IMPHAL, July 14 -- Interim Governor of Manipur, Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya distributed certificates to the participants of 3-day Computer Workshop for School Students and Teachers at Raj Bhawan today.

The workshop was organised by Upanagar Shikshan Mandal, Vidyanidhi Mumbai under the sponsorship of Saraswati Bank, Mumbai and motivated by Indian National Fellowship Centre, Mumbai at Imphal East, Imphal West, Ukhrul and Churachandpur districts.

Addressing the gathering, governor Acharya appreciated the organisers for conducting workshop which is apt with present IT world. Further he said that the present generation have many opportunities to strengthen their knowledge. The only thing required is to have the enthusiasm of exploring new ideas among the youngsters. As the future of state depends on the potentiality of youth, it is responsibility of every individual to guide them in right path, he said.

He further stated that students should not only concentrate in learning only new things but also focussed in preserving their identity. "The uniqueness of India is its unity and diversity. This should always be kept in mind by the youths", he asserted and advised every children to consider their mother language as the most invaluable asset.

Speaking on conserving rain water, he said that water scarcity issue is upheaving in the state and can be solved by giving collective effort from every walk of life, by harvesting rain water, which is also nation's mission.

"There are many philanthropists who can donate money to promote rain water harvesting. But having only donors cannot achieve the mission. The most essential need is to change the mind set of people," he suggested.

Governor Acharya who is going to finish his tenure of governorship shortly, also expressed that he performed his duties with satisfaction but still have the desire to do something more for the state.

As part of the programme, library books were also distributed to schools by personal secretary to governor of Nagaland, Sureshkumar and water tanks to some women organisations by special secretary to governor, H.T. Gangte.

It may be mentioned that PB Acharya, who is also governor of Nagaland, was appointed by the President of India on June 25 to take additional charge as governor of Manipur during the absence of incumbent Manipur governor, Najma Heptulla, who is presently on leave.

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