Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan on Thursday visited Lilong sub-division in Thoubal district and interacted with district level officers (DLOs), representatives of civil society organisations and student leaders.
In the interaction programme held at Lilong Bazar, the governor heard the grievances and issues faced by the people in the sub-division and assured them to extend all possible help.
The government is always ready to serve people and therefore different schemes have been introduced and implemented at the Centre and the state. Many people have been benefitted under the schemes and larger issues like improvement of health facilities, providing safe drinking water to every household, improvement of education sector and connectivity etc. will be addressed in a time bound manner, Ganesan said.
He continued that the government is planning to address these issues and works have already been started. Almost all roads will be repaired within nine months and latest by a year in the state. Under Jal Jivan Mission, works have been started to augment existing infrastructures of water supply and safe drinking water will be provided to every household, he added.
On Covid-19 pandemic, the governor said, this dreaded disease was almost nil in the State before one and a half months. Unfortunately, during the last month, the number of Covid-19 cases has been increasing but still remained well under control. “We have to be still very careful and alert.”
He appealed people to get vaccinated which is the best way to defeat the pandemic. Expressing concern over the increasing number of youths in drug abuse and trafficking in the state, he said, it is a dangerous step and all should co-operate the government to stop the drug culture. It is a huge challenge in the development process of the nation. “On attaining 75th years of Independence and as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav let us celebrate Independence Day with joy and hoist National Flag in every household in the state.” He appealed all sections of society to co-operate with the government in the development works in the state.
Alhaj Md. Abdul Nasir, MLA, Lilong A/C while welcoming the governor said, it is a proud moment that bovernor has come down to hear the grievances and issues faced by the people of Lilong area and hope that he will definitely help to address the issues. He said, among the issues, upgradation of health care facilities is the priority and he will also apprise to the government in this regard. He also announced that a drug de-addiction centre will shortly be opened in Lilong.
The governor was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival at the venue by Ahanthem Subhash Singh, deputy commissioner, Thoubal and other officers of the district administration. Earlier, representatives of civil society organisations and student leaders submitted memoranda raising issues and grievances and urged the governor to take steps at the earliest.