War memorial stone unveiled at Kpi

KANGPOKPI, 16th Oct: Ahead of the formal centenary celebration of Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919 at C Aisan village in Saikul sub division of Kangpokpi district, Kangpokpi denizens unveiled a monolith erected to commemorate the event Wednesday.
The monolith was erected by Kangpokpi Town Committee as per directive of Kuki Inpi Manipur in commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki War 1917-1919.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by ADC Sadar Hills chairman Haokholal Hangshing, KIM advisor Lunpi S Thangjom, KTC chairman Lunseh Kipgen, KTC members, KWWO and KYU apart from the public.
Approximately 10 feet tall monolith inscribed with the controversial inscription ‘In defence of our ancestral land and freedom’ was unveiled and dedicated by Rev K Hangshing, chairman, Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship in the presence of other dignitaries.
A traditional gong called Dahpi in local dialect was beaten 100 times during the inaugural ceremony while a minute’s silence was observed in honour of the Anglo-Kuki War heroes. ADC Sadar Hills chairman and KIM advisor stressed on the importance of Anglo-Kuki War and motivated the present generation to uphold the sacrifices made by their forefathers in defence of their ancestral land and freedom.
Rev K Hangshing, while dedicating the monolith, said it was erected at Kangpokpi district headquarters as per directive of Kuki Inpi Manipur in commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki War.
Traffic movement along the NH-2 was partially disrupted owing to the function.

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