Collective efforts must for state's development, says Letpao

IMPHAL, 20th June: Creating cordial atmosphere and cooperating with government officials is a must to usher in development in the state, and the people of Chandel district should show hospitality to government officials so that the district can progress and proper in all fronts, IFC and YAS minister Letpao Haokip has stated. Speaking at a felicitation cum interaction programme at Indoor Stadium, Chandel district headquarters on Tuesday, Letpao Haokip, who represents Chandel (ST) A/C, urged the people to commit themselves to making Chandel one of the most developed districts.

Calling upon the people to shun parochial outlook, the minister said that cutting across ethnic divide everyone should to work collectively for overall development of the district as well as the state. He urged the public to extend maximum cooperation to the developmental initiatives taken up by the government and make the officials coming from other parts of the state feel at home so that they could contribute their best towards development of the district.

The district will move to the path of progress and prosperity when officials posted in the district feel the warmth and hospitality of the locals, he said, while urging the people to refrain from causing disturbances to government officials and development initiatives. Calling upon the people of the district to cultivate work culture, Letpao also encouraged them to create resources suitable with the district.

“I do not belong to a particular community. I am your MLA. Come forward with your problems and we should together find ways to solve them,” he said. The minister also said that no officials or persons involved in misappropriation of public fund would be spared. Noting that functioning of the district administration should be streamlined, the minister instructed civil and police officers of the district to get closer with the local people so that a healthy relation could be maintained.

The minister also expressed unhappiness over lack of quality in Pallel-Chandel road repair work and observed that giving just 'cosmetic' touch to works will serve no purpose. Deputy Commissioner of Chandel Krishna Kumar; SP Kamei Angam Romanus and various district level officials attended the programme.

Leaders of civil society organisations highlighted their grievances to the minister and district administration during the interaction session. Prior to the programme, Letpao inspected progress of construction of the 50-bedded Chandel District Hospital where he asked contractor concerned to ensure completion of the hospital within the stipulated time.

He later mentioned in his speech that the 50-bedded district hospital would be upgraded to a 100-bedded facility. The minister also inspected the Mini-Stadium at Chandel Christian, for which construction work has been stopped midway, and he gave his assurance of doing the needful in this regard.

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