Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh was felicitated by Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on being conferred the 3rd Best Chief Minister of the country during a small gathering at Raj Bhavan, Imphal on Monday.
Chief Minister Biren was adjudged as the 3rd Best Chief Minister of the country in a nation-wide survey conducted by the media group – India Today.
Congratulating the Chief Minister, Governor Dr Heptulla said N Biren Singh is the best Chief Minister the State has ever produced.
She said that N Biren Singh with his Cabinet Ministers have initiated and achieved a lot of progressive programme for the welfare of the people of the State during his one and half year tenure as the Chief Minister of the State.
Stating that the State has moved forward and it is now recognised by the rest of the Country which earlier used to stop somewhere in Assam, she added now people have realized that there is something beautiful beyond the borders of Assam.
The Governor also stated that under the leadership of N Biren Singh, the State Government is working hard to promote Tourism and the Hospitality Industry. People are coming to the State looking for possible opportunities in opening up Nursing College, small Food Processing Unit, Solar Energy Plant around the Loktak Lake by an NGO coming from Kuwait namely Quark Ganges Power Private Limited, which is a positive prospect for the State.The name and fame of Manipur has gone beyond the border of the Country, she further added.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Biren was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislatures Party of Manipur in March, 2017. Later this 56-year-old national-level footballer-turned-journalist-turned-politician was sworn in as the 24th Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017.
Former editor of vernacular newspaper ‘Naharolgi Thoudang’ and a resident of Luwangsangbam Mamang Leikai in Imphal East district Biren Singh was elected as an MLA from Heingang for the first time in 2002 on a regional party ticket. He continued to retain his Assembly seat till date.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren said he is motivated to work harder for the welfare of each and every citizen of the State after being conferred as the 3rd Best Chief Minister of the Country. Thanking the Governor and the officials of the Governors’ Secretariat, for her guidance in every step and her constant encouragement and well wishes, he dedicated the achievement to the people of the State.
Governor Heptulla on her Twitter handle on Monday stated on Monday: “Felicitated the Hon’ble CM of Manipur Shri N Biren Singh Ji, on being conferred the 3rd Best Chief Minister of India by India Today Group. A recognition truly deserved, under his leadership name and fame of Manipur gone beyond the boundaries of the country.”
Felicitated the Hon'ble CM of Manipur Shri @NBirenSingh Ji, on being conferred the 3rd Best Chief Minister of India by India Today Group. A recognition truly deserved, under his leadership name and fame of Manipur gone beyond the boundries of the country. pic.twitter.com/0g19bz7zwn
— Najma Heptulla (@nheptulla) October 15, 2018