Year-long 125th birth anniversary observation of Hijam Irabot begins

Ksh Shanta of Manipur unit CPI (M), maintained that book on the life and works and ideals of Irabot will also be published apart from propagating his ideals to the people especially the youths.

The 125th birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot, which is to be observed for a year, began on Wednesday during a function organised by Jananeta Hijam Irabot Birthday Celebration Committee at MDU Hall.

According to a release issued by the committee, its chairman, Sarat Salam, while delivering the keynote address said that the 125th birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot fall on September 30 next year. As such, the year-long observance began on Wednesday. The committee will host various events in Manipur and outside the state as well during the period of one year, it said.

Sarat also stated that the committee will handover awards and certificates to people selected for their performance in the field of art and culture, literature, sports, social activism and media as part of the yearlong observance, it stated. 

Speaking at the event, Ksh Shanta of state unit CPI (M), maintained that book on the life and works and ideals of Irabot will also be published apart from propagating his ideals to the people especially the youths. He also appealed to the people to take part in the year-long observance of the 125th birth anniversary of the leader, the release added. 

Meanwhile, Manipur Chief minister N Biren Singh led others in paying floral tributes to the statue of Hijam Irawat at Irawat Square, Lilashing Khongnangkhong, Thangmeiband, Imphal on Wednesday..

Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, cabinet ministers, MLAs, chief secretary, DGP and various high ranking officials also offered their tribute to Jana Neta Irawat.

Speaking to media persons, the chief minister said that we should not forget the contribution of the great leader who selflessly dedicated his life for the welfare of the society. Let us follow his ideals, thoughts and work towards inclusive development in the state, he added.

First Published:Sept. 30, 2020, 10:02 p.m.

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