No change of state govt stand on Citizenship Amendment Bill: CM
IMPHAL | Jan 20
Chief minister N. Biren Singh has reiterated that there is no change in State government’s stand in pressing the Centre to give assent to Manipur People Bill, 2018 before the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 becomes an Act.
He was speaking at a cards/benefits distribution function of different flagship programmes initiated under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Chingamakha Model Club ground under Singjamei AC in Imphal West District today.
He said that the State government understands the urgent need for a mechanism to protect the identity of indigenous people of the State. On the other hand, N. Biren Singh also urged the public to thoroughly study both the positive and negative aspects of the Bill before coming to any conclusion.
The chief minister said that the State Government has been constantly putting in efforts to bring a developmental change in the State. He said that understanding the basic requirements of the masses and to fulfil it within a stipulated period is the key priority of the present government.
The State government has been able not only in delivering governance at people’s doorsteps but also understanding their woes through ‘Go to Village’ mission. He said that almost all the census villages of the State had been covered in the first phase of the mission so far. A large number of people have been provided CMHT and Ayushman Bharat cards which ensure free treatment in empanelled Government and private hospitals, he said while adding that thousands of people had also been benefitted by other flagship programmes like Ujjwala Yojana and NFSA etc.
Now, the State government has launched ‘School Fagathansi’ mission with an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards improvement of Government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure, he said. The Chief Minister said that the mission has been conceptualised with an objective to give modern quality education to children free of cost. Stating that people spend huge amount of money in children’s education, the chief minister expressed hope that they would be able to save their hard earned money if the government provides good education at par with private schools free of cost.
Model schools selected under the mission would be run in a modern systematic manner so that government schools may regain people’s trust, he said. He said that government schools had seen remarkable increase in enrolment in the past two years. The chief minister also announced that almost necessary procedures for the launch of Flying Doctors (air ambulance) project had already been completed.
Speaking at the occasion, Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Y. Khemchand said that positive changes would be visible if the social environment is clean. He urged the public to extend support in bringing about a new change in the State as well as in Singjamei AC.
Manipur State Planning Board deputy chairman S. Rajen also spoke at the function.
Wangoi AC MLA O. Lukhoi, Imphal Municipal Corporation Mayor L. Lokeshwor Singh, Corporators Th. Bankimchandra and Th Eliza, SHA Manipur CEO Valentina Arambam and Directorate of Health Services Director Dr. K. Rajo also attended the function as dignitaries.
1400 cards under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat), 200 cards each of Chief Ministergi Hakshel-gi Tengbang (CMHT), Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Artisan Identity cards were distributed at the function.
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