Imphal, April 20,
CAF & PD, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam pointed out that the most important essence of human beings is self-respect by rendering our respective contribution to the society with sincerity.
He spoke while addressing the youths and volunteers of KEDO (Kanglei Economic Development Organisation) as Chief Guest today morning on the occasion of its 11th Foundation Day at Khwairamband Ima Keithel No. 2 (Imoinu Ima Keithel).
Mayor, Imphal Municipal Corporation, Shri L Lokeshwor Singh; KEDO Founder & also Chief Editor Pandam, Shri Shivadutta Luwang and KEDO President,Shri Soibam Maniton also chaired the dais as Guests of Honour and President respectively.
Appreciating the activities of KEDO that has served the society of the State for around 11 years, Minister Karam Shyam said that the name KEDO is quite justified with indepth meaning and signifying meaningful work.
No matter how small or big the occupation is, we should work with dedication by keeping high morals without affecting the works & sentiments of others, he stated.
We will surely lead a happy, successful life if we maintain good character and work for the welfare of others and self without jealousy and not just keep waiting for white-collared jobs, he assured. “We can learn to economically manage we are able to save and turn small savings into bigger amount in future”, he also said.
He also promised to donate a reasonable amount for KEDO as fixed deposit in their bank account and the income earned in due course to assist their members during times of health problems.
On the issue of current rice scarcity and inflation, Minister K Shyam clarified that the Social Welfare Department has failed to procure rice from FCI for the last 6 months due to the non-settlement of cases amongst the transport contractors. The recent floods has also worsened the situation still more in an unseen form by destroying the food grains(rice) on a mass scale, he said.
We need around 59,976 metric tonnes of rice to feed the 29 lakhs population of the State, he stated. According to NFSA, the Government is able to provide only 12 lakhs 400 metric tonnes of rice that amounts to around 20% of the required target while the remaining 80 % scarcity are filled by different markets and imports, he clarified.
L Lokeshwor Singh spoke with a focus on keeping foundation of work culture in our State and its subsequent good impacts in the society.
Speaking as special invitee at the function, faculty, Economics Dept. M.U., Dr.Chinglen Maisnam highlighted that China is dominating India in terms of commodities and there is an urgent need to frame our labour policy to meet the minimum daily wages of Rs 600 of a labourer as per 7th Pay.
KEDO Souvenir 2018 was released at the function while some women vendors who acted as advisors were felicitated for their commendable service.
Retired functional manager, Commerce & Industries & also proprieter Ima Chinghi, Sanasam Birendra, workers of KEDO & women vendors of Ima Keithel were also present at the function.