Minister Shyam bats for reversing brain-drain trend

IMPHAL, 23rd Sep: Along with launching ‘E-Thabak’, an application developed by LMP Technology Private Ltd to provide the latest job recruitment news and employment opportunities on Monday, CAF&PD/Revenue minister Karam Shyam expressed concern that limited job opportunities in the state coupled with incompatible salary has been triggering constant exodus of talented youth of Manipur.
In his address as chief guest of the launch function held at Manipur Press Club, Karam Shyam observed that many youth of the state leave their family behind to work in other countries.
The minister remarked that although presence of such talented youth in other countries is a matter of pride for Manipur, the fact remains that they are unable to contribute to the development of the state. As such, the youth must not only consider the monetary gains but also of the best ways to help the state progress, he said.
“Instead of being swayed away by Rs 1 lakh package that would mean settling in some foreign countries, it would be better if one were to be contented with Rs 50,000 pay at home state, with emphasis on the state’s development”, the minister said. With regard to launching of app, Shyam noted that internet has become an indispensible part of our lives in this age. He continued that the app, ‘E-Thabak’ would help provide information of the latest private and government jobs and urged the youth to download the app.
Stating that well-educated youth sometimes lose out on job opportunities due to lack of information, the minister said that the state youth need to update themselves while remarking that one would not be able to survive in this competitive age, if he/she is unable to utilise internet or is abusing substances.
“If we want to help Manipur become a developed state, we should continue to work hard”, he asserted.
Karam Shyam then said that the app has become a reality due to the huge contribution of class VIII student Baldeep Ningthoujam. He further expressed belief that Baldeep would go on to make bigger contribution to the society in future.
Regarding the drug menace in the state, Karam Shyam said that drug dealers/smugglers do not care for the welfare of the state and are self-vested individuals who are responsible for destroying the future of the society.
The function was also attended by LMP Technology Private Ltd managing director Ningthoujam Amujao Singh and Pradhan Aheibam Sunanda Devi as president and guest of honour respectively.

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