Imphal: Governor of Manipur La. Ganesan visited border village Behiang in Singngat Sub-Division of Churachandpur District today and interacted with District Level Officers (DLOs), Representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Village Chiefs, Chairmans and villagers. He heard about the issues and grievances raised by them and assured to extend all possible help in the larger interest of the people. Governor visited A Company, 46 Assam Rifles, forward post at Behiang and interacted with Officers and Jawans posted at the area. Governor also visited Chivu Chandrakirti Memorial Park at Tonjang.
Speaking at the interaction programme held at Behiang Public Ground, Governor said, he has come to the sub-division to know the problems faced by the people and to explore the ways and means to address it. He said, although, there may be some issues which needs special attention, but most of the issues related to education, healthcare, connectivity etc., should be taken care of and he will look into it. He continued that he will ask the concerned departments to look into the matter and also will ask the Chief Minister to take ecessary steps in the larger interest of the people.
La. Ganesan further said that the issues of drug abuse, poppy cultivation and drug trafficking have been a major issues and State Government has been trying to curtail it. He stated that number of drug users particularly among the youths is increasing manifold during the last few months. This has to be, in any case, prevented with collective efforts including the like-minded CSOs and general public. Governor appealed to cooperate the government in this regard.
Expressing concerned over the issues of illegal migration, smuggling of drugs, weapons etc., Governor said, sneaking of illegal migrants from neighbouring countries into our territory should be prevented at any cost. He said, Government alone cannot prevent it and full cooperation from the general public is quite indispensable. While appealing people to extend full cooperation to the security forces and concerned authority to get the crimes contained, Governor said, only then, the peace loving people of this beautiful State will be able to live peacefully.
On Covid Vaccination, Governor said, vaccination is the first priority to prevent the pandemic. He appealed the villagers to get vaccinated at least twice at the earliest. On TB elimination, he said, Government of India has already committed to eliminate TB from the soil of India by 2025, therefore, concerned district authorities should conduct a survey to find out TB patients to carry out remedial measures. Governor also spoke on the importance of Swachh Bharat Mission, to make India a clean India.
Governor La. Ganesan thanked the district authorities saying that Churachandpur is a progressing district. Although, it lies in the periphery, the district has been developing fast.
Chinlunthang, MLA, Singngat A/C, taking part in the interaction programme, thanked the Governor for visiting the border village which has a lot of potential in tourism trade. Earlier DLOs made their presentations regarding various developmental activities taking up in the district. United Zou Organization submitted a memorandum to the Governor urging to open a public library at Behiang.
Governor was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival by Chinlunthang, MLA, Sharath Chandra Arroju, Deputy Commissioner, Churachandpur; Shivananda Surve, SP, Churachandpur and other officials at Tonjang helipad. Governor was accompanied by his Secretary Waikhom Bobby in his visit.