Foreign forces are trying to spoil Manipur youth with drug: Ganesan

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Imphal: ​Some foreign forces are trying to spoil our people especially the youth by smuggling drug from across the border like Myanmar, Manipur governor La. Ganesan said on Tuesday expressing concern over the increasing number of drug trafficking cases in the state.

“We should not succumbed to the threat but to fight the menace,” the governor said. He appealed people to cooperate the state government’s effort to fight the drug menace.

Manipur governor La. Ganesan visited Noney district and reviewed various developmental works in the district on Tuesday.

Ganesan interacted with district level officers (DLOs), representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), village chiefs and people there and heard about their grievances and assured them to extend all possible help. He also interacted with the family members of Marangching landslide victims and expressed his deep sorrow and assured to support them especially the orphans in their education.

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​Speaking at the interaction programme held at Multipurpose Hall, Longmai-III in the district headquarters, the governor said, whatever issues and problems raised by the people will be studied well and will ask the concerned authorities including the chief minister to do the needful at the earliest in the larger interest of the people. He said, though, Noney district is presently a backward district, it will be one of the developed districts in the state. It is a new district and therefore required infrastructure will be developed. Most importantly, Noney is now included in the country’s rail line, he added.

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Stating that a clean India campaign is equally important and also the responsibility of all of us, the governor said, it is a mass movement launched by the Government of India to make India, Clean India. It was the dream of the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Cleanliness would keep everyone happy and healthy in all respects like physically, mentally and socially. He appealed people of the district to maintain cleanliness.

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The governor also visited the railway construction sites at Noney area including the world’s highest pier rail bridge and inspected the ongoing works. He asked the railway officials to work as per the stipulated timing of completion. Governor also visited Tupul War Memorial at 107 Infantry Battalion (TA) 11 GR headquarters and paid his homage to the departed souls.

Chairman, Hill Area Committee D. Gangmei also attended the interaction programme.

The governor was accorded a warm welcome by deputy commissioner Joseph Pauline Kamson and superintendent of police Sandeep Gopal Das on his arrival at the hall.

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