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Khongjom Day: Observed To Pay Tribute To Fighter Of Anglo-Manipuri War

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 24-04-2024
Khongjom Day: Observed To Pay Tribute To Fighter Of  Anglo-Manipuri War Important Day 3 min read

In Manipur, Khongjom Day is observed on April 23 to honour the brave souls who fought against the British in the Khongjom Battle of the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891.

  • The state of Manipur recently observed Khongjom Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Khongjom Battle during the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891. The observation took place at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex located at Kheba Ching in the Thoubal district. 
  • The event was attended by high-profile individuals such as the Manipur Governor Sushri Anusuiya Uikey, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, cabinet ministers, MLAs, and top civil and police officers. Additionally, a large number of people joined the observation to pay their respects. 
  • During the observation ceremony, the Governor and Chief Minister laid floral wreaths, followed by a guard of honour, a general salute, reverse arms, the sounding of the last post, and a two-minute silence. 
  • The ceremony was held in different parts of the state, and it was a solemn reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for their country.

Anglo- Manipuri War of 1891

  • The Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 is a significant event in Manipur's history. During the war, the tiny kingdom of Manipur fought against the British colonial expansion, and many people lost their lives trying to protect their motherland's dignity and honour. 
  • Despite their brave efforts, the Manipuri armies were defeated at the Battle of Khongjom. 
  • Following this, Manipur lost its sovereignty to the British. Later, on August 13, 1891, Yubraj Tikendrajit and Thangal General, two martyrs of Manipur, were hanged in front of the public at Pheidabung, now known as Bir Tikendrajit Park. 
  • This was a shocking incident for the people of Manipur. Every year on August 13, the Manipuris observe Patriots' Day as a tribute to those martyrs. It is a day to honour their bravery and love for their motherland.


Answer: Manipur

Answer: To Pay Tribute To Fighter Of Anglo-Manipuri War

Answer: 23 April

Answer: 1891
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