Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal, July 7: 

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inspected the progress of the ongoing construction work of the 120 feet high statue of a Sagol Kangjei (Polo) player riding a pony at Marjing Hills, Imphal East.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by DC Imphal East, Director (Tourism), officials of the Public Works Department, Government of Manipur and others.

Speaking to media persons, N. Biren Singh said that construction of the 120 feet high statue has been affected and delayed due to the pandemic. He also informed that concerned officials had been instructed to expedite the work and complete it by October 2021.

Stating that the State Cabinet approved “Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme” the previous day, he added that the scheme aimed to provide direct transfer of Rs. 5000 to around two lakh individuals whose livelihoods had been directly affected by the pandemic. Maintaining that the monetary assistance would be given in two equal installments to the beneficiaries, the Chief Minister also stated that the first installment would be transferred to the beneficiaries within this month and the second installment would be given by August 2021. He further added that eligible occupations include street vendors, farmers, daily wage workers, construction site workers, rickshaw pullers, public transport drivers, school van drivers, artisans, etc.

Later, the Chief Minister inspected the mass vaccination drive held at Ibudhou Marjing Lai Haraopham and Primary Health Centre, Heingang, Imphal East.  

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Imphal, June 30:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated various infrastructural projects and laid foundation stone for the construction of College of Nursing at Churachandpur district today.
The Chief Minister inaugurated Girls Hostel of GNM Training School, Multipurpose Hall, Mini Secretariat and Sadbhavna Mandap, handed over vehicles to ADC, Churachandpur and also launched mass plantation drive in the district.
Speaking at the Van Mahotsava celebration held at District Training Centre, Mini Secretariat, Shri N. Biren Singh said that the government is for the people and will always work for the people’s welfare to bring development in all sectors. He maintained that the State Government had come up with many infrastructure development projects in the district. Informing that the Churachandpur Medical College will be able to start its first session from September this year with intake capacity of 100 seats, he added. He also recalled that the State Government had earlier dedicated a Model School at Singhat with a cost of Rs. 24 crores, distributed three ambulances to the Autonomous District Council of the district, set up a PSA Oxygen Plant among others.
N. Biren Singh informed that he had visited the district with much dedication and interest to start the mass tree plantation programme in connection with Van Mahotsav with the coordination of certain Civil Society Organisations. He also expressed happiness to learn that leaders of more than 200 villages had come out voluntarily in support of the mass tree plantation programme.
The Chief Minister further stated that damage to ecological balance and large scale deforestation had been the major cause of global warming and others deadly diseases. As such, mass tree plantation programme was being taken up to restore the balance of nature. He thanked the Forest Department and other voluntary organisations for their efforts and support in such initiative. He stated that many villages in the district had already cleared the poppy plantations and started plantation of other economical and fruit bearing plants. Around 1 lakh saplings had been distributed for the same, he added.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister for Forest Awangbow Newmai, Minister for Transport Shri Vungzagin Valte, MP Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLAs Karam Shyam, Ginsuanhau Zou, T.N. Haokip, Chairman ADC, Churachandpur, DGP L.M. Khaute, Secretary to Chief Minister Ningthoujam Geoffrey, DC and SP Churachandpur, top ranking officials during the visit.

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Imphal, June 29:

Works Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh today inspected the 2020 landslide affected stretch of National Highway-2 at Khongnem Thana, Senapati and assured to release the compensation amount at the earliest for the families affected by the new road alignment for restoration of the national highway stretch.
Speaking to media persons at the site, the minister said that any form of agitation during the present pandemic will cause undue suffering for the people. He said government will compensate the affected families at the earliest to facilitate them to shift to a suitable location. The Minister also met the village chairman and members of the affected families and heard their grievances.
The Minister further urged the public to support the government in its endeavour to bring equal development in the state. He said the government has opened its door wide open for the public and further called for constructive criticism instead of spreading negative criticism. He further appealed to the public of Senapati district to make the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination a success by coming out in large numbers.
During the visit the Minister was accompanied by Additional Chief Engineer, National Highway, PWD, Y. Joykumar and officials concerned. . The team also visited the temporary settlement area of the affected families at Khongnem Thana Community Hall. It may be mentioned that a landslide occurred at Khongnem Thana Village along NH-2 on October 23, 2020.

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Imphal, June 28:

Ahead of the Summer Olympics to be held at Tokyo, Japan, Government of Manipur announced cash rewards for prospective medal winners at the Olympics from Manipur. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced that the State government would hand over cash award of Rs. 1.2 crore to gold medal winners, Rs. 1 crore for silver medal winners and Rs. 75 lakhs for bronze medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics from the State.
The Chief Minister made such announcement during the launching of Selfie Point to cheer Indian Olympic contingents in a solemn function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
N. Biren Singh also said that the government would provide a cash incentive of Rs. 25 lakh to all the five participants who are representing the country in Tokyo Olympics. Expressing confidence that the State athletes would win medals for the country, he wished success to all the five athletes on behalf of the people of Manipur.
Minister for YAS Letpao Haokip, Minister for CAF&PD Th. Satyabrata, Chairman PDA T. Robindro Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLA of Langthabal AC Karam Shyam and officials of YAS department were also present during the function.

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