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Speaker, IGAR (S) among other wishes on Khongjom Day

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Imphal, April, 22: Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar Singh has extended his heartiest greetings to the people of Manipur on the occasion of Khongjom Day which falls on April 23 commemorating the battle of Khongjom of 1891.
The Speaker’s message said the forefathers of the land had met the mighty force of the British in the Anglo-Manipur war and made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland. It said the people of the State should never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the forefathers.
Major General V S Sreenivas, VSM**, IG AR (South) and All Ranks of Assam Rifles also extended warm greetings to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of ‘Khongjom Day – 2016’. Observed to mark the gallant battle which was fought to repel the British Army after they had declared war against Manipur on 31 March 1891.
“It reminds us of the soaring sense of patriotism of brave sons of Manipur like Paona Brajabasi and Chinglensana. IGAR (South) urges the people of Manipur to come together and stand united to fight against the social evils and insurgency in a similar manner to bring about peace, prosperity and tranquility in the days to come. All ranks of IGAR (South) wish that the people in Manipur live in peace and harmony. Let us join hands to bring prosperity to the State as a tribute to the undaunted spirit of the noble martyrs”, said the IGAR (S) statement.

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