CHRONICLE BUREAU IMPHAL, 9th Feb:
The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) reportedly celebrated the 31st Raising Day of its armed wing - Manipur People’s Army (MPA) on Friday successfully at all its different units and battalions in Manipur and outside.
According to a statement of UNLF, the celebration at MPA general headquarters (GHQ) was attended by Military Affairs Committee (MAC) chairman Kh Pambei as chief guest, secretary finance M Iboyaima as president and COAS of MPA Ng Pamheiba as guest of honour.
The celebration at GHQ began with unfurling of party’s flag followed by floral tributes and honour to late founder members and martyred cadres. Other highlights of the celebration included reading out annual MAC statement and speeches by secretary, director of different units and functionaries on the ongoing revolutionary movement and on the emergence of MPA and its responsibility. Chairman Pambei also lauded the MPA for its role and responsibility in the ongoing movement for regaining lost sovereignty of Manipur.
According to the statement issued by outfit’s department of publicity director M Sak-hen, the celebration was also held at MPA’s 291 battalion wherein general secretary Ph Yaimachou attended as chief guest. The celebration at MPA’s 241 battalion was attended by party’s DEMA secretary Ch Thanil, HRD secretary Ksh Yoiheiba, it said, adding that similar celebration was also held at 293 battalion with organisation secretary M Chaoba and family welfare secretary S Tamphajao attending as guests.
The celebration was also conducted successfully at units of external affairs, district headquarters of Manipur, local units, tactical unit and task force units of MPA.
The five-day long sports meet organised to mark the occasion also concluded Friday and prizes were distributed to winners.
The outfit extended its sincere gratitude to all those who extended monetary and other assistance in successful celebration of the raising day, the statement conveyed.