Meities, Ahoms and Nagas once lived in harmony — Manipur CM
Imphal, May 29 (EMN): It is believed that Meiteis, Ahoms of Assam and Nagas once lived in harmony at Makhel village in Senapati district of Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated and added that, in an attempt to relive the good old memories or myth, the Reunited Heritage Park of Manipur will be constructed at the place.
The CM was speaking during the All Assam Manipuri People’s Convention 2022 held under the aegis of All Assam Manipuri Youths’ Association (AAMYA) at Silchar in Assam on May 29.
According to a press release issued by Manipur CM Secretariat, Singh was accorded a warm welcome by people of Manipuri communities of Assam on reaching the venue of the convention.
Sharing his happiness for the huge turnout of Manipuris in Assam at the convention, Singh said that Manipuris residing in Assam and Manipur have unbreakable blood ties since time immemorial.
Asserting that one should never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the ancestors in preserving and protecting the land, culture, tradition and heritage, Singh said that ‘We should stand together against anyone who tries to distort our great history’.
He stated that, “Due to internal disagreements in the past, external colonial and invasive powers ruled our land which led to the Seven Years Devastation, British invasion, etc. As such, we should learn these lessons from history and always stand united”.
Regarding the construction of a Manipur Bhavan in Assam, he announced that the Manipur government is working for the procurement of a land and announced that once the process is complete, a cabinet decision will be taken very soon.
Appealing the Manipuris in Assam to be loyal to the state and country, he added that any type of grievances that they could not approach the Assam government for can be conveyed through him.
He also highlighted that priority will be given to them, while visiting Manipur, for staying in the guest house for chiefs of all hill districts constructed in Imphal.