Broader outlook essential to fuel development: Letpao

IMPHAL, 29th April: Exhorting the people to promptly point out their grievances to the government for swift remedial measures, IFC and YAS minister Letpao Haokip has said that broader outlook and contribution by the people would be of great help in achieving the goal of uniform development. “Every action of the government is your business and every single penny spent by the government is your money. The government belongs to the people,” Letpao said and urged the people not to hesitate in bringing forth their grievances to the government.

             Addressing a gathering of village chiefs and public under the auspices of Kuki Chiefs’ Association (KCA) at M Munpi village in Chandel district on Saturday, the minister noted that objective to usher in development in the state will remain elusive unless the people think that the government is theirs. Pointing out that petty issues like clannish interest or clan-centric issues are responsible for retardation of overall development, Letpao also stressed the need to do away with such narrow outlook and self-interests.

               He said that development will automatically happen at a faster pace when people cultivate positive thinking and appealed to all concerned to contribute their mite in promoting peace, harmony and overall development in Chandel assembly constituency and to make Chandel an exemplary constituency. Letpao also assured to extend all welfare schemes to the targeted beneficiaries along with seeking cooperation of the district administration in the judicious implementation of various projects and schemes.

            Various village chiefs’ associations of the area and leaders of Kuki Women Human Rights, Chandel presented gifts to the minister gifts. They also submitted various memoranda highlighting their grievances. The minister and his colleagues were accorded warm welcome at Langching, Sugnu Zou Veng and Sugnu Tribal en-route to M Munpi village. Deputy Commissioner (Chandel) Krishna Kumar and district level officials besides engineers of PHED and IFCD including Chief Engineer (IFCD) Ksh Pritam Singh also attended the programme.

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