Imphal : Fitting tribute was paid to the heroes of the Anglo-Kuki war of 1917-1919 today at Indo – Mayanmar Border town in Chandel district.
The Anglo Kuki war was perhaps the first war in the erstwhile Manipur nation against the British Colonial ruler. The day was observed today under the theme “In defence of our ancestral land”.
At around 8.30 am today morning floral tribute was paid to the statue of Kuki King Chengjapao erected in between Moreh Police station and National Highway -102. Kuki King Chengjapao sacrificed fighting the mighty british colonial ruler in defence of his people.
President of Hill tribal Council Moreh Ginsei Lhundim and General Secretary Mangminlien Singson narrated on how the Kuki King Chengjapao fought the mighty British colonial rulers. Both the leaders recounted the sacrificial spirit and courage of the Kuki King who led the people and fought for the Kuki people.
At around 10 am a memorial function was also organised at the conference Hall of Hill tribal Council Moreh. The memorial function was attended by Shonminthang Dougel Chairman Political Affairs (KIM), Ls, Seikhojang mate, General Secretary Kuki Chiefs’ Association Tengnoupal district, H. Jamkhokam Mate, Dy. General Secretary Hill Tribal Council Moreh, President of Hill tribal Council Moreh Ginsei Lhundim and General Secretary Mangminlien Singson as dignitaries on the dais.
Members of the various Kuki organisation including Kuki Students Organisation, Kuki Women Union and Human Rights body were also attended on the function.