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Manipur celebrates 50th Statehood day

Manipur celebrated its statehood day and golden jubilee today at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground in Imphal. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, Chief Minister N. Biren

Manipur celebrated its statehood day and golden jubilee today at the 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles Parade Ground in Imphal.

As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh released a commemorative postage stamp for the 50th anniversary of Manipur’s statehood. PHED Executive Engineer Shri Chamdanlung Rongmei was also awarded for his dedication and effort in the successful implementation of the Prime Minister’s Jal Jeevan Mission in Kamjong District.

The Chief Minister said that the attainment of statehood on January 21, 1972, was a landmark in the history of our people. CM Biren Singh said that the formation of the state of Manipur fulfilled a long-cherished dream to empower the people to shape their own destiny within the framework of the Constitution of India.

All of this, according to the Manipur Chief Minister, has been made possible by the state’s people’s support and efforts.

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The celebration was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh, various cabinet ministers, MLAs, MPs, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, DGP P. Doungel, and Post Master General NE-II Som Kamei, among others.

The Presentation of March Past by 10 contingents led by Parade Commander Kh. Sarma Devi, of the IRB battalion, was the highlight of the celebration. The artists of the Shri Shri Bal Mukunda Dev Government Music College, Imphal, presented the closing song of the celebration.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished the state of Manipur on its 50th statehood day. On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi greeted the people of Manipur via video conferencing and praised them for their vibrant contributions to the country’s development.

PM Modi took the occasion to highlight the development work that has been carried out in the poll-bound state of Manipur. The Prime Minister stated that development has reached every corner of Manipur.

PM Modi also said that the youth of the state are doing great work in the field of start-ups.

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First Published: 21st January, 2022 16:51 IST

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