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Chief Minister N. Biren attends ESM Rally at Koirengei

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Imphal, Mar 6:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said today that the Indian Army is the protector and they have put everything behind including their families to protect and serve the country, and it is the responsibility of the people to show them respect, honour and to support them.
N. Biren Singh was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Mega Ex-servicemen Rally, Koirengei today.
Stressing on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Nation First’ message, the Chief Minister said that each citizen should understand that we are safe when the country is safe and so we must always think of the nation first.
A girls’ only Sainik School will be opened soon in the State at Bishnupur district, Shri N. Biren Singh said acknowledging Manipuri women’s power, sacrificing spirit, commitment and conviction.
Further recounting the sacrifices and contribution of the Army personnel from the State including Major Jotin’s sacrifice at Afghanistan and Major Bob Khathing’s contribution in nation building, the Chief Minister said that the State government has earmarked Rs. 3 crore to setup a Martyrs’ Memorial at the ex-servicemen office complex so that people can show their respect and pay homage to the martyrs every year.
N. Biren Singh also thanked Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for giving approval to the conduct of Agniveer Recruitment Rally in Manipur. He also said that the State Cabinet has also approved to give priority during government job recruitment to Agniveers on their retirement.
Speaking of the changing times in the State, the Chief Minister said today the relation between the people and security forces has improved tremendously and there is harmony.
Brig Neil John, SM, Dy GOC, 57 Mtn Div said Manipur, a vibrant region with a rich culture of 2000 years has historically been a land of valour and sacrifice. The contribution of the brave sons and daughters of Manipur in nation-building and the Indian Army is unparallel and second to none, he said.
The event was also participated by Lt Gen LN Singh, VSM (Retd), serving and retired senior officers, Veer Nari’s and ESM among others.
Meanwhile, as part of the event, the Chief Minister also felicitated the Veer Naris, veterans, widows and families.

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