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VIDEO: This IAS Officer from Manipur Built a 100 Km Road as a ‘Christmas Gift’

A Naga IAS officer’s efforts led to the construction of a 100km road effectively linking Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, without any financial aid from the government.

Watch the incredible story here:

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Transcript:

A Naga IAS officer’s efforts led to the construction of a 100km road effectively linking Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, without financial aid from the government. Armstrong Pame, the first IAS officer from the Zeme tribe, was determined to put an end to the problem of inaccessibility faced by far-flung localities. He took it upon himself to build a connecting road, and ended up paying from his own pocket!

Soon he wasn’t alone in his venture, several locals came to pour their contributions… and not just in the form of funds!

And after starting a facebook page, Armstrong received more funds which came from not just India, but outside as well! The community-built Tamenglong-Haflong road, completed in 2013 now connects 3 states. And is called ‘The People’s Road’.

The story of The Great Indian road that was built by the people, for the people!

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