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Manipur’s Independence Day widely celebrated

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Aug 14:

When the whole country is preparing for the celebration of the 76th Independence Day, People in Manipur celebrated the 75th Independence Day today. Manipur regained its Independence from being a protectorate state from the British regime a day ahead of India got Independence. Later on October 15, 1949, Manipur was merged with the Indian Union and became a part of the Indian Union.
It has been 75 years since Manipur regain Independence from the British.
Commemorating the day that the erstwhile Manipur regained its independence from the British regime, various organizations in the state observed the 75th Independence Day of Manipur by hoisting the Manipur’s National flag that was hoisted on this day of 1947 at Kangla.
The All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) observed the day at its office premises at Kwakeithel here in Imphal. President of the organization Nando Luwang Hoisted the Manipur national flag with Pakhangba picture on the occasion at 7.40 am today.
Other district-level organizations associated with AMUCO – viz. UCOBID, ATDUCO, IEDUCO, KADUKO IWDUCO, and Meira Paibi Lup also hoisted Manipur’s National flag in their respective areas.
At the office of the United Committee Manipuri (UCM), a large number of people gathered to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of Manipur. Manipur’s National flag was hoisted at Kangla after the British left the erstwhile nation.
At Moreh town in Tengnoupal district, the 76th Independence Day was observed today at Moreh Town Parking area.
President of the Meitei Council Moreh (MCM) Mayanglambam Thoiba Singh hoisted the Manipur’s National flag. People who attended the occasion shouted slogans hailing Manipur’s long life.
Other members of the Meetei Council Moreh, Kha Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup, All Manipur Students Union & Lainingthou Sanamahi Puya Santhok Lup also attended the Independence Day celebration.
At Jiribam, the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) celebrated ‘76th Manipur Ningtam Numit’ (76th Manipur Independence Day) at the DESAM office, Jiribam district today under CIRCA, Manipur.
The programme was started by hoisting of Manipur flag by DESAM Jiribam District Council president L.Bilaks Meetei in presence of other members of DESAM and the Woman Association for Socio-Economic Development (WASED).
Speaking on the occasion, L. Bilaks Meetei, President, DESAM Jiribam District Council said that on the midnight of 14th August 1947 Manipur got independence from colonial rule and handover the freedom to the then King of Manipur Maharaja Budhachandra. He added, After the day of independence, Manipur State Constitution Act, 1947 was passed and under the Act, election was conducted for good governance. Today we recall the day by hoisting our flag.
On the other hand, the 75th Manipur Independence Day was also observed at the office of All Jiribam United Clubs Association (AJUCA), Jiribam, organised by Observation Committee, 75th Independence Day 2022 Protection & Preservation Committee Manipur (PPCM).
The flag was hoisted by Maipaksana Mangang, President, All Jiribam United Clubs Association in presence of N. Sadananda Meitei, President, Jiri Development Organization (JDO), Jiribam, and other representatives of various civil society organisations and student bodies of Jiribam.
The programme was attended by M. Maipaksana Mangang, President, All Jiribam United Clubs Association; N. Sadananda Meitei, President, Jiri Development Organization; G. Ibohal Sharma, General Secretary, IPSA Jiribam; S. Sushila Devi, President, All Jiribam Meira Paibi; A. Ashangbi Devi, President, JIMPAL; O. Thoibi, President, WWOK and Th. Jini Devi, President, JIMWAL shared the dais as a presidium member.

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