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Centre giving emphasis for dev. in NE: Handique
Correspondent IMPHAL, JAN 11:
Published on 12 Jan. 2010 12:17 AM IST
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Union minister of DoNER, BK Handique Monday said that Centre is keeping special view towards development of north east region and appealed the people of the region to co-operate with government. The minister in-charge of the ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER) was the chief guest at the 11th Convocation of the Manipur University, Imphal. Manipur Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh also attended the convocation of only University in the state run under the Union ministry of Human Resources Development. BK Handique said that Central government is trying to develop the north eastern region by giving special emphasis with the government objective of balance development in the entire country. Government is implementing various flagships programme for achieving the goal, and appealed people of the region to co-operate. The minister talked at length on the role of the students in bringing development and urged the students to abide by advice given by great leaders of the country. Manipur is a state not only rich in culture but also birth place of great people of their time. Co-operation of the people is needed. People should co-operate with the government for bringing forward the state towards development, he urged. Sataing that Manipur University was becoming a premier University in the country, Handique stressed the importance of providing infrastructure for higher study taking into account the need of education in a democratic country. Manipur chief minister, speaking on the occasion said that the important role of the educated youth is to work for the future welfare of the society they are living in. They should dream of a better and developed future. Youths should lead the people to a society free from fear and all sort of violence. Future development is in the hands of the youths. Chancellor of the MU, PN Srivastava speaking to the gathering said three more faculties, sociology, foreign languages and environmental study centre will be opened in the university at the earliest. Out of this three, Korean and Japanese study centre under foreign languages are likely to come up within this current year. The convocation was also attended by members of Lok Sabha, Dr T Meinya and Thangso Baite and Raijya Sabha MP, Rishang Keishing. On the occasion, Chancellor, PN Srivastava presented certificates to the students who obtained doctorate degree from the university.

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