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Min Biswajit leads tree plantation drive in Khundrakpam AC
Source: Chronicle News Service / DIPR

Imphal, August 11 2021: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Wednesday led a tree plantation drive along the road stretch from Uyumpok to Lamboikhul in Khundrakpam assembly constituency in Imphal East district as a part of the ongoing 'Azadika Amrit Mohatsav' celebrations to mark the 75th year of India's Independence.

Addressing media persons, the minister said that 'Azadika Amrit Mahotsav' is an initiative of the government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

Stating that the 75-week long celebrations is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) which aims to make the nation a bigger and more important part of the global economy; pursuing policies that are efficient, competitive, resilient, being self-sustaining and self-generating.

He also asked the people from all walks of life to cooperate and participate in fulfilling Modi's vision.

Speaking regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he urged all the eligible people to get vaccinated and reminded that vaccination is the only way to combat the pandemic as of now.

He also thanked the government for providing free COVID vaccines under the able leadership of Prime Minister Modi and chief minister N Biren.

It may be mentioned that 'Azadika Amrit Mahotsav' was inaugurated by the Prime Minister by flagging off 'Dandi March' from Sabarmati Ashram (Ahmedabad), Gujarat on March 12, 2021 .

The celebrations started 75 weeks before the country's 75th anniversary of Independence and will end on August 15, 2023 .

The day's tree plantation drive was organised by.

Manipur State Rural Rdads Development Agency (MSRRDA), Rural Engineering Department.

It may be mentioned that the road stretch from Uyumpok to Lamboikhul has been constructed under the package No MN0444 of Phase X of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY).

Later on, the department officials sensitised the masses regarding the various schemes taken up by the department at the multi-purpose hall of Pukhao Laipham.

Earlier this week, the department organised similar plantation drive in Bishnupur district.


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