On the occasion, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes at the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at INA complex. The President was accompanied by first lady of the country Savita Kovind and an entourage that included officials of Rashtrapati Bhawan, governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla, chief miniser N. Biren Singh, cabinet ministers and MLAs.
The President also visited the INA museum located within the INA Memorial Complex. The President was briefed by the officials of the department of art and culture, government of Manipur about history of the INA soldiers and the Battles of Imphal that happened during Second World War.
The President wrote on the visitor’s book of the Museum, “I offer my humble tribute to the brave soldiers of the Indian National Army who made supreme sacrifices to liberate Mother India under exemplary leadership of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. This monument reminds us of the valour of the INA and makes us commit ourselves to the service of the Nation.”
It may be mentioned that President Ram Nath Kovind is the second President of India to visit INA Memorial Complex, Moirang after President V.V. Giri who visited the INA Complex on 21st October, 1972.
The President Ram Nath Kovind who arrived in Imphal yesterday to inaugurate the NEDS 2017 and Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 reached Moirang by helicopter and visited INA Memorial Complex to pay floral tributes to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and martyrs of INA.
Source: Imphal Free Press