Imphal: Manipur on Friday paid rich tributes to Khongjom War heroes, who valiantly fought against the British in the Anglo-Manipuri War, 1891, at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal district.
Khongjom Day is observed every year on April 23 to remember the brave sons of Manipur who made supreme sacrifice for the cause of their motherland.
Biren led other dignitaries including deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar, cabinet ministers, MP, MLAs, top civil and police officials in laying floral tribute at Khongjom War Memorial atop Kheba Ching (hill) and later to the statue of Paona Brajabashi located at the foothill.
They also offered Tarpan at the Khongjom river.
Biren called upon the people of the state to follow the footsteps of our forefathers with a sense of nationalism and work hard together by maintaining unity among different communities for bringing overall development in the state.
In view of the recent surge of Covid-19 pandemic, the state had decided to restrict the observation to just paying floral tribute and offering Tarpan devoid of large public gatherings at the complex.