Soldiers of Manipur honour slain jawans of Khongjom Day

Manipur celebrated Khongjom day at the Khongjom War memorial site. Khongjom Day is observed annually as a state level function to pay tributes to the brave soldiers of Manipur who made sacrifices in the last battle of independence, popularly known as 'Khongjom War,' against the British on April 23 1891.The governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh attended the event as chief guests. They recalled the history of Khongjom War by reminding the gathering about how the brave soldiers of those days stood and fought against the British who had occupied half of the world. They also appealed to every community living in the state to work together for a united and progressive Manipur by respecting one another.