Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday appealed to its people to uphold and promote the positive image of the state to the outside world.
He was addressing inaugural function of College Week Celebration, 2018 of DM College of Science here on Saturday.
N Biren Singh said, “If we want a positive change in the society then we all should get involved to bring the change rather relying only on the Government.”
He said the new government is working towards bringing emotional integration, rebuilding the trust among the different communities living in the state. With such objective, the government has started a mission “Go to the Hills” to root out the misunderstandings and mistrust among the communities and to bring equal and inclusive development in the state. Selfish desires and corrupt minds have ruined the state, he added.
He said, “With the advent of the new government, we are fortunate to have a paradigm shift in the education sector. There is an improvement towards building a strong and positive relationship between the teachers and students in the state.”
Number of students enrolled in schools have increased manifold, he added.
Mentioning the initiatives of the new government in the education sector, he said the government is providing free education to the students up to class VIII in the state.
He said that in the last 11 months, the new government has waged a war against drugs to stop the negative impacts of drug abuse in the society. The government has already started new policies for drug abusers such as rehabilitation programmes, imparting vocational training to them. The government is conducting mass drives to destroy the illegal plantation of poppy plants in various parts of the state.
Chief Minister further said various civil societies have appealed to the people of the state to lessen the number of days of Yaoshang celebration. It is indeed good to hear that around 36 local clubs from the Kongba area have decided to reduce the number of days of Yaoshang celebration to 3 days, he added. He also said Umanglai Kanba Lup (UKAL) has also appealed to the public to refrain from using loud speakers during the Lai Haraoba celebration in the state.