KANGPOKPI: Manipur's Kangpokpi district is heading towards normalcy with collective efforts of the security forces and the local people, official sources said on Wednesday.
"With the hard work and collective efforts of the security forces and the local people we are heading towards normalcy in Kangpokpi after creating confidence among the people," said the Commanding Officer of 69 Bn CRPF, Bajrang Lal, who is also in charge of Kangpokpi district.
He said that under the direction of the ADG and the guidance of the sector IGP, relief camps have been opened in each CRPF battalion in Manipur, particularly in Imphal, and rescued the people, and provided all basic commodities while providing safe passage to those people who want to go to their respective areas, like Kangpokpi district, Churachandpur, and airport, etc.
He also said that as in charge of the Kangpokpi district, "I personally visited all the relief camps and had a lot of interaction with the civil society organizations and others, and due to our hard work and physical presence with the concerned local people we created confidence among the locals and we are able to make functional the highways and also we are able to take the convoys and the essential commodities vehicles with their escorts. The local leaders trust us and as and when they called us, even at odd hours, we responded and took out the people from the difficult places".
He further said that all the civil society organizations supported the security forces, including the CRPF, Assam Rifles, and others wholeheartedly.
"We can do a wonder together, alone cannot thrive, it is the basic thing that together we can do anything," he added.
While anticipating normalcy to return soon, the Commanding Officer also said, "We will get the same shining, same prosperity, and the same smile and happiness again soon with the help of all together".
Meanwhile, Lunseh Kipgen, convenor of the Kangpokpi Town Relief Committee, thanked the CRPF, Assam Rifles, and other security deployed for rescuing the stranded people from Imphal to their respective areas, particularly in Kangpokpi district.
He also conveyed gratitude to the various communities and organizations coming out for helping the people who are now in various relief camps while acknowledging the huge contribution made by the churches.
Meanwhile, around 150 essential commodities loaded trucks were seen escorted from Mao to Imphal along the National Highway-2 in the afternoon at Kangpokpi.