IMPHAL: Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam said that books are one of the best transporters of knowledge. He emphasized that reading habit needs to be inculcated among the people of all ages especially to the young minds. If people stop reading and educating oneself and not expand knowledge then life would become insignificant.
The Minister was speaking at the felicitation function of the 248th Governing Council Meeting of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) held at Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal hosted by All Manipur Press Association, Imphal. He urged the gathering of printers and publishers from across the country to maintain the quality of printed materials.
The Minister opined that children generally use books roughly without care as a result the pages of the books gets easily split up. And if the books are of poor quality then the condition of the books in the hands of children does not last long.
Lauding the host All Manipur Press Association, Imphal for organising the GC Meeting of AIFMP at Imphal he said that such occasion provides an opportunity for the state to showcase its rich culture, tradition and heritage. He also said that such meeting will also serve the purpose of bringing affinity among the people of the different states of the country.
President, AIFMP, New Delhi, Shri Dibyajyoti Kalita, Secretary General, AIFMP, Shri K Rajendra and members of AIFMP from 23 states of the country attended the GC meeting. During the function a souvenir under the theme – ‘Printing – Gateway to Knowledge’ was also released.