THOUBAL, Oct 11: Old age pension, widow pension and pension for differently abled persons were distributed today sponsored by P Birahari Charitable Foundation, Wanging at Khongjom Bazar Community Hall .
A press release issued by Wangjing Tentha Kendra Development Committee today has stated that since its commencement in 2013, this pension distribution scheme has been providing pensions after every six months, the latest one marking the 18th round of distribution with around 2000 recipients
Speaking on the occasion, MLA of Wangjing Tentha AC, P Brojen stated that anybody from Wanging Tentha AC who meets the required criteria can receive this pension and added that despite the hurdles posed by the pandemic, the pension distribution will continue in different GPs of the AC.
This round of pension distribution were for the citizens of Tekcham GP, Sapam GP and Khongjom GP, he continued and further informed the gathering that Wanging Tentha Old Age Scheme was taken up under the supervision of Wangjing Tentha Kendra Development Committee, the statement added.
All the monetary needs for this scheme are provided by 'Paonam Family' through P Birahari Charitable Foundation set up in honour of P Brojen's father, P Birahari Singh.
P Brojen remarked that this scheme has nothing to do with his political career and that any possible future loss in the election will have no impact on the longevity of this scheme. As such, he expressed disappointment and sadness at certain unsavoury characters who have influenced the pension recipients from attending the pension distribution ceremonies through threats and rumours. He appealed to the people not to indulge in such underhanded tactics.