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Road in Imphal named ‘Nupi Lal Road’ to honor women’s contributions

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 12, 2023 10:34 pm

IMPHAL — A one-kilometre road stretch from Governor’s Traffic Point to Pureiromba Khongnangkhong in Manipur’s state capital has been named ‘Nupi Lal Road’ (Women’s War Road) in recognition of the contributions of women to the state.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced this while speaking at the 84th Nupi Lal Day observation at GP Women’s College Hall in Imphal. Women MLAs Irengbam Nalini Devi (Oinam) and Sagolshem Kebi Devi (Naoriya Pakhanglakpa) shared the stage with him during the day’s observation.

Highlighting the contributions of women in the state, Biren Singh also announced the ‘Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthangleima Yaipha Tengbang’, a scheme for women. This initiative will provide financial assistance of INR 6,000 per annum (INR 500 per month) to women over 40 years of age who have no source of income and are not covered under any existing government welfare schemes.

He informed that he regularly communicates with the chief ministers of Northeastern states regarding the current law and order situation in the state and added that they have all expressed their willingness to offer assistance in restoring peace in the state. Expressing his view on the importance of cooperation among neighbouring states to solve issues, he stated, however, that a state should not interfere in the internal matters of others.

Stressing the importance of unity among all communities residing in the state to face the challenges ahead, he called for everyone’s contribution to restoring peace and normalcy in the state.

Addressing the influx of Myanmar nationals into Manipur due to the conflict in their country, he mentioned that they have been provided shelter on humanitarian grounds. However, as a precautionary measure to safeguard the indigenous population, their biometrics are being collected, he added.

The event was attended by the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, ministers, MLAs, the chief secretary, the security advisor to the Government of Manipur, senior government officials, students from GP Women’s College, and women from across the state.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 12, 2023 10:34:55 pm
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