Imphal : In recognition of the valiant efforts of tribal freedom fighters who contributed greatly to the Indian freedom movement a state level painting and photo exhibition of Tribal Freedom Fighters was organised to pay respect to the tribal freedom fighters on the occation of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.
The tribal affairs and hills department organised organised the exhibition as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations on Monday at Tribal Research Institute, here.
Tribal affairs and hills minister Vungzagin Valte expressed his admiration of the iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda who led a rebellion against the British.
He applauded the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Modi who recognised the unsung heroes of the tribal freedom fighters who might have been forgotten altogether if it were not for his timely action.
“The tribal freedom fighters were never recognised by the previous governments, but it is only the Prime Minister of India who recognised the importance of history, its contributors and the tribals participation in the freedom movement,” he added.
Minister Valte presented traditional shawl to Ngamkholun Kuki who fought against the British forces and also opened the State Level Painting and Photo Exhibition of Tribal Freedom fighters during the function.
Letkhogin Haokip, additional chief secretary (TA and hills), M. Joy Singh, commissioner (art and culture) and C. Arthur Worchuiyo, director (TA and hills) were present at the function.