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Manipur Governor La Ganesan inaugurates memorial pillar, guest house at Uchekon Laikon

Governor La Ganesan encouraged the people to render yeoman services whenever necessity arises.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 May 2022, 3:22 am

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Manipur Governor La Ganesan on Wednesday inaugurated a newly constructed Memorial Pillar and a Guest House, today, at Radha Madhab Mandap, Uchekon Laikon, Imphal East. The inaugural function was organised by Anisuba Lanjaoda Shri Govindajee Lengthabiramba Ningshing Khubam Seva Committee (ALGLNKSC) in connection with the 9th Memorial Day.

Governor La Ganesan, addressing the gathering as chief guest, encouraged the people to render yeoman services whenever necessity arises. Man is born to do something in this world. The role of God is to create human beings with a purpose and we should perform our duties in whatever way we can, he added.

The governor applauded the relentless efforts of the ALGLNKSC in upholding the tradition of observing the memorial day of the auspicious halting of Lord Shree Shree Govindajee at the Mandop for the last eight decades.

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Appreciating the initiatives taken up by the Seva Committee and Minister Th Biswajit especially, for the welfare of the people, the governor said that he firmly believed that the committee will extend its help and co-operation to the needy people irrespective of positions. He also urged the representatives of the state to work with sincerity, honesty, dedication and transparency to win the hearts of the people.

Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba extended his gratitude to the governor for encouraging the members of the Seva Committee and also Minister Th Biswajit Singh for constructing the Guest House and the Memorial Pillar under his initiative. Taking advantage of the presence of the governor, the MP requested the governor to take up necessary action for improving the road conditions from Wangkhei to Yairipok in the larger interest of the general public.

Minister Biswajit said that the construction of the Memorial Pillar and the Guest House has been achieved after many struggles and it shows the dedication of the Seva Committee and the people of the constituency.

Highlighting the importance of installing the Memorial Pillar and construction of the Guest House, the Minister said that the future generation will remember the history of the state related to this particular site which will become a tourist spot. He urged the Seva committee to publicize the importance of this site all over Manipur and to invite them to visit and avail the facilities provided at this site.

The minister also proposed the setting up of a garden after acquiring land from the nearby area and to upgrade the Mandop to make the people, coming from different parts, to understand the historical importance of the Memorial Pillar and the surrounding area. He said that the site has become a public property and drew the attention of the Governor to extend support in developing the area as a popular tourist spot.  

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Minister Biswajit further stated that it is high time that the present generation integrates history and culture in our lifestyles, so as to have a disciplined society. He said that the particular site will make the younger generations understand the importance of history and culture of our society.  

It is worth mentioning that the Memorial Pillar and Guest House were constructed in memory of Anisuba Lanjaoda Shri Govindajee Lengthabiramba Ningshing Khubam (ALGLNK) by Minister Biswajit Singh, under the MLA Local Area Development Fund (LADF) provided by the government for small development projects in their respective constituencies.

The Memorial Pillar, dedicated for Peace and Unity, was built in remembrance of the agony of the war and the historic event that occurred during World War-II leading to evacuation of the Royal Palace of Imphal on May 10, 1942 along with Lord Shree Shree Govindajee at Uchekon Laikon, Imphal East. The Lord was worshipped at Radha Madhav Mandop of Gurumayum Tombi Sharma from May 11 to July 30, 1942 before returning to the Palace temple.

Governor along with Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba and Th Biswajit Singh also released a souvenir during the inaugural function.

Ch Jamini Devi, Advisor, ALGLNKSC, M Govinda Singh, Treasurer, ALGLNKSC, representatives of ALGLNKSC, invitees and others attended the inauguration of the Memorial Pillar and Guest House.

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First published:12 May 2022, 3:22 am

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