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‘Focusing on economic independence the need of hour’

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Sept. 15,
Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam said that economic independence is the need of hour to become a self reliant State. Emphasizing on the need to have economic independence, he pointed out that it is important for liberation and preservation of the indigenous products.
The Minister was speaking as the Chief Guest at the inaugural function of The 11th Annual Academic Session of the Manipur Historical Society organized by the Dhanamanjuri University, G. P. Women’s College, Imphal. He stressed that the research in field of economic history of Manipur is a crucial area to work, like researching on other relevant topics of history.
 Radheshyam urged the Manipur Historical Society to promote the young students to pursue the research on the economic history and motivate to work for uplifting economic activities of Manipur. He said that by becoming part of world economy Manipur will become an economically independent state. Taking example of Swadeshi movement, he said that to attain economic independence the use of indigenous products should be encouraged. Stressing on the importance maintaining records, he said that it will help in using for future reference and could be pass down upon the generations to come.
Discussing and analyzing history, he said, is to enable to move forward by choosing the positive things that could better the present and future. In Manipur historical proof, waterways have been one of the main features for transportation and connectivity of the state. However, the water bodies, once a waterway, are now filled up resulting to the failure to maintain proper drainage. History should be to retrospect on how the past glory could be utilized for better future and improving the present, he added.
Highlighting on the two day academic session, General Secretary, Manipur Historical Society, H. Sudhir said the session will have five sessions with 35 papers to be presented by research scholars and one lecture. He said that the session will help in providing a platform for the research scholars .

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