Churachandpur: The 75th Independence Day was celebrated by strictly adhering to SOPs at Tuibong Peace Ground, Churachandpur. Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur Pawan Yadav hoisted the National Tri-Colour and took salute of the marching contingents from 4 Parade Contingents commanded by David Kilong, MPS, SDPO Thanlon. The contingents consisted of Ex-Servicemen, Civil Police (Male & Female), ADC Staff.
Presentation of awards to outstanding social /NGO workers,Govt employees and march past contingents marked the occasion. Significantly, the chief of Sumchinvum village was presented a citation in recognition and token appreciation of the village achieving cent percent vaccination of eligible villagers.
Addressing the gatherings, Pawan Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Churachandpur stated that 1 lakh people have been vaccinated with first dose of Covid vaccine and around 23,000 with second dose in Churachandpur. He complimented the frontline workers, volunteers, the general public and various CSOs in the fight against Covid-19. He further complimented the police forces for maintaining law and order as the district has shown significant improvements in terms of governance and implementation of various flagship programmes.
He lauded the frontline workers for the selfless service rendered by them beyond the call of duty, working endlessly day and night for the society and the nation. He observed that on today’s 75th Independence Day our frontline workers epitomize the belief, signify hope in the time of struggle and endless service to humanity.
The Deputy Commissioner assured that his administration has been undertaking several measures for multidimensional development in all fields by leaps and bounds to provide good governance but has also planned various innovative projects to improve the overall administration.
Highlighting the many flagship initiatives taken up during the last one year, Shri Pawan pointed out that the Water supply scheme under JJM aims to cover 430 villages to supply water of good quality and further 177 villages are proposed to be covered under New Development Bank (NDB). The DC asserted that under the 15th Finance Commission Funding in convergence with Autonomous District Council, various maintenance works for improvement of Zone-I intake, Zone-III intake and providing of water in Schools were carried out. He maintained that Churachandpur PHED scripted history for the first time by developing a Software for computerized billing system and also Churachandpur PHED obtaining NABL accreditation on 16/04/21 for testing of 9 parameters in their water testing laboratory located at PHED Office, Churachandpur slated to be the first in hill districts of Manipur and second district in the State. He stated that under the contingency fund 3 community sanitary complexes viz. at KIC Complex, YPA Hall and S Zezaw village were constructed. One Plastic Management Unit at Saihenjang Village was also taken up, added the DC.
The DC asserted that Churachandpur district is included among the most affected 272 districts of India (in drug abuse by people) for taking up campaigns against menace of drug addiction and substance (drug) abuse under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA) under MoSJE, Govt. of India during 2020-21. He observed that many awareness generation programmes, rallies etc under Action Plan were conducted successfully by the District Level Committee on NMBA, Churachandpur in coordination with the Police Dept, NYK, IRCA, NGOs, local clubs, schools and general public in the whole district areas.
The District police from January to July 2021 collected an amount of Rs 5,15,000 through execution of 1110 challans against violation of Covid Appropriate Behaviour and traffic violation, said the DC. He maintained that Churachandpur police has made seizure of 8.392 kgs of Heroine, 150.728 kgs of Raw Opium, 2 kgs of Marijuana, 329 grams of Brown Sugar and 615 nos of WY tablets. He further stated that a total of 285 acres of poppy plantation were destroyed, 28 illegal Kenbo bikes were seized and handed over to the customs department. He appreciated the District Police as Churachandpur Traffic Police have come up with an innovative solution to the insufficient barricades for the road approach by setting up bamboo barricades made by their own personnel.
Under Forest Department, the area covered in year 2021-22 under plantation of community, private and forest lands was 600 Ha under various schemes and a total of 4, 71,250 seedlings were raised in nurseries with 1, 75,000 seedlings distributed to the public covering 178 villages and around 480 beneficiaries during Vana Mahotsava, 2021 which in itself is a milestone record for Churachandpur Forest Division, maintained the DC.
The Deputy Commissioner said that with a motive of serving people through implementing developmental works and delivering fast and efficient service the ADCC Office have been rendering selfless efforts since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic by cleaning and disinfecting Covid Care Centres, important public offices and places; strengthening the Solid Waste Management System; maintenance and shingling of existing roads covering all areas under ADC Churachandpur; construction of 5 new barracks type Teacher Quarters and 2 new school buildings with an aim to provide better infrastructure for Teachers and Students Community within Churachandpur & Pherzawl District.
Emphasizing on Vaccines, the DC said that Vaccines are the best possible protection science offers to mankind and urge all eligible citizens to get vaccinated at the earliest and inspire others.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that the first PSA oxygen plant of 200 LPM capacity was inaugurated on May 26, 2021. He maintained that in this Covid times, Churachandpur district has 2 Covid Care Centres one at Lingsiphai, Lanva TD block with a capacity of 46 and a new Covid Care Centre in Churachandpur Govt. College with a present capacity of 210 apart from the District Hospital Isolation Ward enhanced from 20 to 54 in June 2021. Churachandpur has got its first Medical College which would provide the best medical facilities to the people of Churachandpur and neighbouring districts and States.
Dignitaries attending the event included SP (Churachandpur) Shivanand Surve; CO 1st IRB Lunkhomang Khongsai; Esther Laltankim Serto, DFO Churachandpur; DLOs and CSOs. A Covid vaccination booth was also opened by the sideline of the celebration.
I-Day celebration was also held across the District – at Sub Divisional headquarters and villages where the National Flag was hoisted.