Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday launched multiple medical oxygen plants in several districts to help the state cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Singh was later drawn to a story by a young ‘journalist,’ and he tweeted the video on Tuesday.
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What grabbed Singh’s attention?
The little boy’s excitement when the CM’s chopper arrived in his village drew his attention.
The teenage ‘journalist’ could be heard briefing his audience about the CM’s visit and how the newly-opened plant will aid the residents of the area from a terrace overlooking a ground where the chopper would land.
He also expressed gratitude to the CM for taking the step.
“Meet my young friend from Senapati who was reporting my visit to the district yesterday to inaugurate the PSA Oxygen plant at Senapati District Hospital,” read the caption to the clip which has won everyone’s heart on Twitter.
People in social media were impressed
What caught people’s attention on social media was how the young boy continued to report despite the helicopter’s deafening roar.
While senior journalists are normally assigned to big state issues, the young reporter’s zeal and delivery captivated many online, including Singh, who referred to the young reporter as his “friend.”
Netizens praised his choice of words and reporting style and inquired as to whether he makes similar films regularly.
Inauguration of oxygen plants in Manipur
In preparation for any probable Covid-19 emergency, the CM installed oxygen plants in three hill districts of the state.
According to ANI, three Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) facilities were inaugurated in the districts of Chandel, Senapati, and Ukhrul. Each PSA plant has a capacity of producing 100KL oxygen per minute (LPM) and can refill roughly 200 D-type oxygen cylinders daily.