Unsung freedom fighters to be given recognition: Manipur CM
Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh assured that the State Government would be ready to recognize every unsung hero who had fought against British colonialism and were involved in the freedom struggle as martyrs. He added that everyone who had contributed to achieve our freedom should be honoured.
The Chief Minister was speaking as chief guest at the One-Day National Dialogue on Tribal Heroes in India’s Freedom Struggle organized by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Thursday as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in Manipur University, Canchipur.
Biren further informed that an Indian Coast Guard Ship was named after the State’s freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu. It was the right time to research and bring up the name of every unsung hero who took part in the freedom struggle and honour them, he contended.
Maintaining that by choosing a tribal woman for the post of the President of India, the current Union Government had shown that every community had contributed to the freedom struggle. As such, he appealed to everyone to continue to be a part of One India Movement.
It may be mentioned that the National Dialogue on Tribal Heroes in India’s Freedom Struggle is being organized across the Country in 125 Universities to remember the unforgettable contribution of tribal heroes in the freedom struggle. Its purpose is also to introduce the tribal youth to the contributions and sacrifices of the tribal community in the freedom struggle.
Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Joint Secretary (NCST) Konthang Touthang, Professor, Department of History, Tripura University Prof. Sukhendu Debbarma, Vaibhav Surange of Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, faculties and students of Manipur University also attended the programme among others.