Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Some outsiders trying to manipulate Mnp’s history: Biren

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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday cautioned against manipulation and wrong representation of the history of Manipur.
“There are some outsiders who are trying to manipulate and wrongly represent Manipur’s history,” Singh said, in his speech at the inaugural function of the 1st DMUnifest 2022 of the Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) here in Imphal on Monday.
Highlighting the importance of promoting and preserving the history of the erstwhile kingdom, the chief minister stressed on the need to include Manipur’s history in the educational syllabus.
The state government has recently discussed changing the educational syllabus to include more about the history of the state.
He also recounted historical events like the seven years’ devastation related with the Burmese invasion of the then Manipur kingdom and said “Our forefathers survived such events and were successful in driving off enemies.”
He further elucidated contributions of kings like Maharaj Kullachandra, Maharaj Gambhir Singh in nation building and said “We should inculcate their nationalism.”
Biren said that the Anglo Manipur was fought on several fronts, and that the government was trying to observe the Anglo-Manipur War memorial at Tengnoupal and Mayangkhang in Senapati district also, starting from next year.
The chief minister
Also speaking on the occasion, State education minister, Th Basanta Singh said DMUnifes festival has a strong implication for the future of the society as they are the foundation of the society and the growth of a state and nation dependent on the youth.
He further called on the students to participate in the events of the festival stating that it should not be only about winning. The idea should be about sharing ideas, interaction among the youths, he said.

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