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Courageous Imas of Manipur remembered on Nupilal Day

Fitting tribute was paid today to the courageous women of Manipur who had fought the British oppressive regime at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex.
Remembering the historic movements, state government today observed Nupi Lal Day at the Nupilal Memorial Complex.
O Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur and Gaikhangam, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur attended the functions as Chief Guest and President respectively. Leading the function, O Ibobi Singh, Gaikhangam and the other guests who were present paid floral tribute to the brave women of Manipur who took part at the Nupilal movement.
Speaking at the function, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said that the Nupi Lal of 1939 is one of the important movement of the womenfolk of Manipur which has carved a distinct role in the history of Manipur. It said the agitation led by the womenfolk alone against the monopolistic colonial administration shows how valiant and responsible the Manipuri women are in the society.

The role taken by the womenfolk of Manipur must not forget by today’s womenfolk. We the people of Manipur, different groups, clubs and organizations needs to recall the history and follow the path of the courageous Manipuri mothers so that we can make a strong and prosperous Manipur where there will be love, integrity, peace and unity among us, O Ibobi Singh assert in his speech during the function.
Stating similar reasons for the observation of Nupi Lal, Gaikhangam said that Nupilal day is being observed every year at different part of the State but now it is time to think how much changes have we bring so far in the State.
The agitation rise by the women folks of Manipur was against the oppressive economic and administrative policies ruled by the Non Manipuri from other states and countries who came to Manipur. It is time to follow their path and for our society we should stay away from social evils and take right steps so that we can serve our motherland in a better way, Gaikhangam added.

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