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70th Foundation Day IPR:- DIPR improves alot, recognise its activity and corporate too: Biswajit

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, the Nov1,
The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) celebrated its 70th Information and Public Relations Day, 2018 today at the DIPR Complex, Keishampat, Imphal.  
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Minister Information and Public Relations Thongam Biswajit said that the Government is trying to inform and educate its people about the welfare and development activities undertaken and enlist their participation through DIPR including far flung areas of the State. In tune with the fast changing of today’s world, DIPR is improving alot.  Not only in Imphal, Advertisements and Hoardings of Government’s Schemes, programmes are displayed to interior parts. If the advertisements of such schemes and programmes of different departments are publish through DIPR, there’s one third rate difference. It’s all in view of the people of Manipur. So, do recognise the Department’s activity. The Minister also appealed to all concerned for corporation to DIPR while rendering its activity. 
Recognising the importance of DIPR, Chief Minister has already gave approval for new recruitment of its Staff, Biswajit added.
In his Presidential speech, Director (IPR), Government of Manipur Shri H. Balkrisna Singh, MCS informed that compact building of DIPR Keishampat, Imphal will see by the end of this year or in the beginning of the coming new year.
Recalling his first job as Reporter in DIPR (way back in 1996), during that period also he heard about the construction of DIPR new office. When he joined as Director DIPR in April, 2018, after foundation stone laid in 2005, the construction of the same is still going on. Thus he starts to work everything in mission mode for a better DIPR.
DIPR is in transitional period as most of the earlier staff are already retired and 90% of the employees are newly recruited through departmental and MPSC examinations, the Director stated. Appreciating all the staff for their sincerity and honesty while discharging their duty, Balkrisna wished for a team and full functioning Department in the coming days.
Ex-Director IPR, Meghachandra Kongbam also delivered speech.
While giving welcome speech, Joint Director (IPR) W. Phajatombi Devi, MCS told that the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Manipur had its origin on November 1, 1949 right after Manipur merged to India on 15 October, 1949. The office was upgraded to a Directorate in March, 1974 by the appointment of a Director. The Directorate was expanded in 1975 with the opening of District Information Offices.
As part of today’s programme, DIPR Garden was inaugurated, online e-magazine     ” Manipur Today” was launched and October issue of  “Manipur Today” Magazine was also released. Later, in the afternoon, songs were presented by DIPR officials/staff amongst others, lighted the DIPR complex.
Retired employees/DIPR pensioners, personals of print and electronic media attended the occasion

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