Government would never succumb to any pressure: Biren

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Imphal: Manipur government would never succumb to any pressure of vested interest groups and would always work for the maintenance of peace and unity among different communities.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh said this while addressing the gathering at the 64th Foundation Day of celebration of Thadou Students’ Association held at Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, here on Saturday.

Biren said his responsibility as a chief minister was to work within the ambit of the Indian Constitution for the development of the state and the welfare of its people.

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He assured to protect the rights of the tribal community provided by the constitution and added that the government was considering empowering the Autonomous District Councils of the state.

Stating that his government aims to uplift the living condition of the poor and downtrodden, he said certain development programmes had been taken in both hill and valley regions. He added that with various initiatives of the government to ensure inclusive development, a feeling of oneness had now prevailed among different communities of the state.

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Biren urged youths of the hill region to apply for Manipur Start-up as internet connectivity would also be available with the launching of Public Wifi Hotspots at hill districts of the state. He appealed to the youths of Thadou community to concentrate on their education through which they could become job creators rather than job seekers and work for the betterment of their community.

Education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, member, ADC Sadar Hills Lamminthang Kipgen, leaders of Thadou Community and members of Thadou Students’ Association attended the programme among others.

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TSA submitted a memorandum to the chief minister on which the latter expressed the need to look into the matter on what could be done.

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