Imphal, March 05, 2108 (DIPR): As a part of the ‘Inauguration Fortnight’ to commemorate the first anniversary of the first BJP-led government in the State, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today inaugurated Girls and Boys Hostels of 150 capacity each at Khuman Lampak, Imphal and “Imphal Planetarium” at Manipur Science Centre, Takyelpat, Imphal West.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest during the inauguration of Girls and Boys Hostels at Khuman Lampak, Imphal, and Chief Minster said that each individual/people should become a ‘model’ for bringing positive change in the State and let’s make a better Manipur. Chief Minister said that President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind declared Manipur “Sports Capital of India”. Stressing that quality should be maintained in the National Sports University for producing good sportspersons in the State, Chief Minister said that we need to study the performance of the sportspersons after the functioning of the University.
Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting the State for the inauguration of the 105th Indian Science Congress to be held at Imphal on 16th March, 2018. Prime Minister would most likely to lay foundation stone for National Sports University in the State, he added. Around 4000 delegates would be participating in the Congress, he added. He mentioned that Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh would also be visiting the State to attend the first anniversary celebration which falls on 15th March, 2018. Union Home Minister would inaugurate the Integrated Check Post located at Moreh. The government has already identified about 116 projects/schemes to be inaugurated on the occasion of ‘Inauguration Fortnight’ in the State.
Expressing the grief over the death of the youth at Nagamapal recently, Chief Minister said that the police has analysed the CCTV video footage about the killing and one suspicion of the murder has been identified. The Police Department is making effort to arrest the suspicious person, he added. He stated that reportedly, a sweeper was crushed to death by a car in Singjamei area this early morning. Mentioning that such incident was occurred while performing her work, Chief Minster assured that government would give extra financial help/ex-gratia to the family of the deceased.
Stressing on the negative effects of prolonged celebration of Yaoshang festival in the State, Chief Minister said that the government has received huge positive response from the people to lessen the number of days of Yaoshang celebration. People living in and around Kongba, Thongju, Heingang area have decided to reduce the number of days of Yaoshang celebration to 2-3 days, he added. He also said that Umanglai Kanba Lup(UKAL) has taken up steps to refrain from using loud speakers during the Lai Haraoba celebration in the State. Now the people of the State have civic sense and responsibility towards bringing positive change in the State, he added.
He appealed the people of the State to share their grievances and information to the government so that we could go a long way forward in the pace of the development. Since the BJP led government has been formed in the State, the State is witnessing a bandh free Manipur, he added.
Minister for PHE Shri Losii Dikho, MLA Shri O. Henry, Secretary to CM Shri N. Ashok Kumar, Secretary(YAS) Shri Bobby Waikhom, Director(YAS) Shri N. Praveen, officials of Manipur Olympic Association and others attended the function.
Later, on the occasion of inauguration of Imphal Planetarium, Chief Minister said that such digital planetarium which is first of its kind in the State would provide benefits to the young students of the State in the field of Science and Technology. He stressed that Science is inseparable with humans, we are dependent on Science. We need to establish a Research Institution so that we could study or conduct research on the causes of various diseases like widespread Cancer and stone cases among the people of the State. The government is planning to engage qualified resource persons and to develop infrastructure to counter such problems in the State, he added.
He directed the officials of the Science and Technology Department to prepare a Detailed Project Report for the construction of a bigger Planetarium with a capacity of 400-500 seats in the State. He maintained that we need to improve the platform and infrastructure in the field of science so that we could nurture young students of the State.
He said that the present government has succeeded in creating a conducive peaceful environment in the State. With the love and support of the people of the State, the mistrust and gap between the hills and valley has been minimized. We are now heading towards the path of development, he added.
Talking about the frequent floods in the Imphal areas, he said that the government has decided to acquire about 470 acres of land at Lamphelpat area for the development of water body at Lamphelpat area. Dredging machines would be hired to clean up the area before the monsoon season, he added. With such initiative, we could control flash floods in the Imphal area, he added.
Minister for PHE Shri Losii Dikho, Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board Shri L. Radhakishore Singh, Chairman MTDC Shri Vungzagin Valte, MLAs Shri O. Henry, Shri Khasim Vashum, Th. Satyabrata Singh, Km. Mirabai, Chief Secretary Shri R.R. Rashmi, Secretary(S&T) Smt. Nidhi Kesarwani, Director (S&T) Shri E. Ibocha Singh and others were present at the inaugural function.