Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh led India's 76th Independence Day celebration at 1st MR Ground and Hapta Kangjeibung in Imphal which was marked by colourful cultural performances for the first time, and highlighted the great achievements in his address to the people of the state. State ministers, MLAs and officials were present at the occasion.
"With great pride and honour, led the Independence Day celebration at 1st MR Ground in Imphal. Addressed the people of the state and highlighted the great achievements that we have achieved in the last 75 years of Independence," Biren tweeted on Monday.
For the first time, a special programme of cultural dances, drills, and patriotic songs marked the Independence Day celebration held in Imphal. It was participated by people from all communities of the state.
"In a first of its kind, celebrated the Independence Day with people from all the communities amidst cultural dances, patriotic songs & other fun filled performances. Today’s event showcased the true spirit of a United Manipur and a United India... This celebration has set a precedent in celebrating our unity and diversity," the chief minister said.
Delighting in the celebration, the chief minister also posted series of glimpses of the event on Twitter.
"The performance of the students of Wangkhei High School was a cherry on the top in the Independence Day celebration at Hapta Kangjeibung earlier today," Biren said in a Twitter post.
On the occasion, cash prize were awarded to the seven Commonwealth Games 2022 medal winners of Manipur.
The chief minister also paid floral tributes to great freedom fighters Rani Gaidinliu and Haipou Jadonang, along with his cabinet colleagues.
"Hon’ble CM Shri@NBirenSingh along with his cabinet colleagues paid floral tribute to the great freedom fighters Rani Gaidinliu and Haipou Jadonang," the state BJP party tweeted.