Imphal, 16 December 2017 ( Evening News ) : Vijay Diwas is celebrated all across India to commemorate the military victory of India over Pakistan, liberating Bangladesh in the Indo-Pak War on December 16 , 1971. Government of Manipur also commemorated the day, today. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren, Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar, Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary, DGP, Advocate General and many top Government officials attended the celebration held at the Banquet Hall of the1st Manipur Rifles Battalion. Addressing the event, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren appealed to stand united when any issue of the state or the country arises. On the other hand, Biren stated that insincerity in the administration of the Government in the State for a long time is the root cause of all the problems in the State. He maintained that there is not a single district in the state where people get full democratic right. Biren stated that the negligence, time-pass temperament of the Government officials, lack of love for the motherland caused the demographic imbalance, influx of the foreigner and resulting Inner Line Permit issues. Speaking on the issue of the ongoing students’ issue, Biren said Students in the State have less amount of time for studies and as such advised the students to give importance and concentrate on their studies. He also appealed to the parents to look after their children and refrain them from agitating blindly. Biren asserted that the present BJP led Government is working with commitment towards bringing a visible change in Manipur. He also said that the Government is working to fulfil the desires of the people without delaying.
Taking part at the event, Deputy Chief Minister, Yumnam Joykumar said the Indo-Pak War of 1971 has a historical significance in Indian Republic. India liberated Bangladesh in the Indo-Pak War of 1971. He said there is still threat of War in various states of India including Manipur incited by external forces. Joykumar said it is inevitable to face such issues unitedly.