Present generations need to know about freedom fighters – CM N Biren

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Chief Minister N Biren attended a book discussion on freedom fighters,“Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented partition”, authored by Central Information Commissioner, Government of India Uday Mahukar and Chirayu Pandit, at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy Auditorium, Imphal today.

The programme was organised by Intellectual Forum of North East – Manipur. Speaking on occasion, CM stated the book titled “Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented partition” is not just a book but an awareness to the people of our Country.

Biren continued that our present generations need to know about the freedom fighters, who had played important roles in making present-day India. He maintained that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government had taken up specific initiatives to bring up those unsung freedom fighters, who had contributed much in shaping the country, to the knowledge of our youths.

CM stressed the need to have discussions and symposiums on our history and certain other issues which would act as a roadmap towards a better Manipur. He also praised the authors for coming up with such a book that would share knowledge with the people.

Biren is also focussing on promoting the freedom fighters of Manipur who have defended the State from British imperialism. He is also cautious of fake historians which are dividing the State through false narratives and propaganda. For instance, people like Mark T Haokip and Prof Amar Yumnam are distorting history of the State.

The Book discussion programme was also attended by Central Information Commissioner Uday Mahukar, Vice-Chancellor, Dhanamanjuri University Prof. Nongmaithem Rajmuhon Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University Prof. Naorem Lokendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University of Culture Prof. Paonam Gunindro Singh, Director, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Prof. Ahanthem Santa Singh, Kargil War Hero Col. (Dr). Rajesh Adhau SM and General Council Member, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi Sh. Nabachandra Sharma among others.

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