Poem recitation contest held as tribute to Maharaj Gambhir Singh

The competion was organised by Lilong Haoreibi College Literary Club remembering the tragic incident of the seven-year devastation in Manipur.


Lilong Haoreibi College Literary Club organised a Patriotic Poem Recitation Competition as a tribute to Maharaj Gambhir Singh in commemoration of his death anniversary on Saturday. 

A release stated that the competition was organised with an objective to create the sense of patriotism among the youth of the college, remembering the tragic incident of the seven-year devastation in Manipur during 1819-1826 AD and the heroic fight of the then King Gambhir Singh against the Burmese to restore the freedom of Manipur in 1826 AD.

Following the COVID 19 behavioral procedures, the preliminary round of selection was done through online. The written scripts of the poems submitted through online were examined by an expert committee and only 10 poems were selected to be presented in the event, the release added.

Reiterating that the incident of seven years' devastation took place as a result of disunity amongst the royal families, principal of the college, Raheijuddin Sheikh in his introductory speech emphasized on the need of unity among different communities in the state. Later, he also presented a poem. 

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First Published:Jan. 9, 2021, 10:49 p.m.

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