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Anglo-Kuki War Memorial Park inaugurated at Sadiya, Assam
Source: The Sangai Express

Kangpokpi, February 26 2016 : The Anglo-Kuki War Memorial Park was officially laid on Tuesday at Sadiya, Tinsukia district in Assam in commemoration of the brave forefathers who fought against the mighty British Empire in the Anglo-Kuki War of 1917- 1919, which is also known as "Kuki Rebellion of 1917- 19". It was a full-scale war fought bravely and consistently by the Kukis for three consecutive years and prominent Kuki chiefs were charged with war crimes and thus deported to Sadiya in Upper Assam.

The momentous occasion began with the ceremonial unveiling of the foundation stone by the Manajyoti Kutum, ACS, SDO, Sadiya Sub- Division of Tinsukia district, who attended as chief guest, in the presence of Thangkhokhup S Kipgen and Haujakam Chongloi, Chairman and Secretary, AKWPMF (Anglo Kuki War Patriots Memorial Foundation) respectively and a mammoth gather- ing comprising of the locals of Sadiya, their gaonburas, student leaders and some leaders of the Kuki community coming from other States of the North East including those from Upper Assam.

Addressing the gathering, Manajyoti Kutum expressed pride and considered himself blessed to be associated with the noble venture of setting up the Anglo- Kuki Memorial Park at Sadiya while Rintu Boro, ACS, Circle Officer of Sadiya sub-division highly appreciated the initiative of the Anglo-Kuki War Patriots Memorial Foundation for the re- markable event.

As a token of love and appreciation, the youth of Sadiya felicitated the Kuki leaders and other dignitaries with Assamese traditional Phulam Gomosas while Amirul Islam on behalf of the youth assured to fully cooperate with the AKWPMF and render maximum help in whatever way they can.

Earlier on the occasion, after the unveiling of the founda- tion stone by the chief guest, Haojakam Chongloi, secretary of the AKWPMF performed the invocatory and dedication prayer to the Almighty and along with the AKWPMF presi- dent felicitated the chief guest and other distinguished guests with colourful Kuki traditional jackets and mufflers.

Speaking at the occasion, Lamhao Doungel, APS, Addi- tional SP, Tinsukia district, whose role was immense in the materialization of the project, expressed his contentment and appreciation to the Govt of Assam for allocating land in memorial of the great Kuki warriors.

The APS officer also acknowledged the help and coopera- tion received from the district administration particularly that of Puru Gupta, IAS, the Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia; Diganta Saikia, the Addl DC, Tinsukia and the SDO of Sadiya sub-division.

In the same breath, Thangkhokhup Kipgen, chairman AKWPMF, also said that it is not less than a dream come true since this is the best way to pay tribute to the brave warriors.

The function chaired by Dr Lamkholal Doungel, Chairman KWS, Dibrugarh, who also offered the vote of thanks said that, Sadiya is a holy place for the Kukis and its people.

The occasion ended with benedictory prayer from M Mangcha Haokip, secretary KWS Dibrugarh.


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