Champion of strengthening Hill-Valley relations received with black flag at Churachandpur; 30-bedded hospital, special ward inaugurated at CHC Singhat

Champion of strengthening Hill-Valley relations received with black flag at Churachandpur; 30-bedded hospital, special ward inaugurated at CHC Singhat

Written By: / Monday, 06 September 2021 18:43

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Imphal, Sept 06:

Often known to the people as the champion of strengthening the Hill-Valley relationships – Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today faced discontentment from the people of Churachandur district as he sets out on his ‘Go to Hill’ Mission.
Before the Chief Minister reached, large number of people particularly the student’s community were seen standing at the roadside with black flag showing protest to the recent decision for induction of the 8 Valley based MLAs to the Hill Area Committee members of the Manipur legislative Assembly. Besides, the protestors with black flags hold banners and placards defying the state government's attitude for depriving the rights of the tribal people. They are protesting not only the induction order of the 8 MLAs from none tribal members but also denouncing the sidelining of the demand of the HAC to discuss the amended ADC Bill 2021.
Perhaps this is the first time in the history of N. Biren Singh led government that ‘black flags’ protesting his visit to hill area was seen.
Mentioned may be made that, the decision to resume the Go to Hill Mission as Go-to-Hill Mission 2.0, was adopted in a cabinet meeting held on August 25, 2021. As per the decision taken on the meeting the Chief Minister along with his team is visiting Churachandpur and Pherzwal district today.
Scheduled for visiting the Hill district headquarters under the Go-to Hill Mission 2.0" have also been finalized.
On September 10, the government team is visiting the Chandel and Tengnoupal district, on Sept. 15 – Senapati district. On Sept 20 Ukhrul district , on September 25 Kangpokpi district and on October 1 , a day ahead of the Gandhi Jayenti the government team have already scheduled to visit Tamenglong and Noney.
Earlier the All Paite Student Union (APSU)had expressed strong discontentment against the decision made to move 9 non-tribal MLAs to the Hill Area Committee (HAC) members and we fully endorsed and support the HAC Bill, 2021 and had stated that they will not attend the launching of “Go to Village 2.0” by the state government.
The union was supporting to the the decision made by the joint student bodies/associations in Lamka town to declare “Non-Cooperation” on the Government of Manipur until the HAC Bill is passed and the order to include 9 (nine) valley MLAs in the Hill Area Committee (HAC) by the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly is revoked.
Interesting a press statement of the Paite Tribe Council issued yesterday said that The Paite Student Union is a bogus body that doesn’t exist at all.
Meanwhile, amidst the protest CM N Biren Singh today inaugurated a 30-bedded hospital and a special ward in the CHC Singhat.
The hospital and the special ward were constructed under the Go To Hills Mission 2.0.
Chief Minister N Biren said this facility will largely help the people of Singhat to avail better treatment.
The Manipur chief minister also distributed ALS ambulances and medical equipment.
The inauguration programme was attended by ministers Th Biswajit Singh, S Rajen Singh, MLA Ginsuanhau Zou, MLA and advisor to CM Sapam Ranjan, the chief secretary and other government officials.
“Happy to inaugurate the 30-bedded Hospital and a Special Ward in CHC Singhat under the Go To Hills Mission 2.0. This facility will help the people of Singhat profoundly.”
“The inauguration was followed by distribution of ALS Ambulances and medical equipment,” chief minister N Biren tweeted.
“The inauguration was attended by Ministers; Th Biswajit Singh, S Rajen Singh, MLA Ginsuanhau Zou, MLA Sapam Ranjan( Advisor to CM, Health), CS and other officials,” the chief minister added.

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