Manipur Government pays tribute to Khongjom war heroes
The Manipur state government paid tribute to the Khongjom war heroes, who had valiantly fought against the mighty British in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891 at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal district on Friday.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh led the other dignitaries including Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, MP, MLAs, top government officials in
laying a floral tribute at Khongjom War Memorial atop Kheba Ching and later at the statue of Paona Brajabashi located at the foothill.
Speaking to media persons, Singh called upon the people of the State to follow the footsteps of their forefathers with a sense of nationalism and work hard towards uniting the people of Manipur.
Given the recent surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government had decided to restrict the observation by just paying floral tribute and offering Tarpan devoid of large public gathering at the complex.
Khongjom Day is observed every year on April 23, to remember the brave sons of Manipur, who had made supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland.
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