Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba laid the foundation stone for construction of Champhung Model Village located at extreme west of Ukhrul district bordering Senapati district on Wednesday.
The much anticipated model village is set to be constructed under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), and Champhung was selected from among a number of other villages.
Speaking on the occasion, Maharaja Sanajaoba said that Champhung village has a long historical bond with the Meiteis, mentioning that a girl named Yeoza from Champhung village was married to a Maharaja of Manipur in the past and its stories are still told.
He appealed to the villagers for cooperation and committed support so that new development dawns and its benefits can be duly reaped.
Sitting MLA of Chingai assembly constituency Khashim Vashum along with other dignitaries, headmen of many neighbouring villages and public leaders attended the programme. Before the programme began, MP Sanajaoba visited the ailing headman of Champhung village Rashing Horam to bless him and extended financial help.