Updated 16 Jun 2021, 3:00 pm
The Great June Uprising Unity day on June 18 for the current year will be observed only by the Observance Committee, families of June 18 martyrs and leaders of civil voluntary organisations in view of the pandemic.
The Observance Committee appealed to the police personnel to give free movement to the civil body leaders and martyrs' families who would be coming to pay their respects at Kekrupat on June 18.
President of All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO) Pheiroijam Nando Luwang who is also the chairman of the Observance Committee made the announcement through a video released on Wednesday.
Nando said the Great June Uprising Unity day had been observed since 2002 in honour of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives on June 18, 2001 during the mass protest in the state against extension of ceasefire between the NSCN I-M and the Centre beyond Nagaland.
The chairman also appealed to the public to observe the day at their respective houses and pay their respects to the martyrs between 9 to 10 in the morning so that there can be uniformity in the observation.
Nando further appealed to the people in the state to make a collective stand to protect and safeguard the integrity of the state.
President United Committee Manipur (UCM) Sunil Karam who is also the vice chairman of the Observance Committee said that different ethnic communities living in the state should collectively fight any external forces to protect the integrity of the state.
Secretary general UCM Khuraijam Athouba and secretary general AMUCO L Thoithoi were also appointed as the convener and co-convener of the committee respectively.
First published:16 Jun 2021, 3:00 pm
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