Pineapple fair cum youth fest kicks off

IMPHAL, Oct 21 : The Pineapple Fair cum Youth Festival 2015 organised by the Development Organisation Andro Kendra (DOAK) has kicked off today at Thambalnu Keithel, Poiroupat.

The opening programme was graced by Andro AC MLA Th Shyamkumar, AYUSH Director Dr Loken, FPI Deputy Director S Joykumar, District Officer of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Y Ibochou and Little Master English Higher Secondary School, Samurou founder M Thoiba as presidium members.

Addressing the programme, Shyamkumar said pineapples grown in Andra and Nongmaiching areas are famous across the State. The festival will further popularise the pineapples.

He also encouraged the youth to be ambitious and hard working in order to excel in academics.