IMPHAL: Paying deepest regards to the martyrs of Anglo Manipuri War in 1891, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) in collaboration with Apunba Manipuri Matam Ishei Kanglup (AMMIK) observed the 129th Patriots Day while applying the guidelines of WHO at AMSU HQ Conference Hall on Thursday.
The members of AMSU and AMMIK paid their homage by laying floral tributes to the portrait of the heroes of the battle Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General who had laid down their precious lives for the sake of their motherland Manipur. A two minute silence was observed as a mark of respect.
Speaking at the observation, president of AMSU Peter Laishram said that the young generations of today should emulate the spirit of responsibility and sacrifice shown by the martyrs through their willingness to lay down their lives for our motherland. There is an imperative need for the present generation to shed their differences and once again build a generation that is committed to the protection of our motherland, he said.
He appealed that with the coming of the Martyr’s Day, the present issue of Covid-19 which is lying in front of us should be tackled with unity.
President of AMSU Peter Laishram, vice-president of AMMIK Wahengbam Samson and Advisor AMSU Thokchom Suresh attended as president, chief guest and guest of honour respectively. During the observation, 27 songs of different communities living in the state were released.
Many singers from AMMIK, song writers, music composers and selected volunteers of AMSU district branches and units were present at the observation.