CM calls for vitalising weaker sections of society
IMPHAL, 8th Oct: Conveying that the state government has provided grant-in-aid to several aided blind schools and orphanages amounting to Rs 10-12 lakh per year recently; chief minister N Biren has asserted that concerted efforts to bring in conclusive growth in the society would face hurdles as long as poor and helpless people are overlooked.
Speaking as chief guest at the 36th foundation day celebration of Yaibilen located at Keibi Sanapat in Imphal East district on Tuesday, Biren maintained that it is the responsibility of every person to provide guidance to orphans, who are vulnerable to face hostility and alienation as they too have the same potential to contribute towards shaping a healthy society.
He cited Chief Ministergi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) as one of the constructive measures taken up by the BJP-led government to provide health care benefits to weaker sections of the society which is now heading towards the right direction with the confidence being kept by the people in the government.
He said that the main objective of the present government is to serve the people of the state at the best level and that is why the incumbent government has introduced various schemes for the welfare of the people. People's blessings are showering upon the government for the good deeds, he added.
Giving reference to the Upokpi Khunou incident that took place on Sunday where a married woman and a bachelor were forced to oblige to solemnisation of ‘Keina Katpa’ in front of the woman’s daughter, the chief minister said that mob violence would not bring any good to the society. People of the state should have a deep spirituality connection as it would help in developing discipline in the society, he added.
He also claimed that the government has able to remove the fear psychosis struck in the minds of the people when it comes to facing commando and Assam Rifles personnel who are same like common people. He mentioned that the ‘Stand Up Manipur’ scheme is another ambitious endeavour of the government, which lays emphasis on uplifting OBC, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and minority sections of the society by providing soft loans to them.
Biren appreciated those who are associated with Yaibilen Children Home for their selfless sacrifice, dedication and commitment towards nurturing the children and said that the government will look after the proposal for providing grant-in-aid to the children home.
The function was also attended by CAF&PD minister Karam Shyam as special guest while JNIMS medical superintendent Dr Ningombam Jitendra; retired chief engineer Thangjam Joykumar; Yaibilen leader Nepra Nungkangba; executive members; senior most resident of Uyumpok Ningthoujam Tomba; Khundrakpam Zilla Parishad member and Commissioner cum Secretary of Transport Mangsatabam Harekrishna as presidium members. Dignitaries offered floral tributes to the portraits of deceased members of Yaibilen Children Home on the occasion.