“Most parents wish for a government job for their children,” said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh in Imphal on Thursday.

“However, this mindset usually destroys the entrepreneurial spirit of thousands of talented youths,” he added.

“The present government is always ready to extend all possible support to the young entrepreneurs and self-employed youths of the state through StartUp Manipur and StandUp Manipur programmes,” he added.

The Chief Minister was speaking in an event after inaugurating the 1st MITCON 2020- a conference of IT companies of the state at an Imphal hotel.

Earlier on the day, the Chief Minister launched GAT Cup- a single-use disposable paper cup manufactured by Global Approaching Track.

During the brief launching session, the CM said he was satisfied to see a local company for manufacturing disposable paper cups in Manipur.

Global Approaching Track is currently manufacturing paper cups only in two different sizes, however, it is planning to produce cups of different sizes in the near future.

Stating that modern development requires an uninterrupted power supply, the CM said that the state government is looking for a suitable site for setting up of a Solar Energy Park.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com