The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched development projects worth Rs. 750 crore in Manipur. He laid the Foundation Stone of the National Sports University, 1000 Anganwadi Centres, and several other important development projects. He inaugurated the Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex, the Rani Gaidinliu Park, and other important development projects. He also addressed a public meeting at Luwangsangbam.
Addressing the enthusiastic gathering, the Prime Minister complimented the State Government for the work done by it over the past one year.
He said the projects launched today are related to the aspirations and talent of the youth, their employment, women empowerment and connectivity. He said the National Sports University is being established, keeping in mind the talent and sporting capability of the youth in the North East. He urged the youth of Manipur to take maximum advantage of the recently launched Khelo India Initiative. He also complimented Manipur for its good performance in the recently concluded Khelo India Games. He said the Multi Sports Complex would offer opportunities for training and competitions.
The Prime Minister said Manipur has shown how sports can become a means of women 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.
आपकी आंखों की चमक, आपकी खुशी ये बता रही है कि राज्य सरकार कितना अच्छा काम कर रही है। जिस प्रकार बड़ी संख्या में आप दूर-दराज के इलाकों से यहां हमें आशीर्वाद देने पहुंचे हैं, उसके लिए हम सभी बहुत आभारी हैं: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
पहले की सरकार की नीतियों और निर्णयों से समाज में जो नेगेटिविटी आ गई थी उसे बिरेन जी की सरकार ने बदल दिया है । लॉ एंड ऑर्डर हो, करप्शन और ट्रांसपेरेंसी हो या फिर इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर से जुड़े काम, हर मोर्चे पर मणिपुर सरकार तेजी से काम कर रही है: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
मणिपुर के विकास के लिए मुझे करीब 750 करोड़ की योजनाओं को शुरू करने या लोकार्पण करने का सौभाग्य मिला। ये योजनाएं यहां के नौजवानों के सपनों और रोजगार, महिलाओं के सशक्तिकरण, और कनेक्टिविटी से जुड़ी हुई हैं। मेरा विश्वास है ये योजनाएं राज्य के विकास को नई ऊंचाइयों पर लेकर जाएगी: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
Woman power in this state has always been a source of inspiration for the country. Today on this occasion, I salute the great revolutionary and daughter of the nation Rani Gaidinliu. I am also privileged to inaugurate today a park dedicated in her name: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
I am happy that the State government is working to reduce the problems faced by girls in Hill and Tribal areas for their education. The state government has undertaken construction of a new hostel for girls in the tribal area. I am fortunate to inaugurate 1 such hostel today: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
Today I also inaugurated 1000 Anganwadi Centers in the State. These centers will work as a medium for improving the health of thousands of Mothers and their babies. They will also benefit from the recently launched National Nutrition Mission: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
Doctors, Teachers & Nurses posted in remote areas of Hill Districts face many hardships due to lack of proper accommodation. To address this problem, I have laid the foundation stone for construction of accommodation for Teachers, Doctors and Nurses at 19 specified locations: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
I have always maintained that India’s growth story shall never be complete until the eastern part of our country progresses at par with the western part. The North-East can be the New Engine of India’s growth: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
Today, seven out of eight States of North Eastern India are connected by Rail Network. Projects are going on to connect remaining State capitals including Imphal in North East to broad gauge network: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
At the beginning of 2014, the State had only 1200 kms of total declared length of National Highways. But, in the last four years we have declared another 460 kms length of Roads as National Highways: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
I had urged all the DGs of Police during their 2014 Annual Conference to broad base police recruitment. I am happy to share that 438 candidates including 136 female candidates from North East States have joined Delhi Police: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018
Recently, Government of India has sanctioned ten India Reserve Battalions for North Eastern States which include two battalions for Manipur. These two battalions will directly provide job opportunities to about 2,000 youth in the State: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 16, 2018