Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla seeks to incorporate one of the major incidents in the history of Manipur, the Anglo-Manipur War in 1891 against the British Empire, into the history books of students and henceforth, she would urge the Ministry of Human Resource Department to rewrite history books.
Manipur observes August 14 as Patriots' Day every year as this very day bears the significance of the Anglo-Manipur War that was fought in 1891 against the British Empire. Najma Heptulla ministry, thus, wants the whole world to know the valour and sacrifices of the people of Manipur.
While speaking at an event held on the occasion of Patriots’ Day celebration at Bir Tikendrajit park in Imphal, the lady governor requested people not to forget the golden history of their state and not to forget the sacrifices and fights the freedom fighters had faced to ensure a developed and liberal state of the present day.
Heptulla said, “We must try to resolve all issues through dialogue, As a citizen of this country, it is our duty to make the country strong and prosperous.”
Disappointed at the little knowledge of the Manipuri people about their own historical events, the governor further alleges that very few people of the state are aware of the freedom struggle and the names of the state’s heroes.
She, therefore, decided to urge the Ministry of Human Resource Development to take acute action steps in this matter and initiate implementing history books.
Expressing her concerns over frequent bandhs and blockades, she said that the ultimate sufferers were the common people.
While highlighting that the day reminds one of the heroic acts of the Manipuris, the governor alleged that very few were familiar with the freedom struggle and the names of the state’s heroes.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on the other hand, assured that his government would stand by its people at any cost.