Manipur CM flags off press tour to Yangon and Myanmar
Imphal, Sep. 9 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today flagged off the 9-day external conducted press tour to Yangon, Myanmar from the office complex of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Manipur at Keishampat, Imphal West. The external press tour is organised by Department of Information & Public Relations, government of Manipur.
Speaking on the occasion, Biren Singh said that after the installation of NDA government in the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Act East Policy is being implemented to build up cordial relationship between India and neighbouring countries.
The chief minister mentioned that such external conducted press tour will strengthen the relationship between India and Myanmar. Earlier, journalists from Myanmar had visited Manipur and interacted with the media fraternity and other people of the state, he added. He hoped that the tour will be fruitful and wished the team an unscathed journey.
The 20 member team of media person is led by director IPR Manipur H. Balkrisna Singh.
The team of media persons will reach Moreh today and will go to Mandalay overnight on board. The team will meet the press fraternity of Myanmar in Yangon.
They will call on the Consulate General of India to Myanmar. They will also interact with the Manipuri Diaspora living in Myanmar.
The day’s flag off ceremony was also attended by RK Dinesh Singh, Commissioner and others. Last year a team of Myanmar journalist team visited the state and held a number of discussions and seminars in imphal.
The visiting Myanmar journalists at that point of time expressed their desire to hold various capacity building program of the scribes in Myanmar on various fields.