Appeals for sombre Martyrdom Day to remember Chittaranjan
IMPHAL, August 11: The Manipur Students Federation (MSF) appealed to the people to refrain from organising musical nites or staging Shumang Leelas on August 16 as MSF is organising its 10th Martyrdom Day on the day. This was stated by MSF vice-president RN Koireng at a press conference in its office today.
He added that disturbances of any kind shouldn’t be given to the volunteers on this day.
He further appealed the people to extend cooperation and support in making the observation of the Martyrdom Day a grand success.
Highlighting that MSF began observing the day commemorating Pebam Chittaranjan who torched himself while demanding the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act on the 16 August, 2004, he further said that as a part of the observance, students will pay floral tribute to Chittaranjan at Bishnupur Keithel.
Later the people will pay tributes at his residence in Takhellambam Leikai which will be followed by a silent public rally, he added. Students and participants will assemble at THAU Ground and a public meeting will be orgainised there, Koireng added.
In connection, a blood donation camp will also be organised on the same day and candles will be lit at night in the residence of Chitaranjan and the MSF office, he said.