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.
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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