Manipur government launches POSHAN Maah

Newmai News Network

Imphal | September 1


The Manipur government has launched POSHAN Maah (National Nutritional Month), 2019 on September 1. On the occasion, Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh said that "we must serve the people with sincerity, dedication and honesty and need to think for the common good rather than for personal benefits". The event was held at Tribal Research Institute, Imphal East district.


The Chief Minister stated that various schemes and measures have been taken up by the State government to eradicate poverty in the State. Stating that the government has introduced many welfare schemes, Biren also stated that we need to constantly monitor that whether the people are getting the benefits of the welfare schemes at the grassroots. He urged the people of the State to take the benefits of the schemes initiated by the government so far.


Biren then claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a legendary Prime Minister of India. "The Prime Minister has introduced many welfare schemes with human touch and no other leader or Prime Minister has done so much as he is doing for the country", he also said. "Under his leadership, a revolution has been brought in every sector in this country", he added. Biren further added  that "we should follow his footsteps to bring positive change in the State".


Mentioning about the current scarcity of rainfall in the State, the Chief Minister said that the State Cabinet after consultations with MLAs and officials of various departments has declared the State as drought affected State. "All preventive and precautionary measures have been taken up to cope the situation, he added. He maintained that the government is planning to provide alternative crops to the farmers of the State.


Stating that the government is focussing in improving government schools and School Fagathansi Mission was introduced to provide quality education to the children, he stated that this year, government schools have recorded highest pass percentage above 74 percent in HSLC exam till now. Such result shows the commitment of the government to improve education sector in the State, he added.


The Chief Minister then announced that a District level Monitoring Committees and Block Level Monitoring Committees would be formed so as to keep vigil on the activities of the Anganwadi Centres across the State. Concerned DCs, DSOs, officials of Health Department will constitute the Committee, Biren added.


He then urged the people of the State to take the benefits of the schemes initiated by the government so far.