The chief minister also said that his government had been taking up steps to maintain proper and safe boundaries of the state by sorting out issues with neighbouring states, with construction of police stations, barracks, etc.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that the law and order of the state has considerably improved since the formation of his government. The state government had utmost priority for maintaining peace and security of its people, he added.
The chief minister was speaking at the function of handing over the assets constructed at Shree Shree Bijoy Govindajee Temple at Sagolband under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism to the temple committee, organized by Department of Tourism, government of Manipur at the temple complex. Manipur Tourism Department director handed over the Assets to the temple committee, a release said.
Biren also said that his government had been taking up steps to maintain proper and safe boundaries of the state by sorting out issues with neighbouring states, with construction of police stations, barracks, etc. He further stated that prevalence of unity and peace among different communities is very necessary to take the state towards the path of development.
Praising prime minister Narendra Modi as a leader who has a far vision of inclusive development, Biren said under his guidance, the centre has taken up the Swadesh Darshan Scheme which aims to promote and harness the potential of tourism of our country, he added.
The chief minister further assured to reconstruct and preserve the sanctity of Thangapat at Sagolband where the Hiyang-Tannaba (Boat Race) is held every year on the occasion of Heikru Hidongba. Citing the historical and cultural importance of the boat race, he expressed his willingness to make the boat race more competitive with the participation of well trained rowers. He also urged the Tourism Department to make arrangements for conducting the boat race at both Thangapat at Palace Compound and Sagolband in the next Heikru Hidongba festival.
Speaking on the occasion as president, Tourism minister Oinam Lukhoi said that Manipur being a state endowed with much scenic beauty, the state government has been working to develop tourist spots at various places both in hill and valley regions. He informed that an eco-tourism park each for all the 60 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of the state would be developed with funding of 30 lakh rupees from Tourism department for each AC and 20 lakh rupees from Local Area Development Funds of respective MLAs and the encashment of funds for the same is in process.
The release also mentioned that CM Biren Singh inaugurated the development of Shree Shree Bijoy Govoindajee Temple under Swadesh Darshan Scheme along with four other components of Spiritual Circuit in Manipur in presence of Union minister of state for Tourism and Culture (I/C) on December 21, 2020 at a function held at Manipur State Film Development Society.
MP (Rajya Sabha) Sanajaoba Leishemba, Loktak Development Authority chairman L Susindro, MLA Sagolband AC RK Imo , MLA Kshetrigao AC Nahakpam Indrajit, additional chief secretary MH Khan, commissioner (Tourism) Devesh Deval, secretary to CM N Geoffrey and director (Tourism) W Ibohal attended the function amongst others.