A public lecture and interactive session on ‘The Kuki and INA movement during World War II’ was organised at the Kuki Inpi Churachandpur's conference hall, Tuibong , Churachandpur district on Thursday.
The event organised by Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Churachandpur was attended by director of (Research and Administration) Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi Om Jee Upadhyan as special guest, along with students, INA veterans, scholars from Kuki Research Forum, and official of KSO, Churachandpur.
Speaking on the occasion, Om Jee Upadhyan commended the Kuki’s association with the Indian National Army (the Ajad Hind Fauj) led by late Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who fought for the liberation of Indians from the British colonial.
Recalling the INA’s fight against British rule during the 2nd World War, he extended appreciation and paid respect to the nine surviving INA veterans, seven of whom had attended the event.
The veterans lamented that even after 75 years of independence of India, the Kuki INA veterans have not gotten their recognition or the due shares for their sacrifices for the liberation of India from the British colonial rule.