Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh inspected the progress of the ongoing construction of a monolith inside the premises of Saheed Minar, Bir Tikendrajit Park, Imphal.
The state Cabinet approved the construction of the monolith in memory of those exiled martyrs who fought valiantly against the mighty British forces, Biren said.
The monolith would be dedicated to those unsung heroes of Manipur who were exiled in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, popularly known as Kalapani Cellular Jail, after the Anglo-Manipur War 1891. The names of the martyrs would be engraved on the monolith, he added.
Biren also inspected the ongoing construction of Civil Secretariat at Mantripukhri and Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Luwangshangbam.
PHE minister Losii Dikho, forest and environment minister Awangbow Newmai, CAF and PD minister Th. Satyabrata and others accompanied the Biren during the inspection.