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Govt completes 3 years: ILPS extension leads list of achievements
Financial assistance schemes for sports persons, artistes launched

Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, March 15 2020: Celebrating the third anniversary of the BJP-led Government in the State, Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced the biggest ever scheme for the welfare of the sports persons and artistes of the State at the Chief Minister's Secretariat today.

Deputy Chief Minister N Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, top civil and police officials were present during the celebration.

The Chief Minister and other dignitaries released a coffee table book on the completion of three years in office by the incumbent Government.

The coffee table book is published by Department of Information and Public Relations.



Govt completes 3 years: ILPS extension leads list of achievements
Govt completes 3 years: ILPS extension leads list of achievements


A short film highlighting the achievements of the Government in the last three years was also screened during the programme.

Briefing media persons, the Chief Minister informed that the Chief Minister's Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang (CMAST) and Chief Ministergi Artiste Singgi Tengbang (CMAT) would provide benefits to thousands of sports persons and artistes who have brought laurels to the State and the country.

It is projected that around Rs 736 lakh and 570 lakh respectively will be required for the newly announced CMAST and CMAT.

N Biren said that under the CMAST scheme, the Government would provide suitable employment in Government services to sports persons who win medals in notified disciplines in notified international events on the basis of criteria to be laid down by State Government.

All unemployed sports persons and coaches who have participated or won medals in National and international sports tourna- ments will be covered under Chief Minister's Hak-shelgi Tengbang (CMHT) with all benefits, he added.

The Chief Minister stated that CMAST would also support sports persons for purchasing costly sports items like cycle, bow, rifle, pistol etc.

The enhanced cash awards to be given to Olympians who bag gold, silver, bronze and participants of Olympics are Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively.

Under the scheme, the Government would provide incentive of up to Rs 2 lakh per annum to around 250 local clubs of the State.

The scheme would also include lifetime pension scheme for unemployed sports persons and coaches of 50 years and above who have represented Manipur/India either in National or international tournaments, he added.

Recognising the contribution of artistes of the State, Chief Ministergi Artiste singgi Tengbang (CMAT) has been designed with a view to encourage the artistes in every field such as performing arts, literary arts & visual arts and their associated institutions.

The CMAT is targeted to benefit about 4000 artistes in a year.

Biren said that under CMAT, pension will be extended to around 1000 artistes who are 60 years and above.

Pensioners include awardees, gurus and non-awardees who have contributed in preserving the tradition, culture and art forms of Manipur.

Financial assistance would also be provided for artiste, groups and institutions for participating in international and National festivals.

The CMAT scheme would also extend monetary support to cultural groups or institutions for training and productions in various fields such as theatre, shumang leela, dance, music and visual arts.

To nurture the deserving budding artistes of the State, financial assistance will be provided to students of Government Dance College, Shree Shree Bal Mukunda Dev Music College, Imphal Art College and Manipur University of Culture.

The scheme would provide financial assistance to award winners in National competitions and festivals.

Padma awardees, National Akademi awardees such as Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi awardees, State Kala Akademi awardees including young awardees will be extended one time financial support for pursuing their dreams and vision towards preservation and promotion of Manipuri culture successfully.

The Chief Minister mentioned that artistes recognized by competent authority of the State Government would also be covered under Chief Minister gi Hakselgi Tengbang (CMHT) .

Around 1000 artistes would be benefited under CMHT.

Speaking about the achievements of the Government in the last three years, the Chief Minister said that the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) has been extended to Manipur.

Since May 2017, Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders' Day is being held every month and has met about 34,000 people personally, he added.

The Government has also initiated Go to Village and Go to Hills mission.

Around 3,06,026 beneficiaries have been registered and around 2,15,461 benefits and services have been delivered at their doorsteps.

Schemes like CMHT, CMST, Start-up Manipur have been launched for the first time in the State.

Till date, around 6.8 lakh individuals have been benefited from CMHT, he added.

Biren said that law and order situation has improved significantly.

Bandhs and blockades have come down.

There is an increase of 222 percent in the inflow of international tourists since 2016 .

Under the 'War against Drugs', drugs worth Rs 2000 crore have been destroyed, he added.

The Gross State Domestic Product has registered a growth of 16 percent in 2018-19 .

The State's revenue collection has seen a growth of 34.8 percent in 2017-18 and 16 percent in 2018-19 .

Biren mentioned that the Government has launched School Fagathansi Mission and 60 schools have been addressed comprehensively.

The overall pass percentage of Class 10 students reached an all time high of 74.69 percent since 1972.For the first time, the Government organised Chief Minister's Indigenous Martial Arts (Thang-ta and Cheibi) Meet, 2020 .


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