Khongjom Day: 23 April

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Khongjom Day is an annual event celebrated on 23 April to commemorate the soldiers who fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891.

An Overview of the News

  • The event was held at Kheba Ching in Khongjom, Thoubal district of Manipur.

  • Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and GovernorMs. Anusuiya Uikey paid tribute to the martyrs in the programme.

  • The observance of Khongjom Day commemorates the sacrifices made by the people of Manipur in the fight for freedom and independence.

  • The Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 took place at Khongjom and marked the beginning of colonial rule in the region.

About Manipur

Formation (as a state) - 1972

Capital and largest city - Imphal

District - 16

Governor - Anusuiya Uikey

Chief Minister -N. Biren Singh (BJP)

Legislative Assembly -Manipur Legislative Assembly (60 seats)

Rajya Sabha -1 seat

Lok Sabha - 2 seats

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