Imphal: Manipur chief minister N.Biren Singh’s War on Drugs mission continues to garner more public support as people of Mao declared their support to the mission on Thursday.
Leaders of Mao Council, Mao Students’ Association, Mao Naga Women’s Welfare Organisation, village chiefs, Senapati district Contractors’ Association led by Mao MLA and former minister Losii Dikho met Biren and declared their solidarity and support to the mission.
“It is a positive sign for the whole state and not just for the War on Drugs mission that we can feel an emotional attachment, oneness among the people of the state irrespective of community,” Biren said, expressing gratitude to the continuing public support for the anti drug mission.
He expressed his utmost happiness to receive voluntary support from Mao Council and others against poppy plantation, illegal drug business and drug abuse.
He said, “We are certain of the mission’s success as the involvement of the public is very important.”
Biren lauded the Mao Students’ Union and Mao Youth Organisation for their initiative to organise Cherry tree plantation drive for Green Highway and Road Safety Mission from Makhan Khuman to Mao Gate along the NH-2.
Stressing further that only when people are united, we can face any challenge, the Chief Minister also said that
He said, there seems to be some interference from outsiders trying to create divide among the indigenous communities of the state. He appealed to the people of the state not to be influenced by such external influences.
Mao Students’ Union president Marikho O’ Leriina, showing support to the government, the union along with others is conducting a “Plant a tree with us” mission, with the main objective to reduce the impact of air pollution and dust by planting trees along the National Highway. He said this will act as a natural sink for air pollutants and arrest soil erosion at the embankment slopes and serve as a road safety measure and crash barrier for accidents.
The Mao bodies submitted its resolution which says that the Mao Council and its sub-ordinate organisations convened a consultative meeting on May 20 in solidarity with the CM’s declaration for War on Drugs and resolved to vigorously extend logistic support to the leadership of chief minister Biren Singh in his endeavour to eradicate drugs from the state and to completely ban any form of drugs within the jurisdiction of Mao. The House had also resolved to penalize defaulters including for poppy plantation, opium smuggling, trafficking, etc and that village to village mobilisation shall be initiated and regular monitoring of the same to be conducted.