Manipur pays tribute to Rani Gaidinliu


Imphal: Manipur paid tribute to Rani Gaidinliu, freedom fighter of India on her 108th birth anniversary, on Thursday.

Governor La. Ganesan and chief minister N. Biren Singh led the people to pay floral tribute to the statue of the late freedom fighter at Rani Gaidinliu Park at Mantripukhri in Imphal East.

Biren said, it is a historical fact that Rani Gaidinliu played an important role in fighting against the British for independent Manipur in those days. He said, in recognition of her role in the freedom movement, Union government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi​ has been taking up a number of steps to propagate her name and fame. State government will also organize her birth anniversary as a state function from next year. He said Rs.15 crore has already been sanctioned for the development of a memorial in her birth place Nungkao in Tamenglong district. But, unfortunately due to some issues, the development works are being delayed, he added.

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On the development of Rani Gaidinliu Park, he said, creative changes can also be made to beautify the park.

“We all should follow the footnotes of our departed leaders like Haipou Jadonang, Rani Gaidinliu etc. as these leaders fought not only for independence but also fought for our dignity too. He said, their dedications are worth remembering and we all should co operate each other for instilling the sense of patriotism to the younger generation. We should never follow the distorted historical pieces as this will weaken the social fabric,” Biren said. He appealed people to co operate with the government in all aspects of development for a better Manipur.

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​Former Union minister of state Professor Meijinlung Kamson spoke on Rani Gaidinliu’s early life and her struggle for independence. Ministers, MLAs, representatives of civil society organisations, women leaders from across the state attended the celebration.

Kabui Mothers’ Association submitted a memorandum urging to develop Rani Gaidinliu Park. Colorful cultural dances were also shown a part of the celebration.


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