Armstrong Pame IAS officer – “The Miracle Man”
Armstrong Pame is a harbinger of change and has brought joy to the people of Tousem, a Manipur subdivision considered one of India’s most backward, by giving them what they needed most – a motorable road that connects them to the outside world.
The opening of the 100-km “People’s Road” in February 2013 has earned him the sobriquet “The Miracle Man”.
Twenty-eight year-old Armstrong Pame, the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Tousem, which lies in Tamenglong, his home district, and the first IAS officer from the Zeme tribe of Nagaland, is the man who was instrumental in single-handedly taking on the ambitious project of building the road without any state government aid. The road connects Tousem with the rest of Manipur, as also with Assam and Nagaland.
Armstrong Pame – “The Outdoor Adventure Man”
He is an outdoor enthusiast who has an affinity for Nature & the outdoors. He’s an adventure seeker who loves to indulge in the thrill & challenges of the outdoors along with sporting activities such as Kayaking & Angling.
If you have long been planning a trip to the Northeast but undecided about where to go, Manipur may be the kind of destination you are looking for.
From serene landscapes, exotic wildlife, floating islands to the warmhearted locals, there is no way you’ll not fall in love with this place.
Known as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Manipur lies in the deep corner of the northeast part of India. This beautiful land is surrounded by Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the south and Assam in the west, and shares a common international border with Burma in the east.
Surrounded by seven hill ranges, Imphal, the capital city of Manipur is the hub for culture and commercial activity.
Loktak Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake in Manipur
It is located near Moirang and deemed to be the largest freshwater lake in North East India. Characterized by the floating vegetation called ‘phumdi’, Lokatk Lake is also known to be the only ‘Floating Lake’ in the world.
Loktak lake is located 39 km from Imphal, the capital city of Manipur which is well connected by road and air. The lake is a unique destination for tourism, offering visitors excellent opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the lake and its several islands of floating phumdis of different geometrical shapes.
From the Tourist Bungalow set atop Sendra Island, visitors get a bird’s eye view of life on the lake.
Small islands that are actually floating weeds on which the Lake-dwellers live in the backdrop of the shimmering blue water of the Lake, labyrinthine boat routes and colourful water plants.
Boating and other water sports are organised here in Takmu Water-Sports Complex.