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The changing face of Manipuri youths

In an effort to keep up with the increasing pace of development and advancement in every sphere, our lives are being forced to conform and keep pace with these progressions. The comings of various electronic gazettes which enable us to communicate with any person, at any moment, at any place make this world a village. Issues vary and lifestyle differs. The perception of the once upon a time generation which felt that only those who blessed with opportunity could live a King size lifestyle has changed in today’s world. Every people around the world now knew that there are Americans or British or the Chinese who don’t like the superiority thinking perception of their older generation. As we see the changing trend we the people across the globe today sees youths which coming up as human, no matter how poor he or she was brought up.
A daughter of this soil, Binalaksmi Nepram is honoured with a global award (2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award) for her bravery in speaking out and in defying injustice, violence .
A 22 years old youth Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam, born and brought up by a parents who live on hand to mouth now become one of the best Motivational orator. Young Manipuri at the age of 25 now established a company that give jobs to over 500 youths of the state. There is reason to believe that amidst the storm from the northern block Manipur cannot be stop from marching ahead toward development as long as Young entrepreneur like Sanasam Jacky , the Chairman of Lamjingba Group exist.
Ng. Samarjit , the CEO of Salai Holding, a private company, has now successfully started expanded his business across the globe by opening office at world most expensive city like Singapore and Dubai. Manipur today is changing so should the perception of guiding to understand their responsibility is the need of the hour than restricting them or giving punishment.
An inevitable change is taking place- what is now being accepted as the “quick-fix” mantra or instant gratification- instant food, instant drink, instant relationships and instant solutions.

Such changes, borne out of necessity rather than a fad, bring with it various radical changes that cater to the needs and conveniences, most remarkable being the spawning of a whole new sector of packaged foods and drinks that can be used in an instant.
The seemingly like preconceived mode to bringing up their children in Manipur society should be changed. As a restriction might misguide your children no matter what you are doing is for the good the motive will give frustration, anger and hate all his or her live. But if the dealing with your children is with love and understanding or by making him or her understand how things should be than the bondage of love and respect will grow.
Its family that is important, but the more important is the society or politically a state or nation. The rulers who ruled are more like father or mother. The people are the children and forcing the people to do things that you people want will be a disaster. What is happening in the state of Manipur is like having a strict parent who punishes their children every time over failure to follow what the parents think were right.
The unanimous condemnations and protests, while understandable and desirable, could also spell a premature demise of a nascent industrial movement in the State. We should spare a moment to delve deeper into the actual trials and tribulations that a few of our pioneering people from the State are facing to bring about a revolution of sorts by fighting against almost insurmountable odds to turn their dreams into reality.
Taking the untrodden path has always been fraught with dangers and uncertainties, especially in a State like ours where only negativity and pessimism thrives, not to mention the teeming parasites lurking in the shadows, waiting for any vulnerabilities and weaknesses of fellow beings to take advantage of. The Government should take proactive steps and help out these struggling start-ups to flourish and show the way to an industrialized society instead of taking a negative and punitive stand. It would be stating the obvious to mention the fact that the laws, measures, plans and steps of the Government  at present is not conducive for the growth of industry-  from investment and financing problems to the utter absence of support and encouragement which is vital for a sustainable and viable industrial atmosphere.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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