Imphal, April 22 2022: Chief Minister N Biren Singh led in wishing the people of the State on the occasion of ‘Khongjom Day’ .
The Chief Minister in a message also paid tribute to the general, martyrs and soldiers who fought against the British forces bravely despite knowing that defeat was inevitable to protect the dignity and sovereignty of Manipur in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 .
‘On April 23, 1891, valiant Manipuri soldiers led by Paona Brajabashi fought a fierce battle with British forces at the southern fringe of Manipur valley at Khongjom and laid down their lives.
The Battle of Khongjom is a story of heroism and patriotism against heavy odds, the outcome of which was a foregone conclusion’, said the Chief Minister in the message.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh also appealed the people of the State to set aside all differences and work together to uphold the unity and integrity of the country.
Manipur Legislative Assembly Spekaer Th Satyabrata Singh in his message to the people appealed the public to reaffirm the pledge to preserve and protect the sovereignty and integrity of Manipur.
Power Minister Th Biswajit Singh and Education Minister Yumnam Khemchand also extended their wishes to the people on the occasion of Khongjom Day.