TODAY -

Befitting tributes to Nupilal fighters
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, December 12 2012: Paying befitting tributes to the great Manipuri women who had shown extraordinary valour and unity during 1st and 2nd Nupi Lal of 1904 and 1939 respectively, Nupi Lal Memorial Day was observed by different organizations in the State and beyond today.

The State level observation was held at Nupi Lal Complex where Chief Minister O Ibobi led the people in offering floral tributes to the memorial statues.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Chief Minister Ibobi recalled that in the 1st Nupi Lal which took place in 1904, Manipuri womenfolk came out in thousands against the British Imperialist order of using Manipuri menfolk as 'forced-labourers' for construction of the house of an Assistant Political Agent.

The order also directed that all the menfolk should go to Burma to get the required woods for the construction.

In the 2nd Nupi Lal which took place on December 12, 1939, thousands of women marched to the State Darbar Hall protesting against export of local rice thus causing acute shortage of rice in the State during that year.



Nupilal Ningshing numit at Nupilal Complex Imphal
Nupilal Ningshing numit at Nupilal Complex Imphal


Acknowledging the fact that Manipuri womenfolk have always been at the forefront of any important issue confronting the state, the Chief Minister appealed to the women community to come out and lend their support in bringing about peace and tranquility in the State.

"In order to bring about a peaceful and developed society, we need to get inspiration from the sacrificial spirit of all those womenfolk who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their motherland", the Chief Minister exhorted.

Delivering the Presidential speech, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam stated that in observing Nupi Lal, we are not only remembering the courage and selfless sacrifices of those brave Manipuri women but also giving out a message to the men folk of the society that they should also have that sense of sacrificial spirit.

He further stated that imposition of frequent bandhs and blockades in the state will not bring any solution other than doing more harm.

As such, we all need to desist away from all sorts of violent agitations and come together for safeguarding the unity and integrity of the state.

The function was also attended by Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th Lokeshwar; Education Minister M Okendro; Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar; IFCD Minister I Hemochandra, Agricultural Minister Abdul Nasir, MLAs and other top civil and police officials.

However, the overall attendance of government officials in the observance this time was quite low in comparison to previous years.

To mark the occasion, a drama on Nupi Lal was also staged by artists of Nupi Lal Memorial Association and Nupi Lal Khongjom War Memorial Society.

As done every year, 21st State Level Nupi Lal Ningshig Lamjel was organized by State Level Nupi Lal Ningshig Lamjel Organizing Committee today.

The 'Ningshing Lamjel' started off from Nupi lal Memorial Complex and finished at Singjamei Chingamakhong.



Womenfolk of different communities in Manipur participating in Nupi Lal 'Ningshing Lamjel' (memorial race)
Womenfolk of different communities in Manipur participating in Nupi Lal 'Ningshing Lamjel' (memorial race)


The 12th December Ningshing Thouram Observation Committee also observed the day at THAU ground.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Th Iboyaima, President of Irabot Foundation, said that Manipur is surrounded by enemies of the people from all directions.

That is why, we hear about a number of cases in which bombs are found planted, lobbed or blasted at the residences and gates of the people.

In such a situation, the role of the people is very essential.

If the people remain silent, the time will not be far when the Manipuris will cease to exist in the land of their birth.

The function was also attended by Th Ramani, President of Manipur Women's Social Reformation and Development Samaj; L Memchoubi, President of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi, Manipur; Ak Janaki, President of Momnu-Irik Khombi Lup; Maibam Purnamashi, President of Ching-Tam United Women's Association; Rk Sanahanbi, President of Kanglei Ima Lup; Rk Ranendrajit; Lancha Ningthouja; Dhanabir Laishram and Ibotombi Khuman as presidium members.

Nupi Lal Memorial Day observance was also held under the aegis of Manipur State Legal Services Authority at the hall of EEMA at Keishampat today with L Rebeda, President of All Manipur Bar Association, Ngainemkim Kipgen, Judge of Family Court, Manipur and S Radhapyari, Secretary of EEMA as President, Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.

On the other hand, the day was observed by All Manipur Nupi Marup at GM Hall.

Prior to the function, people paid floral tributes at a site in Keishamthong Top Leirak where the observance was once held in 1946.Later, a peace rally was taken out from Uripok to GM Hall where the main function was held.

The function was attended by T Pramodini, Principal of TG Higher Secondary School; S Sarojini, President of Nupi Marup and ex-Minister N Mangi as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.

At Dharminagar, Hojai, Nupi Lal Day was observed at Laurembam Tombi Lampak with S Momon Leima, President of Chingmi Tammi as Chief Guest.

The day was also observed by All Manipur Democratic Women Association (AMDWA) at its office in Paona Bazaar.

The observance was presided over by Advocate Y Romala, President of AMDWA.

The Nupi Lal Day was also observed under the auspices of United Manipur Muslim Women's Development Organisation at Kairang Khabeisoi Community Hall today.

The function was graced by Amin Shah, Parliamentary Secretary and Anwari Nurjahan, President of United Manipur Muslim Women's Development Organisation as Chief Guest and President respectively.

Mufti Muniddin, Imam of Puranik Masjid; Md Kheiruddin, President of All Manipur Muslim Organisation Coordinating Committee; Chingsubam Wangambi Leima, President of Meetei National Front; Ravikhan, General Secretary of Muslim Advocates Legal Services and other imminent personalities were also present on the occasion as Guests of Honour.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Khuga Dam, Churachandpur : Gallery
  • Buddhist Temple in Bangkok #1 : Gallery
  • China: Key Player in Myanmar's Energy #2
  • Zeliangrongs: Law on murder cases #1
  • Reliability of test reports
  • Dont die to be dead, die to live more
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) :: Timeline
  • Bioeconomy can create more employment
  • Govt will table ILPS related bill
  • Assam Rifles conducts Recruitment
  • Chopping to our own foot
  • Chilli Festival @Ukhrul #3: Gallery
  • Sahnit Ni (Black Day) #3 :: Gallery
  • Monsoon Shower Model #3 : Gallery
  • Let's see what Cybercrime is #2
  • Fuel your heart and power your life
  • Public protests and police in Manipur
  • Author who discovers ways of finance in IT
  • MSAD Freshers' Meet 2016 postponed
  • Manipur to encourage use of handloom
  • Ao resolves to disassociate from Naga Hoho
  • Free & Fair Election: Are you sure ?
  • Linda Thangjam (Singer) Gallery : eRang
  • At a cave in Dzukou Valley : Gallery
  • High Court building #2 : Gallery
  • Open Letter to Scheduled Tribe Demand
  • Buddha said, 'War cannot bring peace' #1
  • Traffic Circus : Manipur Style #2
  • Posts of JRF at Manipur University
  • Manipur High Court gets new Chief Justice
  • Bomb scare at Imphal airport
  • Deliver information wipe out corruption
  • Loktak lake #6 : Gallery
  • Lanthuanlung, Sehjalien :: eMing
  • Bishenpur Keithel #2 : Gallery
  • The Cajon Diaries : Initiative by Irom Singthoi
  • Politicians Without Ethics In Manipur
  • Kukis' perspective on Black Day, 13 Sept
  • 50 ISKCON (1966-2016) celebrations #4
  • Charming transgender out to conquer world
  • Australia, Canada, UK issue travel advisory
  • The Killing Fields (2013-16) :: Timeline
  • BNHS conservation initiatives in North East
  • PIL against PHSC occupation at Thonglang
  • The right beginning
  • Rally: Appeal Against Bandhs: Gallery
  • Khunung Eeshei by Goshe #1 :: e-pao Radio
  • NEROCA FC Vs FC Zalen @MSL #3: Gallery
  • AMAND, Pune - AGM #2 : Gallery
  • A Tribute to Reverend Malungchang Longvah
  • Tentacles in population dynamics of Manipur
  • How are countries taking care of ageing
  • Digital India Workshop at RGU, Arunachal
  • Climate adaptation projects for Northeast
  • Troops from NE should not be withdrawn
  • Election 2017 - Agenda Manipur
  • Meetei ST demand Rally : Gallery
  • ILP: Students/Police [Sep 14] #2 : Gallery
  • A Community of shared interest ...
  • Manipur unrest : Before 3 Bills and beyond
  • Current scenario of polio vaccine
  • MSAD Annual Fresher's Meet 2016
  • Sep 18 rally mapung fahanbagi thagatchari
  • Crime against nature
  • Flash Flood at Churachandpur :: Gallery
  • Sahnit Ni (Black Day) #2 :: Gallery
  • World Bamboo Day @Chandigarh : Gallery
  • Heikru Hidongba #2 : Gallery
  • International Day of Democracy : 2016
  • Naorem 'Weaves of Manipur' at Mysore
  • World Bamboo Day at Panjab University
  • Opposing voices: Debate on ST status
  • Langban Heitha Leithaba : Gallery
  • Mind your mind before it's late!!
  • Rumours & bloody September #2
  • Irabot Day Observance at New Delhi
  • 66th Birthday of PM Narendra Modi
  • Blood donation at Loktak Power Station
  • Stop efforts to disintegrate Manipur: UCM
  • Pak Baloch reply: Northeast
  • 2 injured in shootout in Imphal
  • ILP: Students/Police [Sep 14] #1 : Gallery
  • RIMS Foundation Day : Gallery
  • Let's talk Manipur's football
  • Horrors behind annual homage on Sahnit Ni
  • Seminar: Corruption & Governance in NE
  • ILP System Demand- Photos from 2012
  • IM arrests 19 yr old for comment
  • Battle of wits continues: Gems from seniors
  • The inadvertent fallout
  • AMAND, Pune - AGM #1 : Gallery
  • ABC Zero (Scenes) #1 :: eRang
  • NEROCA FC Vs FC Zalen @MSL #2: Gallery
  • Featured Photos from RNPlive.in : Gallery
  • The concept of Langban Tarpan
  • Electoral Laws of India
  • The Visitor :: Poem
  • Engineers Day at Loktak Power Station
  • Annual General Body Meeting of AMAND
  • Amit Shah Vs Gaikhangam: Battle of the wits
  • Of Bamboo the ubiquitous gift
  • Speaker accepts resignation of MLAs
  • Sahnit Ni (Black Day) #1 :: Gallery
  • BJP president Amit Shah : Gallery
  • NEROCA FC Vs FC Zalen @MSL #1: Gallery
  • ILP: Students/Police [Sep 10] #2: Gallery
  • Communal Harmony and Integration
  • Battling with 3 diseases & still going strong
  • Released Rs 100 cr to Manipur till Aug
  • Indo-Naga Talks : News Timeline
  • Gearing up for 2017 Assembly polls
  • Welcome Mr. Shah; we hope you understand
  • Eid-ul-Zuha @Thoubal Moijing : Gallery
  • When will Manipur have IISc, IISER, AIIMS
  • ILP Demand - Photos from 2012 :: Gallery
  • Seed banks for banking local variety of seed
  • The London dog and our dogs
  • Round Table : Climate Conference Issues
  • 18 Sep Mass Rally gi sillangbagi thabak
  • Demonstrating concern for the students
  • Looking beyond the obvious
  • Heikru Hidongba #1 : Gallery
  • Community Flower Plantation : Gallery
  • Would You Sell Out Your Vote?
  • Rumours & bloody September #1
  • Rih-ngai and Mayasvi festivals #2
  • Aribam Syam Retrospective & Masterclass
  • Audition conducted for Garnier Fashion
  • Indira Oinam feted at Keisamthong
  • Ditching Cong, embracing BJP
  • Changed profiles
  • Rail Construction @Noney : Gallery
  • Run Raise Respond - marathon: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Parties, problems plenty & No Election Issue
  • Autonomous District Council in NE #3
  • Organic wastes mgmt for Khwairamband
  • Civil Services Examination #2
  • BJP Manipur statement on NFSA
  • TSE on completing 17 years : Looking back
  • ILP: Students/Police [Sep 10] #1: Gallery
  • State commission for Women: Gallery
  • Manipur in backdrop of AFSPA & Sharmila #2
  • India's poor show at Olympics
  • Kidney & gall stones analysis
  • 15 awarded degrees at Assam Don Bosco
  • RunRaiseRespondNorthEast held in Imphal
  • On Suicide Prevention Day
  • Eibusu Yaohanbiyu - Scenes #2 :: eRang
  • International Literacy Day : Gallery
  • A visit to Ayutthaya, Thailand #2 : Gallery
  • Bishesh Huirem - 1st Indian transgender..
  • Ngoukadi Hostel, Maram- a trail blazer
  • Being human towards animals
  • Mystifying young mind
  • Living up to the 'powerhouse' title
  • Remembering September
  • Meitei Marriage- Its Rules and Practices #2
  • Prison HIV Intervention Prog : Gallery
  • Star Kamei's Shon : eRang Classic
  • Female face of ageing in Asia Pacific
  • Bandh for 'save Manipur' is 'killing Manipuris'
  • Perfect recipe for traffic circus
  • Democracy at stake
  • Anal Cultural Dance :: Ooba Video
  • Manipur Male Weavers Expo: Gallery
  • JCILPS Women protest [Sep 2]: Gallery
  • Contingencies of Anti-AFSPA Movement
  • Seminar at Bangkok : Potentiality of NE India
  • RunRaiseRespondNorthEast - Imphal
  • Chilli Festival @Ukhrul #2: Gallery
  • State level Teachers' Day: Gallery
  • Schools shut on Teachers' Day: Unusual
  • Civil Services Examination
  • Mangol Khenjong Khudingda Audio CD
  • Manipuri Cultural Program at Itanagar
  • The truth in Manipur's politics
  • ILP : Students/Police clash: Gallery
  • Kukis are not foreigners ....
  • Indira Oinam, Handicraft Innovator selected
  • Binalakshmi: Rights Forum in Brazil
  • Garnier Fashion Weekend Audition, Imphal
  • Exhibition on Mother Teresa at Don Bosco
  • Psychopath regime
  • Why the curfew and closure of schools
  • Wuya Kachui : A Misty Paradise
  • ILP : Singngat Protest March #2: Gallery
  • Workshop: Manipuri Woman Sports : Gallery
  • DM's Episode 11- Manipuri Woman Sports
  • Hype Out Park @CCPur : Gallery
  • ILP : Sapam Robindhood Anniv : Gallery
  • Reminiscence of Usharba, unsung hero #2
  • Non-Manipur Peoples' Bill : JCILPS
  • 6 Rio Olympians felicitated: Gallery
  • Colour Of Water #2 : eRang
  • Haipou Jadonang Martyr's Day : Gallery
  • Ningel - Natural Salt Factory : Gallery
  • Sharmila agitation (From 2006) :: Timeline
  • Khongjom :: 360° Panorama
  • Dzuko Lily, Dzuko valley #5 : Gallery
  • Manipuri Atheletes at Olympic 2016 Rio
  • Irom Sharmila released [Aug 9] : Gallery
  • Kabow Valley : Gallery
  • Manipur Phone Directory :: e-pao Tools