Manipur observes Nupi Lal Day with low key affairs

CM Biren led the gatherings in laying floral tributes to the statue of brave mothers of the state who valiantly fought against the British policies and lost their lives in the agitation.

CM Biren pays floral tribute at the Nupi Lan Memorial Complex, Imphal (PHOTO: Twitter/@NBirenSingh)

Manipur observed the 81st Nupi Lal Day 2020 at the Nupi Lan Memorial Complex, Imphal in remembrance of the brave women who fought against the mass exploitation and artificial famine triggered by the then mighty British Imperialist.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh attended the state-level function as chief guest. The observance was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar, cabinet ministers, MPs, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP, top civil and police officials of the State.

Biren, along with his ministers, paid floral tributes to the brave mothers of the state who valiantly fought against the British rulers and sacrificed their lives in the agitation.

Addressing the media persons at the observance, Biren said that the state has been observing Nupi Lal Day every year as a remembrance of the courage and spirit shown by the women of the state.

Meanwhile, the 81st Nupi Lal Day was also widely observed across Thoubal district. Thoubal Ningombam Apunba Nupi Lup along with NIYC, NYPC and SDC Ningombam Thoubal commemorated the day at Ningombam Sana Keithel by paying floral tributes to women fighters of the Nupi Lal.

Speaking at the event, secretary of Ningombam Apunba Nupi Lup Irom ongbi Subasini stressed the need to start a third Nupi Lal in view of the rising violence against women. 

Principal of Thoubal College O Chaoba said that equivalent of Nupi Lal has not occurred in any part of the world. The present generation must respect the courage of the women fights who fought against the British. A ‘Nupi Lal Ningsing Lamjel’ was also held as part of the commemoration. 

Palem Panthou Masaikol in Wangjing Sorokhaibam Leikai also observed the Day. 

ALSO READ: Nupeelal Day 2020: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, CM Biren, ministers extend greetings to people of Manipur

First Published:Dec. 12, 2020, 10:49 p.m.

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