Imphal: Manipur government must look after the requirements of all communities to encourage oneness and unity among the people, chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday referring to the parental role of the government for the more than 35 communities inhabiting the state.
The chief minister addressing at a formal function of the 98th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Good Governance Day cum Inauguration of Nungoi Bridge Over Iril River under PMGSY scheme at Nungoi Mapa in Imphal East. The function was also held at the Litan Makhong Youth Club ground.
Biren deliberated on the benefits of schemes like Go to Hills and Go to Village and said these schemes have helped in understanding the necessities of the rural areas and interior hill districts and delivering to them.
During the past term, the government had lost more than two and half years to the Covid-19 Pandemic and another six-seven months this term due to the rains. However, with blessings from the people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government is able to initiate development works in the state, he said.
The Good Governance Day observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee is about working for the public and make the government for the public, he added.
He highlighted several welfare schemes of the government like the old age pension scheme, health benefit, etc and said delivering welfare benefits of these schemes to the doorsteps of the public is a part of good governance.
The chief minister also expressed his pleasure with the present council of ministers, who he said are all competent, sincere, hardworking and qualified and reiterated his earlier stand of making Manipur a model state in the country.
“More than 100 projects across the state will be inaugurated during the Inauguration Month of the government soon,” the chief minister said. The government’s aim is to complete projects in a time-bound manner with proper quality control, he added.
We will see visible changes in the state after the inauguration of completed projects in the state, he added.
He also highlighted various government schemes and urged the public to take their benefits.
Regarding boundary issues between districts and between villages, the Biren urged the public to not take tension as there is a government and that it was the responsibility and duty of the government to solve all such issues. All such issues are to be solved under a law and Constitution, he added.
The inaugural function was also attended by RD and PR minister Y. Khemchand Singh, Education minister Th. Basanta Singh, MLA Kh.Ibomcha Singh, MLA Kh.Loken Singh, MLA Th. Shanti, officials of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, among others.