Churachandpur: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday announced that the only medical college in the hill districts of the state under construction at Churachandpur will be inaugurated and made functional as part of the 100 action points for first 100 Days of the present government.

The chief minister made the announcement during his felicitation programme organised by Zomi Council at YPA General Headquarters Hall at Hiangtam Lamka in Churachandpur district. He was accorded a warm welcome for the initiatives and works taken up by him for the development of the state during his first term as chief minister.

Addressing the gathering, the CM said that the completion of the college’s main building, “which will be a magnificent structure”, will, however, take some time.

He also said that Rs 115 crore has already been sanctioned under the North East Road Construction Development Scheme for the construction of the Henglep Road.

Further highlighting a series of initiatives taken up for the district as part of the 100 Days programme, Singh said without the support of the people, the government cannot do anything.

The chief minister said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission, efforts are on to provide potable water to every household, digging of tube-wells at 70 places, including 50 in Churachandpur and 20 in Pherzawl, has been targeted to be completed within the 100 Days programme.

He further said that transit accommodation for doctors, nurses and teachers, an amusement park, solar power system for the Churachandpur District Hospital to ensure 24×7 power supply, a model anganwadi center will be inaugurated among others.

Singh also said amusement parks are being constructed in seven districts out of which the parks in Ukhrul, Senapati and Churachandpur will be inaugurated within the 100 Days programme.

Stating that one can see a high level of political maturity and intellectuality among the Zomi people, the CM further lauded the Zomi community for standing for unity and oneness of the state in the past.

Highlighting the ill-effects of the drug menace in the society, CM also stated that many young and innocent children have been orphaned due to the menace. He said this is the reason why he has started the war on drugs in the state.

Making a clarion call for all to join in the war against drugs to save the younger generation, the CM said, “We have to fight together against drugs, poppy plantation and drugs smuggling.”

The CM applauded the Zomi Mothers’ Association for their contribution to society, and said that the mothers’ organization has done a lot by supporting the fight in the past.  Seeking their continued support, Singh also stressed the need to organise a mass drive.

Education and Law & Legislative Affairs minister Thounaojam Basanta, Transport and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary minister Kashim Vashum, MLA for Churachandpur AC LM Khaute, MLA for Thanlon AC Vungzagin Valte, MLA for Henglep AC Letzamang Haokip, MLA for Singngat AC Chinlunthang, Ex-MLA Ginsuanhau and Chairman, Zomi Council John K Ngaihte also attended the felicitation programme among others. 

As a part of the programme, cultural items were presented by Vaiphei Cultural Troupe, Thangkhul Cultural Troupe, Paite Cultural Troupe and Zou Cultural Troupe.

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