Imphal, March 29
With an objective to address the grievances and help the Manipuris who are stranded outside the State due to the nationwide lockdown and pandemic COVID-19, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched the website www.tengbang.in at a simple function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The website is developed by CubeTen in coordination with IT Department, Government of Manipur free of cost as their CSR activity.
Speaking at the function, Chief Minister said that the website is being launched with an aim to reach out to the Manipuris who are stranded outside the State and require help to overcome various hardships in such difficult times due to the nationwide lockdown and outbreak of COVID-19.
Chief Minister maintained that the website is integrated with a payment gateway so that people who wish to contribute to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund can donate online. A mobile application of the website will also be available soon in Google Play and Apple store, he added.
Clarifying about the rice quotas being distributed in all the constituencies of the State, Chief Minister said that with the objective to work for the welfare of the people in such hard times, he had requested the Cabinet Ministers and MLAs to distribute the total rice quotas of their respective constituencies free of cost to the people without fail. A minimum of 20 kilograms should be provided to every family where five members live together, he added. This sums up that each member of the family would get four kilograms of rice.
N. Biren Singh also clarified that such measure was taken to cover all the people of the State irrespective of having NFSA cards and not in view with the outbreak of the coronavirus and total lockdown in the country. He mentioned that for those who are living in a rented house, he has directed the respective MLAs to identify the tenants in their constituencies so that the government could provide the rice quotas to them.
Urging the people of the State to stay at home to break the chain of spreading the coronavirus in the State, Chief Minister stated that the government has taken certain steps like food home delivery services to provide essential items to people at their doorsteps.
Informing about the COVID-19 patient who is undergoing medical treatment at JNIMS, the Chief Minister stated that the patient is improving and stable now. He urged the people of the State to pray for the speedy recovery of the patient.
Chairman of MANIDCO Dr. Yumnam Radheshyam, Chairman of LDA Shri L. Susindro, Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Director (IT) Shri Nambam Deben, Shri Haobam Joyremba of CubeTen and others were present during the function.
Meanwhile, several individuals and organisations have contributed a sum of Rs. 12,50,000/- to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund today.
MLA of Khurai AC L. Susindro Meitei donated Rs. 50,000/-, Babina Healthcare and Hospitality industries Private Limited donated Rs. 5 lakhs, Manipur Cricket Association donated Rs. 5 lakhs, Kangabam Roogeet contributed Rs. One lakh and Dhanaraj and family donated Rs. One lakh to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Chief Minister expressed his profound gratitude to all those individuals and organizations who have generously donated to the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund till now.