Manipur: 77th Anniversary of Indian National Army's ‘Flag Hoisting Day’ observed at Moirang
The 77th Anniversary of Flag Hoisting Day was observed on Wednesday at INA Martyr’s Memorial Complex in Moirang with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh gracing the function.
The function was jointly organised by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur, North Eastern Council (NEC) and Jawaharlal Nehru Manipuri Dance Academy, Imphal.
It may be mentioned that on April 14, 1944, that the flag of the Indian National Army was hoisted for the first time on Indian soil at Moirang.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh recalled the invaluable contribution made by freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in liberating India from the colonial rule of the British.
“The contribution made by each one of them was integral towards attaining the country’s freedom,” the CM added.
The CM also said that many Indian leaders had played significant roles during the freedom struggle, but unfortunately their contributions are not known to the new generation.
He further maintained that every citizen should have a sense of belongingness and bear a true spirit of nationalism, without which no person could achieve success in any field.
Singh added the INA Headquarter at Moirang would be well preserved in memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Tricolor Flag will also be installed in the place to make it a centre of attraction for tourists.
Retired Lieutenant General Dr Konsam Himalay and Commissioner M. Joy attended the function among others.
During the function, cultural dance and songs were performed by different troupes.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)