Unprecedented observation planned for month long Hijam Irawat birth anniv

IMPHAL, August 28: The Irawat Celebration Committee (ICC) will be observing the 117th birth anniversary of Jananeta Hijam Irawat for a complete one month starting September 1 and concluding on September 30 under the theme “Manipur kanshi.”

CPI/MSC state secretary Dr M Nara informed this to the media during a press meet held this afternoon at CPI/MSC office at BT Road, Imphal.

He further said that this time the birth anniversary of Hijam Irawat will be observed in such a way as had never been done before. This was decided upon after considering the present unpleasant scenario in the political, developmental and other issues surrounding the state, he said. Hijam Irawat is the only architect of the “Modern Manipur,” he said.

The 117th birth anniversary of Hijam Irawat will once again carry the message of what he had dreamed for Manipur, he said.

ICC chairman N Mangi Singh, who was also present at the press meet, said that when India tried to form “Purbanchal Pradesh” by joining all the present north east states including Manipur, it was Irawat alone who protested against it, which had led to the September 21, 1948 Pungdongbam incident.

All the political parties and civil society organizations in the state should stand up together and pressurize the government of India to stop the Indo-Myanmar border fencing work which is being done without proper survey of the lands, he maintained.

Even though India has celebrated 64 years of independence, Manipur which is also a part of India has not seen any good roads or drinking water facility, he added.

ICC secretary Laishram Sotinkumar announcing the programmes for the month long birth anniversary observation said that the observation function will commence from September 1 at Panthoibi Sanglen, Kongba Kshetri Leikai at 2 pm.

The function will be attended by veteran communist leaders like Moirangthem Ibohal who were associates of Hijam Irawat along with ICC and CPI/MSC leaders.

The speakers at the function will highlight the roles taken by Irawat during his time, he informed.

MSC/AISF and ICC will organize a blood donation camp at Thoubal Kshetri Hall as a part of the observation, he said.

On September 15, birth anniversary of comrade Thokchom Bira will be observed at Irawat Bhawan, while on September 21, a remembrance function of Pungdongbam incident will be held, he informed.

Further, on September 22, Irawat based songs competition will be held and on September 26, floral tribute will be paid at the Irawat statue at Irawat Bhawan, he said.

Furthermore, on September 30, a mass rally, a public meeting and march past competition at Hapta Kangjeibung and Iboyaima Shumang Leela Sanglen will be held, he said.

He further appealed to the public to take part in the observation functions.      

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