CM announces sports medicine Dept at RIMS

IMPHAL, 27th Oct: The government of India has approved the proposals for setting up sports medicine department at RIMS and construction of a guesthouse for tribal village chiefs within the premises of Royal Palace.
Chief minister N Biren announced this while attending the 12th Indigenous Brothers’ Meet 2018 organised by League of the Fourth World People Kangleipak (LFWPK) at Amity Hall, Adimjati Complex here Saturday.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, Biren informed that the proposal for setting up sports medicine department was sent by him personally to the union sports minister to facilitate affordable treatment of sports injuries to players of the state.
In its endeavour to develop historical sites, the government will reopen the eastern gate of Kangla with the construction of a bridge over Imphal River. Collection of old photos has been completed so that the eastern gate resembles the original design, he said.
Considering the inconveniences faced by tribal village chiefs, a guesthouse will be constructed within the premises of Royal Palace under NEC funding. The temple of Ibudhou Wangbrel at Anal Khullen will be developed at a project cost of Rs 2 crore and drawing of the temple design has been completed. Besides, Rs 1 crore has been sanctioned for construction of a museum at Mathel village, Biren informed.
“I wouldn’t take any decision of my own without the consensus of the people on any issue that affects the people and state. Meiteis being a majority community should have a sense of responsibility and more liberal towards bringing peace, unity and tranquillity. People of the state are filled with enormous talents and knowledge and when there is unity among us then no one can compete with us in the entire world,” the CM said while urging all to work at grassroots level to bring positive change in the society.
Highlighting some of the government’s initiatives for the welfare of the people, he said that the Go to Hills mission was initiated to reduce the gap and bring emotional integration between the hills and valley people. Lakhs of people have been benefited from GTV, CMHT, CMST, etc. Seven women’s markets have been constructed in hill districts to empower women financially. Markets for Tamenglong and Senapati will be inaugurated on November 5, he said.
Helicopter services have been started and the state will get Flying Doctors soon. The state has been conferred the best Commendable Initiative Award for the revival of Manipur State Transport and will receive the award on November 4 during a function to be held in Maharashtra, he said.
Biren further informed that water supply schemes would be set up at Senapati, Tamenglong and Churachandpur district with a budget of Rs 30, 45 and 25 crore respectively. A heritage park having traditional houses of various communities of the state would be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 29 crore at Keibul Lamjao, he added.
Ex-minister RV Mingthing, LFWPK vice-presidents LN Issac Aimol, Mangangcha Keisham Ibomcha, Th Thumbu Maram, representatives of various CSOs and others attended the function.

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