Foundation stone of IE mini-secretariat laid

Imphal,  Jun 20 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today laid the foundation stone for construction of a new mini-secretariat complex for Imphal East district at Porompat.
The foundation stone was laid at the silver jubilee celebration of the creation of Imphal East district. The celebration was organised by district administration, Imphal East at its office complex at Porompat.
The Chief Minister also released an informative comic book on land related issues titled “Lourungshang da Nongma”.
Imphal East district came into being on June 16, 1997 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Imphal district into Imphal East and Imphal West. Since then, the district administration has been functioning with three Sub-Divisions and SDC Circles and two CD Blocks under its jurisdiction.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren stated that Imphal East district was once considered as a less developed district as it was lacking many infrastructure.
However, with the committed efforts of former Deputy Commissioners and other officials, the district had witnessed various infrastructure developments in the last 25 years and became one of the important districts, Biren said.
The Chief Minister continued that as parents and guardians take up different professions to be able to provide best education to their wards and ensure their welfare, the Government and its officials, as guardians of the public, should take up every possible effort to ensure welfare of the people and development of the State at large.
He stated that Government officials shouldn’t take up any steps which would later create controversies among people and different communities. Instead, officials should work systematically to create a society where different communities live together happily, he added.
Expressing his appreciation on the publication of “Lourungshang da Nongma”, an informative comic book on land related issues, Biren stressed the need for regular evaluation on how effectively services are provided to the public.
“Such a step would enable us to know the actual coverage of various welfare schemes of the Government across the State”, he added. He opined that the society would progress towards development only when Government officials perform their duties sincerely and honestly.
Commenting on the pathetic condition of roads during the rainy season, the Chief Minister maintained that blocking of drainage systems due to encroachment and construction above drains at many areas by irresponsible sections of people have been contributing immensely to the pathetic condition of roads.
He urged concerned officials to take up actions against those encroachers, adding that the State Government had already taken up an eviction drive against illegal encroachers at reserved forest areas and riversides in the larger interest of the people and younger generations.
He stressed the need to preserve agricultural land and focus on increasing food production to become self-reliant.
Underlining the need for infrastructure development, the Chief Minister informed that the State Government is constructing an ethnic park at Keibul Lamjao to host the Sangai Festival 2022 as the main venue. Huts representing different tribal groups of the State would be set up at the Ethnic Park.
He further appealed for public support on development works carried out by the Government.
During the silver jubilee celebration, a short documentary on the journey of Imphal East District was also presented.
Agriculture, Forest and Environment Minister Thongam Biswajit, CAF & PD Minister L Susindro, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs L Rameshwor, Thangjam Arunkumar, Khongbantabam Ibomcha Singh, Sheikh Noorul Hassan, DGP P Doungel, senior civil and police officials, Imphal East Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East Superintendent of Police, former Deputy Commissioners of the district and other officials attended the programme, among others.