Imphal, Aug 31,
Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla was accorded warm welcome on her maiden visit to Tengnoupal district today at Tengnoupal Community Hall. The function was organised by District Administration, Tengnoupal.
Addressing the gathering, Governor said she had chosen to visit the district after a great consideration and was happy to be in Tengnoupal today. She said the pending issues regarding administration and development submitted by various Civil Society Organisations’ will be addressed after studying the memorandum. Stating that she had received almost 8 memorandums, she assured to study the memorandums to solve he issues.
She said that among the 34 different tribes/sub-tribes in Manipur she is now able to differentiate the three major tribes. Unity in diversity should be maintained which is a strength not only for the state but for the country as well. She stressed on the need to solve issues in sectors like education and health services.
After taking charge as the Governor of Manipur just two years back, she spoke to the Hon’ble Prime Minister highlighting major issues in health services, communication and roads. She suggested the ‘Flying doctor’ which is the unique way to reach out to people in remote areas by air service which is being implemented in Australia. The service will begin soon after the logistics, maintenance and operating procedures are finalised for which the North Eastern Council had already release Rs 25 crores, she added.
Regarding the issue of road and communication, she had discussion with the Minister of Communication. She also suggested to the Home Ministry for Highway Patrol service along the national highway for assistance to vehicle breakdowns and accidents. Stating that National Highway is a major Eastern Express Highway, she urged the Home Ministry for toilet facilities and also some kind of resting place for the commuters.
As part of the programme, Mate Cultural troupe and Cultural troupe of Tengnoupal Youth Club presented cultural dance. Various Civil Society Organisation including Kuki Chief Association and Kuki Students Organisation, Tengnoupal, Tengnoupal Village Authority, Meitei Council Moreh and Chief of Khudengthabi submitted memorandum highlighting their grievances to the visiting Governor.
The function was also attended by Tengnoupal Deputy Commissioner Shri A. Tombikanta, Superintendent of Police Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh among others.