The 196th birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule was commemorated as ‘Social Justice Week’ by observing a one-day free medical camp at the community hall in front of Palace Gate in Imphal on Tuesday.
The medical camp was jointly organised by CMO Imphal East, Palace Compound Youth Welfare Club, Sana Khonung Meira Paibi and BJP Manipur under the supervision of Rajya Sabha MP Leishamba Sanajaoba who also distributed free medicines to the beneficiaries.
At the inaugural function, Sanajaoba said that the camp is being organised under the mission of PM Modi to keep all the citizens of India healthy.
Since the assumption of the PM office by Modi, he has been digging up the history of the past unsung leaders, who have given great contributions towards the progress of society, and make everyone know them.
Elaborating on the contribution of Jyotiba Phule, he said that Joytiba is a social reformer who was the idol of personalities like Dr Ambekar and Mahatma Gandhi.
He maintained that Jyotiba Phule fought for the rights of the lower castes and was also the pioneer activist of women rights in India besides being the founder of orphanages in the country.
Moreover, he supported the concept of widow remarriage, considering their miserable conditions under the Sati system and stood up against the society of cast prejudice, he added.
The inaugural programme was also attended by BJP Manipur vice-president N Nimbus, social activist Shivadutta Luwang, JNIMS MS professor Kh Lokeshwor, PCYWC president Toijam Rajendro and SKMP president Y Ibeyaima as presidium members.