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SEACO objects renaming of Imphal International Airport

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Imphal, Aug 28,

South East Asia Cultural Organisation (SEACO) strongly objects the renaming of Imphal International Airport as Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.

The organization in a press statement said that the government should have consulted the public while renaming the International Airport. On the other hand, SEACO asked the government the reason for not choosing an Indigenous name instead of the name borrowed from outsiders.

Khongjom War Memorial Trust  also condemn the renaming of the Imphal Tulihal Airport as Bir Tikendrajit International Airport saying that the name could have been given to other freedom fighters and martyrs  of the region who had fought against the British empire.

A Statement by Khongjom War Memorial Trust said that there are places and roads where Bir Tikendrajit  name has already been used however Paona Brajabashi, Chinglensana, Thangal General, Chongtha Mia were seem neglected by the state government as none of the establishment has been name under them. The trust further said that on a specific information the upcoming Railway Station also will be named as Bir Tikendrajit Railway Station.

Pinky Salam

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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