IMPHAL, August 13: For the first time in the history of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal the Martyrs` day was observed in a befitting manner in the Administrtive block on Saturday at 8 am. The Director, Prof S. Sekharjit, said that the day is observed to remember and pay tribute to the brave forefathers. This is also to educate the medical students of RIMS about the fight for the preservation of independence and the indomitable spirit to remain as an independent nation.
Dr Thingbaijam Sudirranjan narrated in brief how the British colonialists took undue advantage of the deep division and internecine wars among the princes. We observe the day to remember the sacrifice made by the forefathers for the cause of our independence, he said.
Apart from the Director, high officials, a large number of faculties, staff and medical students were present in the function. Later they paid floral tributes to the photographs of Prince Tikendrajit, Thangal General and Paona Brajabashi.