Gaikhangam says, Security personals instructed to treat people with etiquette
Recognizing the effort to aware the people about the rampant drug abuse and illicit trafficking and its impact to the state, the youth in particular, through the Shumang Lila play entitled Mangluraba Lan (the regained Asset), Sanaleibak Nachom Artiste Association was conferred the Marvel Award on the occasion of International day against drug abuse and Illicit trafficking organized by All Manipur Anti drug Association, AMADA in collaboration with NAB, NCB, Imphal held at Iboyaima Sahangle, Palace compound with the theme “Make health your new high in life, not Drugs.
Manipur’s Deputy CM Gaikhangam presented the award to the secretary of Sanaleibak Nachom Artiste Association along with a cash amount of Rs.10,000, Citation plus Memento.
Rampant abuse of drugs and Alcohol which has been a great menace to the state cannot be countered by the government alone, it has to be countered with a sincere collective effort among the government machineries, Civil society organizations etc, said Manipur’s Deputy CM Gaikhangam who is also the state home Minister attending the occasion as chief guest.
Deputy CM, while expressing his concern over the increasing mob justice in recent years, said that the people, particularly the CSOs, have crucial role to play in bringing a positive or dynamic change in society. They are to be supportive in the developmental works taken up by the government and advise the government in times of its wrong policy. However, people should not go beyond the purview of the law while taking up stringent action against the culprits. People are expected to work with the police hand in hand, he said.
Since as the home department has instructed the security personals in the state to treat the civilians with due etiquette, some changes among the police personals in terms of discipline or morale can be seen in recent years with reduced fake encounters, Gaikhangam said and added that some cases of tarnishing the image of police due to some blacksheeps sometimes happens in the police organization. Recently, six police personals led by an SI were suspended immediately for allegedly assaulting an innocent boy, said he.
If People are afraid of both police and Underground, police personals need to prove themselves better than the UGs by making friend to the people. Government is no in any position to excuse any state security personals found committed to illegal activities. My mobile no. is always on to address any public grievance, added the Deputy CM.
The function was also attended by MLA RK Anand as President while MLA N. Biren, AMADA President Padamini, SP Narcoticc control Bureu Robinson Gangte, Gunachandra Sharma, President, Manipur state Shumang Lila Council as Guest of honour.
Amidst chanting of mantras and bhajans, the holy chariot of Lord Jagannath was taken out from the temple located in Generalganj on Sunday evening. Thousands of devotees and the temple priests rolled out the chariot with the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balram and Subhadra placed on it. The chariot procession passed through more than a dozen localities including Kahu Kothi, Nayaganj, Marwadi College, Canal Patri, Hoolaganj, Bhoosatoli etc.