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CM Biren lauds Andro for preservation of aged-old culture

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Wednesday inaugurated the Infrastructure Development for Preservation of Panam Ningthou Immortal Fire and different Historical Monuments in and around Andro.

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Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Wednesday inaugurated the Infrastructure Development for Preservation of Panam Ningthou Immortal Fire and different Historical Monuments in and around Andro.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister appreciated the people of Andro for preserving and protecting the aged old culture, tradition and valuable artifacts of the Meitei community, further adding that most communities in valley areas seem to neglect their own traditions and culture.

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The Chief Minister stressed the need for all communities of the State to preserve and protect their own traditions and culture.

N. Biren Singh expressed happiness on seeing the lush green forest cover of the Nongmaiching, and further appreciated the people of Andro for protecting and preserving the forest cover. Showing his appreciation, the Chief Minister assured to construct a workshed for the Andro pottery at the earliest and asked the village chief to provide a site for the same.

Commenting on an inscribed stone erected by a Manipuri King during the catastrophic Seven years devastation at Andro, the Chief Minister said it is a valuable artefact which needs proper preservation. N. Biren Singh also apprised officials of Art and Culture Department and Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Ltd to take up steps to preserve the same.

N. Biren Singh also asserted the need to renovate ‘Shanglen’ where the immortal fire of Andro burns. Further regarding the issue of non-inclusion of certain surnames due to misspellings of the surnames in the official gazette, the Chief Minister urged the village authorities to submit the details through the local MLA and said he will take up the issue with the concerned Ministry.

Explaining the benefits of health related schemes, the Chief Minister stated that he would direct the Health Directorate to set up camp for two days at Andro to provide the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT) by issuing card to eligible beneficiaries. He appealed to the people of Andro to avail the benefits of various people centric schemes of the Government.       

N. Biren Singh also assured construction of a new Ima Market in the area. He further stressed the need for opening a bank branch at Andro for availing benefits under certain welfare schemes and assured to look into the matter.

The Chief Minister also expressed his desire to install statues of ‘MaichouTaret’  atop Nongmaiching Hill further expressing that it would attract a lot of tourists.

The inaugural function was also attended by Minister L. Susindro Meitei, MP Rajya Sabha Maharaj Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs Shri Th. Shyamkumar Singh, SapamKunjakeswor Singh, Usham Deben Singh, Kh. Ibomcha, Thongam Shanti Singh, among others.

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