No land will be affected by “Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighter’s Museum”: Letpao

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Imphal: Manipur tribal affairs and hills minister Letpao Haokip on Tuesday assured that no private land will be affected while constructing the proposed “Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighter’s Museum” at Luangkao village, Tengnoupal district.

The minister was speaking during inaugural function of 4-day national conference on “Indian National Movement and Tribal Freedom Fighters of Manipur” in the context of proposed Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum held at Royal Hall, The Classic Hotel, here.

The conference was organised by Tribal Research Institute, Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills in collaboration witeh Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Manipur University supported by ministry of tribal affairs.

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Letpao said while constructing the said museum no private land will be affected and those who have been inhabiting in the area for years should have registered the land at the rate of Rs 200 per square feet instead of creating fear psychosis among the public by spreading rumours.

He said some of the civil body organisations and other local bodies had been spreading the government is going to snatch their land by tree plantation or by carrying any other activities. However, the people living in the hills should know that the present government gives priority for people’s welfare to bring a good society not by authoritarian means.

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Instead of spreading rumours, people should suggest optimistic ideas and thoughts for a better developed society with peace and harmony.

To bring development in hill district he tabled the HAC bill on the assembly floor but irrelevant demands which are beyond his purview cannot be made fulfilled, said.

The government cannot fulfil all the demands made to the government and to bring a better society people should give cooperation with the government, he added.

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Under initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi India has the first tribal President. Tribal communities should appreciated Prime Minister for his concern towards the tribal communities, Letpao said.

Additional Chief Secretary (TA and Hills) V Vumlunmang, former Union minister of state for home affairs Meijinlung Kamson also graced the Inaugural Function as president and special invitee respectively.

The first technical session of the 4- day conference was also participated by leaders from various tribal communities, civil society leaders, student leaders besides eminent scholars, academicians, and senior level officers.

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