‘Efforts to bridge trust deficit reaping fruit’

CM inaugurates museum, rolls out eco-friendly vehicles

Stating that there is no point in continuing to react to every criticism of those plotting to derail the objective of transparent and good governance, chief minister N Biren has claimed that the new government has been successful in its endeavour to bridge the trust deficit, which existed in the past.

Speaking as chief guest of the inauguration of an indoor stadium and a girls’ hostel of Regional College, Lilong on Monday, the CM pointed out that overwhelming response and warm welcome being extended by local populace to the ministerial team during visits to the hill districts is manifestation about the growing trust in the government.

In sync with the state government according top priority towards infrastructure development in the hill areas so as to achieve the cherished goal of uniform development in the state, concerted efforts are being made to reduce unfriendly disposition amongst the ethnic community, he said.

Further stating that regardless of certain frustrated elements trying to engage the government in useless bickering there is no question of retreating from the objective of establishing absolute social harmony so that all sections of the society have equal share of the fruit of development, Biren opined that the public providing positive feedbacks is testimony about the government’s initiative yielding the desired result.

Restoration and preservation of sites having strong historical, cultural and religious relevance will also help in cementing the bond of love and brotherhood, the CM said.

Age-old legends and history should be traced and reminded to the people in order to regain the lost love and promote a sense of affinity among people of different communities, Biren said while adding that sacred sites of Ibudhou Koubru, Ibudhou Thangjing and Ibudhou Khana Chaoba Wangbren are among 30 such places which would be developed soon.

Reflecting on legendary tales of King Kiyamba who used to play polo at the same spot currently used as helipad inside Kangla Fort, he said that the government would put in its effort towards developing this plot of land as a memorial complex to honour the King and the game of polo.

He also assured to address infrastructure inadequacies and grievances of faculty members of non-government higher educational institutions so as to realise the goal of bringing qualitative change in the education system.

While announcing that the government will soon take a definite stand on providing aid/incentive to private and aided colleges based on their performances, the chief minister highlighted that good governance is achievable if the education system could be streamlined and educational institutions made vibrant centres for imparting knowledge.

On the contrary, a failed education system will eventually lead the whole society to crumble, Biren maintained, adding that he never overlooked the inconvenience faced by the teachers and staff of aided and private colleges.

Seeking cooperation of the people to the government’s vision for transforming Manipur, Biren also opined that Imphal Evenings can be expanded to Leishang Hiden area if the available space is properly developed.

Speaking at the function, CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam drew the attention and assistance of the Chief Minister in developing the sacred site of Ibudhou Chajinglapka Pureiromba as an ecological park.

He also urged the CM to look into the grievances of teachers of Regional College and accord importance in development of basic infrastructure at flood-prone areas under Singjamei, Keirao, Thongju and Langthabal assembly constituencies.

Education minister Th Radheshyam, who also attended the function, mentioned about the important roles played by schools and colleges towards realisation of a prosperous and peaceful society.

Public Health Engineering Minister L Dikho was also present at the function.

Later, N Biren and Karam Shyam visited the sacred site of Ibudhou Chajinglapka Pureiromba.

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