Imphal: MLA of Langthabal AC Karam Shyam on Sunday said that one of the necessary attributes for proceeding towards further development is to identify our primary duties and go for its realization.
The legislator made the remark while speaking to media persons during a social service programme conducted in the area between MU Gate, Canchipur and Catholic School on Sunday.
The social service programme was jointly organized by Chaokhat Khongthang Club, Kha Naorem Leikai and Human Development Association, Liwa Naorem Leikai.
Karam Shyam further said the road leading to Manipur University road, along which the cleaning was taken up, is important not just because it links with the university but it is the route for many other institutions and important destinations. But unfortunately, due to casual disposal of their garbage by the business units including chicken cutting shops and people of the nearby localities on the sides of the road it has raised a health hazard upon the decomposition of the waste. The ill-effects are being felt not only by the residents of the area but commuters using the road as well.
If we do not know our responsibility, we would not be able to join the race of development, he said and warned that any individual from the locality or otherwise who are found throwing garbage along the road will encounter legal actions.
Karam Shyam said that as the road from MU junction to Lilong is single lane, the number of accidents has been increasing day by day as well as the fatality claimed on the road.
It was said that when Karam was serving as a minister he had proposed to the chief minister and concerned minister about the widening of the road, but nothing concrete materialised. He pointed out that accidents and resulting deaths have happened recently.
He appealed to the state government and concerned minister to take up steps for the expansion of the road at the earliest in the interest of all the people in the state with the goal to avoid such tragic incidents in the future.
Many volunteers and executive members from both clubs and as well as other persons were present during the social service exercise.