Union Minister for Labour and Employment and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav was accorded a warm welcome in Tamenglong district of Manipur on Saturday.
Bhupender Yadav arrived in Tamenglong district headquarters early Saturday for a two-day visit to Tamenglong.
The minister interacted with district-level officials of Tamenglong at Farmlane, Mini secretariat Tamenglong. He heard various grievances expressed by the district officials at the conference hall of deputy commissioner, Tamenglong.
Yadav visited Chiuluan village where he was greeted by a beautiful traditional dance performance presented by the Chiuluan women society. Folk songs and modern songs were also performed to welcome the Union minister.
During his visit to Chiuluan village, he handed over two cheques of Rs 12,000 each for two destitute children.
The two children will get Rs 2,000 per month each under the Integrated Child Protection (ICPS) scheme.
Yadav also distributed four pond liners and two shade nets to selected beneficiaries under the mission for the integrated development of horticulture (MIDH) under the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Tamenglong.
He handed over four Chief Minister Gi Hakshel Gi Teangbang (CMHT) health cards and three Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) health cards to the beneficiaries.
Two beneficiaries who availed free treatment from the District Hospital Tamenglong also gave their testimonial speeches. Numbers of memorandum for development were submitted to him.
Yadav also interacted with the villagers on various issues. He asserted that the Act East policy is important for the development and Prime Minister Modi is taking it seriously. He also inspected various development works being taken up in Tamenglong district headquarters.