IMPHAL: Governor Najma Heptulla, Works Minster Th. Biswajit and Environment Minster Awangbow Newmai have extended their greetings on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of India.
“I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur,” the Governor greeted adding that though major progress has been made in most of the socio-economic development areas, challenges still remain.
We must take a pledge to work and see that our efforts bear fruit so that all are provided with the support they need for sustenance and become responsible citizens. I urge all citizens to work together and bring emotional integrity and ensure that every part of the country is developed equally so that there is no sense of discrimination, the governor said.
Minister Biswajit also extended his greetings stating that India has made great strides in all fields after independence and is aiming to be in the comity of leading Nations of the world. Let us all work together and ensure that every part of the country is developed equally so that there is no sense of discrimination, the minister said.
“Let us remember the sacrifice of our national heroes who took made this country what it is today. Let us work hard and strive together as a united people to build an indivisible nation that is filled with peace, love, happiness, and prosperity.
“We need to be mindful of our attitude toward others, say no to corruption, and give every citizen a sense of belonging. In doing these things, we can build and sustain the kind of nation our past heroes dreamt of and laid down their lives for.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the entire world, presenting an unprecedented challenge before us all. Let this festival once again inspire the people in our collective fight to defeat this pandemic.
“Let us, once again pledge to contain the spread of the disease by following SOP like maintaining social distancing, wearing mask, avoiding large gathering in the larger interest of the people and the state,” the Minister said.
Extending his greetings, Minister Awangbow called on the people of Manipur to “remember in our hearts the brave souls who secured today’s freedom and contributed selflessly for the well beings of the citizens of a free India.”
“I urge all to work as one in the true spirit of a democratic country to bring about emotional integration and equal development,” the Minister said.
He also expressed strong hope that unitedly we can overcome the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic in the coming days and urged everyone to stay safe and follow necessary precautions and guidelines.