IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspected the newly constructed pavilion of Luwangpokpa Multi-Sports Complex, Lawangsangbam.
Further according to sources the Government is ready to inaugurate the pavilion in the next few days.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Luwangpokpa Multi-Sports Complex.
The Prime Minister said Manipur has shown how sports can become a means of women's empowerment. He appreciated famous sportspersons of the State including Mirabai Chanu and Sarita Devi. He also appreciated other initiatives for women empowerment taken by the State Government. In this context, he also mentioned the 1000 Anganwadi Centers whose foundation stone was laid today. He spoke about the recently launched National Nutrition Mission.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government's vision for the North East has been 'Transformation by Transportation.' The Prime Minister said that the North East can be the New Engine of India's growth. He said the Government is addressing the special needs of the North East to enable growth parity with the rest of the country. He remarked that he has himself visited the North East more than 25 times in the last 4 years.
The Prime Minister said that the Central Government has given a huge thrust on improving the infrastructure in the region. He spoke of initiatives taken for improving road and rail connectivity in the region.
The Prime Minister appreciated the citizen-centric initiatives of the State Government, including for structured interaction and resolution of public grievances.
The Prime Minister recalled that it was in April 1944, in Manipur, that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's INA gave the clarion call for freedom. He said that today Manipur has decided to play an important role in the rise of a New India.