CM Biren wishes people on Irawat Day

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has conveyed his best wishes to the people of Manipur on the birth anniversary of Jananeta Irawat that falls on September 30.

Hijam Irawat was a multi-faceted and a versatile humanistic revolutionary who stood against foreign and autocratic rule during the country’s freedom movement. He was a freedom fighter, politician and social activist par excellence, a versatile personality, gifted poet and an accomplished scholar. “His contribution in the field of literature and sports and social upliftment of the downtrodden continue to impact our lives to this day,” Biren said.

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Hijam Irawat had sacrificed his youthful days organising mass campaigns for expressing patriotism, to maintain cultural and emotional integration amongst all communities and making people unitedly stand against all forms of oppression. For all his pioneering works for the betterment of the society, he was known as Jana Neta and also as the first modern architect of Manipur, he added.

“In celebrating his 126th Birth Anniversary, let us pledge to leave behind selfish thoughts and follow his ideals and translate his philosophies into action, taking the state towards inclusive development,” the chief minister said.

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