Imphal, Sept 30
People from all wakes of life today paid tribute to lamyanba Hijam Irabot on his 123rd Birth Anniversary. State government function to mark the day was held at Irawat Square, Lilashing Khongnangkhong , Thangmeiband, with Chief Minister N. Biren Singh as the Chief Guest. The state function of the 123rd Birth Anniversary of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot was presided by Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar Singh.
PHED Minister Dekho also attended the function as Guest of honour.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Minister said while celebrating Irabot day, we should remember his dedication and efforts toward maintaining oneness and emotional integrity among people of different communities. He urged all to follow the ideals of the great leader, who envisioned a united Manipur.
N. Biren Singh said that Irabot stood for the unity and love between hill people and valley people and recalled that the inseparable hill-valley unity was his vision for a prosperous Manipur. He said that Irabot’s statue is being faced towards Manipur Legislative Assembly Secretariat, to reminds the legislators of his ideology.
He further said that the current Government does not believe in rhetorical speeches but in visible actions, the Chief Minister said that since the agricultural land is very limited, the govt. has taken up certain measures and in order to preserve the agriculture land, the government has amended a building by-laws by giving approval of construction of building with G+7 which was earlier G+3. To enable double cropping, thrust was given to irrigation. A project proposal of minor irrigation and rain harvesting scheme has been sent to the concerned ministry, he added.
The 123rd Birth Anniversary of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot was also observed at Irabot Park, Kakching Keithel in Kakching district. The function was organised by Janna Neta Hijam Irabot Ningsing Lup Kakching . On the occasion Mission Clean, Greenn and Healthy Kakching was launched to keep Kakching as the cleanl and health. Volunteers of the mission took pledge to keep clean, green and healthy Kakching.
Earlier, floral tribute was paid to the statue of Hijam Irabot and departed leaders of Kakching.
Director of Education (S) Th. Kirankumar, Deputy Director of Environment and Climate Change Dr. T. Brajakumar, Editor of Imphal Times Rinku Khumukcham , Founder members of Blooming Manipur Elangbam Tomba among others attended as special invitees . The function was graced by N. Sanjitkumar, Chairperson , KMC, Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh , President ADAM Kakching, P. Sampha , President , Library and Information Centre Kakching , Uttamkumar Naorem, President Lions Club of Kakching , Ksh Surjit President JNINL etc. as presidium members.
The Janna Neta Hijam Irabot Ningsing Lup Kakching also presented monetary awards to two cleanest locality of kakching. The awards and citation were handed over to the representatives of the two locals by Education (S) Director Kirankumar , dy. Director of Environment Dr. T Brajakumar and Prof. Rajmuhon.
Director of education (S) Th. Kirankumar while speaking on the occasion appealed the gathering to follow the path of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot and serve the nation by way of dedicating on service for the welfare of the society.
Kirankumar further said that students should make good use of the ‘No School Bag day’ introduce by the State education department. He said that students need to learn the surroundings by way of exploring and government aims that the ‘no school bag day’ will be utilized by each and every students.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times revisited the life of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot from the perspectives of a journalist. He said that the Manipuri society is yet to find more about the life of Hijam Irabot.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]
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