True Identity of Northeasterners are Wrongly Interpreted: Rijiju
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
April 02, 2017: Efforts are on to bring the misguided youths to the national mainstream, this was stated by Union miister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju was speaking here in the Digi Mela — a government initiative that plans to make cashless transactions popular among the people.
“The true identity of the people of the Northeast is wrongly interpreted. The natural beauty is also pushed in the background,” said Rijiju, adding, “It pains me when somebody asks me whether it is safe to visit the Northeast.”
Rijiju further informed that people are afraid of bomb blasts and other violent incidents.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who was also present at the function, mentioned that internet connectivity would be provided in the interior regions and appealed to the major banks to open branches in the remote areas.
“Cancer is a common fatal disease in Manipur. Therefore, the central government has allowed us to open a 100-bedded cancer ward in J.N. Institute of Medical Science,” announced Singh.
The Chief Minister also said the central government has sanctioned Rs 150 crore for constructing marketing complexes in all the hill districts. “Such developmental projects will help bring the people closer,” he said.
Biren further revealed that floodlights would be installed in the Khuman Lampak sports complex in Imphal.