Khangshim ,29th October ,2013
Thangso Baite stresses importance of FSA and LAA
Bharat Nirman campaign organised by Press Information Bureau Imphal in collaboration with various other sister organisations began today at Koshang memorial community hall at Khangshim village Chandel Dustrict Manipur.
Inaugurating the campaign Shri Thangso Baite MP said UPA II Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohon Singh and Smt Sonia Gandhi Chairperson of UPA launched various programmes to give benefits to the common masses. All these programmes are for giving benefits to the common people living across the country.
He however cautioned all these programmes will not be successful if there is no public participation. Hence the importance of public information campaign. Bharat Nirman campaign attempts to make common masses aware of the various programmes launched by the Government at the centre.
He said food security act and land acquisition act are two ambitious acts passed by the Indian Parliament. These two acts will able to take care of the need of all the people of the country irrespective of caste and creed. India is a fast developing country. Multinational companies will be entering the country. Land acquisition act will protect the land owners when these companies attempt to occupy their land. Food security act, which aims to cover 80 crore people of the country, will keep hungers away. Hunger will be a history in India, he added.
He also spoke about the other welfare programmes launched by the Government for the people of the country.
Shri Th. Chittaranjan Singh IAS DC Chandel, who was the guest of honour of the function said, too many programmes have been launched by the Government at the centre to give benefits to the people of the country and also to improve economy and standard of life of the common masses. All these programmes are target oriented. He warned that these welfare programmes will not see the light of development if the general public are not aware of the programmes launched by the Government. He also said there is a programme called social audit, which will check whether the Government programmes are successfully launched or not. He appealed to all to remain alert to check whether the programmes are launched in their areas in true spirit or not.
In his presidential speech Shri D. Korungthan MLA said, the time has come for all to understand whether the common people are getting the benefits of the programmes launched by the Government. Total sanitation programme is launched but sanitary items are lying idle without distributing them to the beneficiaries. The time has come to gauge the mood of the masses whether they are really happy with all these programmes launched by the Government or not. Because feed is not coming from the common masses.
He said the role of MPs and MLAs is to frame policies. These policies and programmes are translated by the bureaucrats into action. Again the role of MPs and MLAs rises to check whether these bureaucrats are doing their role of reaching to the needy common masses.
He also appealed to all to work hard to get more benefits from the Government because the latter supports all those who work hard.
Smt. Premlata Loitam MCO, PIB Imphal gave the welcome address at the inaugural function while Shri George in charge of DFP, Chandel proposed the vote of thanks.
The inaugural function was marked by the presentation of opening song and a drama by the artistes of Bashikhong Dramatic Association Imphal.
Earlier the chief guest opened exhibition stalls and a DAVP exhibition, which formed part of the Bharat Nirman Campaign.
ISSUED BY PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, IMPHAL
LPD/YLS/L-74 29/10/2013 1100Hrs