Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Unemployment, resulting frustration key problem of NE: Manipur Governor

Correspondent

Manipur Governor La Ganesan said that unemployment among the youth and the resulting sense of frustration was the key problem faced in the country, especially in the northeast including Manipur, in a speech here in Imphal on Sunday.
Addressing the ‘Inspiration Episode 18’, held in Imphal’s City Convention Centre, the Governor said that entrepreneur development was an important key to economic development of a country. Entrepreneurs not only provide self-employment but also provide job opportunities for others.
Knowing the fact, he said, efforts were made to develop entrepreneurial skills so that sufficient skilled manpower is available in the country to manage scarce resources by developing cutting edge enterprises.
The new generations of entrepreneurs need technical, managerial, financial and marketing skills to meet the challenge of the new world order to be able to compete, he observed.
He said serious efforts have been made to mitigate the unemployment problems in the region, adding that the initiatives will take time to show any tangible results on the ground.
“There is a need for innovation and participatory approach to attract experts in this field,” he said.
The Governor further said that in spite of many visible odds and limitations, a few women entrepreneurs in Manipur have shown their hidden talents in the form of perceptible scale of production of a few competitive items.
Every year Manipur bags Outstanding Entrepreneur Award instituted by the Union ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
“It is our responsibility to encourage and carry them forward in a new environment and policy support,” he said.
The Governor asked the state department of commerce and industries to prepare a roadmap for industrializing Manipur through a sound policy of structured, skill and entrepreneurship development, particularly for women in modern Manipur.
MLA Sapam Nishikant Singh who also attended the function said that women should be given preferences in any field in the society.
He said, “We should encourage our girl child in education and other fields to help them set their goals for a self-dependent life.”
Women entrepreneurs, students and experts, among others attended the episode under the theme, ‘Entrepreneurship and Empowerment-Women in Manipur’ which is being organized by Dynamic Manipur in collaboration with Lamjing Meira.