TODAY -

Manipur celebrates 51st Statehood Day
"Govt will root out poppy plantation, drug menace"
Source: The Sangai Express // DIPR

Imphal, January 21 2023: Manipur celebrated its 51st Statehood Day at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground today, with Chief Minister N Biren Singh gracing the function as chief guest.

The main highlight of the celebration was the taking of the general salute and inspection of parade by the Chief Minister.

March past by 14 contingents and performance by combined band platoons formed an attention-grabbing part of the celebration.

The celebration was also attended by Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and senior civil and police officials, among others.

Greeting the people of the State on the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh recalled the history of Manipur and stressed that people should remember every memorable historical event.

He mentioned Chahi Taret Khuntakpa, the hardships faced by the people during the period and the contributions of the brave forefathers to liberate Manipur from the Burmese.

"All of us should honour the selfless and heroic contributions of our forefathers and the great leaders," he said.

The Chief Minister further recalled the period of British colonialism and the sacrifices made by the brave sons of Manipur who fought to defend the sovereignty of the motherland.

"We are sons and daughters of those brave forefathers who possessed the quality of conviction, commitment and sacrifice," he said adding everyone should live with dignity and help the needy and render their service for the development of the State.

He appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Central leaders for their concern and efforts to save the identity and culture of Manipur and bring development in the State.

He also maintained that the law and order situation of the State has improved considerably.

Many members of UG groups have been brought to the mainstream through dialogues and interaction under the initiative of the Central and State Governments, he added.

Appreciating and lauding the contributions of the people working in different sectors for development of the State, he stated that many of the people of Manipur are representing the country in almost all the sectors including defence, information technology, sports and education, among others.

The State Government has been putting in every effort to bring quality education and develop the higher education sector, he said, mentioning the increase in the number of the much needed MBBS seats in the State.

N Biren further expressed that Manipur is developing at a fast pace and she is now able to attract many domestic and foreign tourists.

Many visitors have acknowledged and recognised the progress the State has made and her potential.

As such, Manipur has been offered to host events of G20 and the Grand Finale of Femina Miss India this year, the Chief Minister said.

Maintaining that the State Government aims to take governance and development to far flung rural and hill areas, he appreciated the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of different districts for holding Meeyamgi Numit every month to attend to the grievances and provide services to the people.

Appealing to the public not to be involved in any antisocial activities or illegal drugs businesses, he assured that the Government will root out poppy plantations and the drug menace.

Raising concern on large scale deforestation being carried out in the State, N Biren informed that a mass tree plantation campaign will be organised, with participation of all Government officials, from March to July this year.

He also directed the authorities concerned to arrange saplings for the campaign.

Commandant, 2nd Battalion Manipur Rifles Victoria Yengkhom was the parade commander of today's march past contingents.

The march past contingents included contingents from 6th Battalion Manipur Rifles, 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion, Combined Civil Police (Male) Imphal East and Imphal West, 9th Indian Reserve Mahila Battalion, Combined Civil Police (Female) Imphal East and Imphal West, Home Guard (Male), Combined VDF Imphal East and Imphal West, Combined CDO (Thoubal, Kakching and Bishnupur), Manipur Jail, Tourist Police (Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishnupur), Traffic Police (Male), SBDDS (CID-Technical), Combined Cycle Patrolling Team (Bishnupur and Kakching) and Sagol Police.

The combined band platoons included 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Band, 2nd Battalion Manipur Rifles Band, 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion Band, 9th Indian Reserve (Mahila) Battalion Band, Home Guard (Male and Female) Band and VDF Band Imphal West.

Later, the Chief Minister visited Lilong Turen Ahanbi Kaleikhong and inspected the ongoing construction works of Haj House.

He was accompanied by Chairman, Manipur Development Society Paonam Brojen, Chairman, Planning and Development Authority L Rameshwor, Chairman, Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Ltd Kongkham Robindro, Chairman, WAQF Board Mohd Abdul Nasir and other officials.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 22, JAN 2023
  • Cong MLA favours ST demand
  • 89.44 ha of poppy plantations destroyed
  • Sit-in demands CBI probe
  • Madhumangol expires, AMWJU condoles
  • Next-Gen Hector launched in city
  • Rectify Olympian Park's official address: ATSUM
  • New settlement peeves FH
  • CorCom announces total shutdown
  • NRFM calls general strike
  • SANL demands stricter gun laws
  • NYK Chandel organises youth leadership training camp
  • RBCC's Women Conference concludes
  • Barak Harvest Festival 2.0 kicks off
  • Leaders discuss public health and sanitation at half-day seminar
  • Condition of Chandranadi canal assessed
  • MSF calls for strict vigil over private coaching centres, hostels
  • Role of youths in societal issues highlighted
  • Dingo says State Govt focussing on development of sports
  • 51st Statehood Day observed
  • Magulong Village Authority appreciates
  • Survey conducted at Usoipokpi Pat
  • AR promotes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  • Society for Disabled Care observes 14th foundation day
  • Cervical cancer awareness programme held
  • Will terminate service of commando drug dealers: Biren
  • Anti-poppy drives continue, two arrested
  • AMWJU founder K Madhumangol passes away
  • Not Republic but Repressive Day: CorCom
  • Ranjita murder case: Court acquits L Ibomcha
  • MLA Ranjit supports ST status demand
  • Rectify Olympian Park's official address: ATSUM
  • No Govt job for Pangal sans Manipuri surname: Biren
  • Security measures tightened across state
  • Meet takes stand against poppy cultivation
  • Two held in drug, threat cases
  • Sit-in demands CBI probe into Pallel drug haul case
  • NS Films celebrates 50 years of existence
  • Meeyamgi Numit for Imphal West district conducted
  • FOH likens tax demand to 'dove over magpie's nest'
  • Youth conference of TRCCP commences
  • MSF to continue Tree Special Class', inspect hostels
  • 50th anniv of MSKA celebrated
  • Statehood Day celebrated at Statehood Square, Irawat Bhawan
  • Kumbi Khuga River water quality test conducted
  • People urged to join Netaji tribute event
  • Vision test camp conducted
  • Ima Sitara Begum Memorial Day on Nov 21
  • AR units conduct cleanliness drives, yoga session
  • 'Need to bring PwDs into mainstream'
  • Senior citizens confer on public health issues
  • 5th Women Mega Conference of RBCC concludes
  • Demarcation around Usoipokpi wetland begins
  • Review gun law in assembly: Nupi Lup
  • Youth leadership training concludes
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • My Memories of Imphal #9 : Download
  • World Cancer Day at Imphal
  • COVID-19 Status 04 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Bihari parties' in Nagaland election
  • Love for Unity :: Poem
  • Mental Health & Social Policy at Meghalaya
  • Couch surfing !
  • COVID-19 : Impact in Manipur :: News Timeline
  • Manipur Fashion Extravaganza #5 :: Gallery
  • World Wetland Day @Keibul Lamjao: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 03 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • Wild Edible Fleshy Fungi :: Book Review
  • World Wetlands Day at Keibul Lamjao
  • Cramps in legs and feet: What to do ?
  • Challenge for state in meeting JMM objective
  • Drug menace & the HIV reality
  • 74th Republic Day @ Kangla #2 :: Gallery
  • Chinese New Year @Bangkok 2023 :: Gallery
  • It's time for Wetlands restoration
  • Popularization of Science at Chandel
  • Aqua-based IFS model : Options
  • Want fabulous skin this Winter ?
  • Local contractor paying high price for past
  • Take the War on Drugs beyond
  • Sangai Fest: Anal Dance :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 01 Feb : Govt of Manipur
  • International Bioresource Conclave
  • Chanchui Khayi wins Mega Miss NE 2022
  • Happiness :: Poem
  • Indispensable e-Governance but
  • Mass movement must to preserve forests
  • Reaching out to the interiors
  • Singcha Wuya Won @ Kamjong :: Gallery
  • 4 (Manipur) Battalion the Assam Rifles
  • COVID-19 Status 31 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Hazardous chemical contaminants in fishes
  • YouTube as a Career Choice
  • Indo-Naga Talks (2012-) :: News Timeline
  • My belated New Year resolution
  • Healthcare inadequacy hallmark of rural area
  • Incursion from across border
  • Puya Awareness / Exhibition :: Gallery
  • February Calendar for Year 2023 : Tools
  • COVID-19 Status 30 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Dealing with peer pressure: Tips for student
  • The inspiration to choose right
  • Sholas of Ootacamund
  • Critical analysis of reservation system
  • Manipur favourite destination for refugees
  • Disturbing call from Lamlongei
  • 74th Republic Day @ Kangla #1 :: Gallery
  • Whither women's reproductive health in Asia
  • COVID-19 Status 29 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Primary Health Center (PHC) at Tamei
  • Center Manager @ Imphal
  • IT Advance Trainer @ Imphal
  • Mealybugs & their biological control in NE
  • Namesake varsities exploiting education
  • Already 30 days into 2023
  • My Memories of Imphal #8 : Download
  • MaolKeki Foundation celebrates 5th Anniv
  • COVID-19 Status 28 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • As a war rages...
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose #2
  • Wakhal Eronba (Leela) #2 :: Gallery
  • Echoes of Higher Education in Manipur
  • COVID-19 Status 27 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • National Tourism Day 2023
  • Multi-State Cooperative Seed Society
  • The Mute Tree :: Poem
  • Artificial Intelligence Weapons, World at risk
  • Axe falls on 5 as anti-drug drive intensifies
  • Imphal-Ukhrul road stretch
  • Barak Festival & Dam Plans: Contradictions
  • Sangai Fest: Thang Ta :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 26 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Metamorphosis: 2023, Naga CM not need ...
  • History of Diabetes
  • Green Chemistry, for a sustainable world #2
  • Mr Imphal East Body Building :: Gallery
  • Taibang Keithel (2018) :: Review
  • Seiboi Singsit: Top achiever in Forest Dept
  • A Legal Discussion on "Frontier Nagaland"
  • Netaji & Dattatreya Hosabale
  • Thirukkural, the universal scripture
  • Perennial boundary row
  • Growing traffic congestion in Imphal
  • Support of all essential to win war on drugs
  • NH-102, part of Indo-Burma Road :: Gallery
  • Transforming education for Govt schools
  • COVID-19 Status 24 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Crying foul of officials of Forest Dept
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose #1
  • Fish stock manipulation techniques #2
  • Workplace mental health matters
  • Education : Outside Manipur, why ?
  • Hand over case to CBI demand
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Lai Haraoba #7 :: Gallery
  • Swiss Artist in Manipur
  • Deepika Mayanglambam: Netaji Bose Award
  • COVID-19 Status 23 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Yes to: "Nagas Are Moving Ahead"
  • 4th Plenary Session of World Meetei Council
  • Tips for preventing cold weather acne
  • No time for verbal spat over drug issue
  • Louroi Festival @ Khurai #2 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 22 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Green Chemistry, for a sustainable world #1
  • Avatar of God :: Poem
  • ABHM appoints President for Northeast
  • A journey towards knowing ourselves
  • Follow up action - dismissal from service
  • More than half a century of Statehood
  • My Memories of Imphal #7 : Download
  • Tanthapolis Cinema at Sanakeithel
  • Nagas are moving ahead : A Commentary
  • COVID-19 Status 21 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Vermi with aquaculture for farmer's income
  • The shameful game behind the games
  • Sangai Fest: Basanta Raas #1 :: Gallery
  • My fear for Manipuri Khorirol
  • COVID-19 Status 20 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • 50 years of NS films to be observed
  • Time to use election to defeat Status quoists
  • Courage Begets Crown :: Poem
  • RSS, Mohan Bhagwat's mind
  • Healthcare sector in hills on Govt radar
  • Bringing home the spirit of the WC
  • Tributes to Oja Naba Wareppa :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 19 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Mishti Doi : Kolkata Diary
  • Fish stock manipulation techniques #1
  • Vibrant border villages: A 'game changer'
  • Keep your hands soft and smooth this winter
  • Success tale of Phalee village
  • Drugs and poppy in dry Manipur
  • Fish Fair @Hapta Kangjeibung #2 :: Gallery
  • The Sangai Film Festival, 2022
  • COVID-19 Status 18 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Missionaries left enduring righteousness
  • Transaction of budget & financial business
  • Reliance Foundation Youth Sports concluded
  • Improved highways perilous for rule resisters
  • An unlikely ally for ATSUM
  • Nupilan & its impact in Manipuri society
  • Romi Meitei's Eikhoigi Yum :: Review
  • COVID-19 Status 17 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Selected Screen Projects for Screen Lab
  • Moirang & Port Blair in freedom struggle #2
  • National Lok Adalat at Lamphelpat
  • 33rd Phek Area Sports Association Meet
  • Indian Army as a career choice
  • Multiple hurdles in battling drug menace
  • A process dating back to 1997
  • Louroi Festival @ Khurai #1 :: Gallery
  • South East Asian in performing art
  • COVID-19 Status 16 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • BINER 2.0 @Manipur Tech Innovation hub
  • Frontier Nagaland- Marching toward Solution
  • Are our life predetermined by a higher power
  • The 108 Divya Desam Temples
  • Water crisis here to stay
  • Beyond arresting the 5 cops
  • 29th Imphal Book Fair Jan 15 2023 :: Gallery
  • 'Yumpham yaodaba / khudam leitaba wafamni'
  • Capacity Building program at Moreh
  • Health Technology : Can it solve health issues
  • A Sternly Life :: Poem
  • Sukrunye, festival of Chakhesang at Phek
  • Empowering through sex education #2
  • 'War on drugs' campaign winnable...
  • Second edition of the War on Drugs
  • My Memories of Imphal #6 : Download
  • Huidrom Nageshwar: Expedition to Antarctica
  • NNPG and NSCN joint statement
  • COVID-19 Status 14 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • The Village Playground :: Poem
  • Diabetes treatment beyond medications
  • TN CM Stalin out to prove good politics...
  • Yaoshang Thabal competition #3 :: Gallery
  • 'Champions of Film Heritage Award'
  • COVID-19 Status 13 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • BIG grant, Ideation to Proof of concept
  • Amit Shah poses teasers for Naga leaders
  • State delimitation & gerrymandering
  • Nail care in Winters
  • Half-hearted upgrade of DM University
  • Prohibition lifted, now what ?
  • Imoinu Erat Thouni #2 :: Gallery
  • Around the famous Loktak Lake!
  • Moirang & Port Blair in freedom struggle #1
  • COVID-19 Status 12 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • NE India Launchpad 2.0 program
  • L Tonthoi: Best Female Actor @ GIFC
  • World Climate 2022, an overview
  • Drying up of Singda dam water fallout...
  • Shiv Sena: Hitting the right button
  • Nupilal Ningshing Lamjel #4 :: Gallery
  • COVID-19 Status 11 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • Frontier Nagaland Movement- a better world
  • An introduction to Manipuri Vaishnavism #2
  • Buried Deep :: Poem
  • Empowering through sex education #1
  • Robert Memorial Badminton at Senapati
  • Firearms in the hands of reckless denizen
  • Lessons from the past
  • State Level Gaan Ngai #2 :: Gallery
  • Ima Savitri - Documentary film : Review
  • COVID-19 Status 10 Jan : Govt of Manipur
  • 'Chahi Taret Khuntakpa' at Cachar
  • Emerging Manipur peace, prosperity @growth
  • State of the States 2022: Manipur on top
  • War on Drugs mission far from being over
  • Of Leikhom, Leinang & Uphul, Waiphul
  • New Year picnic @Singda #2 :: Gallery
  • Sangai Festival: Sangai Dance :: Gallery
  • 50th years of Manipuri Cinema celebration !
  • Nations wished to no more have war
  • Emerging career options
  • Spike in vehicle sale: Traffic chaos imminent
  • Cong making the right noises
  • Tupul Landslide site construction :: Gallery
  • Addressing skill aspirations among adolescent
  • Shumang Leela Kumhei #1 :: Gallery
  • State Level Gaan Ngai #1 :: Gallery
  • Imoinu Erat Thouni #1 :: Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2022 #6: Gallery
  • Manipur Journalist Awards #2 :: Gallery
  • Dr Savitadidi N Mehta Museum :: Gallery
  • Ningol Chakkouba @ Pune :: Gallery
  • Linthoi Chanambam- Judo Player :: Gallery
  • Olympians & National awardees of Manipur
  • Downloadable Manipuri Calendar for 2023