Manipur Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Revenue, Karam Shyam said it is the essence of love and faith amongst ourselves that binds us and make ‘us thrive together in a common society’ irrespective of the 36 different communal groups that exist in the State.
On the second day of the Yarra Festival held at Khangkhui Phungdhar ground, Ukhrul district, the Minister also said that cultural festivals play a big role to keep the bonding alive and stronger.
Culture also helps preserve our old traditions and maintains our identity, he added.
Working with sincerity is an important ingredient that officials and youths should inculcate for better administration and progress of the State, he further said.
The Minister also appealed to the elected representatives to act as bridge between the government and the general public for promoting ‘Go to Village’ mission.
Highlighting that more than 150 schemes have been taken up under the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State Government, Minister Shyam said that the elected members should act as a bridge between the Government and the public by keeping the public informed of these schemes and provide them opportunity to reap the benefits.
The Minister also expressed serious concern over the 14 km stretch of muddy road leading to Khangkhui Phungdar and assured that he will take up the matter with the Works Minister Th Bishwajit and the Chief Minister to find a solution soon.
A memorandum was submitted to the Minister to construct a proper pliable road and take necessary steps for developing Khangkhui Phungdar into a tourist spot.