Sobhapati Samom IMPHAL, May 15 - In the State’s first-ever ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ (People’s Day), Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Monday met nearly 1,000 persons at Ssecretariat premises here.Despite the seasonal downpour and unpredicted sunshine, a large number of men and women from various parts of the State turned up to apprise their grievances at the CM’s Secretariat premises since early in the morning though the meeting started at 10 am.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh meeting public during the State’s first-ever People’s Day observation in Imphal on Monday. – Correspondent
The people raised issues such as compensation for agricultural land acquired by government, non-receipt of Central pension, etc.
Speaking to media on the sideline of the meet, the Chief Minister said that the Government decided to organise ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ on the 15th day of every month in order to find out the wishes and aspirations of the common people. He said the day was held to maintain transparency and make people understand about the activities of the new Government.
Maintaining that the State Government is putting in effort to solve the problems faced by the common people at the micro level, the Chief Minister said that Imphal Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd had been asked to provide loans to the villagers of Kwatha to enable large scale production of Soibum (fermented bamboo shoot).
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Commerce and Industries, Power, etc., Thongam Biswajit also met the public as part of the ‘Meeyamgi Numit’ in his New Secretariat office chamber on Monday. Besides Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, DCs also met the public at their offices. Police stations in the State also organised police-public meeting as part of the People’s Day observation in the State.