Chief Minister N Biren Singh
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Chief Minister N Biren Singh handed over a loan amount of Rs 50,000 under Manipur State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) Ltd. to a 21-year-old differently-abled girl, at Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal on Monday.

She hails from interior Toitung village of Chandel district. The girl  namely, Km Hoineithem Haokip has expertise in making handmade flowers and bamboo stools.

She was introduced to the Chief Minister by the officers of 19 Assam Rifles during an interaction of Village Authority leaders of Khengjoi Sub-Division and the Chief Minister on June 7, 2018 at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal.

Despite her both limbs are paralyzed since childhood due to Polio infection, Km. Hoineithem is said to have been running a small scale arts and crafts enterprise at her village, located around 165 km from Imphal.

N Biren Singh directed the officials of MSCBL to arrange a soft loan for the girl on that day.

MSCBL Managing Director A. Subhash Singh, officers of 19 Assam Rifles and Hoineithem’s guardians were also present when the Chief Minister handed over the loan amount to the girl.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com