Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects worth Rs 750 crore in Manipur on Friday. He laid the Foundation Stone of the National Sports University, 1000 Anganwadi Centres, and several other important development projects. He inaugurated the Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex, the Rani Gaidinliu Park, and other important development projects. He also addressed a public meeting at Luwangsangbam.
Addressing the enthusiastic gathering, the PM complimented the state government for the work done by it over the past one year.
He said the projects launched on Friday are related to the aspirations and talent of the youth, their employment, women empowerment and connectivity. He said the National Sports University is being established, keeping in mind the talent and sporting capability of the youth in the northeast. He urged the youth of Manipur to take maximum advantage of the recently launched Khelo India Initiative. He also complimented Manipur for its good performance in the recently concluded Khelo India Games. He said the Multi Sports Complex would offer opportunities for training and competitions.
Modi said Manipur has shown how sports can become a means of women empowerment. He appreciated famous sportspersons of the State including Mirabai Chanu and Sarita Devi. He also appreciated other initiatives for women empowerment taken by the State Government. In this context, he also mentioned the 1000 Anganwadi Centers whose foundation stone was laid today. He spoke about the recently launched National Nutrition Mission.
The PM said that the Union government’s vision for the northeast has been ‘Transformation by Transportation.’ The Prime Minister said that the northeast can be the New Engine of India’s growth.
He said the government is addressing the special needs of the region to enable growth parity with the rest of the country. He remarked that he has himself visited the NE more than 25 times in the last four years.ss