Governor, CM, and others send message on Patriots’ Day
IMPHAL| Aug 12
On the occasion of Patriots Day, governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla conveyed her best wishes to all the people of Manipur.
In her message, the governor stated, “The day reminds us of our heroic forefathers like Bir Tikendrajit, Thangal General, Chirai Naga, Pukhrambam Kajao, Niranjan Subedar and a host of other martyrs who made supreme and selfless sacrifice for the cause of the freedom of their motherland.”
Their indomitable spirit and love for freedom were unparalleled and remained an inspirational for generation to come, she said.
CM, N. Biren paid homage to the fallen heroes on the auspicious Patriots’ Day to the people of Manipur.
CM in his message said that Patriots’ Day reminds the public of the supreme sacrifices made by the forefathers in defending the sovereignty of Manipur in the Anglo-Manipur War in 1891. On this day Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal general were hanged in public at Pheidapung (now Bir Tikendrajit Park), it said.
“Even as we pay tributes to our fallen heroes who fought the mighty British despite knowing that they would be defeated, we should take a pledge to stand as one people to protect Manipur and prevent fragmentation of the state on the community lines,” it added.
Speaker, Yumnan Khemchand Singh also extended his best wishes to the people of Manipur on the occasion. Khemchand in his message, said that the day has been declared a state holiday to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their life to defend their motherland and remember them and imbibe the spirit of the forefathers who sacrificed their lives for the people.
Works minister, Th. Biswajit Singh extended his best wishes to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of 128th Patriots day.
Works minister in his message, appealed the public not to forget “the supreme sacrifices made by our brave forefathers for the cause of our motherland during the Anglo- Manipuri war of 1891.”
On this auspicious day, let the public pledge irrespective of caste, creed and religion to stand united and fight firmly against any challenges to the freedom and integrity of the nation, he added.
Meantime, Social Welfare minister, Nemcha Kipgen paid her highest tribute and respect to all the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives during the Anglo- Manipuri war of 1891 on the occasion of Patriots’ Day. Her message said that this very day reminds the people of the brave sons who stood against the British imperialism and sacrificed their lives as martyrs for the cause of the future generations.
Also, Forest minster Th. Shyamkumar paid his tributes to the brave forefather and said in his message that the day is observed to mark the supreme sacrifice made by Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General on August 13, 1891, reminding the public of the soaring sense of patriotism of the brave sons of Manipur.
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