Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated a Keithel Store branch at Mapusa, Goa on Thursday through video conferencing. Keithel Store is an exclusive store of Manipur under an initiative of Pann Corporation, Pune.
Following the inauguration, the chief minister lauded and appreciated the Pann Corporation for their initiative, innovation, effort, hard work.
Expressing happiness with the opening of the second Keithel store at Goa after a store at Pune which was inaugurated in 2021, and their efforts to open branches internationally, the chief minister said it is quite encouraging.
He further stressed on the need to create awareness that the things available under (Manipur Organic Mission Agency) MOMA, Government of Manipur are only organic products as the store is supported by MOMA. This will attract more customers, he said, highlighting the present trend worldwide of people preferring organic products more.
He also said that the state government is also promoting and encouraging natural and organic farming in the state.
Wishing the young entrepreneurs success in their endeavors, the chief minister further stressed that he can be contacted through the “CM da Haisi” on any issues.
The programme was also attended by Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, Minister Yumnam Khemchand Singh, Minister Konthoujam Govindas Singh, Minister Sapam Ranjan Singh, Minister Leishangthem Susindro Meitei, MLA Th Shyamkumar, MLA Sanasam Premchandra Singh, among others.
According to the Pann Corporation, Pune, The Keithel Store is a one–stop store for all the indigenous products of Manipur giving products of the State a market space in the city of Pune. The Keithel Store Pune is supported by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), Government of Manipur.
A MoA was signed between the representatives of PANN & MOMA on March 15, 2021. The store at Pune was officially inaugurated on September 8, 2021 by Chief Minister N Biren Singh in a virtual function.