Diaspora sections are more enthusiastic: Meinya

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IMPHAL, April 11: The National Dedication Day commemorating the 161st death anniversary of Maharaja Narasingh was widely observed in the state today.
The main function was observed at Kangla fort, Imphal organized by the Maharaj Narasingh Memorial Committee under the aegis of the Government of Manipur.
The observation was graced by Lok Sabha MP, Th. Meinya, retired Lt. Col. and former minister Haobam Bhuban, Padmashree RK. Jhalajit, and retired IAS P. Sonamani, as the chief guest, guest of honour and functional president respectively.
Delivering his speech, MP Meinya observed that the diaspora sections are more enthusiastic when it comes to sense of patriotism and history of Manipur. He pointed out that the story of seven year devastation and observation of remembrance of Maharaj Narsingh apparently has become only a routine subject of the memorial committee while general public remain ignorant.
The MP lauded the encouragement of the memorial committee for giving away distinction awards in various field ranging from Education, Culture, Department level, police service and other social issues etc. He stressed the need to retrospect and learn the sense of sacrifice, conviction, discipline of the late Maharaja and asserted that the reputation of the late Maharaja will forever remain history.
The society today could have been a peaceful one if the past followed the path of the late Maharaja.
The MP maintained that in order to strengthen the democratic system in the country, it is must to strengthen to Education system. Even though India is known for its vast Democracy practice some part of the country has failed to maintain the proper practice due to poor education system. Nevertheless the Government of India is trying its level best maintain a comprehensive Education system by introducing RTE, ICDS, SSA.
The dignitaries and participants also paid a floral tributes at the royal cremation site of the late Maharaja and also given a gun salute by Manipur Police. At the same time a Tarpan (religious offering) and Sanskritan was given in memory of the Patriots of the seven years devastation.

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