Orange Festival, 2014

The 11th State Level Orange festival was successfully conducted on December 9, 2014 at Mini Stadium, Tamenglong District HQ with S/Shri O. Ibobi Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister and Gaikhangam, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister as Chief Guest and Chief Host respectively. Welcome speech was delivered by Shri R.H. Gonmei, IAS, the Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong which was followed by Declaration of Orange found in Manipur as “Tamenglong Mandarin or Tamenglong Orange” for the whole Manipur in pursuance of the publication in Manipur Gazette Vide No. 252 dated 1st December 2014 for Naming/Renaming of all important Local Horticulture Crops by the Chief Guest in presence of the Chief Host, the Guests of Honour, Shri Phungzathang Tonsing, Hon’ble Minister (Health and Family Welfare, GAD & CADA), Shri Govindas Konthoujam, Hon’ble Minister (Com.& Ind, Sericulture and Vety & Animal Husbandry), Shri Ngamthang Haokip, Hon’ble Minister (IFCD and Printing & Stationery), Shri Francis Ngajokpa, Hon’ble Minister(RD & PR and Eco & Statistic), Md. Nasir, Hon’ble Minister (Agriculture and Fisheries), Shri Z. Kikhonbou Newmai, Hon’ble Vice Chairman (Hill Areas Committee), Shri Birendra Singh, Hon’ble MLA, Shri Janghemlung, Hon’ble MLA, Tamenglong A/C, Shri Humaliabou, Hon’ble Chairman (ADC/ Tamenglong), Shri Zeno Kamson, Hon’ble Vice Chairman (ADC/ Tamenglong), and other Hon’ble members (ADC/Tamenglong) and Shri J.C.Ramthanga, IAS, Principal Secretary (RD & PR, Hort & Sc, Member Secretary, EBDA & BRVDB), Govt. Of Manipur, the Commandant and the 2nd in Command of 13th Assam Rifles, officers, officials and general public. One day Seminar on the topic “Declination of Citrus (Orange) in Tamenglong District and its Recommended remedies” was also conducted as usual on December 8, 2014 at Indoor Stadium. The Introductory speech of the First Session of the Seminar was opened/delivered by Shri R.H. Gonmei, Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong and the session was successfully closed by Shri Kamiuthuan Kamei, Project Officer (DRDA/Tamenglong) & Nodal Officer, Orange Festival 2014. The Seminar was attended by more than 400 Orange Growers from various villages of Tamenglong District, Manipur.

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