Imphal, Aug 14,
Manipur Patriots Day was observed yesterday at Tripura (Takhen Leibak) remembering the martyrs and freedom fighters of Kangleipak who laid down their lives for the safeguard of our land on Anglo-Manipuri war 1891.The function was organised by “Marup” weekly newspaper and Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum , Tripura.
As a part of function a floral tribute was paid to the photo of Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General. As a respect to the martyrs and freedom fighters of Kangleipak, two minutes of silence was also paid as tribute. President, Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum, Ningombam Bira Singh, Manipuri Sahitya Parishad ,Tripura, President, R.K. Jitendrajit Singh, Lamyanba, Chief Advisor, Wangkhem Birmangal Singh, Takhen Leima Tengbang Lup , Vice-President, Khundrakpam Prajapati, Thongratabam Gourakishor Sharma and All India Radio (AIR) Agartala, News Editor, Dr.Reena Nongmaithem were attended as presidium members.
Child artist from Nagalria, khoisnam Chanu Momota (Thoibi) draw attention by singing Khongjom Praba and various other people also recited poems dedicated to the freedom fighters and performs cultural programmes.
“Marup” weekly newspaper and Manipuri Literary and Cultural forum, Tripura, selected 8 senior citizen from Kawabon, Nagalria, Khunou and Bridhanagar were presented gifts.
Khongthang Publication also published a Bengali book penned by D.S. Kabrabam named Mahan Sahid Bir Tikendrajit Singh.
Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]
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