2nd youth conclave : TSE, ISTV continue to explore better future for mankind
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 29 2019: The second edition of the Youth Conclave jointly organised by The Sangai Express and Information Service Television (ISTV) Network on the theme 'Exploring a better future for mankind' was held today at Hotel Sangai Continental, MG Avenue.

Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), Hengbung president Haokholet Kipgen and The Sangai Express publisher Nishikant Singh Sapam graced the conclave as chief guest and president which was participated by many students and youth working at different establishments.

Giving the key-note address of the conclave, AIR Imphal, Regional News Unit Editor A Ibomcha recalled that the first edition of the conclave was held at the same venue on August 11.He said that the State's pace of development is being impeded by negative outlooks and vibes.

Youngsters are unable to bring forth their potential and capabilities.

2nd youth conclave : TSE, ISTV continue to explore better future for mankind
2nd youth conclave : TSE, ISTV continue to explore better future for mankind

The two media houses have been organising the youth conclave to contribute something towards propelling Manipur society on the path of a better future, Ibomcha said.

The conclave is aimed at nurturing constructive ideas after threadbare discussions on different matters with a positive outlook, he said.

'Importance of communication among the youth' and 'You can' were the two topics of today's discussion.

Ibomcha said that communication is a very powerful tool and it is this tool which helped mankind build many civilisations.

Again, it is communication which enabled mankind rule the planet.

Animals do communicate with each other but their level of communication is very limited as compared to mankind.

Imprisonment of a man for offences or crimes he committed is basically about cutting off communication with his near and dear ones, Ibomcha said.

The other topic 'You can' is primarily about invoking one's will power.

Will power is another very powerful tool of human beings, Ibomcha said.

Haokholet Kipgen pointed that thousands of students graduate every year in the State but it is highly questionable whether all the graduates are qualified to receive the particular degree and whether they are capable of contributing to the State's welfare.

At the same time, the Government is not in a position to give jobs to all the graduates.

Given these facts, the conclave held today is highly significant, Haokholet remarked.

Quoting former President late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam that a dream is not something that happens while you are asleep, a dream is something that does not let you sleep, Haokholet exhorted youngsters to dream the kind of dream dreamt by Dr Abdul Kalam.

Dr Abdul Kalam once stated that different varieties of medicinal plants worth billions of dollars which can cure several present day and future diseases are found in the North East region, he pointed out.

He then lamented that youngsters of the region are still unable to exploit these natural resources.

Majority of the people are still stricken with poverty and most women are engaged in unskilled works.

"We must pave way for a better future.

A better future would not come on its own.

But this requires sound and visionary policies of the Government", Haokholet asserted.

"I'm a National vice-president of BJP ST Morcha but the policies and programmes formulated by the Central Government have little relevance to the State of Manipur", he continued.

People might be still thinking that the Golden Triangle is a place for druglords but costly fruits like blackberry and blueberry are being planted there.

People there have been earning huge profits from these fruits and it is even higher than the profit they earned from manufacturing drugs, Haokholet claimed.

He went on to ask if blackberry and blueberry cannot be cultivated in the hill areas of Manipur where poppy is cultivated.

Highlighting the growing importance of active reforestation activities particularly in catchment areas, Haokholet claimed that forests are thriving at Hengbung.

He also informed that he started cultivation of big cardamom at Hengbung since 1995.Abrupt climatic changes, rising temperature and flood or drought situations experienced in the State can be attributed to extensive deforestation activities in hill areas, he remarked.

He also underscored the need for the Government to formulate framework and guidelines which would uplift youngsters and create self-employment avenues.

The conclave held today may constitute a working group which may suggest inputs towards preparation of such policies, frameworks and guidelines, he added.

Just like IT parks, the Government may also set up agricultural, agro-forestry and horticultural parks.

Medicinal, aromatic and edible plants found in the State may also be produced on commercial scale, he said.

Manipur is known for its handloom and handicraft products but the mode of production is still traditional.

It would do well for the State's handloom and handicraft sector to promote popular designers and open handloom and handicraft outlets at Manipur Bhavans located at different cities of the country, he suggested.

Nishikant Singh Sapam pointed out that there is no short cut to success.

For anyone to be successful, one must be persevering, self-confident and he/she must have a strong craving for excellence in their respective fields.

"The journey of my life is a little different from others.

I'm just a graduate and I used to play basketball.

When I returned to Imphal after studying outside the State, my father was engaged in publishing Government publications", Nishikant said.

"At the time, corruption and bribery was at its height.

As I hated such practices, I set up a press and started publishing school textbooks.

This was followed by the publication of Imphal Free Press and later The Sangai Express", he recounted.

Saying that publication of a newspaper is a team work, Nishikant said that he is proud of The Sangai Express team.

He then exhorted the youth not to allow the society and the system subdue them.

Instead of asking what the society and the Government had done for you, you need to ponder over what you have done for the society, Nishikant said addressing the youth.

One should pursue one's goal with a firm determination and youngsters should always stay away from corruption.

One should be ethical in one's approach.

Only then, one can overcome all challenges, he asserted.

All the people of Manipur, particularly youngsters should have a craving to compete at the international level.

One should think globally and act locally, Nishikant said.

The technical session of the conclave was moderated by ISTV News Editor-in-Chief Brozendra Ningomba where young IAS officer Pooja Elangbam spoke on the topic 'Importance of communication among youth' while Manipur University (MIMS) Prof L Jibon Kumar spoke on the topic 'You can'.

This was followed by an interaction session.

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

HEADLINES - 30, SEP 2019
  • MANPAC reiterated stands to oppose CAB; endorses NEFIP resolution to launch protest from Oct 3
  • Smaller communities needs to fight one nation, one language and one religion theory unitedly - L Kangleinganba
  • State gears up for Hijam Irabot & Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Anniversary
  • 64th Wildlife Week celebrated in Tamenglong
  • Gunachandra felicitated
  • Manipuri Youth Monika Ingudum conferred with prestigious 'National Youth Icon Award 2019'
  • Convergent programme and sensitisation on Poshan Maah held at Thoubal
  • MANPAC to join anti-CAB NE protest on Oct 3
  • JCILPS to launch drive from Oct 2
  • PM, HM talk with CM, Biswajit on rebels' stand
  • Public meet held on Merger Agreement
  • Community hall inaugurated at Rajaimai village
  • PBC celebrates 119 years of Christianity at Ukhrul
  • Patriotic song competition held at Kakching
  • Jana Neta Hijam Irabot memorial function held at Bishnupur
  • 5 day long observation of 221st death anniversary of Rajarshi Bhagyachandra kicks off
  • Road to be constructed from Moirang Lamkhai to Sendra Chingkhong: Chairperson MMC
  • 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign held
  • State gears up for Lamyanba Irawat, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary
  • Imphal Peace Museum wins India's Best Design Award
  • AIMS holds 5th Lamyanba Hijam Irawat Spot Painting Competition
  • Irabot Day wishes
  • World Heart Day observed
  • Sincere mothers felicitated
  • NMPO questions
  • Seized liquor disposed
  • 'Destination NE': Four-day fest to be held in Varanasi
  • IRB candidates serve Oct 15 deadline
  • ISSA celebrates 6th foundation day
  • 1st foundation day observed
  • Awards presented
  • Kang Chingba at Konung #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 01 July : Govt of Manipur
  • Search operations continue at Tupul [Jul 1]
  • Teaching at Mt Everest College, Senapati
  • Blood Donation Camp at Manipur University
  • North East CSR Award 2022
  • Skin problems that arise during monsoons
  • Right recipe for more natural disasters
  • It is a disaster not seen earlier here
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Landslide at Tupul [Jun 30] #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 30 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Kang Chingba (Rath-yatra) :: Book
  • Search operations continue at Tupul Station
  • Call for prototype funding under Nidhi Prayas
  • A brief recap of the Jagannath Temple
  • Fund flow, official diligence for Vision 2047
  • After a lull of more than 60 days
  • 21st Great June Uprising #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 29 June : Govt of Manipur
  • July Calendar for Year 2022 : Tools
  • Chance Meeting with Chakhesang air hostess
  • Intensive vegetable rice rotation
  • Prolonged sitting or standing spoils your leg
  • Infiltration on amid haggling on ILP base year
  • Rounding up Myanmarese : Reality Bites
  • Top 3 Museums in Manipur
  • COVID-19 Status 28 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Opening a new door : A Closure
  • 100 Trees Planted in memory of Dr Kishan
  • Serendipity :: Poem
  • The Agnipath Yojana : Deify or demonise ?
  • On Govt's move to carry out delimitation
  • Fertiliser : Govt assures, farmers unsatisfied
  • More than putting vehicle into motion
  • ILP Check point at Jiri : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 27 June : Govt of Manipur
  • The untold story, lest it be forgotten
  • Assistance to victims of Assam Flood
  • A glimpse of 'Yangna Paikhredako Punshi'
  • Market innovations in developing country
  • Anti-drug day expose state pathetic situation
  • The wedge amongst the Nagas
  • Coming of Manipur University in 1980
  • COVID-19 Status 26 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Laitonjam Lanchenba: Best Swimmer
  • Our capital Imphal - the city of sanity
  • Workshop : ND & PS Act, 1985
  • Mara Prabhu - Lord of the trees
  • Essence of international anti-drug day
  • July 1 : Taking the fight to plastic
  • Miss Shirui Lily 2022 #3 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 25 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Flesh Trade : Connection between Goa & NE
  • Importance of Soil Testing & Management
  • ST status Vs Classical language for Meetei
  • Life, faith and belief
  • MANISFA General Secretary appointed
  • Flood Watch : 23rd June #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 24 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Community led in ensuring HIV treatment
  • Approach to ideology & development
  • Solar Energy solution for healthcare facility
  • Yoga for health, beauty and immunity
  • Innovation Prize Launched for Designers
  • Knotty higher education sector
  • Classical language status and ST demand
  • Flood Watch : 23rd June #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 23 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Birds and Bees Talk launched 3rd phase
  • Luck matters, Rio's first entry into cabinet...
  • Need to deal with dumping of waste materials
  • Training on mushroom at Nagamapal
  • 1961 as base year: Take it or leave it
  • 10 years too late : JCILPS
  • Phamnaiba Jagoi @ Thangjing : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Women's cleanliness enjoys equal rights...
  • Life in some hill villages
  • The MCI Restoration II
  • 'BRO Cafes' on 75 border roads
  • Protest over boundary row headache for Govt
  • Issues on the indigenous question
  • Drug Menace In Manipur : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 21 June : Govt of Manipur
  • ST tag for Meiteis - A perspective!
  • Manipur State Welfare : Politics 1-0 Citizens
  • International Yoga Day at Assam Rifles
  • International Yoga Day at IBSD Imphal
  • International Yoga Day at NSU Imphal
  • Manipur Lokyukta: Fighting against corruption
  • Vision to distribute local rice under NFSA...
  • Taking the fight to the drug menace
  • Landslides - Imphal-Jiri [Jun 17] : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 20 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Thangjing in folklore of Koireng tribe
  • Health Workshop on Diabetes at Pune
  • Everyone is a thief :: Poem
  • E- barton for CM & Governor
  • Intensive cultivation of vegetables
  • High time to encourage e-vehicle operators
  • Scripting success story with Rs 500
  • Leima Jagoi by Transgender #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 June : Govt of Manipur
  • June 19 2022 : Father's Day message
  • Nine Hills One Valley : Ottawa Film Fest
  • Shirui Lily Festival or mud festival ?
  • Yoga for Women organised
  • Flight link to Mandalay dream come true
  • Action of Govt needs to be backed
  • 21st Great June Uprising #1 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 18 June : Govt of Manipur
  • The Great June 18 Uprising :: News Timeline
  • Revive environmentalism in Meetei ethos
  • COVID-19 Status 17 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Elephant army of Lord Guruvayurappan
  • Who will be next at Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • Hiyang Tannaba @ Loktak #1 : Gallery
  • Freedom movement against British #2
  • Inequity and health security
  • Donating blood is an act of solidarity
  • Unregulated deposit schemes & BUDS Act
  • Extension of entry age : Agnipath
  • Citizens feeding on adulterated food items
  • Of food safety and street vendors
  • Pooja Elangbam, IAS, 81st ranker in AICS
  • COVID-19 Status 16 June : Govt of Manipur
  • NE Model @Delhi Kids Fest : Gallery
  • Manipur Rajkunja
  • Effective Legal Aid to Women Prisoner
  • How to avoid cracked heel during hot summer
  • Aid to artisan must to promote local product
  • Education for whom ?
  • Kabui Dance @Nongshaba Haraoba : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 15 June : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Let's Talk About It' : music album
  • Significance of World Environment Day
  • The MCI Restoration
  • North East CSR Award 2022
  • Prolonged sitting or standing spoils your leg
  • State fast-tracking towards drug making hub
  • 'Progression' from smuggling to manufacturing
  • Bonny Elangbam : Longest distance covered
  • COVID-19 Status 14 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Interaction with Makakmayum Hosni Mubarak
  • India to become $5 trillion economy
  • Exploring traditional medicines of NE
  • Freefall of the kids after COVID-19
  • Honour the tax payers, expose defaulters
  • NE needs more than 'unprecedented'
  • Miss Shirui Lily 2022 #2 : Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 13 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Water management in paddy cultivation
  • PM Modi hails Nagaland Gaon Burahs
  • Blight of Nature :: Poem
  • Moreh as Las Vegas
  • NHIDCL's reputation at stake
  • Drugs, poppy & 'alternatives'
  • Thaopai Shithaine of Poumai #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 12 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Jadonang Park, Tamenglong :: Gallery
  • Freedom movement against British #1
  • Multi-Tasking Staff at Leima Traders
  • Toning down rhetoric that hurts religion
  • Shirui Lily fest brings to fore plastic menace
  • Conservation of pony & grazing fields
  • Kakwa Lairembi Haraoba #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 11 June : Govt of Manipur
  • The unheeded cry of children in labour
  • Why present distribution of urea fails?
  • World Day Against Child Labour 2022
  • Sunrise on the Civil Aviation Horizon
  • Arambam Samarendra Ningshingba :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 10 June : Govt of Manipur
  • NE Ex-Super Model at Delhi Kids Fest
  • What Diphu has, Dimapur & Kohima don't
  • Towards Manipur Budget 2022-23 ...
  • NE Social & Behaviour Change inaugurated
  • Fighting corruption remains an uphill task
  • Environment needs more than tree plantation
  • SN Chand: The father of Manipuri cinema #3
  • COVID-19 Status 09 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Degree Certificate for Survival #2
  • Value chain management of Umorok
  • Pulses for Nutrition Security in Manipur
  • Keeping your skin oil free during summer
  • Demand for impartial probe into IMC scam
  • Politics of isolating the NSCN (IM)
  • Raas @Manipur Rajbari, W Bengal :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 08 June : Govt of Manipur
  • A rare book on Birds of Manipur
  • Condemns bomb blast in Manipur
  • Market Innovations made America great #2
  • Jal Jeevan Mission : PHED Manipur
  • Disturbing data on lifestyle diseases in state
  • Tough talk against drug menace
  • Trekking to Shirui Peak, Ukhrul #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 07 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Take a leaf from sunderban if you're serious
  • Testimony of brother Ninghor Mahongnao
  • Local leaders unitedly push for One Health
  • Letters from the Republic of Dust #2
  • Soil testing for better crop production
  • Despicable threat to school
  • Outrage at Little Flower School
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Lam Thokpa #3 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 06 June : Govt of Manipur
  • India-Taiwan Global Bamboo Tech Forum
  • Condemns bomb attack at LFS
  • RSS chief sounds logical
  • Career options in Environmental Science
  • We reap what we sow
  • NRC in focus as keyboard warriors spar...
  • Coming together of COCOMI, UNC
  • HSE Result 2022 : Statistiscal Abstract
  • HSE Result 2022 : Subject Pass Percentage
  • HSE Result 2022 : District-Wise Pass %
  • HSE Result 2022 :Science Topper
  • HSE Result 2022 : Arts Topper
  • HSE Result 2022 : Commerce Topper
  • HSE Result 2022 : Science Stream Result
  • HSE Result 2022 : Arts Stream Result
  • HSE Result 2022 : Commerce Stream Result
  • COVID-19 Status 05 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Nagaland: Is it fair to blame Indrajit Gupta ?
  • 4th Plenary Session of WMC at Sugnu
  • World Environment Day at Tamenglong
  • World Environment Day at Lilong
  • World Environment Day at Haraorou
  • Musing :: Poem
  • Yet another World Environment Day observed
  • Mounting pressure for solution
  • Padmashree Award Moirangthem Muktamani
  • COVID-19 Status 04 June : Govt of Manipur
  • Congested road at Shirui Village :: Gallery
  • Degree Certificate for Survival #1
  • Admission for National Sports University
  • World Environment Day at Imphal
  • Include Meeteis in the ST list
  • Inhumane act of De-addiction centres
  • UK band Monuments @ShiRock #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 03 June : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Provocation' charges arrests on social media
  • Gerinda Loitongbam: Natl Women Award
  • Timeless Memories :: Poem
  • Ket Meth releases music video Trauma'
  • 8 years of Modi Govt: More hits than misses
  • Bad example commanders
  • Posers parents may raise within
  • Miss Shirui Lily 2022 #1 : Gallery
  • Lunghar (Imp-Kohima / Jessami) #3 : Gallery
  • Wakhom Leikai Lairembi Haraoba #2 : Gallery
  • Naga Indigenous Wrestling :: Gallery
  • UK band Monuments @ShiRock #1 :: Gallery
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Lam Thokpa #2 :: Gallery
  • SN Chand: The father of Manipuri cinema #2
  • Licypriya speech at East Timor :: Gallery
  • On 200th Anniversary of MK Binodini Devi
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2022 #2: Gallery
  • Harvesting Fest of Tarao #4 :: Gallery
  • Id-ul-Fitr @Hatta Golapati :: Gallery
  • Rules of English Pronunciation : Download
  • Sub-Syllables in English : Book Download