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Film on 'Seven Years of Devastation' being made: chief minister N Biren
Source: Waari Singbul Network *

Imphal, November 22 2023: Highlighting the importance and significance of historical events in the state, chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday informed that a film is being made on "Seven Years of Devastation" (SYD) .

Also known as 'Chahi Taret Khuntakpa' locally, SYD is Manipur's darkest period during which the Burmese occupied the land for seven years from 1819 to 1826 .

The Burmese warriors invaded Manipur in 1819 till they were driven out after Manipuri troops led by Maharaj Gambhir Singh, Meidingu Narsingh and Sana Herachandra launched a massive offensive and liberated the land in 1826 .

During the period, many Manipuris, who could not bear the brunt of the Burmese conquest, had to flee their motherland and took refuge in Bangladesh, Tripura and Assam.



Film on 'Seven Years of Devastation' being made: chief minister N Biren
Film on 'Seven Years of Devastation' being made: chief minister N Biren


Speaking on the occasion of premiering "Iningthou Kulachandra", the 246th stage play of Rupmahal Theatre, at the theatre here, Biren highlighted the importance of various art forms like cinema, theatre etc.

in bringing a change to society.

On the sidelines of the programme, the CM said that owing to the prevailing situation in neighboring Myanmar, the state government has reinforced security forces, including Assam Rifles, state police, BSF and CRPF in the border areas and the situation is being monitored.

Condemning the recent killing of two persons belonging to Kuki community, including IRB personnel at the Haroathel area in Kangpokpi district bordering Imphal West district, Biren said police have begun mass combing operation at the area to nab the culprits.

Elaborating the present situation gripping the state, he urged all to face the challenges, hardships for a strong future and reassured that there would be no compromise from his part in protecting and safeguarding the state.

He highlighted the historical importance of the Rupmahal Theatre and assured to reconstruct the theatre at the cost of around Rs 4 crore.

The play "Iningthou Kulachandra" will educate the present and future generations of Maharaja Kulachandra's spirit and sacrifices, Biren said.

Under the Chief Ministergi Artiste Sing Gi Tengbang (CMAT), a state government scheme set up to support artistes of the state, the play was produced.

Biren said that he was personally struck by certain deeds of Maharaj Kulachandra and wanted to highlight his story, and said that the play will give the message of the sacrifices of the leaders.

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