Imphal, Jan 20:
Amidst the ongoing violence that has persisted for the past eight months, the government of Manipur is preparing to celebrate the 53rd Statehood Day on January 21. Extensive preparations are being made at all district headquarters to commemorate this historic day. However, sources from Churachandpur and Kangpokpi districts have reported that the state machinery is facing extreme difficulties in the preparation of the 53rd Statehood Day of Manipur.
However, as the state gears up to celebrate the 53rd Statehood Day, Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Minister Awangbow Newmai, Minister Th. Basanta, and others have extended their greetings to the people of the state on this occasion.
In her message, Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey stated that the people of the state have been steadfastly working towards the goals of overall welfare, happiness, and satisfaction, alongside their fellow citizens in the rest of the country.
“This momentous occasion holds significance as it allows us to reflect on past achievements while rededicating ourselves to greater efforts for the future. Despite challenges, the state has made steady progress towards fulfilling its objectives. The significant increase in literacy, the spread of higher education, and various welfare measures have distinguished the efforts of the people over the past few decades. Every developing society faces problems, and our state is no exception. However, our optimism stems from a strong determination to overcome obstacles, which characterizes the endeavors of our people,” wrote the Governor.
Minister Th. Basantakumar Singh, responsible for Education, Law, and Legislative Affairs, also extended his greetings to the people of Manipur on Statehood Day.
“The people of Manipur have made significant contributions to the growth and development of our great nation. The rich cultural heritage of Manipur is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of its people. Let us all work together to preserve this heritage for future generations,” wrote the Education Minister.
Awangbow Newmai, Minister in charge of Water Resources Department and Rang and Disaster Management Department, conveyed his message on Statehood Day, stating that Manipur attained Statehood on January 21, 1972, and became a full-fledged state of the Indian Union.
“The Statehood Day is remembered by the people of the state with pride and happiness. Let us all unite to take Manipur to greater heights of progress and prosperity. Let us pray for peace and prosperity for all and hope that our state continues to achieve new milestones in the years ahead,” said Awangbow Newmai.