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Manipur requires books which will help promote nationalism among youth: CM Biren

A discussion on a book titled “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition”, was held in Imphal on Friday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 17 Jun 2022, 5:32 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

A discussion on a book titled “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition”, written by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit, was held at JN Manipur Dance Academy Auditorium Imphal on Friday.

Addressing the function as chief guest, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the said book would surely help to create awareness about the nation and its setback of India’s partition which took place after independence. The state also requires producing such a book, conducting in-depth research of history of Manipur, an initiative which will help promote sense of nationalism among youth of the state, the CM said.

He recalled India's partition stating that even as the country was celebrating its independence from the British, partition was taking place on the other hand. Such instances would not have occurred if there were visionary leaders during that period. Only after the advent of the BJP government, discussion of the impact of India’s partition has started, the CM said.

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He also said that division between hill and valley of state for the sake of political and administrative convenience also happened in the state. However, the difference no longer exists after the BJP came to power, the CM said.

CM Biren asserted that the country is still facing threats from neighbouring countries. Even the state is also facing demographic imbalance with the entry of migrants from neighbouring countries. All these changes should be taken very seriously, he asserted.

The chief minister stressed the need to have discussions and symposiums on the history of Manipur and certain other issues which would act as a roadmap towards a better Manipur.

He also praised the authors for coming up with such a book which would be knowledge sharing to the people.

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The book discussion programme was also attended by vice-chancellor of Dhanamanjuri University, professor Nongmaithem Rajmohun Singh; vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Naorem Lokendra Singh; director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, professor Ahanthem Santa Singh and vice-chancellor of Manipur University of Culture, professor Paonam Gunindro Singh as president and guests of honour.

During the function author and chief information commissioner, Government of India, Uday Mahurkar; Kargil War hero and COVID warrior, colonel Rajesh Adhau SM and general council member of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sh Nabachandra Sharma as special invitees.

 

 

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First published:17 Jun 2022, 5:32 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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