Imphal : Chief Minister N.Biren Singh interacted with a team of Central University of Punjab who were on their exposure visit to the State as part of Yuva Sangam under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Sunday. The team consisting of four faculties and 46 students(23 male and 23 female) arrived in the State on March 24 and will leave on March 29.
The Chief Minister welcomed the visiting team and felicitated the four faculties with leirum phee. Interacting with the visiting team, Biren appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiative to make One India, making people across the State closer to one another.
Recalling his youthful days while he was serving in Border Security Force, he said that many people of mainland India didn’t know the whereabouts of Manipur in early times. However, with the initiative of the Prime Minister, interaction among youths had been made possible, making them gain knowledge on various parts of the country, he added.
He also highlighted the historical development of the State and mentioned various development works taken up in the country under the Prime Minister’s leadership. The Chief Minister asked them to convey about the scenic beauty of the State to the people of Punjab. He also suggested the team visit other States of the Northeast and wished them a successful future.
The visiting team expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking up such an initiative of Yuva Sangam, making it possible for youth of the country to interact with one another and become closer. They also expressed their satisfaction at the warm welcoming treatment and hospitality extended by Manipur University.
Students also made certain queries about the Chief Minister’s journey from a football player to becoming Chief Minister of Manipur. The Chief Minister was also asked about his expectations from the youths of the Country, stating that he had done many things for youths.
The visiting team is staying at the Guest House of Manipur University. During their visit, the team visited various tourist sites of the State and also met some eminent personalities of the State. Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University Prof. N. Lokendra Singh and faculties of the university also attended the interaction programme.