Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Meetei Society Office Building of Churachandpur at a function held at the chief minister’s secretariat, Imphal.
The society office building was funded by the state planning department in 2017- 2018.
It is the first time to conduct such an inaugural programme because of the pandemic and other unavoidable circumstances, Biren said.
Recalling the role played by the Meitei / Meetei community in safeguarding our motherland on numerous occasions including the Seven Years Devastation and freedom struggle against the British, he said such acts of valour by our forefathers earned a place in the national as well as international history.
“The Meiteis should also try to uplift the dignity of the Meetei/ Meitei community just as the Nagas, Kukis, Meitei Pangals etc. try to safeguard their respective communities,” Biren said.
The chief minister called upon all the communities residing in the state to live together with peace and love to contribute in nation building. Asserting that the state belongs to all communities residing in both hills and valleys, he also appealed to the Meiteis residing in every district as minorities to live without fear and further added that the Meetei society should play a great role in bringing peace and tranquillity with other communities.
The inauguration function was attended by Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, Manipur Development Society chairman M. Asnikumar Singh, and Meetei Society, Churachandpur president M. Thoiba Singh.