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Khongjom Day: Manipur pays tributes to bravehearts of 1891 Manipur-Anglo War

Manipur Governor La Ganesan along with CM Biren, Council of Ministers, MP Rajya Sabha, MLAs and kins of  bravehearts paid tributes at the Khongjom War 1891 Memorial, Khebaching, Thoubal district.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 23 Apr 2022, 5:20 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)
(PHOTO: Twitter)

Manipur on Saturday paid rich tributes to martyrs of the 1891 Manipur-Anglo War at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex in Thoubal district. 

Manipur Governor La Ganesan who attended the function of Khongjom War 1891 observance as the chief guest said he is proud to observe the inclusive nature of the function where history, tradition and culture all reflect the realm of spiritualism.

"On this auspicious occasion of Khongjom Day, let us pay together our homage and gratitude not only to those patriots who sacrificed their lives for freedom of their motherland but also those innumerable freedom fighters throughout India who made selfless sacrifices for the Nation," the governor tweeted.

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The governor along with the chief minister, Council of Ministers, MP Rajya Sabha, MLAs and kins of  bravehearts paid tributes at the Khongjom War 1891 Memorial, Khebaching, Thoubal district.

"Paid homage and Tarpanam ritual to Heroes of Manipur at Khongjom War 1891 Memorial, Khebaching, Thoubal, Manipur along with CM of Manipur Shri N Biren Singh, Council of Ministers, MP Rajya Sabha, MsLA and kins of the great Heroes of Manipur," the governor said in another tweet. 

In a series of tweets, Chief Minister N Biren Singh also wrote, "Tributes to our gallant forefathers on this occasion of Khongjom Day. Exemplifying the highest form of nationalism, our forefathers laid down their lives to protect the sovereignty of our motherland during the 1891 Anglo-Manipur war. Their sacrifices will continue to inspire us".

"Their valour and nationalism will be fondly remembered and inspire the generations to come. In memory of our forefathers' undying love and sacrifice for Manipur, I salute them today and everyday," CM Biren tweeted. 

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"On this Khongjom Day, I paid my humble tributes to our bravehearts who sacrificed their lives, fighting for the dignity and sovereignty of Manipur in the 1891 Manipur-Anglo War along with Hon’ble @manipurgovernor Shri La Ganesan Ji," the chief minister said in another tweet. 

Khongjom Day is observed every year on April 23 to honour the gallant Manipuri warriors, including Major Paona Brajabashi who made supreme sacrifice fighting against the British to protect the freedom of Manipur in the battle of Khongjom during the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war.

 

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First published:23 Apr 2022, 11:57 am

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Khongjom warKhongjom War Memorial ComplexAnglo-Manipuri warPaona Brajabashi

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