Imphal: Whatever we have, who we are, and the society and State we live in are the result of the great sacrifices made by our forefathers, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Monday at the observation of Maharaj Gambhir Singh’s 189th death anniversary.
He narrated the heroic efforts of Maharaj Gambhir Singh, Meidingu Narsingh and Sana Herachandra and the soldiers who drove off the Burmese from Manipur thus ending the Seven Years’ devastation in 1826.
N. Biren Singh said we cannot disassociate ourselves from history, historical statues, memorial parks, museums, etc, and tell stories of the forefathers of the land.
They remind the present generations of their forefathers and their deeds, strengthening the feeling of nationalism.
He further spoke on the significance and importance of the opening of the Kangla Nongpok Thong and expressed his belief that it will bring more peace, prosperity and unity in the State.
We should always remember that any deeds of the people of the valley will impact the hills and vice-versa, N. Biren Singh said highlighting the unbreakable bond between the hills and the valley in the State.
N. Biren Singh also expressed the need to have a clear concept and understanding of the land’s history, beliefs, and data to educate people from outside.
He further encouraged historians and researchers to publish articles on history based on the truth and facts.
Speaking on the issue of illegal drugs in the State, the Chief Minister said it is not the time to remain silent but to be very vigilant against the illegal drug business.
Stressing the government’s action on the issue, the Chief Minister strongly expressed the need to leave behind a strong and healthy society for future generations. He appealed to the people to stop poppy cultivation and illegal drug business in the State.