The 250th Birth Anniversary of Raj Ram Mohan Roy was organised by District Library Thoubal under the aegis of Raj Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata at Thoubal Melaground, Thoubal on Saturday.
The event was attended by Thoubal Municipal Council Ward No I former councillor Okram Inaotombi as the chief guest, District Library Thoubal librarian L Pramodkumar as the president along with Manipur University of Culture librarian Th Khomdon and Ananda Purna School of Science Thoubal principal Sapam Swaminath as the guests of honour.
The programme commenced with a discussion on ‘Giving Power to Women’. As part of the occasion, the chief guest Okram Inaotombi flagged off a rally from the Thoubal Melaground to Thoubal DC and back.
Speaking on the occasion, Okram Inaotombi said that Raj Ram Mohan Roy was a formidable leader who was also an avid believer of giving power to women. He worked for the prevention of child marriage and Sati Dharma, she added. She continued that nowadays the youth no longer visit the library, and warned the youth against the dangers of drug abuse.