IMPHAL: Manipur is hosting its first ever floating photo exhibition on the Loktak Lake from Wednesday, pulling in an encouraging crowd. Organized by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the event got off to a colourful start on a floating platform on the Lake. Cultural items on the floating stage further have made the even more colourful.
The focus on the opening day fell on the dance by the fishermen and fisherwomen around the lake on boats. More than 85 Manipuri language photographic creatives of 'Eight Years of Seva, Sushasan, Garib Kalyan' and creatives of 11 unsung Manipuri freedom fighters are being displayed in the exhibition.
Union minister RK Ranjan Singh opened the the exhibition at a solemn ceremony on Thursday. He said that the exhibition showcasing the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would probably be the first ever floating exhibition across the globe.
He said that the event would be able to highlight the various achievements of the Governments at the Centre and state. According to him, the nation produced two vaccines to deal with GOVID-19 within a short spell of time with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.
"The country is also supplying the vaccines free of cost to the neighbouring countries," he said. The Union minister further observed that the freedom struggle in the Indian history would be complete if the unsung heroes of the state are properly taken care of.
He added that keeping this in mind, the Central government was working on a composite history of freedom struggle, not a dynasty-based history and the Centre would like to include the names of at least 100 freedom fighters from the north east region. The visitors from the state and outside said that the floating exhibition would be able to attract the youth with its novelty and innovation