Imphal: Newly elected Rajya Sabha Member and Titular King of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba was feted in a felicitation function organized by Manipur Khadi and Village Industries Board (MKVIB) with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh as the chief guest at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Public Health Engineering Minister L. Dikho, Forest and Environment Minister Awangbow Newmai, Lok Sabha MP R.K. Ranjan, Khurai AC MLA L. Sushindro, MKVIB Vice-Chairman Y. Nilamani and MKVIB Chief Executive Officer Karuna were also seated on the dais as presidium members.
Speaking on the occasion, Leishemba Sanajaoba vowed to relentlessly work for the people of the State. He also expressed his profound gratitude to all the MLAs under the leadership of the Chief Minister who voted in his favour in the Rajya Sabha election.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that Leishemba Sanajaoba can effectively highlight the issues besieging the State to the Centre because his words would never be taken lightly being the titular king of Manipur. His one opinion would be similar to hundred pleas of other leaders, the Chief Minister observed.
Further, expressing concern that the State has few committed leaders, N. Biren Singh urged the public to elect only the true leaders, who are committed to work for the people, in future. Only then, the State would become one of the best States in the world, he asserted.
The Chief Minister informed that the present Government is working on realization of agriculture revolution in the State. He said, Rs. 66 crore would be spent in the construction of bore-wells for extraction of groundwater for irrigation. Another Rs. 260 would be utilized in the construction of 500 check dams in foothills at different places.
Manipur Khadi and Village Industries Board presented different Khadi products to the dignitaries at the function. Shri Sanasam Premananda donated Rs. 1 lakh to CM’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.