Imphal, June 15,
A Multi-purpose Community Hall constructed under the Army Civic Action Plan was inaugurated today by Mr. GK Mahindra, Commanding Officer (CO) 34-Assam Rifles, Maram presided by Mr. Athuan Abuanmai, President, Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland at Mukuilongdi village, Senapati District, Manipur in the presence of leaders of Zeliangrong Civil Organizations i.e. Zeliangrong Baudi, Zeliangrong Youth Front, Zeliangrong Student’s Union, senior social leaders, Chairman and other members of the Village Authority, elders, Women’s society and villagers.
The Commanding Officer speaking on the programme as the Chief Guest said peace and development is a must for social progress for which the social leaders and general public should extend necessary cooperation and support and have confidence to armies who are discharging their duties for the security of the people and appealed to Zeliangrong people to maintain unity and harmony for social progress. He also said that the armies are ready to extend necessary assistance for the welfare of the people under the army Civil Action Plan. The President of Zeliangrong Baudi, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland on behalf of the Zeliangrong people expressed immense appreciation and gratitude to authority of the Army and to Commanding Officer of Assam Rifles and his team for doing the needful of the people and understanding the problem and inconveniences of the people. He also said the Multi-purpose Community Hall will be very much helpful and relief the difficulties of the people in the days to come.
It may be worthwhile to note that the leaders of Zeliangrong Civil Organizations have been pressurizing the State Government to create one administrative block in Makuilongdi village and requesting the armies and Assam Rifles to construct the said Multi-purpose Community Hall and a Guest House at Makuilongdi village at the earliest under any available scheme of army considering the urgent need of the villagers in particular and Zeliangrong people in general. As Makuilongdi village is the cradle of the Zeliangrong people living in the state of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland and elsewhere, the descendants of Makuilongdi village frequently visited the village. But due to the absence of such Hall and Guest House in the village, the villagers have been facing hardship to provide accommodation to the visiting teams. Many successive Governments in the past had failed to feel the pulse and sentiment of the Zeliangrong people who are living in Makuilongdi village which is one of the oldest village in the North eastern region whose descendants have scattered in large and wide in the different states.
The Zeliangrong Civil Organizations have high hope that the State and Central Government will prioritize the under-development of Makuilongdi village .