Imphal, 20thApril, 2017(DIPR): Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Public Works, Information and Public Relations, Administrative Reforms, Power, Commerce & Industries Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated the 30th Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong General Conference cum Sports Meet at the AS Khathing Memorial Ground, Tashar Village in Ukhrul district today.
Addressing the gathering at the inaugural function, the Minister encouraged unity among the people and said to bring a developed and peaceful society we need unity of the people. Saying that the hills and the valley together form Manipur, he called upon the people to unite and bring development in the State.
He said the effort of the TKS in organising such event which encourages understanding and unity among the people is laudable.
Minister Biswajit observed that the only difference among the people is created in our minds. Elaborating further that everyone is the same and are all human beings, he urged the people to build on the trust among one another. He continued if we yearn to bring love among ourselves we have to be united and build on the trust and understanding.
The Minister further stressed on the need to overcome the trust deficit and misunderstandings among the people.
He further encouraged the youth attending the function and participating in the sports meet, and said their strength will come with determination and a strong will. He also asked the youth to work with a strong determination to become good citizens.
He said the youth is the future of the society, and continued that for a better tomorrow we need a strong youth brigade.
Minister Biswajit further observed that the present State government was formed by the mandate of the public and that it will neither neglect nor ignore the wishes of the people. The government is worried by the lack of development in the state today, he said, and added the government will work to bring development in the state according to the development trends witnessed across the developed world.
Further observing that everyone has been assigned a task to bring positive changes in the society, he said people should not forget their own responsibilities towards this end.
The Minister also said he has received memorandums on different demands and that he will act on the demands according to the portfolios assigned to him. He said he will not assure any particular project, but he will only hand over the project after it is completed.
Minister Biswajit further gave assurances to look into electrification of all villages and construction of houses for the homeless. He urged concerned village authorities to send proposals for the construction of houses for the intended beneficiaries under the Housing for All scheme. He also said that it is the government’s objective to deliver the basic necessities of the people.
Minister Biswajit and Parliamentary Secretary PHED and Printing & Stationary ER Leishiyo Keishing, who also attended the function handed Rs One Lakh to TKS and Rs 50,000 to Tashar Katamnao Long.
The Minister also unveiled a monolith of the meet.
The sports meet, organised by the Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong and hosted by the Tashar Katamnao Long, is participated by 10 units of the TKS. (DIPR)