STATE OBSERVES PATRIOTS’ DAY
GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR
CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL
STATE OBSERVES PATRIOTS’ DAY
INDO-NAGA PEACE TALKS WON’T AFFECT THE INTEGRITY OF MANIPUR: CM
Imphal, August 13, 2020 (DIPR): Manipur today observed Patriots’ Day in memory of those heroes who sacrificed their lives in the Anglo-Manipur War, 1891. Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh led others in paying floral tributes at Hicham Yaichampat, Moirangkhom, where Bir Tikendrajit was cremated, Thangal General Temple Complex, Palace Compound, Kangla Uttra and Bir Tikendrajit Park. A contingent of Manipur Rifles sounded the last post and offered gun salutes to the martyrs.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar Singh, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, top civil and police officials and others attended the function.
Speaking to the media persons, Chief Minister said that this day reminds us of the supreme sacrifice made by our forefathers for freedom and sovereignty of our motherland and this sense of patriotism should not be forgotten by the present generation.
Stating about the Naga peace talks, Chief Minister reminded that the Centre had assured that the opinions of the people of Manipur will be heard before inking the final agreement between Government of India and NSCN (IM). He opined that the Naga peace talks won’t affect the integrity of the State.
The observance began with ‘Prabhat Phery’ commencing from DIPR Office, Keishampat at 4:00 am. Patriotic songs were played imbibing the sense of patriotism and martyrdom at various locations of Imphal East and Imphal West districts.
On the occasion of Patriots’ Day 2020, the Government of Manipur announced a list of police personnel and officers who will be given awards by the Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Manipur Chief Minister for outstanding Devotion to Duty.
The Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry will be awarded to Chongtham Dippe, SI of Imphal West, M. Priyobrata Khuman, Jemadar of CID, Chingtham Dhaneshwor Singh, Jemadar of 8th MR, Thokchom Sunil Singh, HC of 8th MR, Md. Zakariya, Jemadar of 4th IRB, Bheishamayum Debson Singh, SI of CDO, Imphal East, Kh. Bonney, ASI of CDO, Imphal West, A. Sashikanta Singh, Havildar of 2nd IRB, Lamabam Rajesh Khuman, ASI of Imphal West, Syed Ershad Ali, SI of Tengnoupal, Moiranthem Kajao Meetei, ASI of Imphal East, Th. Gyanizail Singh, Havildar of 1st MR and L. Thangminlen Khongsai, Jemadar of 3rd IRB.
The Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty will be awarded to Kh. Pathou Meetei, Inspector of Imphal East, Yendrebam Jayentakumar Singh, SI of Imphal West, W. Ibomcha Singh, SI of Bishnupur, Kh. Bobocha Singh, SI of Imphal East, Ch. Samson, Havildar of 6th IRB, Ningthoujam Kiranjit Singh, Havildar of 1st MR and Md. Tarique Ali, SI of Imphal West.