Imphal, 01 September 2017 ( Evening News ) : A month long 121st celebration of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot Memorial observation began today at GM Hall organised by Irabot Celebration Committee. Speaking at the inaugural programme, State Secretary of Communist Party Of India, Manipur State, Moirangthem Nara said Irabot took a great role in establishment of assembly and schools in the state. Irabot’s birth anniversary, death anniversary and ,the time he began his revolutions all fall in the month of September . Nara said the month long memorial celebration is to be held in memory of the contributions of the freedom fighter. He lamented that the society now seems to be opposite of what the leader worked for. He said many changes have come after Manipur joined India. However the changes are also not for the welfare of the society. He alleged that people are still not able to get the PDS items under National Foot Security Act which was taken up for the welfare of the people. He also alleged that ever since Government of India focused on Privatisation of Health and education sector, people cannot bear the expenses of health treatment and many students cannot afford education expenses. He said it is time to adopt the ideology of the leader to face these kind of difficulties.
Lamyanba Hijam Irawat Ningsing Thabum, a month-long Irawat memorial observation began today at Nungsikol Park under Lamlai constituency organised by Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur. As part of the observation, the places where statues of the freedom fighter are installed will be visited, “langban heisoi tamba” will be offered at Barak river and painting competition of Irawat’s portrait will be held. Executive Editor of Impact News, Raj Nongthombam ,Vice President of Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur Yaiskul Khwairakpam and Secretary of Smart Security Services, Leimajam Pratap were among those present at the inaugural programme of the event. Speaking to media persons, Executive Editor, Impact News, Raj Nongthombam said the month long memorial observation of Lamyanba Hijam Irawat is commendable. It is high time the present generation especially the youth realise the contribution of Irawat for the society. He said Impact News will also help to make people more aware of the freedom fighter. People offered floral tribute to the statues of Irawat at Imphal city and other places.