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History can never be distorted: Biren

History can never be distorted: Biren
Chief minister, N. Biren Singh at the opening of the “Ethnological Gallery” at Old Manipur Assembly Complex in Imphal on Friday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Nov 2 | Publish Date: 11/2/2018 11:34:46 AM IST

History can never be distorted and manipulated, said Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh alleging that some people were trying to deconstruct and manipulate history to gain popularity of their identities.

The chief minister was addressing a function related with the opening of the “Ethnological Gallery” and release of short film of Manipur Legislative Assembly at Old Assembly Complex, in Imphal on Friday.

Singh added that the museum, opened today, would not let them to manipulate historical facts.

Quoting Maharajah Bodhachandra, he said that from written records, there were no hill-valley division in the pre-British period and all the communities were living as one in harmony.

The Britishers divided the hill and valley on the pretext of better and convenient administration, he added. 

“We need to introspect on the records which will help in nation building and regaining oneness among the communities living in the state,” he said.

With the setting up of the museum, people can now learn and gain knowledge about the history of administration in Manipur, he asserted. 

“Such Museums will strengthen the unity and integrity of the state and also help in diminishing differences among communities of the state,” he said. 

The chief minister further appreciated the Speaker and the staff of the Manipur Legislative Assembly for their sincere efforts towards building and maintaining the Museum.

Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y. Khemchand, works minister, Th Biswajit, health and family welfare minister, L Jayantakumar, PHE minister, L Dikho, chairman of Hill Areas Committee of Manipur Assembly, TT Haokip were among the dignitaries who attended the occasion.


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