Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday appealed to the people of Manipur to inculcate the idea of nationalism and cooperation for building a peaceful and prosperous society, and stressed on the need to follow the path laid by the freedom fighters of Manipur.
CM Biren was speaking to the media during the unveiling of the statue of king Meidingu Narasingh in front of Kangla Western gate on Wednesday.
The contribution made by the freedom fighters of Manipur is highly valuable to the present generation and in their honour, the present BJP state government has erected a brand new statue of Meidingu Narasingh, even bigger than the former statue that was put in the same place, he said.
The statue erected at the western gate of Kangla will let the tourists learn that Manipur was once a Kingdom before it was merged into India, he added.
He further said a meeting was held with the renowned Manipuri film maker Romi Meitei and discussions were held to make a film based on the true life history of Maharaja Kulachandra to celebrate his courageous spirit to free Manipur from the clutches of British rule.
He also discussed to make another film based on Seven Years Devastation during which the men and women were brutally killed after being tortured.
Biren further said that without the contribution and efforts of the forefathers, the present generation of Manipur would not have existed. The people should honour their ancestors, and the BJP government is trying to promote the freedom fighters of Manipur as there is a general apprehension that their contributions and sacrifices will become forgotten.