The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd.- NSIC organized a National SC/ST Hub conclave at Imphal, Manipur on 20.10.2018. Hon’ble Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Governor of Manipur was the Chief Guest. Chief Minister of Manipur Hon’ble Sh. Nongthombam Biren Singh was the Special Guest of Honour and Sh. N. Kayiisi, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs was the Guest of Honour. Other dignitaries present on the Dias were Sh. L. Haokip Director SME, Ministry of MSME ,Sh. P. Udayakumar, Director (Planning & Marketing) NSIC, Sh. Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, National working President-Forum of SC ST Legislature & Parliamentarians, and Sh. K.S. Siddique, Zonal General Manager, NSIC (North East region).
A Presentation was given by Sh. L. Haokip Director SME, Ministry of MSME highlighting the various initiatives taken by Ministry of MSME. A NSSH film in regional language was then played. A session on Central/State Govt. schemes was chaired by Sh. L. Haokip, Director SME in which officials of KVIC, MSME-DI, Imphal, IIM Vishakhapatnam, NEDFI, NERCOM were present.This session focused on various Govt. initiatives such as CGTMSE, MAS, CLCSS etc. Another session with procurement agencies and Banks was held which was chaired by Sh. P. Udayakumar, Director (Planning & Marketing) NSIC. Officials of various Banks and CRPF, 2nd command Assam Riffle, NHPC shared their views during the session.Senior officers from Govt. of Manipur were also present during the event. The program was a great success and attended by more than 590 SC-ST participants.