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Remembering Maharaja Gambhir Singh: National Reconciliation Day observed

UPF president N Rupachandra called upon people of Manipur to follow the footsteps of Maharaja Gambhir Singh.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 10 Jan 2023, 2:09 am

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(Photo: IFP)

Remembering Maharaja Gambhir Singh, who freed the people of Manipur from the clutches of Burmese soldiers and ended the Seven Years' Devastation, the United People's Front (UPF) observed Reconciliation Day at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU), Yaiskul.

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Addressing the gathering, UPF president N Rupachandra said the people of Manipur should follow the footsteps of Maharaja Gambhir Singh also known as Chinglen Nongdren Khomba, to bring peace and unity among the people of the state.

Rupachandra said that the event is held to remember the contribution of Maharaja Chinglen in bringing back the scattered communities of Manipur during the seven years of devastation and defeating the Burmese.

Delivering the keynote address, UPF secretary general S Subhachandra said Reconciliation Day is being observed in the state in remembrance of Maharaja Gambhir Singh restoring the lost freedom of Manipur after the First Anglo Burmese War (1824-26).

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The national reconciliation day is observed on the 189th death anniversary of Iningthou Chinglen Nongdren Khomba.

The event started with a thang-ta presentation by the Huiyen Lalong thang-ta group and was followed by a floral tribute to the Maharaja Chinglen Ningdren Khomba.

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