Langthabal assembly constituency MLA Karam Shyam on Friday said that expanding the will to earn a living among the youths is to the key to economic liberty, which is the force to push Manipur towards development.
He was delivering his speech during a one-day awareness cum training programme on ‘Medicinal and Aromatic Plant cum Spot Painting Competition’ organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) and NG Mani College at CSIR-NEIST's Lamphelpat campus in Imphal West.
Shyam pointed out that development of a society is impossible without being economically sound and sustainable.
He further called upon the people to appreciate the youths who are making sustainable sources of income through small capitals taken as loans from banks. He further apprised the banks to provide easy loans to youths who are striving for opening new business.
Those youths will surely pay back the loan punctually, and the bank will not face any inconvenience in collecting the debt amount, he added.
Coming to the Education sector, the MLA stressed on the need of teaching moral and social education to the students apart from the formal education. He appealed to the teachers to spare at least 10 minutes every day and give moral and social education to the students.
Shyam further pointed out that medicinal and aromatic plants have now become a good source of income generation and various such plants are vastly available in the state.
The youths of the state should not miss such an opportunity by using all information and technology available, he added.
The MLA lastly called upon all the youths to maintain punctuality, sincerity and discipline in every aspect for a successful future.
Meanwhile, Anjali Laichombam, Toijam Ganashyam and Tulajit were conferred the first, second and third prizes respectively in the spot painting competition held under the theme ‘Greening of Earth through Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.’
The function was also attended by senior principal scientist of CSIR-NEIST H Birkumar; principal of NG Mani College W Jibankumar; dean of College of Food Technology CAU Ng Iboyaima; director of Manipur Science and Technology Council L Minaketen; deputy director of MSME Technology S Yoirentomba among others.