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Imphal, 13th April, 2023 (DIPR): The 1st Anniversary of Shri N. Biren Singh led 2.0 Government was celebrated today at Senapati Public Ground with Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh as the Chief Guest of the celebration.

Shri N. Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur for the second term on 21st March, 2022 after winning majority seats in the General Election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly held on March, 2022.

The Chief Minister and other dignitaries were accorded a rousing welcome by the leaders of Civil Society Organisations, Students Organisations, Church leaders and the public on their arrival at the function venue.

Inauguration of 95 projects worth Rs 22,450 Lakhs and laying of the foundation stone of 17 projects worth Rs. 7605 lakhs mark the celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the Government.

Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Assembly, the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police, Senior Civil and Police officers, Civil Society Organisations, Church Leaders, and the general public of Senapati District also attended the function among others.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh expressed that he was overwhelmed by the warm welcome accorded to him and his cabinet colleagues by the people of Senapati. He also appreciated the Planning Department and the District Administration, Senapati for organising the Anniversary celebration in a grand way.

The Chief Minister continued that Cabinet meetings were held at different hill district headquarters in the first term of the Government, adding that interactions with various CSOs were also held to know the grievances of the people.

Stating that the Government had chosen Senapati District to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Government, he added Senapati District is on its path to becoming the 2nd capital of Manipur in terms of Sports with certain infrastructure development in the field of Sports. He further stated that Senapati is the first hill district to have an artificial football turf. He expressed that the district would see a considerable change in the sports infrastructure development once the indigenous wrestling stadium, football field at Karong are completed, adding that Thangal Memorial Football Stadium would also be constructed soon at Thangal Village.

Shri N. Biren further informed that a Critical Care Block with 10 ICU beds will be constructed at Senapati District Hospital with an estimated cost of Rs. 28 Crore. Specialist Doctors will also be stationed at the block to check seriously ill patients, he added. He also spoke on various development works taken up during the last one years of his government.

The Chief Minister appreciated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his concern for the development of Northeast States especially Manipur, informing that Central leaders are very happy to see the people of Manipur living together happily and peacefully.

Speaking on the decision taken at the cabinet meeting held today at Deputy Commissioner’s Office today, prior to the 1st Anniversary celebration, he informed that the cabinet had approved to implement of the “One family one livelihood” initiative. The Government had earlier announced to give livelihood to each and every household. He further informed that anyone from a family with no source of livelihood can apply for a loan of Rs. 10 Lakh with a 30 per cent grant. An amount of Rs. 100 Crore had been allocated in the budget for the same, he added, asking the public to take advantage of this.

Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Shri Th. Biswajit Singh, while delivering his speech, stated that everyone’s efforts and support are needed for the successful implementation of Government programmes and the development of the State. He further maintained that the present Government had been taking up governance in a different way to bring balanced development, mentioning the Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day initiatives of the Government.

Speaking on climate change, he maintained that the State Government had been taking up various initiatives as per law, to conserve the forest land of the State, adding that the Government is not against anyone. He further appealed to the public to take their part in conserving forest areas to mitigate climate change.

Works Minister Shri Govindas Konthoujam stated that Manipur had witnessed lots of changes and development in the last one year, adding that projects inaugurated today were the proof. Every programme of the Government is focused on development, he said. Citing various infrastructure developments taken up in the State as the reason for getting the opportunity to host certain events like G20 Summit, Tri-Nation Football Tournament, he mentioned that hosting the Grand Finale of Femina Miss India in the State would be historic.

The Minister continued that the State Government aims to bring balanced development across the State, informing that the percentage of budget allocation for the development of hill areas has increased a lot in recent years.

During the programme, the Chief Minister handed over the appointment order to Smt Pangambam Romita Devi, wife of VDF late N. Premananda, as a cook in the Police Department. Late Premananda went missing while attending duty to destroy illegal poppy plantations and was later found dead in an area under Chakpikarong Police Station in Chandel district.

As a part of the programme, the Chief Minister also felicitated Government Departments and officials for their contribution in certain fields. The Officers included Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Managing Director, Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited Shri C. Doungel, Commissioner (Tourism) Shri PK Jha, Conservator of Forest, Western Circle Ms. Gaithaolu Thaimei, DFO, Central Forest Division Shri R.K. Amarjit Singh, DFO, Churachandpur Forest Division Ms. Esther Lantankim Serto, Deputy Commissioner, Bishnupur Shri L. Bikram, ACF, Kangpokpi Shri Vikram Nadhe on behalf of Shri N. Ganesh, Superintendent of Police (SP), Bishnupur Shri N. Herojit Meetei, SP, Kangpokpi Shri Thokchom Vikramjit Singh, Tourism Department, Joint secretary (Home) Shri Rehanuddin Choudhury, Deputy Secretary Smt. Elangbam Sonia, Senior Finance Officer, CAF & PD Ms. Sanatombi Bachaspatimayum, SP, NAB Shri K. Meghachandra, Director, IT Department Shri N. Deben and Anti-Corruption and Public Grievance Redressal Team.

A booklet and a short film on the achievement of 1st year of Government were released by the Chief Minister. A short film on War on Drugs 2.0 was screened during the programme.

After the end of the programme, a friendly football match was played between CM’s 11 and Senapati 11 at the newly inaugurated Astroturf at the Public Ground.