The last rites of social activist Laisham Mandir, who died in a road mishap on Wednesday at Lilong Hangamthabi under the jurisdiction of Lilong Police station, was held at his hometown in Heirok Part I on Thursday.
As his lifeless body was being taken from JNIMS mortuary to his home place, the people of Heirok paid floral tributes along the way; members of Heirok Apunba Club honoured him with a gun salute.
Heirok Apunba Club convenor Thounaojam Roshan Meitei said that Mandir was a leader and advisor of the club. He recalled the active roles taken by Mandir for the people of Heirok on different issues by forming JACs. He also took a major role in trying to set up SPO for the first time in Manipur and he was also a member of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Thoubal and general secretary of Shaksam Thoubal district. He also worked very hard for the benefits to be given to the children and disabled persons.
CWC Thoubal and Shaksam Thoubal district, in separate releases, also condoled his untimely demise. It recalled the roles taken by Mandir for the welfare of the children.
Meanwhile, National Identity Protection Council (NIPCO) also condoled the untimely demise of former Council member, Laishram Mandir Meitei from Heirok Part 1.
Mandir succumbed to his injuries from a road mishap on Wednesday, stated a release. MPP eulogised Mandir for his immense contributions to society and asserted that his sudden demise will be an irreparable loss to the council, it stayed.
He served as the former IPR and organisation secretary of NIPCO and was also a former member of UCM, it stated. Mandir was the former advisor of Heirok Apunba Club as well as a member of Thoubal district child welfare committee, it mentioned.
Council members observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect and also prayed for the departed soul to rest peacefully in heavenly abode, it said. NIPCO also shared grief of the bereaved family members, it added.