Tongbram Bijay Shanti
Tongbram Bijay Shanti. Image credit - Twitter @ @airnews_imphal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat on Sunday mentioned the name of Manipur’s young innovator Tongbram Bijay Shanti.

Tongbram Bijay Shanti has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Modi by producing thread from lotus stem.

She has launched a start-up to develop thread from lotus stem.

Modi said with the use of new technologies, the farmers of the country can benefit a lot.

“For instance, Bijay Shanti of Manipur is in the news for her new innovation. She launched a start-up to develop thread from the lotus stem. Today, her efforts and innovations have opened new avenues in the fields of lotus farming and textile,” Modi said.

The innovator from Manipur also thanked the PM for recognising her works and appealed to the people to work for an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

While sharing a picture of Bijay Shanti on his Twitter handle, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said: “In #MannKiBaat, Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji appreciated the innovative efforts of Ms. Bijay Shanti from Manipur who’ve launched a start-up to develop thread from Lotus stem, & that her efforts & innovations have opened new avenues in the fields of lotus farming & textile.”

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