Imphal: An Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme with 2-day Photo Exhibition on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on India’s Freedom Struggle with special focus on Manipuri Freedom Fighters was jointly organised by the Department of Law, Manipur University, Imphal and the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Imphal, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India at Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal Saturday.
Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Additional DG(Region), Imphal, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, B. Narayanan, Registrar, Manipur University Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh, and Head of Department(Law), Manipur University Dr. Y. Premananda Singh, attended the programme as the chief guest, guests of honour and president respectively.
Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, elaborately explained the chain of events that led to the involvement of Manipuri Prince Sana Chahi Ahum also known as Narendrajit Singh in the fight against British imperialism at Chittagong during the First War of India’s Independence, 1857. He also explained why King Kulachandra and 23 others were exiled at Mt. Harriet which is now known as Mt. Manipur.
B. Narayanan, informed the audience that the Govt. of India is trying to highlight the freedom struggle which took place in the North East as it was totally ignored earlier. The naming of Mt. Harriet as Mt. Manipur is a part of the effort to highlight the sacrifices of the unsung heroes from Manipur.
During the interaction session, LLM students also questioned the legal validity of the trial of Bir Tikendrajit and others by the British after the Battle of Khongjom. Private Registered Troupe(PRT) of ROB, Imphal, Achouba Artiste Association staged Nupi Lal, 1939 as part of the programme, said a press note issued by Programme-in-charge (ROB), Thokchom Anthony