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Lamsang bustling with Development Photo Exhibition

Imphal, 25 September 2012

Photo Exhibition on the theme 'Development Initiatives in North East' at Lamsang Community Hall
Photo Exhibition on the theme 'Development Initiatives in North East' at Lamsang Community Hall



Continuing the campaign for mass awareness of various development projects initiated by the Government of India in the North East, a five-day Photo Exhibition on the theme 'Development Initiatives in North East' kick-off Tuesday at Lamsang Community Hall in Imphal West. The program well attended by locals was organized by the Field Exhibition Office, Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Imphal in collaboration with Lamsang Nagar Panchayat.

The impressive inaugural program was graced by Smt A Thaja Devi, Chairperson, Lamsang Nagar Panchayat as Chief Guest, Shri Ch Dwijamani Singh, President, Progressive Youth Association, Lamsang Bazar as Functional President and Smt Kashimlu Kamei, Councillor, Ward No 2 of Lamsang Nagar Panchayat as Guest of Honour. The exhibition would continue till September 29.

Rolling the five-day exhibition into motion, Smt Thaja Devi commented that the collection of 130-odd photos of the North East has helped her in many ways. 'Photos are beautiful and knowledgeable. I learn many new things about the North East from this photo exhibition' said the Chairperson. She also expressed her desired to see more of development photos of Manipur in future. 'Stepping into the pristine exhibition hall is like taking out excursion', she further said.

In his speech, Ch Dwijamani Singh talks about the various developmental schemes launched by the Government of India. Whilst outlining myriad of development projects, Singh however regretted about the poor implementation of various centrally-sponsored projects in Manipur. Reasoning why those schemes have not reached the targeted groups, Singh blamed weak implementation, which he said is due to corruption prevailing in our society. He calls for honest and sincere implementation of various centrally-sponsored schemes so that the targeted population may reap the fruits of develpopment.

Inspired by the collection of photos, Smt Kashimlu Kamei veered 'This photo exhibition teaches me about the beautiful region of the North East'.

Photo Exhibition on the theme 'Development Initiatives in North East' at Lamsang Community Hall
Photo Exhibition on the theme 'Development Initiatives in North East' at Lamsang Community Hall



Earlier, explaining the significance of the exhibition, Dr Gin Gangte, IIS, Field Exhibition Officer, DAVP, Imphal exhorted the public to spare their times for watching the photo exhibition so as to learn about the programs and policies of the Central Government. The Field Exhibition Officer said that DAVP Imphal strived to dissemination information for mass awareness through photo exhibition round the year, and made special mentioned of the exhibitions which were held earlier at Mayang Imphal, Wangoi and Lilong. 'These photos reflects what the Government is doing for the welfare of the people', added Dr Gin Gangte.

Giving a positive response, the enthusiastic public, which includes elders, teachers, social workers, students, et al, the hall was packed to capacity. Captivated by the photos, visitors were seen taking round of the exhibition hall, glancing the eye-catching photos one after another. 'It is very interesting to see the beautiful culture and tradition of the North East', said Maibam Surjhit Singh, a documentary film producer.

'Amazing photo exhibition. Hope that it will help the public to know about the various development projects undertaken by the Government of India', noted Ahom Kamei, a Social Worker. Yet for the students, the exhibition was a source of adding more knowledge, apart from their usual classrooms education. 'Through this photo exhibition, I understand the development of the North East', said Houkhanlung, a class VIII student of Remnant English School.

'This pohoto exhibition showcases the beauty of the North East' feels Suman Yanglen, a nursing student of Navodaya College of Nursing, Raichur, Karnataka. Ksh Sanjuta, a BSc student of Oriental College sums up by writing that she wants to see more such pictures in future.

See the full photo gallery here


* This info was sent by Gin Gangte (DAVP, Imphal) who can be contacted at gingangte(at)gmail(dot)com
This Press Release was posted on September 25, 2012.


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