CM inaugurates women’s market at Kangpokpi
Imphal, October 19, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that Politics is to protect and preserve the precious lives of the people and to build cordial relationship among various communities and inclusive development in the State. This was stated by him at the inauguration of Nute Kailhang (Women’s Market), Kangpokpi and laying of foundation stones for Transit Accommodation for Doctors and Teachers at Kangpokpi and Saikul and 100 bedded Hostel and upgradation of Kasturbha Gandhi Bal Vidyalaya (KGBV), Ekou Mulam. The function was held at IT Road junction, Kangpokpi District today.
Speaking at the public gathering, the Chief Minister said that politics should not create division among various communities living in the State. The ideology of the present Government is to build unity among various communities and live in peace and harmony in the State, he added. Stating that it is sad that there was division between the hills and valley in the past, the Chief Minister said that the Government does not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, caste and community etc.
The Chief Minister stated that the bounden duty of a politician is to serve and uplift the lives of poor and downtrodden people. The present Government is working on mission mode to bring inclusive development in the State. He continued that the Government had introduced various people oriented initiatives such as CMHT, Go to Hills, Go to Village etc. for the welfare of the people of the State. The Go to Hills mission had minimized the gap between the hills and valley people of the State, he added.
Mentioning that discontents of a particular community should not create problems to the general public of the State, the Chief Minister appealed to the people of the State to refrain from bandhs/blockades and general strikes. Any grievances and issues can be resolved through dialogues, he added.
Stating that the construction of Women’s Markets in Ukhrul, Churachandpur, Jiribam and Kangpokpi was completed on time because of the support and co-operation of the people, the Chief Minister assured that Women’s Markets of Tamenglong, Senapati and Chandel district would be completed by December this year. The Chief Minister said that Kangpokpi District has the potential to become an economic hub and paradise of Manipur. He appealed to the people of the district to stop deforestation as it would create landslides and other environmental hazards. He urged the people to engage in wide plantation of tress in the hills.
Strongly condemning the bomb blast that happened last night at Kangpokpi, the Chief Minister appealed to shun violence and said that there is no place for violence in the region. Instructing the SP of Kangpokpi and Assam Rifles officials to take up necessary steps to arrest the culprits, he assured that the culprits of the incident should not be spared.
On the occasion, Chief Minister announced that a post of SDO Kangpokpi would be created as per the wishes of the people of the district. Mentioning about the District Election Office of Kangpokpi district, the Chief Minister said that the Government had already written to the Election Commission and still waiting for its approval. To prioritise developmental works, District Level Development Committees would be set up soon in each district of the State, he added.
The Chief Minister also announced that the State Government would provide soft loans with minimal interest rate to the entrepreneur, women and farmers who had engaged in poppy plantation belonging to Schedules Tribes of the State. The loan would be given under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. An individual can avail loan amount of Rs. 1 lakh to 30 lakhs under the scheme, he added.
Colourful cultural presentations of different communities were presented as part of the occasion.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar, Health Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar, Forest and Environment Minister Shri Th. Shyamkumar, Public Health Engineering Minister Shri L. Dikho, CAF and PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister Shri N. Kayisii, Agriculture Minister V. Hangkhanlian, Social Welfare Minister Shri Nemcha Kipgen and Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam, MLAs and top civil and police officers also attended the function.