Imphal: At a large public meeting in Manipur on Friday, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated 8 key development projects and also laid the foundation stone of 4 new development schemes worth Rs 1500 crore.
PM Modi also inaugurated the Integrated Check Post at Moreh and dedicated the nation the 400 kV Double Circuit Silchar-Imphal Line.
He also laid the foundation stone for sports projects.
Addressing the public gathering at Imphal, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paid homage to the brave freedom fighters, especially the women freedom fighters of Manipur.
He recalled that undivided India’s first interim government had been established at Moirang in Manipur. He also recalled the support that the Azad Hind Fauj had received from people in the North East.
PM Modi also said Manipur has an important role to play in New India’s growth story. The Prime Minister said that projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore have either been inaugurated, or the foundation stone has been laid for them. He said these projects are going to improve “ease of living” for the people of the State.
He also said he has himself visited the North-East, about thirty times in the last four and a half years. He further mentioned that the North East is being transformed, and projects stuck for decades are being completed.
Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to address the 'Vijay Sankalp Samavesh' at Kalinagar near Silchar.