Imphal, Aug 20: Laining Ngak Senba Numit was observed today at sacred Kangla Uttra Sh anglen to mark the day when the British granted independence to the Kingdom of Manipur to Maharaja Bodhachandra on the 29th day of Thawan (according to Meetei lunar calendar) in 1947 and hosted the flag of Manipur in Palace Compound announcing the freedom of Manipur . To mark the occasion, Titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba hosted the historical Ebudou Pakhangba flag of Manipur at Uttra Shanglen, Kangla today . Speaking on the occasion, Leishemba Sanajaoba said that people of Manipur should not for get this day . On this day , Maharaja Bodhachandra made commitment to protect the culture and tradition of the state. Maharaja Bodhachandra urg ed the people to follow the ching-tam salai seven mayek nachom and asked to discuss the history of Manipur , Leishemba Sanajaoba added. Traditional songs, dances and martial arts of the state were displayed in the occasion.