Imphal Dec 30
The 83rd Birth Anniversary of Lamyanba NK Sanajaoba organised by NK Sanajaoba Memorial Trust was held today at Lamyanba Shanglen.
Remembering Lamyanba NK. Sanajaoba and his work for the land, Vice President of NK Sanajaoba Memorial Trust, Sh. Shamu said that today’s generation needs to followed the idea dear to NK Sanajaoba ‘One for all, all for one’.
He pointed out that the memorial trust believed that there is the need for the demand of self determination relentlessly.
Speaking as the speaker of the memorial lecture, Professor of Anthropology Department Manipur University, MC Arun said that NK Sanajaoba was not a fundamentalist or a Meitei centric, he hated the political scenario of his time. His vision was to have a new idea of Manipur different from his contemporary ugly political system.
Defining patriot as selfless love of one’s country and its polity Arun claimed that Sanajaoba was not a patriot as he hated the political scenario of his time but wanted to leap forward for a new Manipur.
What Sanajaoba wrote and investigated was not just to highlight the wrongs in the system but the system itself which is the problem inherent in the system, he maintained.
Arun stressed that he was a political revolutionary garb in a journalist coat with a mission and a political vision.
Claiming that NK Sanajaoba was a thinker, revolutionary, ideologue and a journalist he said that remembering him only as a journalist would be an injustice to him.
He further stressed that NK Sanajaoba is a brand name of a new idea in the history of Manipur and the new idea grew out of the struggle and the experimentation taken up within itself in the new historical conditions, tirelessly, fearlessly and courageously without ceasing.
He also questioned what would NK Sanajaoba highlight with the present crisis of Citizenship Amendment Act.
Earlier Floral tributes were also paid to late NK Sanajaoba.
Associate Professor HOD Philosophy Laimayum Bishwanath Sharma and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Manipur College Lairenjam Gojendro attended as the discussants of the memorial Lecture and Chairman of NK Sanajaoba Memorial Trust, Lokendro Arambam moderated the Lecture.