Exiled heroes of 1891 Anglo-Manipuri War felicitated

Imphal: Department of Art and Culture, Manipur on Monday felicitated the exiled heroes of Anglo Manipur War 1891 and their families as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at a function held at Shri Shri Bal Mukunda Dev Music College, Palace Compound, here.

Taking part as functional president, commissioner of Art and Culture, M.Joy Singh, IAS said, “We got an opportunity to get the sense of patriotism and sacrifice today by paying tribute to these exiled heroes.”

He said, “When we stand together, no one can destruct or interfere the integrity of the state which our forefathers had given to us.”

“We should all work together to save the integrity of the state without the difference of religions or communities.” Those unsung heroes who took part in the Anglo Manipur War remind us of their supreme sacrifice made for the state, he added.

The commissioner administered a pledge as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Naoroibam Indraman, president, The Historical and Cultural Research Centre, who took part in the function as chief guest said, “Manipur has a long history and we should respect these unsung Heroes.”

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the department felicitated 23 heroes and their families who were exiled to Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the 1891 Anglo Manipur War. As mark of respect to these heroes, shawls and mementos were presented to the family members.

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