JIRIBAM, September 30: The Jana Neta Irawat Memorial Trust, JIMET observed the 161st birth anniversary of Lamyanba Irawot in front of the Jiribam Babupara statue of the leader.
MLA Kh Joykishan Singh, JIMET president O Mangi Meetei, Jiribam Addl SP O Menjor Singh and JIMET former president Ch Kamal Singh attended the observation as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
As part of the observation, floral tributes were offered at the statue of the leader. A march past completion for the students from different schools and colleges was also held during the observation.
The march past competition was participated by 35 contingents. A cultural show participated by five cultural troupes was also held during the observation.
JIMET souvenir and a book were also released by the chief guest and president during the observation.
Jiri College Principal Dr N Bijaya Devi and Jana Neta Hijam Irabot Statue Construction Committee ex jt secy Arunkumar Mangang spoke as resource persons.
The annual Man of the Year Award for this year was awarded to Yuremba Ashokkumar Singh, MPS Commandant Home Guard, a resident of Sorok Atingbi Khunou, Jiribam.