Biren alerts people on illegal migrants, drug trafficking from neighbouring countries


Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh urged the people in the state to remain alert, raising concern about ‘threat to Manipur illegal migrants and drug trafficking from neighbouring countries’.

Recently 85 Myanmar nationals were arrested in two occasions from the Indo-Myanmar Border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district of Manipur.

Biren expressed the importance of youths to follow the footsteps of ‘our great forefathers who had always rendered their service for the sake of the motherland’.

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The chief minister made his remarks on Sunday at the inaugural function of a multipurpose Community Centre at Konthoujam, Imphal West.

Speaker Th. Satyabrata Singh, Health and Family Welfare minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh and deputy commissioner, Imphal West Th. Kirankumar attended the inaugural function.

Biren spoke on the hardship faced by the people during the disastrous Covid-19 pandemic. He said the period was much challenging for the government, as saving the lives of the people was the utmost priority. He appreciated the selfless effort of the current Health minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan, the then advisor to chief minister (Health), in containing the outbreak of the pandemic.

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He also spoke on the certain welfare schemes of the Government mentioning Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT), Ayushman Bharat, Widow pension and School Fagathansi Mission among others. He maintained that the state is progressing in the path of development at a fast pace. He further informed that the state would be hosting G20 events in February 17 to19, this year and added that representatives of G20 nations would also be visiting different tourist places of the state.

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The chief minister distributed cards of different welfare schemes including CMHT, Labour, Old Age Pension and Widow Pension to the beneficiaries.


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