Imphal: Manipur government on Friday organised Emergent Manipur event at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound to celebrate its various achievements accomplished in the past three years and eight months including the award of Most Improved Small State (Overall and Law & Order) recently awarded by the India Today Group.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh and deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar Singh graced the occasion as the chief guest and president respectively. Ministers, MLAs, MPs, chief secretary, DGP and top officials of the civil, police, military and Central Armed Police Forces also attended the function.
Biren handed over the India Today trophy for Most Improved Small State Award (Overall) to chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar and trophy for Most Improved Small State Award (Law and Order) to DGP LM Khaute.
The chief minister also gave away a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to the Officer in-charge of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station on being awarded the Best Police Station of the country by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Biren said whatever the state has achieved in the past three years and eight months is due to collective efforts of ministers, MLAs and the employees of the state government. All the Government employees, right from the level of Grade-IV to chief secretary and from followers to DGP of the police department equally worked hard. It is because of their hard work and dedication that the state is on the path of progress today.
Biren informed the gathering that Manipur has become the best performing small state in implementation of Prime Minister Street Vendors’ Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi). He said his office had received an official letter from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in this regard.
He also expressed his deep condolence on the demise of Inspector Lisam Premchand, former OC of Nambol PS, after battling for life many years. He announced that the deceased would be rewarded the Chief Minister’s Medal for Gallantry posthumously apart from providing an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakhs. He added that all his medical expenses would be reimbursed and a government job would also be given to next of kin of the police officer.
The chief minister also informed that international footballer Ng. Bala Devi, who is a constable in the stste police, would be promoted to the post of inspector in recognition to her achievements. He further said that the special allowance for police commandos, which had been discontinued earlier, would be revived.