The United Committee Manipur (UCM) on Friday met Chief Minister N Biren Singh and discussed the ongoing development of Manipur Parvat National Park” in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The UCM representatives, led by committee president Joychandra Konthoujam, also discussed with the chief minister, the memorial site which will be constructed at Mount Manipur, where Manipur’s Maharaja Kulchandra Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were exiled in the 1891 Anglo-Manipur war.
“I was called on by representatives of UCM led by Joychandra Konthoujam, President UCM at my secretariat. We discussed the ongoing development of ‘Manipur Parvat National Park’ at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the memorial site which will be constructed at Mount Manipur, where Manipur’s Maharaja Kulchandra Singh and 22 other freedom fighters were exiled,” Biren said in a tweet on Friday.
Recently, a six-member team of the Preservation Committee of Deported Manipuri War Heroes Andaman Nicobar Islands left Imphal for the Andaman and Nicobar Island with a mission to obtain the document of the land allocated to the committee in the Islands.
Committee president Yumnam Tomba, before leaving for the Islands, informed that the Andaman and Nicobar government allocated land measuring 2,000 square feet at Goodwill Estate to the committee on July 27, 2019 for construction of a memorial site of the 23 deported war heroes of Manipur, including Maharaja Kulachandra.
It may be mentioned that Mount Harriet National Park, which was established in 1969 with an area of 4.62 sq km in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, was officially renamed Mount Manipur National Park in October 2021 in honour of the 23 war heroes.