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Published on Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 Both


Imphal, January 20, 2022 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has urged the people of the State to extend support to the new Government in building a new Manipur, where there is no community and class difference.

He was speaking at the opening function of the Golden Jubilee celebration and 31st General Conference cum Sports Meet, 2018 of Tangkhul Aze Katamnao Long (Southern Tangkhul Students’ Union) at S. Laho (Leingangching) village, near Litan in Ukhrul District today.

The Chief Minister said that the BJP-led new Government is putting in serious effort to build a new Manipur, where people may enjoy equal facilities, opportunities and privileges.

The Chief Minister began his speech seeking apology from the crowd for arriving late. He pleaded, “Huina kahai wuivang pheomilo” (Forgive me for coming late). The mammoth crowd applauded in unison showing their forgiveness to the Chief Minister.

Praising the talents of Tangkhul people in the field of sports, Shri N. Biren then took the names of great footballers like late Oja Aleng, goalkeeper Athui, Livingstone, Somatai Shaiza and current coach of NEROCA-FC Gift Raikhan.

Amidst loud applause, the Chief Minister also announced that the necessary funds for the construction of a permanent RCC pavilion at the function venue would be earmarked in the State Budget. He also said that the Government would also allocate funds in Khelo India programme for laying natural grass turf at the newly constructed village playground, where the function was being held.

For the convenience of the public and travellers, Shri N. Biren also assured to construct a public toilet cum waiting shed at Litan Bazaar and construct the office building of SDC Thawai at the earliest.

Asking the people not to worry about their livelihood and uncertain job opportunities now, the Chief Minister said that the Government had already begun providing loans under Government’s StartUp Project and other welfare schemes. He said that the Government is ever ready to provide financial assistance to those who are hard working and willing to be self employed.

Stating that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is focussing on providing employment to the youths through skill development, the Chief Minister said that the State Government had already started giving loans to skilled and educated youths. Shri N. Biren said that he had provided a loan of about Rs. 10 lakh to Nungbi potters.

Regarding Government jobs, the Chief Minister urged the people not to offer money to anybody to earn a Government employment, while cautioning that he is now keeping close eyes on Government recruitments to catch/penalise the corrupt people/officials.

With regard to road connectivity, the Chief Minister said that the Government of India had earmarked Rs. 25 thousand crore for the development of roads in the State.

As such, Imphal-Jessami road would also be automatically widened and revamped in course of time, he said while adding that at least a few selected important IVRs of Leingangching would also be blacktopped soon.

CAF & PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Shri Letpao Haokip, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Phungyar AC MLA Shri K. Leishiyo, ADC Ukhrul Chairman Shri Dickson Kumrah, ADC Members, Media Advisor to CM Shri Irengbam Arun, Ukhrul DC Dr. Harmit Singh Pahuja, Kamjong DC Smt. Kengoo Zuringla and other top civil and police officers also attended the function. (DIPR)