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Manipur’s Innovator Tongbram Bijay Shanti To Make Mask From Lotus Stem

Tongbram Bijay Shanti, a 27-year-old girl innovator from Manipur’s Bishenpur district who has made thread and material from lotus stem is now working to make face masks from the stalk of the identical plant.

Bijay Shanti, a resident of Thanga Tongbram locality within the neighborhood of the well-known Loktak lake, informed information company PTI that she together with 15 girls are concerned within the mission and is coaching 20 extra girls.

A botany graduate, Bijay Shanti informed PTI that she made thread and material from lotus stem for her start-up programme in 2018-19 and her product was despatched to a Gujarat laboratory which gave the inexperienced sign for it.


Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally appreciated the modern efforts of Bijay Shanti in his Mann ki Baat radio programme.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has additionally appreciated her modern efforts.

“In #MannKiBaat, Hon’ble PM @narendramodiji appreciated the ennovative 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,” N Biren Singh stated in a tweet.

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