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Imphal, January 16, 2019 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh today visited Chandel District Headquarters and inaugurated newly constructed women’s market of the district.

It was his third visit to the district headquarters as a Chief Minister and his first visit to any hill district headquarters of this year. In a function organised by Chandel District Administration at Japhou Bazaar, Shri N. Biren Singh also inaugurated other projects like drinking water revival scheme, boys’ hostel of Maha Union Higher Secondary School and boys’ hostel of Larong High School apart from laying foundation stones for upgradation of Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya and transit accommodations for doctors and teachers for Chandel and Chakpikarong.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister announced that as a part of the Go to Village mission, ‘Go to School’ would be launched soon to provide better and quality education in the State. He mentioned that one school in each Assembly Constituency would be identified for the mission to provide quality education to the students.

Stating that the present government has introduced various human oriented schemes such as CMHT, Go to Village, CMST etc., Chief Minister stated that the present government’s mission is to eradicate poverty from the State and to uplift the lives of the people. Chief Minister said that ‘Go to Hills’ mission was initiated so as to regain the trust deficit and to bridge the gap between the hills and valley.

Chief Minister mentioned that to bring inclusive development in the State, the State government had urged the Centre to introduce a topographical need based budget for Manipur. For that Hill Area Development Fund has been introduced by the Centre for the development in the hill areas of the country, he added. Out of 82 districts identified for development of hill districts in the country, Tamenglong district was selected and a sum of Rs.90 crores has been sanctioned for the development of the district.

Chief Minister said that six small islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to be named after six freedom fighters of Manipur including two Nagas, who were exiled there after Anglo-Manipur War of 1891. He said that 16 State natives were exiled to the islands after Manipur was defeated by British forces. As intimated by the authority concerned, the State Government had suggested six names for naming the islands after them, he informed.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for PWD, IPR Shri Th. Biswajit said that the present government has introduced various welfare schemes and projects that could not be done in the last 15 years. The essence of doing politics is to serve the people of the State and to bring development, peace and harmony in the State. He mentioned that various developmental projects would be initiated within this year. The construction of Chakpikarong Bridge would be completed by April this year, he added.

Various cultural songs and dances of different tribes were presented during the function.

CAF & PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam, Water Resources Minister and Chandel AC MLA Shri Letpao Haokip, Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam Singh, Tamenglong AC MLA Shri Samuel Jendai Kamei, Chandel ADC Chairman Shri D. Ringo Lamkang, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute, Chandel DC Shri Krishna Kumar, SP Chandel Kamei Angam Romanus, high ranking officials of the State Government, CSOs and Church leaders and large number of people also attended the function.