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Imphal, July 26, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh said that the ideology of the present government is to build unity among various communities and to fight collectively against any evil. This was stated by him at the ‘Observance of Kargil Vijay Diwas’ held at Banquet Hall of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion, Imphal today.
Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that all the communities living in the State viz. Naga, Kuki, Meitei, Meitei Pangal etc. should show the oneness to protect the territory and integrity of the State as they have done in the past. He mentioned that a delegation team led by him had urged the Centre not to disintegrate Manipur which have been a home for various communities since time immemorial. He also cautioned that there are certain people who are trying to hurt the sentiments of other communities living in the State.
Chief Minister mentioned that recently, in the All Political Parties Meeting, it was unanimously resolved that a special Assembly Session, if required, would be convened anytime to protect the unity and integrity of the State. At such times, he asked the people to refrain from taking political advantage over the issue. He highlighted that there are scores of people who are still struggling to live a life in the State. He said that it is our bounden duty to think about the welfare and development of those people. We must think on how bandhs or general strikes affect a poor family living in the State. Let us try to uplift the lives of the people at grassroots, he added. He appealed the people of the State to give a chance to the present government to serve the State to bring an inclusive development in the State.
Mentioning about various discontents of the people, Chief Minister said that the State government had tried its level best to find an amicable solution of an issue at the earliest. However, if the situation is beyond the State’s purview, the State government is pressuring the Centre to fix the problems. So we shouldn’t harass the public in order to get some demand. Chief Minister stated that the demand of the MUTA and MUSU is genuine. The State government has conveyed their demands to the Centre and to take up proper action over the issue so that academic atmosphere can be restored, he added. He believed that a positive outcome would surely be there at the earliest.
Speaking about the potential of the educated youths of the State, Chief Minister said that the State government has already started ‘Start-Up’ Policy to encourage the entrepreneurship skills of the youths in the State. In the “Go to Village” mission, out of 2007 villages of the State, above 800 villages have been covered in such a short period. The GTV has been able to deliver various government services at the doorsteps of the people, he added.
On the occasion, Chief Minister spoke elaborately on the essence and relevance of observing the Kargil Vijay Diwas in the country. He mentioned that the Kargil war had shown the world that Pakistan had illegally invaded the soil of India. On the occasion, he recalled those Manipur born soldiers who laid their lives for the country in the Kargil War.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar Singh, Minister for CAF&PD Shri Karam Shyam, Minister for Tribal Affairs and Hills Shri N. Kayasii, Minister for Education Shri Th. Radheshyam, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP and other top civil and police officials attended the function. (DIPR)