Updated 15 Jun 2022, 7:43 pm
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the Infrastructure Development for Preservation of Panam Ningthou Immortal Fire and different historical monuments in and around Andro.
At the occasion, CM Biren appreciated the people of Andro for preserving and protecting the age-old culture, tradition and valuable artefacts of the Meitei community, further adding that most communities in valley areas seem to neglect their own traditions and culture.
He stressed on the need for all communities of the state to preserve and protect their own traditions and culture.
He expressed happiness on seeing the lush green forest cover of the Nongmaiching, and further appreciated the people of Andro for protecting and preserving the forest cover. Showing his appreciation, he assured to construct a workshed for the Andro pottery at the earliest and asked the village chief to provide a site for the same.
Commenting on an inscribed stone erected by a Manipuri King during the catastrophic Seven years devastation at Andro, he said it is a valuable artefact which needs proper preservation. He also apprised officials of the Art and Culture department and Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Ltd to take up steps to preserve the same.
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Biren also asserted the need to renovate ‘Shanglen’ where the immortal fire of Andro burns. Further regarding the issue of non- inclusion of certain surnames due to misspellings of the surnames in the official gazette, he urged the village authorities to submit the details through the local MLA and said he will take up the issue with the ministry concerned.
Explaining the benefits of health related schemes, he said that he would direct the Health Directorate to set up camp for two days at Andro to provide the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) by issuing card to eligible beneficiaries. He appealed to the people of Andro to avail the benefits of various people centric schemes of the government
He also assured construction of a new Ima Market in the area. He further stressed the need for opening a bank branch at Andro for availing benefits under certain welfare schemes and assured to look into the matter.
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He also expressed his desire to install statues of ‘MaichouTaret’ on top of Nongmaiching Hill further expressing that it would attract a lot of tourists.
The inaugural function was also attended by minister L Susindro Meitei, MP Rajya Sabha Maharaj Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs Th Shyamkumar Singh, Sapam Kunjakeswor Singh, Usham Deben Singh, Kh Ibomcha, Thongam Shanti Singh, among others.
First published:15 Jun 2022, 7:43 pm
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