Manipur observes Khongjom day

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Imphal: Amid COVID-19 lockdown Khongjom Day was commemorated in memory of the heroes who fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891, at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Khebaching on Wednesday.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh led the small group of delegates in laying  floral wreaths at Khongjom War Memorial atop Khebaching, Paona Brajabashi statue, located at the foothill later. The dignitaries also offered Tarpan at Khongjom river.

Unlike the previous years, the Thoubal district administration had made sure that social distancing was maintained devoid of large public gathering in view of the prevailing lockdown due to COVID-19 epidemic.

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The observation was attended by minister (TAH and Fishery) N. Kayisii, minister (CAF and PD) Karam Shyam, minister (Health and FW) L. Jeyantakumar, MLA P. Brojen, MLA Y. Surchandra, ex-MLA M. Hemanta, chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP L.M. Khaute, civil and police officials  among others.

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