Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday said people and media of Jiribam should play key roles in the strict enforcement of Inner Line Permit System by remaining vigilant and promptly informing the authority on any wrongdoing.
Jiribam has now become a key location and the western corridor to the state. There were lots of inconveniences when the state mainly relied on Imphal-Dimapur highway. However, the situation had drastically changed after Imphal-Jiribam road was revamped and railway is expected to reach Imphal via Jiribam soon, Biren said and made the appeal.
Media should be strengthened and at the same time, people and the authority should also be sincere in this regard, media is known as the fourth pillar of democracy and it should not concentrate only on negative reporting, he added.
Biren inaugurated a newly constructed office building of All Jiribam Working Journalists’ Union (AJWJU) via video conferencing from the chief minister’s secretariat.