Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Tuesday handed over and dedicated the historic Kangla Nongpok Thong—the Eastern Gate of Kangla Fort—to the people of the state.
The dedication ceremony was held in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, various high-ranking officials, and locals of the area, among others, who also attended the function.
Speaking as the chief guest at the function, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh stated that the Kangla Nongpok Thong is one of the 21 projects recently inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to the state last week.
He expressed that it is with great pride and honour that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bestowed such concern and recognition on a small state like Manipur on the reopening of Nongpok Thong, tweeting, “May the spirit of peace, prosperity, and happiness be enhanced across the state.”
The Chief Minister further stated that following its re-opening, the Nongpok Thong will be manned by IRB personnel, while the Nongchup Thong (western gate) will remain closed. He also said that the area adjacent to the eastern gate will be developed so as to give the historic Kangla a unique sense of appealup Thong (western gate) will remain closed. He also said that the area adjacent to the eastern gate will be developed so as to give the historic Kangla a unique sense of appeal. He continued that the approach road towards the gate will be converted to a double lane road soon.
Stating that we all should live as one and united, N. Biren Singh said the government is making all possible efforts for peace, prosperity, and unity in the state. He lauded the efforts of the engineers and officials of MPHC for completing the project on time.
The Nongpok Thong was constructed through Imphal Smart City Limited (ISCL) as the funding agency and Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited (MPHC Ltd) as the work agency.