Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The Manipur government handed over assets to the temple committee constructed at Shree Shree Bijoy Govindajee Temple in Imphal’s Sagolband under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Union Ministry of Tourism.
The State Tourism Department handed over the assets to the temple committee during a function held at the temple complex, in front of state chief minister N Biren Singh.
After handing over the assets, the chief minister praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his far vision of inclusive development.
“Under his guidance, the Central government had taken up the Swadesh Darshan Scheme which aims to promote and harness the potential of tourism of our country,” said Singh.
Singh further guaranteed to rebuild and preserve the sacredness of Thangapat in Imphal’s Sagolband where the hiyang tannaba (boat race) is held every year on the occasion of Heikru Hidongba.
Citing the historical and cultural significance of the boat race, he expressed his eagerness to make the boat race more competitive with the involvement of well-trained rowers.
He also urged the tourism department to make arrangements for conducting the boat race at both Thangapats at Palace Compound and Sagolband during next Heikru Hidongba festival.
Mr. Singh said that his government is taking steps to uphold proper and safe boundaries of the state by sorting out issues with neighboring states, constructing police stations, barracks, among others.
State tourism minister Oinam Lukhoi said that Manipur being a state with supreme scenic beauty, the state government under the leadership of N Biren Singh had been working to improve tourist spots at various places in hill and valley regions.