Manipur government has urged the centre to initiates steps to vacate Koirengei Old Airfield located adjacent to Manipur Public School near Imphal on the roadside of NH 2.
The old airfield, once used by the central authority, is currently occupied by a unit of Territorial Army.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh disclosed this while laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new school building of Manipur Public School at Koirengei in Imphal East district on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP National General Secretary (NE in-charge) Ram Madhav have been urged to take up necessary steps to vacate Koirengei Old Airfield.
The area is not only associated with the history of Manipur but also surrounded by civil residential localities, Chief Minister added.
The project, which is to be executed by Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) at an estimated cost of over Rs 10.80 crore under Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, includes new classrooms, headmaster’s room, library, laboratory, common room, toilets and separate boys’ and girls’ hostels.
Stating that Manipur Public School was once one of the best schools of the state, the chief minister, who is also the Chairman of the Manipur Public School Society, said that he would look into the developmental needs of the school.
On the other hand, the chief minister also asserted that the new government would never tolerate instances of taking law into hands and unlawful activities.
In his speech, education minister Th Radheshyam said education is the only answer to all the problems and issues.