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Manipur joins Independence Day celebration
Every human life is precious: Chief Minister

Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, August 16 2020: As in other parts of the country, the State also celebrated the 74th Independence Day yesterday.

The State level celebration was held at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground with Chief Minister N Biren Singh as the chief guest.

The Chief Minister hoisted the National flag amid playing of the National Anthem.

Addressing the gathering, N Biren said that the most precious thing is human life and every human life is valuable to the Government.

The Government has been making all its efforts to contain COVID-19, he added.

He mentioned that the Government acknowledges the selfless sacrifice made by doctors, nurses and other medical staffs in the fight against COVID-19 and lauded the team of doctors of JNIMS led by Dr Tharoijam Utthan for rendering their service selflessly towards treating COVID-19 patients at JNIMS.

The Chief Minister appealed to all the people of the State not to stigmatize healthcare workers and other frontline warriors and urged the people to support and cooperate in fighting the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Mentioning about the unwanted incidents that happened recently due to denial of admission of patients in hospitals, Biren appealed to the hospitals and doctors not to refuse treatment to any patient.

He also warned the hospitals and doctors against denial of treatment to patients.

The Government has already issued an order in this regard, he added.

Mentioning about the achievements of the present Government in 'War against Drugs', the Chief Minister said that with the establishment of Fast Track Court, around 110 persons have been convicted so far in connection with drug related cases.

He said that various drug factories have been busted by the police in different parts of the State.

He said that the Government would continue the crackdown against drug smuggling.

He mentioned that the present Government brought smiles to the faces of the people, and many people including aged persons have been benefited from various schemes such as GTV, GTH, CMHT, CMST etc.

Biren opined that the present Government does not give false promises to the people and is committed to fulfil every promise made to the people.

The Chief Minister stated that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, various developmental works are being taken up in the North East and there is peace and development in the region.

He mentioned that Prime Minister laid foundation stone for the Rs 3000 crore Manipur Water Supply Project recently.

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari would lay the foundation stones for various National Highway projects amounting to around Rs.3000 crore in Manipur on August 17 through video conference.

On the occasion, in recognition of absolute valour and gallant spirit of late Riflemen Ratan Salam of 4th Assam Rifles, the Chief Minister handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to his wife under the newly instituted scheme called Major Laishram Jyotin Singh Ex-gratia scheme.

The Chief Minister handed over the Chief Minister's Trophy for Community Service Awards to SP, Bishnupur Priyadarshini Laishram, Inspector Oinam Ajit Singh, and Women Constable Okram Bijeta Devi.

The Awards for Chief Minister's Trophy for Anti-Drug Campaign was also handed over to SP, Thoubal Dr Sarangthem Ibomcha, ASI Anoubam Krishna Sharma and Head Constable Moirangthem Rinash Meitei.

Paona Brajabashi Award for Best NCC Boy Cadet was given to N Bunty Angom and Rani Gaidinliu Award for Best NCC Girl Cadet to Mayanglambam Nenita Devi.

Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, top civil, police and military officers and others took part in the celebration.


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