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Works Minister Inspects Imphal-Jiri Road
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MIN BISWAJIT INAUGURATES MAKOKCHING IRIL RIVER BAILEY BRIDGE

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Imphal, 1st September, 2017 (DIPR): Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today inaugurated the Makokching Iril River Bailey Bridge spanning 190 feet over the Iril River and said the bridge has been completed two months ahead of its stipulated date of completion which is in October.

                Dedicating the bridge to the people of the area in the presence of local MLA Shri Yamthong Haokip, Minister Shri Biswajit Singh also assured improvement of the road connecting Saikul Bazar to Makokching via the bailey bridge.

Addressing a formal function at the Makokching Baptist Church Minister Shri Biswajit Singh also explained at length about the scheme and said the PMGSY was introduced on December 25, 2000 by the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The Minister said that in Manipur, the scheme, meant to improve road connectivity, covers 80 villages/habitations having population of 1000 and above, 211 villages/habitations having population of 500 to 999 and another 363 villages/habitations having population of 250 to 499.

Clarifying to complaints of some villages in the interior part of the State being left out from the scheme, the Minister explained that earlier the scheme cannot cover villages or habitations which has less than 250 population, however, following pressures from certain State governments including from the Manipur government to include habitations with 100-249 populations under the scheme, the Centre is likely to approve the same.

Meanwhile, replying to the memorandum submitted by Kuki Inpi and KSO, Saikul, Sadar Hills East, Kangpokpi District, Manipur, the Minister assured to take up widening and black topping of the Saikul Bazar to Makokching Bailey Bridge to Makokching Village road under the Public Works Department.

On the demand for increase in number of transformers in Saikul, he said it is not an issue and urged the concerned to submit a formal application in this regard. Regarding demand for installation of 80 solar lamps in Saikul and Molkon Bazar areas, the Minister explained that there is no provision of the same under MANIREDA; however, Grid Connected Solar Plants could be installed. He continued the State government will bear 70 percent of the cost with the local authority bearing 30 percent.

He continued the concerned engineers have been instructed to look into the issue regarding improvement of the road stretch constructed under PMGSY from Makokching to Dolaithabi Barrage and that the stage I of the construction of link road from Holbung to Tusam under PMGSY via H.Jangnom, Maojang, Ng.Phainom, Songphelkholen has already been completed.

Minister Shri Biswajit Singh continued that the Centre has implemented more than 316 schemes for the welfare of the people.

Explaining the benefits of the welfare schemes including opening of Jan Dhan Joyana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for all (UJALA), Ujjwala, KISAN SAMPADA, he also urged the youth to conduct awareness campaigns to make the people aware of the provisions of the schemes.

Lauding the efforts of the department in the early completion of the construction of the bridge, the Minister announced that firms and contractors who maintain quality and complete their projects six months or three months ahead of the stipulated time will be awarded financial incentives.

Local MLA Yamthong Haokip thanked the Minister and the department for the early completion of the bridge and further appealed for the completion of the remaining portions including retaining walls and fencing of the river bank near the bridge.

The inaugural function was also attended by 17 Makokching DCC Shri Thongjalun Mate and others. (DIPR)

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LIONS FOR HELP THE HELPLESS: L JAYANTAKUMAR SINGH

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Imphal, September 1, 2017 (DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that Lions have the heart to help others at the time of need. As a result, they infact become the king of all the animals, he added.

                Speaking at the "XIth Charter Night Celebration" organised by the Lions Club of Imphal Leimarol at Hotel Nirmala Yesterday, Minister said that the age of might is right is gone. Help the helpless has become the virtue slogan of the present age. Minister appreciated the deeds and contributions of the members of Lions Club for the cause of humanity in the society. He also maintained that helping hands from his part will be extended for those needy persons when and if he is intimated timely.

                Three new Lion Members were also inducted as a part of the programme. Shri Jayantakumar also presented awards to the best performing clubs. A Club Bulletin was also published which was followed by speeches from former office bearers and dais members.

                The programme was attended by Lion M.J.F. M. Gojendro Singh, Lion Y. Suchandra Singh, MLA Kakching AC, Lion Haobam Manikumar singh, Lion T. Satyapriya Singh, Lion H. Phajabi, President Lions Club of Leimarol, Lion Konika Khuraijam as Guest of Honours, Induction Officers and Special Invitees respectively.(DIPR)

EDUCATION MINISTER ATTENDS THE MTU FRESHERS’ MEET

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Imphal, 1 st September 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam said that
every moment in life should be treasured for once the time is gone it will never come back. Every
difficulties or tasks that come in life should be appreciated for they shape and polish the life making it
more refined.
 
The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the Freshers’ Meet, 2017-18 of Manipur
Technical University (MTU) at the Government Polytechnic Auditorium (Temporary Campus). He
said that everyone present in the institution should appreciate each other, the different facets of ideas,
philosophy and religion as members of a big family of MTU.
 
Forgive and forget are qualities that make the great man, filling the environment with
positivity to support and help each other. The teacher and guardians should guide and mentor the
youths in taking the right choice, he added.
 
Vice – Chancellor, Manipur Technical University Shri H. Deleep Singh said that the
institution in itself is in the initial stage having been only two years old. He said that the profiling of
the institution lies in the hand of the students who are studying here as these student will one day
become the faculty. Character foundation is one of the important needs that must be established in the
institutions for development of students, he added.
 
Principal, Manipur Institute of Technology Shri R.K. Hemakumar Singh said that knowledge,
skill and attitude are the qualities which are a must for the engineering students to become the
contributor of the society. Certain facilities of e-journal and software have also been provided in the
institute to benefits the students. He urged the students to make the best use of the available resources.
 
During the meet, students presented numerous cultural programmes. The function was attended by Principals, teachers, faculties and student of the institute.(DIPR).

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FINAL INQUIRY REPORT ON RADIO SETS PROCUREMENT SUBMITTED

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Imphal, August 31, 2017 (DIPR): The Inquiry Committee, which was constituted to probe the irregularities in the procurement of Digital Radio Sets with Repeaters in Manipur Police Department under Modernisation of Police Forces 2013-14, submitted its Final Inquiry Report to Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

            The Committee was constituted vide Government of Manipur Order No. 3/6 (5) 2013-14/H (MPF) Com (Pt), dated 10th July 2017 with Additional DGP (AP) Shri Anand Prakash as the Chairman and IGP (Adm) Dr. S Ibocha Singh and Transport Department Director Shri C. Arthur W as members.

            The final report contains 32 pages and 1-61 Annexures. (DIPR)