Khongjom Day to be observed
THOUBAL | Apr 20
Khongjom Day will be observed on April 23, 2017 at Khebaching (Khongjom) in Thoubal district to pay tribute to the brave sons of Manipur who made supreme sacrifices for the cause of their motherland in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891.
The Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla and the Chief Minister, N Biren Singh will attend the observance function as the chief guest and the president respectively.
They will lead the public in laying of flower wreaths at Khongjom War Memorial. This will be followed by a guard of honour, general salute, reverse arms, sounding of last post, two minutes silence, slope arms and order arms by a contingent of Manipur Rifles.
There will also be laying of flower wreaths at the statue of Paona Brajabashi followed by a gun salute at the statue. This will be followed by offering of Tarpon at Khongjom river and paying of homage to the sankirtan by the VVIPs.
Apart from staging drama ‘Khongjom Lal’ (Khongjom War) by Art and Culture department. Khongjom Parva recital will also be performed on the occasion.
The observance will last the whole day and the function will be attended by ministers, MLAs, top ranking civil and police officials and a large number of people from different parts of the state.
Education minister, Th Radheshyam Singh will give the welcome address while Thoubal DC, Shyam Lal Poonia will propose the vote of thanks in the function.