IMPHAL, March 28: As part of the three month long observation of the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Imphal WW-II, “Seizure of Imphal” by the Imperial Japanese Army during the 2nd World War (WWII) on March 28, 1944 at Kangpokpi 45 kilometres away from Imphal, was observed today.
The day witnessed a photo exhibition on 2nd world War and various dance troupe performing clutural programs.
Speakers at the function stressed on the significance of organizing the function.
Kangpokpi is the location where the Japanese imperial Army`s 15th division cut the vital imphal- kohima road on March 28, 1944 during the Second World War.
The action was carried out by two companies of the 3rd battalion, 67th regiment, also known as the Honda Raiding Unit under Captain Honda.
The cutting of the road led to the surrounding of the allied forces in and sound Imphal plain by Japanese Army. The siege of Imphal by Japanese forces lasted nearly 3 months.
In the commemoration function Haojakham Chongloi, chairman Kangpokpi Elders Forum, Seimang Khingsai, president Kuki Inpi, Sadar Hill and Arambam Angamba, co-convenor, organizing committee attended as chief guest, guest of honour and president, respectively.