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RK Ranjan dedicates Bamboo Park to his late daughter

Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, October 04 2021: Mass plantation programme of bamboo was inaugurated at Mapao Christian Village, Pangei Yangdong, Kangpokpi District today.

MoS, Ministry of External Affairs and Education, Government of India, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh graced the occasion as the chief guest.

The programme is organised by Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS), Manipur, with support from the North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC), Burnihat, Guwahati (Assam), North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India, said a press release issued by AIMS.

It is being aimed to plant more than 4,000 different varieties of bamboos during the programme.

                        RK Ranjan dedicates Bamboo Park to his late daughter

The establishment of a Bamboo Park in Manipur is Dr RK Ranjan's long dream and is inaugurated on the occasion of his daughter's birthday, late Diana Rajkumari.


Presiding the event, Dr H Birkumar Singh, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NEIST asserted that bamboo is the most potential bioresource.

However it is unfortunate that the people of Manipur do not understand these potentials.

'We cannot develop without knowing our resources', he added.

Also Dr S Manikanta Singh, Additional Director (Retired), Health Services, Government of Manipur, Prof Rajen Singh Laishram, Head, Department of Political Science, Manipur University, Prof RK Dilip, Central Agricultural University, Dr Chingakham Brajakishor, Scientist-D, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Dr Wahengbam Ibomcha Singh, JNMDA, Guru Meihoubam Seityaban Singh, RK Tomba, Social Activist and Mayanglambam Khelendro Singh, President, AIMS attended as the guests of honour.