Pioneer leader of the Meitei Mayek revivalist movement in the state Chingsubam Akaba was remembered today on occasion of his 71st Birth Anniversary. A memorial function was held at Thawai Village in Ukhrul District. On the occasion, the daily evening newspaper Pandam , established by him also observed its 2nd foundation day.
Titular King of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba, R.V Mingthing, Former Minister, P Dhanakumar, Retd. IPS. Abul Kalam Deputy Director Archive, Sweeten Rahing, President Tangkhul Naga Wungnaolong, T. Robindro Singh, eminent Social Worker, Mathankui Zimik, Vice Vhairman , R Suisha Trust, Sorokhaibam Hemanta , Life Time Secretary Manipur State Sumang Leela Council, RS Yarsang, Ex-member Manipur District Council among others attended as dignitaries.
As a part of the observance, fitting tribute was paid to the portrait of Chingsubam Akaba.
Speaking on the occasion Titular King Leishemba Sanajaoba said that the present crisis in the state is an argument between two right minded group. Each communities has their points in bringing up the issues and demanding their right. He said if the leaders of both Hills and plain people need to gather frequently to short out the differences between the various communities of the state.
RV Mingthing , while speaking on the occasion said that each of the communities in the state have the same origin and there will be nothing wrong if a Tangkhul boy identified themselves as a Meitei or a Meitei identified as a Tangkhul. The Tangkhul leader said that Manipur was first administered under the joint initiative of the Tangkhul and the Meitei and the then government of that time was very stable.
Awards to journalists were also distributed on the occasion.