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Hijam remembered in Imphal
Correspondent IMPHAL, SEPT 26:
Published on 26 Sep. 2010 11:38 PM IST
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Many civil organizations on Sunday observed “State Mourn Day” to mark the 59th death anniversary of Hijam Irabot, pioneer of the revolutionary movement, who fought for the cause of the peasants during the British rule in Manipur.
Hijam Irabot Singh also known as ‘Jana Neta Hijam Irabot’, was an active political and social activist during the British rule in Manipur and also played a major role in the women protest against British in the Second Nupilal (Women War), 1939. He died in 1951 at Ango hill, Myanmar. The Communist Party of India (CPI), Manipur state council also observed the day with Health and Family Welfare minister, Ph Parijat as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Parijat said the restive state of Manipur needs a leader like Irabot who worked for the welfare of the people, particularly for the poor peasants and led the citizens in the right direction.
He further said that people should keep aside their own interests and work for the welfare of the people. Manipur Progressive Farmer Association also remembered Irabot and organized a seminar on “Self Sustainable Production Foodgrain”, inaugurated by Manipur Agriculture Director, Phalandro.
Meanwhile, the Irabot Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee organised a state level painting competition for the students to mark the day. Hundreds of students from various schools across the state took part in the competition held at GP Women College, Imphal.

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