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Arambam Samarendra remembered

by Rinku Khumukcham
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(With inputs from NENA)

Imphal, June 10: Tributes were paid to Arambam Samarendra, a playwright and lyricist, on his 17th death anniversary on Saturday.

People from different parts of the state, relatives, dear ones and friends of the noted writer paid floral tributes to him at his life size statue located at the site close to Khurai Salanthong in Imphal where he died.

The Arambam Samarendra Memorial Trust also organised the 17th Arambam Samarendra Martyrdom Anniversary and 12th Arambam Samarendra Memorial Lecture at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound.

Professor Soyam Lokendrajit, deliver speech on the topic “Peoples’ Resistance Movement against Demographic Invasions in the North –East: The Manipur Experience.

Prof. Soyam elaborated on the present threats to the indiginous people of the state due to the influx of illegal migrants.

Before the lecture programme begins many resource persons at the event spoke on the life and contributions of Arambam Samarendra who also fought for upliftment of women, equality of the  farming community and for unity and integrity of the state.

The United People’s Front (UPF) also observed the death anniversary of Arambam Samarendra at GM Hall, Imphal where it organised a state level patriotic song competition to mark the day. The day was also observed at different places of the state under the aegis of local clubs. 

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