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Jiri Ema Keithel, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister, N, Biren Singh, on 19 September, 2018, has been officially opened today morning. In today’s event Organised by Jiribam Municipal Council (JMC), 204 seats were allotted through a lottery process in the presence of K. Saratkumar Singh, Vice Chairman Food & Industry Co-op Ltd., Sangapam Shanti Devi, Chairperson JMC, and S. Wangoisana, Vice Chairperson JMC. K. Saratkumar said that Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh, along with other ministers had decided for every district to have one women’s market at the time of its completion of one year of governance. As a part of that, this market was constructed to hand over to the people of Jiribam. However, it was delayed due to incomplete construction of the toilet complex and other infrastructure, but Chief Minister insisted to complete it in this month and hand over it to the public. He further expressed that there is no other women market in India like the ones in Manipur. A woman vendor, S. Santirani Devi said that before the construction of this market, women used to sell under hot sun or pouring rain with a lot of trouble. When construction of this market was announced, various shops were demolished, creating a crowded place with lots of inconveniences for us to do business. However, we are fortunate that the Ema Keithel, inaugurated by CM N. Biren Singh, is now made available for us to use, she added. Stating further, she said that it lightened the burden of all the hardships they faced earlier and thank CM N. Biren Singh. She concluded by praying for good fortune for all the women vendors and for the market to remain in good shape.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]