In his recorded speech on the 50th statehood day celebrations of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on Friday, Modi said that sons and daughters of Manipur have brought laurels in the sports field and in the light of their passion and potential India’s first sports university was established in the state.
The Prime Minister said that Manipur’s key role in the vision of making the northeast the centre of “Act East Policy”.
Modi added, “Connectivity projects worth thousands of crores are underway including the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. With Imphal airport getting international status, connectivity of north eastern states with Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru has improved. Manipur will also benefit from India-Myanmar-Thailand tri-lateral highway and upcoming 9 thousand crores natural gas pipeline in the region.”
He said Manipuri people could fulfill their greatest desire for peace. The Prime Minister said that obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and the next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development.
The Prime Minister said that Meghalaya has given the message of protecting nature, progress, conservation and eco-sustainability to the world. Modi said that this land is filled with talented artists and the Shillong Chamber Choir has taken it to new heights.
He said that the country has high hopes from the rich sports culture of Meghalaya.
“The Jal Jeevan Mission has taken the piped water to 33 per cent households from just one per cent households in 2019.Meghalaya is among the first states to use drones for the vaccine delivery, the Prime Minister stated. “
Modi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tripura is fast becoming the hub of a trade corridor.
He said, “The double engine government fulfilled the long-pending demand of Tripura and got access to the Chittagong sea port in Bangladesh. State received the first cargo from Bangladesh through Akhaura Integrated Check Post in 2020.