State pays tribute to Jana Neta Irawat
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 30, 2019: Jana Neta Irawat Day (Irabot Day) was celebrated on Monday at Irawat Square, Lilashing Khongnangkhong, Thangmeiband, here.
Manipur chief miinister N. Biren Singh said while celebrating Irawat day, we should remember his dedication and efforts toward maintaining oneness and emotional integrity among people of different communities. He urged all to follow the ideals of the great leader, who envisioned a united Manipur.
Irabot stood for the unity and love between hill people and valley people and recalled that the inseparable hill-valley unity was his vision for a prosperous Manipur. Irawat’s statue is being faced towards Manipur Legislative Assembly secretariat, to reminds the legislators of his ideology, the chief minister said.
He said paying homage and celebrating Irawat’s birth anniversary would be meaningful only when the current generation follows his ideals and translate his philosophies into action.
The chief minister appealed the general public to participate in this place for celebration of Irabot day in the years to come.
He said the current government does not believe in rhetorical speeches but in visible actions. Since the agricultural land is very limited, the govt. has taken up certain measures and in order to preserve the agriculture land, the government has amended a building by-laws by giving approval of construction of building with G+7 which was earlier G+3. To enable double cropping, thrust was given to irrigation. A project proposal of minor irrigation and rain harvesting scheme has been sent to the concerned ministry, he added.
Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh remembered Irabot as a unique leader, who could win the heart of the masses. He said that his contribution in the fields of literature, sports and social upliftment for the downtrodden are noteworthy.
Biren unveiled the statue of Jana Neta Hijam Irawat and also led the gathering in offering floral tribute to the statue of Hijam Irawat which was followed by guard of honours from Manipur Rifles.