My Tryst with Manipur by former Chief Secretary of Manipur, Jarnail Singh, describes the amazing journey of a simple country boy from Punjab who spent 23 years in Manipur, trying to understand its people, solve their problems and focus on development.
The lucidly written memoir, laced with gentle humour, is an anecdotal narrative of his jottings and vivid recollections when he served in the state, first as a Sub-Divisional Officer and later as the Chief Secretary. From weeklong tours on foot in the interior hill areas, to taking initiative to secure about 8,900 sq. km. area of the so-called ‘liberated area’ by the militants in 2004, to improving the law and order situation, strengthening the bureaucracy, streamlining pension payments, supplying electricity and drinking water – all have been well documented in this book. It reveals Singh’s zeal, determination and innovative style of functioning
Invitation for NMML Book Launch _My Tryst with Manipur: A Memoir_31 August 2018_5.30 pm