Hojai, Aug 10: “Assam Pradesh Manipuri Association (APMA) is going to commemorate 127th Bir Tikendrajit Martyrs Day in befitting manner with a one day long activity in Hojai on August 13,” said APMA president Advocate Yumnam Nayan Singha while addressing a press conference on Thursday at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan at New Market in Hojai.
He shared that the objective behind observance of this event is preservation of National peace, progress and integrity comprising all the multi-linguistic religious groups of the country. Also, everyone present will observe “Meira-Katpa” at 5:00 pm as a mark of due respect to the patriotic ideals of the departed soul.
General secretary Laitonjam Akham informed about the scheduled programme and the guest who are going to grace the occasion.
The programme will begin at 7:30 am at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan campus with flag hoisting by APMA president Y Nayan Singha, Saheed-Tarpan at 8:00 am, a peace rally will be marched out in the town from at 9:00 am and an open session will begin from 1:30 pm onwards.
Deputy chief minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh, IPS will grace the occasion as chief guest, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain will grace as special guest of honour along with other guest of honours and special invitees.
At 6:30 pm, cultural programme will be inaugurated by Hojai MLA Shiladitya Deb followed by a cultural programme by cultural troupe from Manipur, Imphal.