Suggesting that the people of Manipur make the state one of the leading states in the country, MLA of Khangabok Constituency, O Surjakumar Singh on Monday appealed to the people of the state to keep on discussing and analysing the functioning of the government and political parties as a watch dog all the time instead of just giving due interest at the time of election.
He stated this during the first foundation day of Radio Nongin 90.8 MHZ held on Monday at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy Hall.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Surjakumar said that the voice of the people is very significant in a democratic country. They should always pay attention, keep a vigil and discuss the governing system of the government. Besides this, citizens should also raise their opinion, suggestions and constructive criticism from time to time, he said.
The state would bring a sea change if this system was practically adopted instead of just debating about governance only during the election period, he added.
Stating that the media, being a fourth pillar p of democracy, has been playing a crucial role in shaping the society in the right direction, he also assured to extend his possible effort for the betterment of this society.
Presenting his keynote address, founder cum managing director of Radio Nongin 90.8 MHZ, Ibungochouba Yendrenbam said that his community radio station was established with so much troubles and challenges driven by COVID-19 pandemic. But it could broadcast successfully till date without any break in between.
Though it was set up just a year back, it received so much recognition from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Radio Nongin is serving the public by broadcasting different programmes catering all sections of society irrespective of caste, creed and community, he added while assuring to his listeners to produce more interesting programmes in future.
The programme was also attended by former minister of Art and Culture, Moirangthem Nara Singh; Director of JNMDA, Pukhrambam Bilash Singh; MLA of Wangkhei AC Thangjam Arunkumar Singh; founder and principal of Slopeland Public School Nahakpam Babulin Meitei; social worker cum entrepreneur RK Nongdrenkhomba Meitei and principal of Lilong Haoreibi College, Raheijuddin Sheikh as president and guests of honour respectively.