A one-day public discourse on ‘Phurupshingi Mari Amasung Manipurgi Tunglamchat’ (The existing bonds among ethnic groups and the evolution of Manipur) called for unity among the communities settled in the state to fulfil Jananeta Hijam Irabot’s dream of creating an egalitarian society.
The public discourse was held on Wednesday at Singjamei Community Hall in Imphal West. It was organised by the Lamyanba Irabot Ningshing Thouram Observation Committee (LINTOC) under the aegis of Protection and Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM).
Committee convenor Konthoujam Thoiba Meetei told the media on the sidelines of the programme that the rights of the people of Manipur were completely suppressed during the British colonial rule in Manipur. While Manipur was existing under those circumstances, Irabot came up and waged a war against the British and fought for creating an egalitarian society which was free from all colonial rule.
He alleged that such colonial rule of the British is being continued in Manipur by the Union government after the state merged into the Indian union. He further stressed on the need to revolve against such ‘colonial rule’ by uniting all the ethnic groups as one.
Participants of the discourse paid floral tributes to Irabot.
The programme was also attended by PPCM convenor Maibam Bishesor; LINTOC co-convenor Kh Gopen Luwang; IPFM president Ashang Kasar; Komarem Union president Ahmang Serto Sagang; and Maipak Ningthou Committee co-convenor Alhal Anshad Basheimayum as presidium members.