Imphal, Jan 17:
“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Events Week” to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was held today at INA Memorial, Moirang.
Works and YAS Minister Govindas Konthoujam attended the function as the Chief Guest. The Minister also hoisted the national flag followed by band display on the tunes of “Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja”. request
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Govindas Konthoujam called on the gathering to never forget the sacrifice and contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for the country’s independence. Minister Govindas also encouraged students to draw inspirations from Netaji’s sacrifice and courage for a progressive India.
An inspiring 10 minute documentary film depicting the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra was screened to the audience during the celebration. Khenjonglang Group also presented a moving docudrama on the life and work of Netaji for India’s freedom.
Earlier in the day, Prabhat Pheri was carried out at Keithelmanbi to mark the occasion. A drawing and painting competition on Netaji’s life was also held today at Nambol. Besides, a blood donation camp as well Mega Free Medical Camp was also organized at Kangvai.
Other dignitaries attending today’s function included Th. Shanti Singh, MLA Moirang, Tongbram Robindro, MLA Thanga, M. Asnikumar, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority, Maj General Rajan Sharawat, IGAR (South) and Brig. Michael D’Souza, 27 Sector, Assam Rifles. ADM Bishnupur H. Bobby Sharma, AC to DC Shri Ejaj Hassan, students, NCC cadets and several locals also attended the function.
It may be mentioned that after Manipur’s events, the “Iconic Events Week” will be held in sequence in Nagaland, Gujarat, Odisha and West Bengal. The culmination event is scheduled on January 23 at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Home Minister Amit Shah as the Chief Guest.