Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday flagged off two motor bike rallies in celebration of 75 years of Independence, from Hapta Kangjeibung which will reach Moirang and Mao.
Biren welcomed the riders from different rider groups participating in the bike rally and said the riders will spread the message of India’s Independence and the people’s responsibility towards building unity in the country. He prayed for the safe return of the riders.
He said the nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating the country’s 75 years of Independence as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and remembering the sacrifices of our people and leaders in their effort to achieve independence.
Reminding the gathering of the sacrifices and contributions made by the many leaders and public in the fight against British for India’s Independence, the chief minister called on all to help in building a strong and united India.
Manipur DGP P. Doungel said whatever we do today, becomes an example for unity as well as showing the power of youth. The power of youth that is channelized in the correct manner and that is used in a way that is befitting for the State as well as our community.
Biren Singh led the second rally on a motor-bike, while forest and environment minister Thongam Biswajit Singh led the riders groups riding to Mao.
Mementos were also distributed to the rider groups.
The rallies are organised by the home department in celebration of the 75 years of Independence as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The flagging off ceremony was attended by ministers, MLAs, chief secretary, high ranking police officials, among others.