In order to facilitate smooth running of the newly opened office, one DIO, an Information Assistant, an Office Assistant and a Grade-IV staff had been deputed at DIO Kangpokpi.
DIPR now has DIOs in Kangpokpi, Senapati, Ukhrul, Chandel, Churachandpur, Tamenglong, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts and a Manipur Information Centre at New Delhi. On the other hand, Kangpokpi district now has a district ICDS Cell as well along with District Social Welfare Office under the State Social Welfare Department.
After the inauguration of the DIO and DSWO at DC Office complex, Kangpokpi, a 24-minute documentary film entitled, ‘Go to the Hills’ produced by DIPR Manipur was also released by the Chief Minister, Works and IPR minister, Th Biswajit, IFCD minister Letpao Haokip, Social Welfare minister, Nemcha Kipgen and parliamentary secretaries, K Robindro and Dr Sapam Ranjan.
Earlier the Chief Minister N Biren Singh was warmly received by a large number of people at Gangiphai and Kalapahar on his way to Kangpokpi district headquarters today.
Despite incessant rain, large number of people comprising men, women, children and students gathered on road sides to welcome the Chief Minister since morning holding placards that read ‘Welcome Hon’ble CM N Biren Singh’ and ‘Long Live N Biren’.
On his arrival at Gangiphai village located on NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur road), representatives of Sadar Hills Chiefs’ Association presented a traditional shawl to the Chief Minister on behalf of the villagers.
Later, they also submitted a memorandum highlighting their grievances.
The Chief Minister was accorded warm welcome at Kalapahar as well. He was received by a large number of people at the village mostly inhabited by Gorkha people where a brief reception was organised by Sadar Hills Gorkha Union.
Union leaders presented Gorkha traditional Khukri, Topi and shawl to the Chief Minister before he left the village for Kangpokpi.
Giant gates embossed as ‘Welcome Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh’ were erected to greet the Chief Minister at both the villages.
Ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, top bureaucrats and police officers accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.