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FIRST PITCH's American Baseball Initiative with MLB featured
in CM Okram Ibobi and Delegation's Presentation
on US investment Opportunities in Manipur.

By:- First Pitch *





New York, NY: September 28, 2007: Okram Ibobi Singh, Honorable Chief Minister of Manipur, made a presentation on investment opportunities in Manipur to Americans and NRIs at the North East India Investment Conference on 26th September 2007 held at the Hotel Grand Hyatt, New York.

The Honorable Chief Minister provided information on investment opportunities in Manipur and helped facilitate interactions with the representatives of the 8 States located in the Region present at the Conference. Mr. Singh spoke of Manipur's natural resources and opportunities to develop tourism.

The Conference was organized by the Ministry for the Development of the North Eastern Region (DONER), Government of India in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry. This coincided with the INDIA @ 60 event being organized in New York as an Inter Ministerial initiative with the support of CII to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly Session.

Mr. P.K. Singh, IAS, Secretary of Deveiopment, Government if Manipur made a presentation on the infrastructure of Manipur. Prominent mention was made the State Government's support extended to First Pitch: The US Manipur Baseball Project, as an example of US investment and cooperation that was building infrastructure in Manipur. The project, which drew great interest among the Conference participants, was the only American cooperative venture in the North East featured in the Conference.

Muriel Peters, Chair, First Pitch, hosted a lunch at the Harvard Club in honor of the Chief Minister and acknowledged the cooperation and assistance extended by the State Government to the Major League Baseball coaching camps that First Pitch organizes in Manipur.

The lunch was attended by Mrs. Okram Randhoni Devi, Mr. P.K. Singh, Mr Okram Sarja, L. Somi Roy, Executive Director of First Pitch, and First Pitch Board Members Neil Hickey and Uday Jhunjhunwala.

Customary Manipuri hospitality was extended to Mr. Singh by New Yorkers Asem Satyajit Singh and his wife, Mrs. Phurailatpam Bhavani Devi, who prepared special and authentic home-made Manipuri meals for the visiting dignitaries.

Check the pictures of CM visit in Gallery here.




FIRST PITCH: THE U.S MANIPUR BASEBALL PROJECT, is a New York and Imphal-based organization. You can contact them at firstpitch(at)gmail(dot)com . This article was webcasted on 07th October 2007.


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