Imphal: On the second day of their week-long exposure tour to the State under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) on Saturday, an initiative by the Government of India, the Yuva Sangam team from Central University of Punjab practiced Yoga session in the early morning at Yoga Lab, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Manipur University.
As a campus tour of Manipur University, the Punjab EBSB team visited different locations including hostels, museum, Old Palace, Archeological sites, different departmental Blocks, etc.
The team got delighted while interacting with renowned filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma. “Yelhou Jagoi”, a documentary film directed by Syam Sharma was also screened at the Department of Mass Communication.
The film won the National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film at the 43rd National Film Awards. A formal reception ceremony was held at Court Hall, Manipur University by Vice-Chancellor, MU Prof. N.Lokendra Singh in the presence of Deans, HoDs, Yuva Sangam Committee Members, officers of MU and media personnel.
Prof.Lokendra extended a warm welcome to all the participants by facilitating with Lengyan, a traditional gamosa of Manipur. Speaking about the Yuva Sangam initiative, the Vice- Chancellor, said, “Manipur shared a memoir with the State of Punjab in terms of intellectuals and prominent government bureaucrats from Punjab, trade and business etc which help in the developmental spheres of the State”.
Prof. Ch.Ibohal Singh, Nodal Officer, EBSB Cell, MU released a short video on the activities performed on the first day of the programme and highlighted importance of strengthening the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people of the country and spirit of oneness focussing on tourism, tradition, development, technology and people to people connect.
In the evening, Governor Anusuiya Uikey interacted with the Punjab EBSB team along with the faculties and officers of Manipur University. Interacting with the officials and students participating in the exposure tour, the Governor shared about her involvement in social and political activities right from the college days.
She also highlighted the importance of “Yuva Sangam” under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) celebrating India’s diversity and spirit of oneness. Lastly, the team paid a visit to Marjing Polo Complex, built on the hilltop of the Heingang Ching, the sacred abode of God Marjing, located in Heingang, Imphal East district.