Both my janmabhumi and karmabhumi important in India’s freedom struggle: Darjeeling MP

Both my janmabhumi and karmabhumi important in India’s freedom struggle: Darjeeling MP

TMB Report

Imphal: MP of Darjeeling cum BJP National Spokesperson Raju Bista along with MLA of Khurai A/c cum Chairman of Loktak Development Authority (LDA) L. Susindro Meitei visited the Indian National Army Museum at Moirang, where the flag of the Indian National Army was first unfurled on April 14, 1944, on Saturday.  A press release from the office of Raju Bista stated that they show first-hand the museum that houses a collection of letters, photographs, badges of ranks and other war memorabilia and is a great reminder of the sacrifices made by INA soldiers and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for our nation.After the visit to the museum that also showcased relics from WW-II that were found in the fields of Manipur such as bullets, bombshells, soldiers’ helmets, etc and also has a gallery of the historical personalities of Manipur as well as one of Manipuri soldiers who were in the INA,Raju Bista considered it as his honour and privilege that he has been made a part of the High Level Committee headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. As we observe a year-long commemoration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary this year, it is a matter of pride for him that both my Janmabhumi Manipur and my Karmabhumi Darjeeling holds such a special place in the history of India’s freedom struggle, he stated in the communication.  The release further said that the Moirang INA Museum and Netaji Museum at Giddhey Pahar in Kurseong will be an important part of the celebration and it will educate the people and attract visitors and history enthusiasts from across the country and abroad to our region. During the visit, Raju Bista also visited the majestic Loktak Lake, a magical landscape with tiny floating islands made of Phumdi. The Loktak lake, besides its natural beauty is deeply entrenched with our local folklore like the timeless romance of Khamba-Thoibi, or the story of Poubi Lai, the mythical creature believed to reside in the heart of the lake, the note stated while mentioning that he had raised the issue of conserving Loktak Lake in the Parliament and he is happy to report that the Government of Manipur is taking all steps to preserve our unique natural heritage, said the release. He also had an opportunity to visit the local IMA (Mothers’) market at Moirang, where fish from the Loktak lake, vegetables, and local crafts are sold. The IMA markets are embodiment of women empowerment, and like farmers’ markets, but wholly run by women right from its administration to maintenance and security, the statement added.  With the improvement of infrastructure and economic development of our state, he has confidence that in the coming days, Manipur and the entire Northeast will drive India’s growth. The beauty of the land and the warmth of our people is unmatched, added the release.
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