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Fitting tribute paid to student martyrs on Hunger Marcher’s day

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Imphal, Aug 27: As done every year, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) today observed the 51st Hunger Marchers Day today. The observance began by hoisting the flag of the students’ body. Large number of people including family members of the departed souls, relatives, well wishers and students paid floral tributes to the portraits of the students’ martyrs at its memorial site. 
Fifty-one years from today, i.e. on August 27, 1965 large number of students upraised against then authority of the state government who had created artificial famine. In the uprising the student protestors were brutally charged and inhumanly assaulted.  In the state security forces action 4 protestors namely Promodini, Chaobal, Nabakumar and Nilamani were killed inside the compound of the then Chief Commissioner of Manipur and several other student protestors’ were left with serious injury.
To commemorate the day where students from all over the state upraised against the then government authority demanding their rights, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) which was borne following the uproar of the masses has been observing the day till today.
Several student leaders of the time including (Late) Prof. N Sanajaoba, (Late) Achou Toijamba etc. were put behind bar by the then government.
To mark the day, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) also organized a mass rally. The rally which was participated by over 1000s of students begins from Pishum Chinga Macha and then proceeded towards Indo-Myanmar road. Later the rally snakes through Keishamthong bridge, Keishampat, Wahang leikai, Nagamapal, Khuyathong and later concluded at  DM College campus. A public meeting was also held as a part of the observance function.
Slogans demanding implementation of ILPS, abolition of inhuman draconian laws, control of price for essential commodities were carried during the mass rally.  
Strong police forces were deployed to prevent any untoward incidents.
Traffic police halted vehicular movement along the routes of the rally to ensure smooth marching while pedestrians and locals supported the march by offering drinking water to the marchers.
The public meeting at DM College ground was presided by AMSU’ president Sanasam Subhachandra, former president AMSU Leihaothabam Saratchadra; Secretary General, NESO Sinam Prakash, and AMSU former president Rk Itocha and Manipur Shahitya Parishad Hojai Ph. Manibabu as president chief guest, special guest and guests of honour respectively.
As part of the observance, a blood donation camp was also organized at DM College Multipurpose Hall. Around 50 donors took part in the blood donation camp.

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