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Minister Ranjan inaugurates 13th Khui Phanit

Phungyar Assembly constituency MLA Leisiyo Keishing says from next year, apple festival will be organised to encourage apple growers.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 27 Oct 2022, 4:04 am

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Manipur Health Minister S Ranjan Singh inaugurated 13th Khui Phanit (Bee Festival) at Shingkap in Kamjong District. The minister also inaugurated Shingkap Primary Health Sub Centre (PHSC) and a cultural hall, on Wednesday.

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Speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural occasion of the festival, Minister S Ranjan said that the state government has been trying to improve health infrastructures at remote and far flung areas. Primary healthcare system is being given due importance since it is at the base and a platform for the tertiary health care system, he added.

He maintained that the local people should have a sense of belongingness. The newly constructed Shingkap Primary Health Sub Centre (PHSC) is constructed under the fund from the Directorate of Minority Affairs. The minister assured to provide the required furniture and manpower as soon as possible.

Speaking as chief host, Phungyar Assembly constituency MLA Leisiyo Keishing said that from next year, apple festival will be organised. Apple farmers of the area will be encouraged if an apple festival is organised in the area. It will also help to generate income for apple growers, he added.

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The minister also released a souvenir as a part of the festival.

Director Health Services Dr Shasheekumar Mangang, state director National Health Mission Dr Somorjit Ningombam and health officials and others were also present at the inaugural occasion. 

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