IMPHAL: Keirao AC MLA and Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei, has expressed deep concern over the Meetei community failing to understand the value of time.
The MLA was addressing the foundation day celebration of Young Learners’ Voluntary Organization, Keirao Bitra (now extinct) that paved the way for founding the present Youth Development Centre Club on Thursday.
Consumption of alcohol during various religious rituals of Meetei community such as community grand feasts, marriage ceremonies, Ipan thaba has become a fashion in Meetei society. Such fashion has wasted not only time but also human health. It needs to be checked on time, else Meetei society will land in jeopardy, cautioned the MLA.
Though geographically very vast, Keirao AC is the most backward Assembly segment in the state. It is an uphill task to fulfil all the aspirations of the people and to bring development in all sectors within 5 years. There are many loopholes yet to be fulfilled. Despite this fact, I will leave no stone unturned to fulfill the aspiration of the people at my best with the available resources, he assured.
Contending that he is taking up development activities in terms of better road connectivity in Keirao AC and others, the MLA informed that blacktopping of Keorao Bitra roads within the AC has begun. Blacktopping of Keirao Bitra road has commenced in public interest despite fund paucity.
Financial constraint has also crippled development in the AC, he added.
Keirao GP Pradhan K Chourajit, Puthem Ibomcha President YDCC also attended the function as dignitaries. MLA Rameshwor led the gathering in paying floral tribute to the late elders of the AC.