Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela underway

Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela underway

Written By: / Saturday, 26 October 2019 18:00

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Imphal, Oct 26

The 2nd  3- Day  Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela which began yesterday organized by the  Manipur Urban Development Agency (MUDA)   in commemoration with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is being underway at Hatta Kangjeibung, Imphal East.
The  Mela was organized under the sponsorship of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India with the aim to unite all Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) stakeholders and create strong momentum for the Mission by implementing a number of high –impact initiatives.
M.Joy Singh, Commissioner, MUDA who attended the inaugural function as Chief Guest said that the main purpose of organizing the Mela is to showcase and market the products manufactured by Self Help Groups (SHGs) who are under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) in the state to national level. Also It is a platform for these groups to meet and have healthy discussions about their various products so that they compete in the national level. He stated that due to some technical problems, the previous loan applications were not disbursed. He urged the concern officers to look into the matter and submit the relevant documents as soon as possible. He asked the MUDA officers to upload the registered SHGs on online portals.
Attending the function as Guest of Honour,  Ravi Solanki, National Mission Manager- MIS-ME, DAY-NULM conveyed that Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela is basically a platform to provide component to SHGs. He states that he is confident to see high quality products of these local SHGs in the national level Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela which will be held in Delhi in the later part of February, 2020.  He informed that during the last year’s Mela, he was an Anchor for the state of Manipur and was very proud that the state was doing well even in the national level.
Presiding over the inaugural function, Th. Harikumar Singh, MMAS,Director, MUDA stated that the state’s SHGs successfully participated in the first ever Shehtri Samridhi Utsav Mela at Rajgath, Delhi. The products manufactured by these groups were in high demand. He encouraged the participants to work hard and produced more for economic sustainability. He also stated that there is a proposal to sell these products on online shopping sites.
The Mela saw a healthy participation from around 100 stalls showcasing   food, handloom and handicrafts, vegetables among others.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum

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Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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