IMPHAL, June 19: All 22 members of the State Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS led by its chairman, speaker Manipur Legislative Assembly I Hemochandra are preparing to conduct an external tour to visit Malaysia and Australia as per the proposed programme of the forum.
According to an official source the forum after organizing various level of conventions and awareness programmes to control the ever increasing problem of HIV/AIDS in the state, has decided that the forum needs more explorations of initiatives that have been taken up by the advance countries regarding the control of further spreading of the dreaded HIV/AIDS,
It has further mentioned that with this objective in mind, the state Legislative Forum on HIV/AIDS has planned to conduct a meaningful external study tour and visit Malaysia and Australia.
The source further mentioned that the state high power committee headed by chief secretary DS Poonia in its meeting have approved to accord sanction for all expenditures which will be incurred in the tour program of all 22 members led by the speaker as a result the state finance department has officially accord sanctioned for all expenditures for the said tour of the forum members.
In the meantime it has been reported that the ministry of external affairs, government of India has already given its clearance regarding the high profile external tour, the source added.
The source further said that the member delegates comprising of all 22 MLA led by the Speaker Manipur Legislative Forum I Hemochandra will flag off their tour formally on June 23 this month.
The source further mentioned that, the joint member of the state legislature on tour will analyse the modalities of various implemented projects that has been undertaken up by the concern governments of Malaysia and Australia in controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS.