Naga peace talks won’t affect the integrity of Manipur: CM
DIPR/ TMB Report
IMPHAL: Manipur on Wednesday observed Patriots’ Day in memory of those heroes who sacrificed their lives in the Anglo-Manipur War, 1891. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh led others in paying floral tributes at Hicham Yaichampat, Moirangkhom, where Bir Tikendrajit was cremated, Thangal General Temple Complex, Palace Compund, Kangla Uttra and Bir Tikendrajit Park. A contingent of Manipur Rifles sounded the last post and offered gun salutes to the martyrs.
Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, top civil and police officials and others attended the function.
Speaking to the media persons, Chief Minister said that this day reminds us of the supreme sacrifice made by our forefathers for freedom and sovereignty of our motherland and this sense of patriotism should not be forgotten by the present generation.
Stating about the Naga peace talks, Chief Minister reminded that the Centre had assured that the opinions of the people of Manipur will be heard before inking the final agreement between Government of India and NSCN (IM). He opined that the Naga peace talks won’t affect the integrity of the State.
The observance began with ‘Prabhat Phery’ commencing from DIPR Office, Keishampat at 4:00 am. Patriotic songs were played imbibing the sense of patriotism and martyrdom at various locations of Imphal East and Imphal West districts.
The district administration Chandel commemorates the Patriots’ Day at the district head quarter today. Floral tributes were paid by the deputy commissioner, Chandel, Krishna Kumar, SP Chandel, N. Modhunimai and other officials of the district.
Due to the ongoing pandemic the function was organised in a simple and smaller scale.
The district administration of Bishnupur observed the 129th Patriots’ Day today at Conference Hall, Mini-secretariat campus, Bishnupur. L. Radhakeshore, Hon’ble MLA of Oinam AC, Neeta Arambam, DC Bishnupur , Priyadhashini Laishram, SP and district level officers attended the solemn function.
Speaking on the occasion, Radhakeshore said that we should remember the supreme sacrifices made by our forefathers for our land. He also urged the people to join hands for the development of our state and make it shine within India through our joint efforts.
The Deputy Commissioner of the district Neeta Arambam said that this occasion is observed to show our utmost respect to the patriots. She appealed the people to maintain social distancing, to always put face mask and utilizing sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandamic.
Floral tribute was given to the sons of Manipur who made supreme and selfless sacrifice for the cause of the motherland against the mighty British.
The district administration of Thoubal observed the 129th Patriots’ Day today at Conference Hall, of DC, Thoubal.
Under the strict norms of SOP of COVID-19 Pandemic, the Deputy Commissioner of the district, Smt N. Bandana Devi and other officials paid floral tribute to the sons of Manipur who made supreme and selfless sacrifice for the cause of the motherland against the mighty British.