Manipur celebrates Khongjom Day at Khongjom War Memorial Complex

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Khongjom Day was celebrated on 23rd April at Khongjom War Memorial Complex at Khebaching in Thoubal District of Manipur.

  • Khongjom Day is celebrated every year on 23 April in Manipur.

  • This day is observed in the memory of the brave Manipur warriors who made the supreme sacrifice against the British in the battle of Khongjom during the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891.

  • The day is celebrated annually by the Government of Manipur at Khongjom War Memorial Complex located in Thoubal district.

  • The Khongjom War Memorial Complex, a historic war memorial site, houses the world's tallest sword statue built in memory of the soldiers who fought in the war.

  • Anglo-Manipur War 

  • The Anglo-Manipur War was an armed conflict between the British Empire and the Kingdom of Manipur, which was fought from 31 March to 27 April 1891.

  • This historic war started due to jealousy, discontent, distrust and discord among the princes of Manipur.

  • This war was fought at Kheba hills of Khongjom in Manipur and hence the name of this day is Khongjom Day.

  • After the war ended on 27 April 1891, Manipur was under direct control of the British.

  • After this war, the British government prosecuted many people and sentenced them to death.

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