Thursday, December 8, 2022

Will develop Senapati on par with Kohima: Biren

Correspondent

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that his government has plans to develop Senapati district headquarters on par with Kohima.
Singh was addressing a gathering at Senapati district headquarters today where he inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various development projects for the district today.
The chief minister highlighted various developmental projects initiated by his government for the development of hill areas of the state.
He claimed that his government was able to keep most of the promises made in the previous term after returning to power for the second term.
The chief minister urged people to leave the habit of taking compensation whenever the government acquired lands for developmental projects, particularly for road improvement works.
This habit not only hinders work but also leads to compromising the quality of the work due to cost escalation, he asserted.
The chief minister assured that the projects which the foundation stones were laid today will be completed and inaugurated before the Code of Conduct for Lok Sabha election due by early part of 2024. The chief minister asserted that his government introduced the ‘Go to Hills’, ‘Go to Village’ and ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ (People’s Day) programmes to bring people closer to the government.
Lack of interactions between the government and the public will lead to widening the gap, he said.
The chief minister inspected the district Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders Day underway at the district headquarter on his way to the function venue. He expressed happiness on learning that around 37,000 cards for Ayushman Bharat and Chief Minister’s Hakshel Gi Tengbang have been distributed in the district so far. He said that the War on Drugs was almost on the brink of success because of the support from the masses, village leaders, religious leaders, CSOs, etc, adding that it has become a public movement.
Appealing to the public to support the movement against corruption, the chief minister said there should be no room for corruption in any new recruitment process.
State works minister Govindas Konthoujam hoped that under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh, the dream of equal development in the state and progress towards inclusive growth would be achieved soon.
“If every citizen cooperates with one another and possesses a sense of belongingness, we will surely achieve equal development,” he said.
He stressed on the importance of road communication and man to man communication for economic development, adding that the state was lucky to have Asian Highway No. 1 passing through Senapati district.
He appealed to the public to cooperate and support in the highway improvement work and pointed out that one can travel to Southeast Asian countries easily through this Asian Highway.
Tribal affairs and hills minister Letpao Haokip stated that the projects which had been inaugurated and those which foundation stones had been laid today were the results of ‘Go to Hills’ and ‘Go to Village Mission.’
He maintained that the bond among different communities of hill and valley region was becoming stronger under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh. MLA Losii Dikho expressed gratitude to the chief minister for taking up various projects for the district.
He said that with peace prevailing in the state, youths could get access to all the benefits of welfare programmes these days.
He asked the youths not to depend for everything on the government and urged them to stand up and become an important contributor for the development of the state.
MLA J Kumo Sha said the chief minister has managed to breach the difference between the hills and the valley.
“Today, Senapati district is witnessing a huge development under the chief minister’s leadership,” he added.
Earlier, on their arrival, the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues were accorded a warm welcome by the district administration and the public.
The function was also attended by state transport minister Kashim Vashum, chairman of Hills Area Committee Dinganglung Gangmei, MLAs Karam Shyam and Kongkham Robindro Singh among others.

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