Manipur dy. CM assures constructing 45 Km road from Makuilongdi to Bendramai
Imphal, Jan. 6 (EMN): Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar on Sunday assured all possible assistance in constructing the 45 Km motorable road from Makuilongdi to Bendramai.
The memorandum regarding the construction was submitted to him at the venue by the Zeme Naga Council and the Makuilungdi Village Authority.
Besides the financial assistance towards the construction of traditional Zeliangrong ‘Morung’ at Makuilongdi village to promote and preserve traditional values of the Zeliangrong people, Joykumar also assured maximum support for setting up of office-cum-guest house at Senapati Headquarters in consultation with the Deputy Commissioner in Senapati.
The deputy chief minister gave these assurances during the opening ceremony of the 8th sports meet cum Dimki session at Makuilongdi village in Senapati.
The sports meet is being organized by the Zeme Sports Association with the theme “Together we build” with participants from 14 villages. The sports meet will conclude on January 11, 2019.
Recounting his student life, Joykumar said sports have enormous contribution in character building.
Citing Makuilongdi village football ground as an asset for the village and its surrounding areas, he said the ground would someday be a breeding ground for budding sportsmen in the area.
Minister Tribal Affairs & Hills, Fisheries N Kayisii lauded the people for preserving unity at Makuilongdi and neighbouring villages.
Maintaining that sports can contribute for all round development of a person, the minister appealed the people to promote sports and games in the right approach. Urging the participating teams to uphold discipline and show forth sportsmanship during the event, he said sportsmen, especially in the tribal communities have been on the declining trend due to the lack of self-discipline.
Stating that education is the foundation for overall development, Kayisii requested the participants to take education seriously for development of society.