As a part of the one-week long anti-drug drive that started on December 15 by Thoubal District Police, personnel of Khongjom PS led by its OC, inspector K Santosh Singh organised a mass awareness rally to stand against drug traffickers, financers, offenders and others on Saturday. The campaign witnessed the participation of Khongjom Bazaar public and local club members. A community policing programme focussing on anti-drug activities was also held at Samaram Mamang Laibung Leikai. The event was held at Ikop Ningthou Laibung and it was conducted in association with local club members and local elders. During the programme, enhancement of mutual cooperation, idea sharing and others were put forward. A similar programme was organised by the personnel of Lilong PS led by its OC, inspector Riaj Khan on Saturday at Nungthibi Khong Nungei Dam in association with local club members and local elders.
The new office building of Young Paite Association (YPA) Lanva block was inaugurated on Saturday by MLA of Churachandpur, V Hangkhanlian at Mualkoi, in the presence of YPA-GHQ president, T Khailianthang and representatives of 10 units that constitute the YPA Lanva block. Hangkhanlian said that “as the government had recognised the Paite tribe way back in 1957 it was our duty to protect our identity.” The MLA, who had promised in his election campaign that he will use MLADF for the people, said that road construction and water supply are his main priority. He has initiated various works in the district and more schemes will be implemented soon so that basic necessities like water will be provided to every household. he said. He also said that due to COVID-19 there has been a shortfall of funds at the tune of 40 per cent budget cut. The president of the YPA Lanva block, T Jamsongin thanked the MLA for providing Rs 15 lakh for the office construction.