Collective determination, key to change: Biren
IMPHAL | Apr 15 : Chief minister N. Biren Singh has said that a collective determination is needed to bring about a change in the society. He was speaking as the chief guest at Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Ambedkar Jayanti) at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal today.
Biren said people need to cooperate to the government’s effort towards bringing a change because legislators and executives alone can’t make it happen without mass support. He said that the state government’s ‘Go to Village’ mission would promote social harmony, spread awareness about pro-poor initiatives of the government and reach out to poor people.
He urged the state officials to put in wholehearted effort to make ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ and ‘Go to Village’ mission a success. He said people had witnessed what the present government could deliver in the past one year.
The chief minister said similar interaction with police officers who are from sub-inspector level would be conducted soon. Expressing concern over apparent rise of crime rates due to coming of new technologies and gadgets, Biren said that education and awareness are the key areas where one should focus to check it.
The state government had begun dealing with evils like crime against women with an iron hand by setting up a Fast Track Court. However, it is seemingly not deterring the criminals much, he said. As such, there is need for imparting proper awareness and education to the people, Biren observed.
Manipuris are talented people, and no community can beat them if they learn proper time management, understand money value and avoid division among themselves. Dr. Ambedkar, was the architect of Indian Constitution and a reformist who fought against untouchability and caste system, said Biren.
In Kakching, MAHUD and town planning minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar announced that cabinet decision will be taken up soon regarding filling up of the vacant posts in Imphal Municipal Corporation and other Municipal Councils to increase the staff strength in order to carry out various schemes and flagship programmes on the observation function of the Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Social Justice Day) organised by the district administration.
In Senapati the day was observed at Senapati district headquarters, with minister of tribal affairs and hills and fisheries N. Kayisii as chief guest and launched the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. Kayisii acknowledged Dr.Ambedkar’s ascent from a humble family and lowest rung of social strata-Dalit to a popular Jurist, Economist, Politician and Social Reformer of the country. The Minister also saluted Dr.Ambedkar for having become the first law minister of the Republic of India and the principal architect of the Constitution.
In Bishnupur district Social Justice Day was observed at Panchayat resource centre, Bishnupur mini-secretariat complex to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s Dalit social reformer and the principal architect of the Constitution of India, Dr. BR Ambedkar. Befitting floral tribute was also paid by the guests and district administration during the program.MLA, Nambol AC P. Saratchandra Singh stated that the government has created a synergy to give rice to people at the rate of Rs. 3.00 per kilogram to ensure that social justice and security is served.
On the occasion in Churchandpur agriculture minister V. Hangkhanlian launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, a special initiative for villages with large number of saturation under Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas campaign, during a function organised district training centre, Tuibong.
Hangkhanlian said the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan aims to cover weaker sections of the society under key welfare schemes of the government. Gram Swaraj Abhiyan will be a prelude to the ‘Go to the Villages’ mission, he added.
The Gram Swaraj exercise will continue till May 5. Altogether, 118 villages will be covered in Churachandpur district under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
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