Imphal: Union minister of state for home affairs and YAS Nisith Pramanik on Sunday visited Loktak Lake.
He was accompanied by Manipur public works and YAS minister Govindas Konthoujam, LDA chairman M. Asnikumar Singh, principal secretary SS Chhabra and other central and state government officials.
As part of the same visit, he also visited INA headquarter and INA Memorial Hall Moirang, Water Sports Centre, Takmu, Chaoba Hill & Karang Island Loktak lake, Sendra Tourist spot etc.
The visit also comprised of a plantation at INA HQ, interaction with young water sports athletes at Takmu, boat ride to Karang island, where he interacted with some fishermen based in the lake.
The Union minister was truly impressed by the allure of the Loktak lake and personally assured of all possible assistance from his end in parameters such as ecological restoration and conservation of the lake, improvement of livelihood of the communities dependent on the lake, upgrading water sports facilities etc.
He gave words of support and encourage to the young water sports athletes of Takmu and expressed happiness on their exceptional performances at various levels since the last two decades.
Govindas requested the Union minister for assistance regarding upgradation of facilities at Takmu Water Sports complex and the same centre to be taken over by SAI at the earliest. In response, he was assured of all possible assistance from the YAS ministry and also requested for submission of a detailed report from the state YAS department at the earliest regarding the same.
Pramanik assured to visit the loktak lake exclusively for a few days in the very near future and appreciated chief minister N. Biren Singh and his team for accelerating development in the state. He reserved special appreciation for redevelopment of the historic INA to new heights by the state government.