”Bijay Shanti from Manipur is now making headlines for her innovative start-up idea to develop thread from lotus stem. Her efforts and innovations are commendable as she has opened new avenues in the field of lotus farming and textiles,” praised PM Narendra Modi.
Imphal Sept 28-2020: This Sunday’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the monthly radio address every Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was special for Manipur and Northeast. The PM mentioned the name of a young inventor from Manipur, Tongbram Bijay Shanti. Modi while emphasizing and highlighting the use of the latest technologies that can benefit the farmers of the country, brought up Bijay Shanti’s innovative start-up where the thread is being spun from lotus stem.
”Bijay Shanti from Manipur is now in news for her innovative start-up idea to develop thread from lotus stem. Her efforts and innovations are commendable as she has opened new avenues in the field of lotus farming and textiles,” said Modi.
The young Manipuri innovator later thanked the Prime Minister for recognizing her work and also appealed to the people to work for an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to Twitter to share the picture of Bijay Shanti and complimented her efforts and innovation.
“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,” tweeted Biren Singh.