Imphal, May 9,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh chaired the 27th meeting of the Kangla Fort Board which was held at Kangla today. The meeting discussed about the shifting of the present Helipad from the premises of Kangla. During the meeting, Chief Minister, who is also the Chairman of the Kangla Fort Board instructed that no new construction should be allowed inside Kangla.
It may be mentioned that according to the ancient manuscript ‘Puya’, the current Helipad site was called ‘Manung Kangjeibung’, one of the oldest Polo ground. It is believed that King Kangba used to play the game of Polo in that ground. The polo ground was later developed during the reign of King Marjit (1813-1819).
MLA Th. Satyabrata Singh, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute, Commissioner (Art and Culture) M. Lakshmikumar Singh, Director(Art and Culture) Ng. Uttam, Superintendent of Archaeology Department and among others attended the meeting.