Manipur,IMPHAL, February 1: The 9th death anniversary day observation of Ema Kombi was held today at the office complex of the Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Manipur (PLMPAM) at Keishamthong today late in the morning during the anniversary day celebration. Floral tribute were also paid to the portrait of the late Meira Paibis leader by various representatives of different civil society organization of the state and Meira Paibi groups.
The death anniversary day observation was attended by the father of social worker Th Iboyaima , President (PLMPAM) L Memchoubi and president (MEPWAK) P. Ibenungshi as the chief guest, president and guest of honour of the observation day function
Give a key note address at the observation, day function General Secretary (PLPMAM) Landhoni said that the day was being observed with a social service drive of cleaning up the main Imphal markets.
She further said that (PLMPAM) was formed in the year 1985 on 25 August under the leadership of Ima Kombi at Thangmeiband Kabrabam Leikai and spread awareness for the rights of the people of the state in every corner of the state. Before the formation of (PLMPAM) Ema Kombi was an active member of the All Manipur Women Social Reformation and Development Samaj in 1980 and she raised her voice against the security personal and in the social issue of the state, she said.
Speaking at the function, the President of the All Manipur United Club Organization, K T Rahaman said that Ema Kombi was an inspiration for people belonging to the Backward state of Manipur. “She raised her voice for the better cause of the society and stood against the security forces,” he added.
Phulendro Konsam, President Committee on Human Right Alert (COHER) said that the role of the Ema of the state is critical in the context of the armed conflict.
Giving a chief guest speech of the day foundation Father of Social Worker Th Iboyaima said that today`s observation was incomplete since there was no memorial place where a proper tribute could be given.