Imphal: Chief Minister N Biren Singh attended the formal opening of Classic Grande, Chingmeirong as a member of Radisson Individuals. With this, it has become the first hotel launched under the Radisson Individuals banner in India.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren congratulated the Classic Group of Hotels in achieving the milestone. He said the State Government is giving thrust to the tourism sector for economic growth and this requires good hotels for accommodation. Earlier, the state did not have proper accommodation facilities for people visiting the state. However, when the first Classic Hotel was launched, everybody felt proud of it, the Chief Minister said.
Stating that entrepreneurship has started making headway in the state with large number of youth getting into it, the Chief Minister stated that the Government has also been helping them with the introduction of StartUp scheme. He observed that people should always apply mind to become job creators not job seekers, he said. The Chief Minister assured all possible assistance to any group in opening the first 5-Star of the State.
Tourism Minister O Lukhoi, MLAs RK Imo, Dr S Ranjan and Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar were also present at the occasion.
Tourism Minister O Lukhoi said that it was a proud moment not only for Classic Group of Hotels but for the state as a whole because today’s launch had made Manipur to the list of prestigious chain of Radisson hotels. Stating that the group under the leadership of its Managing Director Dr Th Dhabali has been able to expand its business in diverse sectors, he said that the group deserves appreciation for giving jobs to hundreds of people.