CM Biren calls for strengthening integrity
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 31, 2018: Joining the rest of the country, Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas (National Rededication Day) was observed at the conference hall of Manipur secretariat (south block) today, organised to mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh recalled Indira Gandhi’s contributions in safeguarding the integrity of India and bringing the country forward towards advancement and development. He urged the people of the state to take the pledge of strengthening the integrity and unity of the country following her ideals.
Stating that the day was observed on the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister to remember her sacrifices made for the country, Biren said Indira Gandhi was an outstanding and dedicated leader of the country who was so prominent at the international level as well. He also urged the people to uphold her principles and make India a powerful and united country.
The chief minister also expressed serious concern over alleged involvement of some functionaries of a civil society organisation in Nagamapal blast which killed one CRPF man and injured another personnel. It is unfortunate to find weapons in the possession of CSO leaders, who are working for the masses, he said. “After the incident I feel the need for further strengthening security in the state,” he added.
Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar said the strength of the country lies in its unity. On her death anniversary, the present generation must appreciate Indira Gandhi’s roles in nation building and maintaining unity and the country should never forget her sacrifices.
Ministers, MLAs and high ranking civil and police officers also attended the observance. Teachers and students of Shri Shri Balmukunda Dev Music College presented patriotic songs.