Integrated Communication & Outreach programme with photo exhibition held at Don Bosco, Maram

Senapati: Integrated Communication & Outreach programme with photo exhibition on “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and “8 years of Seva, Sushasan & Garib Kalyan” was held at Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Maram. The event was graced by HL. Jain, MCS, ADM/CEO, ADC, Senapati as the chief guest, Fr. K.O. Sebastian, Principal, Don Bosco College, Maram as the guest of honour, Dr. Waribam Urmila, Field Publicity Officer, Central Bureau of Communication, Govt of India, Senapati as functional President, Fr. Joseph Pampakal, Rector, Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School and Fr. Xavier Mattam, Vice Principal, Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Maram as special guests respectively.

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Fr. Joseph Pampakal, Rector, DBHSS stated that introduction of Don Bosco at Maram had brought about a noticeable impact on all developmental parameters for people of the area. The school that they have been running is stated to give abundant feats on education sector among Maram and other communities of Manipur and neighbouring states. With improvement of education level, job opportunities open up with a clear consequent of quality of life whether it be the quality of housing, health and hygiene, income generation, child mortality, life expectancy, etc. The rector appreciated the initiatives of the Govt for “Serving the poor and marginalised, Ensuring farmers’ welfare, Nari Shakti for new India, Youth led development, Middle class and ease of living, Infra at speed and scale, Healthcare and pandemic management, National security and foreign policy, Economy and reforms, Ease of doing business, Northeast – A growth engine, Conserving cultural heritage, Tech-powered India and Environment and sustainability.”

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Giving her keynote, Dr. Waribam Urmila, Field Publicity Officer, CBC, Senapati stated that the Central Bureau of Communication, GoI is a media unit under the ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The bureau reportedly has got other media units including Press Information Bureau, All India Radio, Doordarshan, etc. Under the ministry, the bureau goes to the field to get publicity information about the various schemes and programs implemented by the central Govt. This was reportedly organised jointly together with Regional Outreach Bureau, Imphal, M/S V.D. Club, Ngarungphung village, M/S Achouba Artist Association, Imphal and M/S United Artists Association, Imphal. The photos exhibited focused on the achievements of the central Govt what they have achieved during the past 8 years. The photo exhibition will reportedly go on for 2 days till October 5.

Fr. K.O. Sebastian, Principal, Don Bosco College, Maram in his speech stated that the programme was organised to inform and to reach out to the people regarding what the Govt had done in the past 8 years. When the central had given various developmental schemes and programs, the Principal urged the gathering it is the responsibility of the public to see into how effective such schemes and programs have reached the land. Out of different important schemes implemented, the Principal regretted that different developmental programs have not reached the land till date especially by pointing out with scarcity of water at the area under Jal Jeevan Mission providing water tap to every household. When a Govt school has been sanctioned at a place, it is the local public to see if proper teachers are given to the school for smooth functioning. Similarly, the Principal asserted that it is the duty of the public to see if any developmental programme is implemented properly at a place.

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Speaking as the chief guest, HL. Jain, MCS, ADM/CEO, ADC, Senapati called the Govt as the best one as it governs the marginalised and neglected section of the people. When people claim that one is developed, it is stated to be a process, a continuous endeavour with mental development, spiritual development and physical development. With the absence of any of the parameter, one cannot purely say as development as it is holistic concept. So many literate persons there are, but many remain uneducated in the present society with something absent in the parameter. With presence of all the parameters it can be called as development, he stated adding that many remain a parasite and nuisance to the society instead of leading the society for lack of all development which is why, the society suffers in many grounds.

While appreciating the labour of the Fathers of the school, the ADM/CEO lauded them for what they do where the Govt cannot in the field of education. One of the problems in the present society does not know how to appreciate the good works of others to the society that halt to move forward. Stating as development cannot be given, HL. Jain stated that it has to be earned. He regretted that society lacks spiritual development and human values that need to focus on human development for better inter personal relationship and promote service to humanity and civic sense.

Further, while advising the students, the ADM/CEO stated that difficulties comes not to destroy one’s ability but to help one to realise one’s hidden potential. In order to assess the development of the present Govt, it is imperative that one should be well informed of what is happening around the country, he said asking the students community to respond to the situation to build the nation together and transform the society.

Thangta, stick dance, Dhol Cholom, Manipuri folk dance and magic show were presented at the later part of the programme.

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