Mnaipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various development projects at Senapati headquarter, and said that, there are plans to develop Senapati comparable to Kohima.
CM Biren was speaking as the chief guest of a formal function organised by the District Administration, Senapati at the Senapati Public Ground. The projects include inauguration of Mini Outdoor Stadium at Senapati Public Ground with a project cost of Rs 725.87 lakh under NEC, Sub-Treasury Office, Tadubi, Senapati, Open Gym at Senapati Public ground, UCO Bank, Phaibung Khullen Branch, Model Anganwadi Centre Buildings at Paomata Centre, Senapati and at Rikhumai Taphou, Senapati and laying of foundation stone for construction of Synthetic Football Turf at Senapati Public Ground, District Youth Skilling, Entrepreneurship and Employment Centre, Senapati and Indigenous Sports Complex at Maram Khunou.
The chief minister asserted that the lying of the Synthetic Football Turf at Senapati Public Ground and Indigenous Sports Complex at Maram Khunou are very close to his heart and committed before the public that the two projects will be delivered to the people before the Election Code of Conduct for the 2024 Parliamentary Election.
Highlighting that the government is able to return to power because the government was able to deliver on their promises in its previous term, the chief minister said the public will not trust the government if it is unable to deliver.
Stating that lack of interactions between the government and the public will lead to widening the gap, the chief minister said that the Go to Hills, Go to Village and Meeyamgi Numit programmes were launched to bridge this gap.
The chief minister who inspected the district Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders Day underway at the District Headquarter on his way to the venue also 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.
CM Biren also highlighted several other projects being taken up in the district including construction of PHSC buildings at Chakumai, Chakha, Rajaimei, Sadim Lakhamai High School building, 50-bedded Girls’ Hostel at Sardar Patel H/S, Mao gate, Primary School at Liyai H/S, Working Women Hostel at Senapati DHQ, 50-bedded Girls’ Hostel at Purul Hr. Secondary School, 50-bedded Girls’ Hostel at Liyai Khullen H/S, installation of Water Supply Line with Reservior Tank at District Hospital, Senapati, installation of Water Supply Like with Reservoir tank at JNV, Mao, Staff Quarter at PHC Laii, PHC Building at Pudunamei, PHSC building at Maopundung, Model Residential School at Senapati District HQ, 100 bedded hostel at Residential School, Bendramai, PHC Building at Oinam Hill, etc.
The War on Drugs is almost on the brink of success today with the support of the masses, village leaders, religious leader, CSOs, etc., he said adding that the movement has become a public movement.
Further appealing to the public to support the movement against corruption, the chief minister further said there should be no room for corruption in any new recruitment process.
The chief minister also invited the people of the district to attend the Manipur Sangai Festival.
Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam stated that the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, had inaugurated various projects and also laid foundation stones for other districts too at a short span. He expressed hopefulness that the chief minister’s dream to bring equal development in the State and progress towards inclusive growth would be achieved soon.
Stating that earth is now regarded as a global village where everything can be done with our finger tips through mobile phones, the Minister continued that if every citizen cooperates with one another and possesses a sense of belongingness then we will surely achieve equal development.
He reiterated the Prime Minister’s dream of New India that India can grow stronger with its youth population within the age group of 15-25 years comprising 41 per cent of the total population. As such policy for youths which had also been framed earlier needs to be updated considering change in environment surrounding the youths of the State, he added. He continued that youths should be imbibed with our culture and get attracted towards games and sports to make our youths stay away from drugs related activities. With this, our war against drugs will become successful.
He stressed the importance of road communication and man to man communication for economic development and added that the State is lucky to have Asian Highway No. 1 passing through the Senapati District. He appealed to the public to cooperate and support in the Highway improvement work, as we can travel to Southeast Asian countries easily through the 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 are results of Go to Hills and Go to Village Mission. He maintained that the bonding among different communities of hill and valley region is becoming stronger under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. Stating that the road infrastructure of the State is improving, the Minister sought support of the public in the Government’s development work.
MLA of Mao AC Losii Dikho expressed his thankfulness to the cief minister for taking up various projects for the District. He continued that the state government had implemented many flagship programmes including promotion of youths which have it possible for youths to contribute a lot for the State in different fields. He further added that with peace prevailing in the State, youths could get access to all the benefits of welfare programmes these days. He asked to all the youths not to depend for everything on the government and further appealed to stand up and become an important contributor for the development of the state.
Karong 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 change in development under the Chief Minister’s leadership, he added.
He said today we are witnessing a huge change in our State. We have come to realise that when there is peace we can bring development.
On their arrival, the chief minister and the dignitaries was accorded a warm welcome by the District Administration led by DC Mahesh Chowdhury and the general public.
Villagers expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister for opening of the UCO Bank branch at Phaibung Khullen, and offered a memento to the Chief Minister through the Village Authority.
The function was also attended by Transport Minister Kashim Vashum, Chairman Hills Area Committee, Manipur Dinganglung Gangmei, Langthabal MLA Karam Shyam, Mayang Imphal MLA Kongkham Robindro Singh, among others.
The formal function was attended by DLOs, village authority leaders, CSO representatives, tribe leaders, students and General public.