Imphal, April 14, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has said that a collective determination is needed to bring about a change in the society. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Ambedkar Jayanti) at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal today.
The Chief Minister said that people need to cooperate to the Government’s effort towards bringing a change because legislators and executives alone can’t make it happen without mass support. He said that the State Government’s ‘Go to Village’ mission would promote social harmony, spread awareness about pro-poor initiatives of the Government and reach out to poor people.
Shri N. Biren urged the Government officials to put in wholehearted effort to make Central Government’s ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ and State Government’s ‘Go to Village’ mission a success. The Chief Minister said that people had witnessed what the present Government could deliver in the past one year. As the Government had noted people’s wishes, it is the time to deliver service by the Government, he added.
In line with the interaction programme with those who are in the organised sectors held a few days back, the Chief Minister said that similar interaction with police officers who are from Sub-Inspector level would be conducted soon. Expressing concern over apparent rise of crime rates due to coming of new technologies and gadgets, the Chief Minister said that education and awareness are the key areas where one should focus to check it.
The State Government had begun dealing with evils like crime against women with an iron hand by setting up a Fast Track Court. However, it is seemingly not deterring the criminals much, he said. As such, there is need for imparting proper awareness and education to the people, the Chief Minister observed.
The Chief Minister said that Manipuris are talented people, and no community can beat them if they learn proper time management, understand money value and avoid division among themselves. While speaking on the life and contribution of Dr. Ambedkar, the Chief Minister said that he was the architect of Indian Constitution and a reformist who fought against untouchability and caste system.
Speaking on the occasion as the functional president, RD & PR Minister Shri Th. Biswajit dwelt upon various Central Government sponsored schemes like Saubhagya, Ujala Scheme, Pradhan Mantra Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Mission Indradhanush and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao etc.
The Minister said that Gram Swaraj Abhiyan would be organised from April 14 to May 5, 2018 under the theme, ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas’. He said that Government machinaries including elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Deputy Commissioners and his subordinate staff would directly interact with the people at grassroots level during this observation to ensure reaching of Government schemes to them.
The Minister said that DCs and Government officials would take the main responsibility of making the dreams of Prime Minister and Chief Minister a reality.
Wangoi AC MLA and Vice Chairman of Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency (MIDA) Shri O. Lukhoi, Saitu AC MLA Shri Ngamthang Haokip and Khurai AC MLA Shri L. Susindro were also present at the occasion as guests of honour.
Earlier, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh led the gathering in paying floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar.
The function was jointly organised by the District Administrations of Imphal East and Imphal West.
Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and other high ranking officials of the State Government also attended the function.