Lamyanba Hijam Irabot celebration begins on Pungdongbam Uprising Day

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IMPHAL, September 22: The ‘Lamyanba Irabot Ningshing Thouram’ was observed in various parts of the state today in remembrance of his selfless contribution to the state.

The Lamyanba Irabot Ningshing Thouram Observation Committee observed the main function at the THAU ground with the inaugural of a 10 day long Lamyanba Irabot Ningshing Thouram-2012 observation today.

The opening ceremony of the event was attended by several representatives of civil society organizations, social activists, meira paibis, local clubs, youths and general public from different walks of life. .

Social activist, Dr Dhanabir Laisram spoke on how Lamyanba Irabot contributed to save the ethnically torn society of Manipur and the actions that he took up in order to bring integrity amongst the people of Manipur.

Another social activist Ningthouja Lancha spoke on the principles and the leadership quality and style that Lamyanba Irabot undertook and how the people now can inculcate those qualities for the progress of the state and in our daily lives.

Editor of The Sanathong, Manindra Konsam, spoke on the identity and the person that was Lamyanba Irabot.

Hijam Irabot (Courtesy: Manipur Archives) . The Irawat Celebration Committee, Manipur today organized the inaugural ceremony of the one month long observation of the 116th birth anniversary of Janeta Irawat at the Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal.
Lamyanba Hijam Irabot (Courtesy: Manipur Archives)myan

During the 10 days, the organizers will hold several awareness programmes and public discussions on the life of Lamyanba Irabot. The organizers will also hold social service campaigns, painting competitions, tree plantations and so on during the 10 days.

Meanwhile, the Joint Students’ Coordination Committee also observed the day at the GP Women’s college today.

TG Higher Secondary School Principal, T Pramodini, CC Higher Secondary Vice Principal, RK Tamphasana and Johnstone Higher Secondary School, N Indu, GP Women’s college Principal, Y Chandrasakhi Devi and committee convernor L Umakanta attended as presidium members.

In his key-note address of the function, S Punshiba Khuman said that on this day, September 21 in 1948, Lamyanba Irabot ignited a mass movement against the Indian government’s plan to carve out a new state called Purvanchal Pradesh out of the present day Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Cachar district of Assam.

The incident is well known as the Phundongbham incident and the day has been observed every year since a long time back.

The Nongchup Imphal Loumee Sinmee Chaokhat Thourang Lup,Imphal West also observed the day undee the theme ‘Loilam Leingaki Cheina Khanliba Manipur Irabot Na Loukhiba Thoudang’ at the Kamong Manglak Community Hall today.

Konthoujam MLA K Sarat Singh, NILSCTL, president Shanta Chongtham, Yarou Bamdiar Zilla Parishad member Samom Nabakumar Meitei, Yarou Bamdiar GP Pradhan, Soraisham Purnakishore Singh and Kamong Hing School, asst teacher Chabungbam Tomcha Singh attended as the chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.

In his chief guest speech, MLA Sarat said, Hijam Irabot was a politician, educationist sportsperson, writer and revolutionary. He continued that Lamyanba Irabot was a true leader in every field.

Several other speakers also highlighted the leaders’ contribution for the development of the Manipuri society.

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