Ganesan assures to help Behiang people


Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan on Tuesday visited border village Behiang in Singngat sub-division of Churachandpur district and interacted with district level officers (DLOs), representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), village chiefs, chairmans and villagers.

Ganesan heard about the issues and grievances raised by them and assured to extend all possible help in the larger interest of the people.

The governor visited A Company, 46 Assam Rifles, forward post at Behiang and interacted with officers and Jawans posted at the area. He also visited Chivu Chandrakirti Memorial Park at Tonjang.

Thr governor was briefed by the Colonel Rajneesh Gairola, commandant of Khuga Battalion on the prevailing security situation and operational dynamics in the border areas. He was informed about the social welfare based activities and initiatives undertaken by Assam Rifles to ensure progressive development of the border areas and assured about continuity in efforts of Assam Rifles.

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He interacted with the troops of Assam Rifles and appreciated their efforts in keeping the area safe and secure. He motivated the troops deployed in remote locations and extended his blessings to them.

Speaking at the interaction programme held at Behiang Public Ground, the governor said, he has come to the sub-division to know the problems faced by the people and to explore the ways and means to address it. He said, although, there may be some issues which needs special attention, but most of the issues related to education, healthcare, connectivity etc., should be taken care of and he will look into it. He continued that he will ask the concerned departments to look into the matter and also will ask the chief minister to take necessary steps in the larger interest of the people.

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The issues of drug abuse, Poppy cultivation and drug trafficking have been a major issues and state government has been trying to curtail it. A number of drug users particularly among the youths is increasing manifold during the last few months. This has to be, in any case, prevented with collective efforts including the like-minded CSOs and general public, he said and appealed to cooperate the government in this regard.

Expressing concerned over the issues of illegal migration, smuggling of drugs, weapons etc., Ganesan said, sneaking of illegal migrants from neighbouring countries into our territory should be prevented at any cost. He said, government alone cannot prevent it and full cooperation from the general public is quite indispensable. While appealing people to extend full cooperation to the security forces and concerned authority to get the crimes contained, the governor said, only then, the peace loving people of this beautiful State will be able to live peacefully.

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Ganesan thanked the district authorities saying that Churachandpur is a progressing district. Although, it lies in the periphery, the district has been developing fast, he said.

MLA Chinlunthang thanked the governor for visiting the border village which has a lot of potential in tourism and trade. Earlier DLOs made their presentations regarding various developmental activities taking up in the district. United Zou Organization submitted a memorandum to the governor urging to open a public library at Behiang.

Governor was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival by MLA Chinlunthang, deputy commissioner Sharath Chandra Arroju, SP Shivananda Surve and other officials at Tonjang helipad.


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