Chandel, October 11 2021: The Governor of Manipur, La Ganesan in one of his first major public appearances after taking charge as the Governor of Manipur, made his maiden visit to Chandel district today.
During his visit, the District Administration Chandel hosted an interaction programme with the District level officers and members of civil society organisations.
The programme was also attended by D Ringo Lamkang, Caretaker Chairman ADC Chandel; Bobby Waikhom, Secretary to the Governor, Manipur, OSD to Governor and ADC to Governor, Deputy commissioner Chandel, Village Chiefs, members of civil society organisations, DLOs and other officials of the district.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor expressed his desire to give more emphasis on “Arogaya”, the overall well being, health of mind, body and spirit.
He said, “wealth is lost, nothing is lost but health is lost, something is lost” .
Highlighting the significance of Navratri and Durga puja he said that those who have strength are respected even by God and Goddess while adding that Manipur is famous for its sports and cultural activities which are very much related to health and mental well being.
He also congratulated the District administration and the Deputy Commissioner Chandel for providing clean toilets to all the girls’ schools throughout the district and also for achieving hundred percent open defecation free in the district.
He expressed his concern over the low vaccination rate in the district and advised the District Administration to emphasise on increasing the vaccination rate at the earliest.
“The Government cannot stop the pandemic but it can give the vaccines, the Government is even using drones to deliver vaccines”, said the Governor while urging the public to support the District Administration in making the district 100 % vaccinated.
Deputy Commissioner Chandel, Mayanglambam Rajkumar also presented a detailed PPT report about the district and the developmental works being taken up in the district.
During the presentation, M Rajkumar highlighted the challenges faced by the district administration including bad connectivity, communication problems like ‘shadow areas’, lack of district officials and manpower, lack of medical staff and health facilities etc.
As part of the programme, Governor La Ganesan also honoured the families of two Kargil war Martyrs, Chara Nicholas Moyon of Hegrutampak village and Ng Beningvir Moyon of Kupthar both from Naga Regiment.
Later, cultural dances were displayed by the Anal, Lamkang and Tarao cultural troupes.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Additional Deputy Commissioner Chandel, Ksh Siddharth.