Imphal, Sept. 7: Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that the forefathers, to whose memory the 24th Khongjom Tarpan has been organised, had sacrificed their lives to protect the unity, territory and diverse culture of the state. He was speaking as Chief Guest at the 24th Khongjom Tarpan orgainsed by the Khongjom War Memorial Trust at Khongjom Tritha of Khongjom War Memorial Complex. The dignitaries made the offering and paid floral tribute at the Khongjom Tritha.
The Minister said it won’t be right just to commemorate only on such occasions but what is necessary is to muse why they made the sacrifices for the motherland setting an example for the generations to come. If their sacrifices are memorialised then every unwanted circumstances prevailing in the society due to political, social or religious differences could be overcome, he added.
Th. Radheshyam said Khongjom is one of the most important historical destinations for the people of the state, and also a booming tourist destination. Assuring the people he said that he will discuss the prevailing condition of the memorial complex with the Chief Minister for resuming the developmental work being carried out in and around the complex.