Manipur Amit

Imphal, Jan 06: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to lay the foundation stone of several projects in Manipur on Friday. Amit Shah has already laid the foundation stone for the Olympic Park at Sangaithel hillock in the Imphal West district. The park is the first of its kind in the Northeast.

The park has statues of state Olympians. The park will also accommodate statues of state sports persons who are looking forward to participating in the Olympics in the future.

He can even inaugurate the Churachandpur Medical College and Hospital, and unveil a 120-foot-high statue of a polo player riding a pony at Heingang Marjing Hill in Imphal East district later in the day.

Manipur CM N Biren Singh share a glimpse of the program on Twitter and wrote, It is a great privilege & a historic moment for the people of the Manipur to have Hon’ble Union Home Minister Sh @AmitShah Ji to inaugurate the Marjing Polo Statue. This 122 ft polo statue will highlight the significance as the birthplace of Polo & revive the glory of Manipur.”

Shah is likewise scheduled to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for various other projects at the Chingei Lampak area in the Bishnupur district.

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The Union Home Minister will also hand out awards to all the poppy farmers who have adopted alternatives.

The Manipur government has beefed up security in the state in view of Shah’s visit. He arrived here on Thursday and was received at the airport by Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Union minister R K Ranjan. A no-fly zone for drones and UAVs was also announced near the areas where Shah will visit.