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Minister Nemcha Kipgen calls for peaceful co-existence & sense of brotherhood; Extended relief assistance to affected victims

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Kamjong, March 22
Citing the close bonds amongst different ethnic communities residing in Manipur, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen called for peaceful co existence coupled with a sense of brotherhood, love and forgiveness to bring amicable solutions and restoration to normalcy during the times of crises or any misunderstandings. This was stated by the Minister during her visits to relief camps at Chassad village this Friday along with the local MLA Shri K. Leishiyo.

Minister Nemcha expressed that since time immemorial, different ethnic communities of our state reside in unity like a close knit family. She appealed that the recent incident in Chassad and Sampui villages was a deed of some miscreants and it should not be given a communal colour in any forms.

Nemcha strongly urged all the people to forgive and march forward towards the path of development and she hoped that the state will not witness any unfortunate incidents in future. She also assured that she will discuss the grievances of the people to Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh and will ensure that the affected villages will be rehabilitated at the earliest.

During the visit, Social Welfare Minister handed over relief materials such as rice – 99 bags, potato – 19 bags, Onion – 5 bags, Plastic chairs – 86 pcs, Non clothing items – 5 bags, Sugar – 10 bags, Dal – 24 bags, Plates – 400 pcs, Blankets – 150 pcs, Water storage syntax – 5, Salt – 10 bags, Mustard Oil – 41 boxes, cooking utensils – 6, Solar lamps and other essentials daily items like bathing and detergent soaps – 7 boxes, towels – 150pcs, tooth brush & tooth paste – 3 boxes, tarpaulin – 20pcs, Huggies Diapers – 9 boxes. PRO to Minister, Social Welfare, Hollen Haokip also extended financial assistance (1 month Salary) to the affected ones.

Minister Nemcha in the presence of MLA, Phungyar A/C, K. Leishiyo, Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong District, Kengoo Zuringla and SP, Kamjong District, Gonglin Faumei also convened a meeting with the Peace Committee. At the meeting, Smt Nemcha extended a financial assistance to injured and affected persons as well as sugar, milk & tea leaves (as per customary law) to the committee as a gesture to bring amicable and peaceful solutions of the said incident.

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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