference held at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.

The governor told reporters that during her visit to the United States recently, she had the opportunity to interact with non-resident Indians and discuss the uniqueness of Manipur and the need for development in the state. Many of them had expressed their willingness to visit Manipur and contribute something valuable for the development of the state.

The governor said she had done some research pertaining to the development of the tourism sector to enable the business community from Mumbai to invest in the state.

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The governor said she had the opportunity to discuss development work of the state regarding education and agriculture at the Governors’ Conference held recently at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. She had apprised the gathering that Manipur is self-reliant as far as agriculture is concerned.

On the improvement of education sector, she had said there were three universities that needed more funds.

She talked of the dance, literature, written and unwritten history and oral traditions of the state, and especially of nat sankirtan, which had been identified as Intangible Heritage by Unesco.

“Through nat sankirtan we can trace our thread to the far east, having the same cultural background,” the governor said.

“As Manipur is the centre for culture and sports, we should promote indigenous innovations,” she added.

Source: The Telegraph

Jun 13, 2018 17:00

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