Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Saturday extended heartiest greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of 53rd Statehood Day.
The Governor, in her greetings, said shoulder to shoulder with their brethren elsewhere in the country, people of the state have been steadfastly marching towards the destined goals of all-round welfare, happiness and satiety.
She stated that this momentous occasion is significant because while we get an opportunity to reminisce about the past achievements, we also rededicate ourselves to greater efforts for the times ahead. Despite some vicissitudes and constraints, the state has made steady progress towards fulfilment of the identified objectives, she asserted.
She noted that significant increase in literacy, spread of higher education and host of other welfare measures have distinguished the people’s efforts during the past few decades.
"Every developing society faces problems. Our State is no exception. Our optimism emanates from a strong determination, to overcome the obstacles, which characterises the people’s endeavours", the Governor said.
She urged all to reiterate their resolve to reach new milestones in the years ahead and added that since progress in isolation cannot be imagined, this is also an appropriate occasion to express solidarity with the rest of the country for attaining the National objectives of development through harmony, peace and unstinted fellow-feeling.
Manipur Education Minister Th Basantakumar Singh also greeted the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of the Statehood Day, celebrated every year on January 21 and said that this day marks an important milestone in the history of Manipur.
The minister, in his message, said the people of Manipur have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the nation. The rich cultural heritage of Manipur is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of its people, he asserted and called upon all to work together to preserve this heritage for future generations.
He said, "As a Minister of the state, I am committed to the development of Manipur and its people. I will work tirelessly to ensure that the state continues to grow and prosper". He further wished that the state continue to flourish and prosper in the years to come.