Art exhibition of tribal freedom fighters in Imphal
The painting and photo exhibition was organised to pay respect to the tribal freedom fighters on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.
Updated 16 Nov 2021, 4:45 pm
In recognition of the valiant efforts of tribal freedom fighters who contributed greatly to the Indian freedom movement, the Tribal Affairs and Hills department organised a state-level painting and photo exhibition of tribal freedom fighters to pay respect to the tribal freedom fighters on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas which is celebrated as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations on Monday at the Tribal Research Institute, Chingmeirong, Imphal
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, TA and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte expressed his admiration of the iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda who led a rebellion against the British. He also applauded the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Modi who recognised the unsung heroes of the tribal freedom fighters.
“The tribal freedom fighters were never recognised by the previous governments, but it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who recognised the importance of history, its contributors and the tribals participation in the freedom movement,” he added.
Minister Valte presented a traditional shawl to Ngamkholun Kuki who fought against the British forces and also opened the State Level Painting and Photo Exhibition of Tribal Freedom fighters during the function.
Additional CS (TA and Hills) Letkhogin Haoki; commissioner (Art and Culture) M Joy Singh and director TA and Hills C Arthur Worchuiyo attended the function as guests of honours and president respectively.
First published:15 Nov 2021, 9:04 pm