By M.Devanand Sharma
Imphal (Manipur),July 26 : The ‘Observance of Kargil Vijay Diwas ’ was held at Banquet Hall of 1st Manipur Rifles Battalion, here today. Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Chief Minister said that all the communities living in the State should show the oneness to protect the territory and integrity of the State as they have done in the past.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the ideology of the present government is to build unity among various communities and to fight collectively against any evil.
He mentioned that a delegation led by him had urged the Centre not to disintegrate Manipur which have been a home for various communities since time immemorial. He also cautioned that there are certain people who are trying to hurt the sentiments of other communities living in the State.
He said that it is our bounden duty to think about the welfare and development of those people. We must think on how bandhs or general strikes affect a poor family living in the State. Let us try to uplift the lives of the people at grassroots, he added.
He appealed to the people of the State to give a chance to the present government to serve the State to bring an inclusive development in the State.
Chief Minister spoke elaborately on the essence and relevance of observing the Kargil Vijay Diwas in the country. He mentioned that the Kargil war had shown the world that Pakistan had illegally invaded the soil of India. On the occasion, he recalled those Manipur born soldiers who laid their lives for the country in the Kargil War. Deputy Chief Minister ,Ministers,MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP and other top civil and police officials attended the function.