Imphal, 16 March 2018 ( Evening News ) : Prime Minster Narendra Modi has inaugurated 4 projects during his visit to the State today. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stones of 7 Projects including National Sports university and Thangemiband Chierao Chingda Eco Tourism. Narendra Modi lauded the women of the State that women’s power in the State has always been a source of inspiration for the Country. The Prime Minister inaugurated Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex, Rani Gaidinliu Park, Schedule tribe Girls Hostel and Women Market Nu-Te Bazar in Churachandpur at the inaugural event held at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Luwangshangbam in Heingang Constituency by unveiling Inaugural Plaque after addressing the Science Congress at MU this morning. Narendra Modi also laid the foundation stones of National Sports university, 1 thousand Anganwadi centres, 19 residential complex of doctors and nurses, Satvabhana Mandap, repair works of road from Korengei to Sekmai, Eco Tourism on Cheirao Ching, and a Cave tourism at Kangkhui cave. The Prime Minister witnessed “Progressive Manipur” an exhibition on the developmental steps of the State departments before attending the inaugural event. On the other hand , Narendra Modi also presented a memento to Rajya Sabha MP, boxer MC Mary Kom for her contribution in promoting and developing Boxing in the Country. The Prime Minister addressed the large number of people from different parts of the State gathered at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium for over 30 minutes. He lauded the BJP led State Government that the promise made by the Government to take up works in 15 days which the former Congress led Government could not do in 15 years of rule has been translated into action. The Prime Minister maintained that law and order in the State has improved, there is no more bandh and blockade, corruption has been decreased,and that not only the incomplete infrastructures have been completed but other developmental works have also been initiated.
The Prime Minister’s address to the people of the state today began with the word ‘Thagatchari’, an expression of appreciation in Manipuri. The Significant point in his speech was the appreciation for women folks of Manipur for all their roles and contributions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised women of the state right from Rani Gaidinliu to MC Mary Com, Sarita, Mirabai Chanu, Bombayla Laishram etc. Modi stressed that the roles played by women of Manipur set an example for women in other parts of India. The Prime Minister stated that government at the Centre initiated Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme to facilitate education to young girls with an aim to empower women of the country. He appreciated the state government for launching the scheme in the state and providing its benefits to the people. On the other hand, Modi said that the Central Government acknowledged the sports potential of youths in the state and has sanctioned setting up of a National Sports University at an estimated cost of 500 crore rupees in the state. He further appreciated the commencing of Sports University classes in two different areas since January this year. Modi maintained that crores of rupees are being sanctioned every year by the Centre in connection with Khelo India projects to enhance sports sector all over the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that every youth in Manipur should seize such opportunity provided by the Government and further commended that a small state like Manipur marched ahead of other major states of the country in Khelo india School games.