Updated 26 May 2022, 2:31 pm
Health Minister Sapam Ranjan on Thursday stressed the importance of maintaining the quality of food products by fast-food, restaurants and bakeries as most of the non-communicable diseases are related with food intake.
He was delivering the chief guest speech during the first Convocation Programme for Bakery and Patisseries Arts of the Green Can Institute of Bakery and Culinary Arts held at the MSFDS auditorium in Imphal East.
Ranjan pointed out that hanging out at restaurants and food joints for outdoor dining has become a very common trend in the state.
In the midst of such a trend, it is the commitment of the cook or chef which will be accountable for the health of the customers, he said, apprising all the food joints to provide quality and hygienic food.
Delivering the presidential address, MLA Kh Joykishan stressed the need to emphasize on small-scale industries in small states like Manipur to address the unemployment issue.
He suggested that establishment of industries, which depend on the raw material vastly available in the state, will be of great initiative to boost the economy of the state.
Lauding the institute for taking up such innovative ideas of training on bakery and patisserie arts, he said, “It is a good initiative to produce more entrepreneurs which means more job opportunity.”
The MLA lastly pointed out the need to frame a specific law by the state government to control the quality of food available in the state as health is a major concern.
Managing director of Thangjam Agro Industries Th Joykumar, who attended the function as guest of honour, spoke on the topic, “How to become a successful entrepreneur.”
He said unemployment is one of the biggest issues faced by the state which is also a factor that leads to many other issues. As getting a white-collar job is impossible for everyone, the second option of Employment Avenue is entrepreneurship, he said, adding that entrepreneurship should be taken up as a profession.
Maintaining that a person needs only three basic components to become a successful entrepreneur, which is skill, knowledge and motivation, Joykumar said people should never get confused on the difference between skill and knowledge.
Motivation, which means an enthusiasm to work, is the most important component among the three, he added.
Pointing out that there is a lack of commitment towards their profession among most of the local youths, he said commitment is the quality and key to a successful life.
The function was also attended by Imphal East DC Diana Khumanthem and Director of Health Service Dr K Rajo as guests of honour.
First published:26 May 2022, 2:31 pm
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