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Fitting tributes paid to Khongjom warriors
Source: The Sangai Express

Kakching/Thoubal, April 23 2024: Befitting tributes were paid to the valiant souls who made supreme sacrifice in the battlefield of Khongjom of the Anglo-Manipur War 1891 during the wide scale observance of Khongjom Day held across the State and beyond today.

Sahitya Seva Samiti, Kakching held the Khongjom Day observance at the residence of Ksh Joykumar at Kakching Sumak Leikai.

The observance commenced with paying of homage and floral tributes to the brave warriors of Khongjom battle by the attendees.

As a part of the programme, Dr Nongmaithem Pramodini, president Macha Chanu Kakching presented a lecture on the topic 'Manipur in 1891 and at present'.

Members of Sahitya Seva Samiti Kakching also attended today's observance.

In connection with the 133rd Khongjom Day observation, the 14th mega voluntary blood donation awareness campaign cum camp was held today at the District Hospital Thoubal.

The mega blood donation camp was jointly organised by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donation Manipur, Thoubal District Branch; District Police Thoubal; District Health Society Thoubal; NSS Unit-1, II & III of Waikhom Mani Girl's College Thoubal; Lions Club Thoubal Centurion; SUR Hospital Khangabok; Kanglei Chanura Chingmeirong in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, RIMS; Blood Centre and Transfusion Units, Porompat and the District Hospital Thoubal.

The State Blood Cell, National Health Mission (NHM) Manipur supported today's camp which was held under the aegis of the District Administration Thoubal.

A total of 69 blood donors (22 males and 47 females) donated blood during the camp.

The Meitei diaspora of Tripura observed Khongjom Day commemorating the supreme sacrifice of the warriors of Khongjom battle.

The 133rd observance of Khongjom Day was held at Agartala Tarou Meitei Leikai organised by Takhel Leima Tengbang Lup wherein floral tributes were paid to the photo of Paona Brajabashi.

Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum,Tripura secretary Khoisnam Mangol; Takhel Leima president N Radhika; vice-president Khundrakpam Prajapati; Sahitya Akademi Manipuri Board Member Khoisnam Birola and members of Takhel Leima Tengbang Lup attended the event among others.

It may be noted that Puthiba Welfare Society observed the day at Abhoynagar while Meitei Khunai held the observance at Khowai Gouranagar.


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