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Apr 23, 2020

Manipur govt commemorates ‘ Khongjom Day’ at Khongjom War Memorial Complex

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In Manipur, remembering the people who valiantly fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891, state government commemorated ‘ Khongjom Day’ at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal today.

Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh led a small group of delegates including cabinet ministers, MLAs, civil and police officers in laying floral tribute at Khonjom War Memorial atop Kheba hill and later to Paona Brajabashi Statue located at the foothill. The group also offered Tarpan at Khongjom Rive as done in preceding years.

The Khongjom Day, being a state holiday is celebrated every year on April 23 by the State government to pay tribute to the war heroes of Anglo-Manipuri War 1891 who had sacrificed their lives fighting against the British to protect freedom of Manipur. The site is about 35 KM south of Imphal in Thoubal district where the battle was fight between Manipuri and British.

Unlike the previous years, State government had made sure that social distancing is maintained and devoid large public gathering in view of the prevailing lockdown due to COVID-19 epidemic.

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