Chief Minister Nonthombam Biren Singh was accorded a warm welcome by large number of people at his maiden visit to Ukhrul district today.
The Chief Minister stopped at Yaingangpokpi, Litan, Ramva (Lambui), Nungshangkhong and Hamleikhong to accept the warm welcome accorded to him by the villagers, student and women bodies.
The erected giant gates especially arranged for the occasion were imprinted with ‘Welcome Shri Biren Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur’.
Memoranda were submitted to the chief minister by various organisations during the grand reception. Large number of people including women and school children from 14 villages stood in long lines on both sides of the road to welcome the CM. At Ramva (Lambui) huge number of people turned up to welcome the CM and his council of ministers.
Interacting with the Ramva and Sapao villagers, Biren Singh said he visited the district in search of ‘blood relations’. The State Govt would translate maximum points mentioned in the memoranda into action, he added.
People also welcome the CM at Nungshangkhong Hunpung where he inaugurated a tourist resort.
The tourist lodge is located just near Nungsangkhong Bridge. It is a part of the Integrated Tourist Circuit for Imphal Mahadev – Lambui – Finch Corner – Hundung – Jessami, Manipur. It is developed by Manipur tourism with financial assistance from the ministry of tourism and executed by MTDC. The tourist spot is around 15 kms away from Ukhrul town and has been a favourite picnic spot for the people around the region.
Besides, the Tourism Department has taken up several initiatives in Ukhrul particularly in the areas like Shirui Hills to attract tourists and to develop it into a tourist worthy destination, given its unique location and the rich cultural heritage of the tribals living in Ukhrul district.
The visit of the last chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Ukhrul last year was a disaster. However, this time the new state leader Nonthombam Biren Singh was given a warm welcome today.
Addressing the people Biren Singh said, “My political mission has no boundary; if there is love there is no boundary”. People gave a huge applause to this statement.
He said his visit was bound by the bond of love in the history and the love shown today to him by the people of Ukhrul will never be brought to disappointment.