Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 21, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday announced that the State Cabinet had approved Rs 46 crore for setting up of a heritage park at Keibul Lamjao in Bishnupur district.
Biren made the announcement on the celebration of Manipur’s 49th Statehood Day held at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground, Imphal.
The heritage park would have traditional huts of all the recognised tribes of the state, he said. Once the park is ready, the main venue of Manipur Sangai Festival might be shifted to the original birth place of Sangai although important stalls are opened in Imphal, he added.
The chief minister also announced that the government would distribute boots and belts for VDF and home guards personnel as well soon. Some corporate houses have shown willingness to provide funds for it under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, he added. He said no security personnel should misbehave with any common people.
In his speech, Shri N. Biren also mentioned about Government’s
He said the government is efforting to make Manipur a self reliant state in food production and has been focussing on sectors like agriculture, horticulture, fishery etc. As a result the state could receive the Krishi Karman Award 2017-18 for the best performing state in the total food grain production Category-III. At the same time, fish production had also witnessed considerable rise in the past few years, he added.
Stating that education is another priority sector Biren said 60 schools (one each in every Assembly Constituency) had been selected as model schools under School Fagathansi Mission. Free education would be provided from Pre-Nursery to Class X or XII from this academic session in most of these schools, he added.
The state-level function was held with the participation of 20 march past contingents comprising of Manipur Rifles, Civil Police, Home Guards, VDF, Traffic Police, CID Technical (Bomb Squad) and Dog squad was the main attraction of the celebration.
Ministers, MLAs, top civil and police officers attended the function.