Manipur government fetes governor


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 20, 2018: Manipur government today feted governor Najma A Heptulla for receiving the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award at a function held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Imphal East.

Heptulla exhorted the people of Manipur especially youths to make Manipur famous in the world.

“I wish all the young people a very bright future. You have the most beautiful state which I call the God’s Own Paradise, which is not discovered by the world yet. We have to make the world discover it,” said the governor.

She said that she keeps on thinking about Manipur as the state has a huge potential in different fields, and there are lots of things to be done as well. Stating that Manipur is in the forefront in women empowerment in the entire country, the governor expressed pleasure that the government has been inaugurating women markets in different parts of state one after another which is a true example of empowering women further.

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People’s thinking and attitude have changed a lot in the past one and half years ever since the new government was instated in the state. It was because of the confidence building activities done by the government, she observed.

She said she keeps on writing to the Prime Minister about every single happening of the state and informed him that she along with the chief minister, cabinet ministers have been travelling to the nook and corner of the state to look into people’s needs.

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Chief minister N. Biren Singh said many Governors had come and gone during his political career spanning around 15 years. However, no governor was so concerned about Manipur like the current governor.

He said no matter Heptulla’s association with Manipur was just a little more than 2 years old, her understanding and love for the state was immense, and it was reflected in her action.

Soon after she assumed the office of governor of Manipur, she took the initiative of introducing Flying Doctors in the state, the Biren said while adding that the noble project is ready to launch with the blessings of the Prime Minister.

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The governor is so concerned about the present condition of Loktak Lake, Sangai and Shirui Lily he said. She has been putting in constant efforts and sharing valuable thoughts and suggestions to protect the largest freshwater lake in North East India. She has a great desire to promote Manipuri culture and other potentials not only to the rest of India but also to the world.

Maintaining that Manipur is so lucky to have Heptulla as its governor, the chief minister said that she had requested the Prime Minister to include Imphal in the list of iconic cities of the country as well.

Ministers, MLAs and high ranking civil and police officials were present at the occasion.


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