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V. Hangkhanlian, Minister Kayisii launch Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Senapati and Churachandpur

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Imphal, April 15,

Agriculture Minister V. Hangkhanlian and Minister of Tribal Affairs & Hills and Fisheries N. Kayisii yesterday launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Churachandpur and Senapati district –a special initiative for villages with large number of saturation under Sabka Sath, Sabka Gaon, Sabka Vikas campaign- during a function organized by the District Administration on the occasion of Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti at District Training Centre, Tuibong.
While speaking at the launching function at Churachandpur  , V. Hangkhanlian said that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan aims to cover weaker sections of the society under key welfare schemes of the Government.
His first public speech in Meiteilon in Churachandpur, V. Hangkhanlian said that the need to spread awareness about various schemes and projects of the Government to the beneficiaries in the hills/villages in order to avail the benefits to them has prompted the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri N Biren Singh to launch noble initiatives like ‘Go to the Hills,’ and now ‘Go to the Village’ mission. These initiatives have been launched to explore the economic and social conditions of the people in the hill/remote areas with the objectives to improve their lives and bring equitable development.
Underlining the objective behind the ‘Go to the Village’ mission which is scheduled to be launched on May 1, Shri Hangkhanlian said there are many people who have not received any benefits from various Govt schemes in the interior areas. These loopholes should be plugged through district administration by going to the villages and assessing their conditions on the ground. Not only the DLO/BLOs, but the administrative secretaries and HoDs and even the MLAs and Minister will go to find firsthand account of the people if the need arises, he said.
The Minister also stressed the need for better and efficient coordination among all stake holders including politicians, officers, social/village leaders and Church leaders for efficient implementation of various grassroots developmental schemes.
Hangkhanlian also encouraged the people to get themselves acquainted with State language so that there is oneness and there is no linguistic/communication barrier among the people which will in turn brings development. He further appealed to all concerned to strive to realize the dreams and ideas of BR Ambedkar while also seeking the cooperation of all concerned to contribute their might for the upliftment of the poor and weaker sections.
He added that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan will be a prelude to the State Govt’s ‘Go to the Villages’ mission.
Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur, Shri Shyam Lal Poonia, while giving the welcome address, appealed to all concerned to live upto the noble teachings and ideas of BR Ambedkar and work together to make the district free from all kinds of discriminations.
He further said that the Gram Swaraj campaign aims to saturate seven schemes like PMUJ, Saubhagya, Ujala Scheme, PMJDY, PMJJBY, PMSBY and Mission Indradhanush.
To highlight various Government schemes, the Gram Swaraj exercise will continue till May 5. As a part of the programme, Swachh Bharat Prav will be held on April 18. April 20 will be observed as Ujjwala Diwas while Panchayati Raj Diwas and Gram Swaraj Diwas will be observed on April 24 and April 28 respectively.Ayushman Bharat Diwas, Kishan Kalyan Diwas and Aajeevika Diwas will be observed on April 30, May 2 and May 5 respectively. Altogether, 118 villages will be covered in Churachandpur district under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
By the sideline of the programme, District Social Welfare Office, Ccpur opened a stall where the CMST, NSAP and Old age pension forms were made available while Aadhaar enrolment camps were opened by all SDOs of the district. The SDO also issued ST certificates at the venue.
Ajay Arora, AC to DC, Churachandpur spoke on Dr BR Ambedkar’s life and ideas.Amongst others, the programme today was attended by Khaipao Haokip, Chairman, ADC, Ccpur; Paukhanlian, EM, ADC/Ccpur; Rakesh Balwal, SP/Ccpur and other DLOs of Churachandpur.
At Senapati District Head Quarters, yesterday, N. Kayisii, Minister of Tribal Affairs & Hills and Fisheries attended the event as Chief Guest and launched the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Kayisii acknowledged Dr.Ambedkar’s ascent from a humble family and lowest rung of social strata-Dalit to a popular Jurist, Economist, Politician and Social Reformer of the country. The Minister also saluted Dr.Ambedkar for having become the first Law Minister of the Republic of India and the principal architect of the Constitution.
Kayisii pointed out that Dr Ambedkar had deeply committed and worked for the cause of social justice and fought against inequality in our country during his time. Ambedkar advocated for freedom of adult franchise because of discrimination and inequality in the society. Dr Ambedkar introduced reservation policy as a necessary special measure for people whose rightful claim to freedom is neglected, he said. Recalling Ambedkar’s birthday observed as “Social Justice Day”, Kayisii reflected that Dr Ambedkar had confided that political freedom will be of limited value without social freedom; and that in the absence of economic democracy i.e. freedom of opportunity, political democracy would be under threat.
After the formal function, Kayisii also inspected the stalls exhibited by District Social Welfare Office, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, UIDAI and Banks and interacted with the concerned departmental officials and the public present. He urged the general public to actively participate in the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and be more equipped to avail the schemes and provisions. Minister Kayisii sincerely appealed to all the District Level Officers and officials of the district to work selflessly for the welfare of the public. He also appealed the public to cooperate with the Government and work together to bring about a just and develop society.
Today’s function was also attended by Athem Muivah, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Senapati and S.P. Peter Khrasi, IRS (Retd.), President Mao Council as Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively.

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