IMPHAL, June 19 � Manipur on Wednesday observed the 13th anniversary of the Great June Uprising Unity Day at Memorial Park here and paid floral tributes to the departed souls of the June 18, 2001 incident.
People from different parts of the State streamed into Kekrupat to pay their homage and offer a salute to the brave hearts who died in police firing.
Family members of the slain persons, people from different communities, political leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Ministers, ruling and opposition MLAs and civil society organisation members turned up to pay respects to the departed souls.
The observation was jointly organised by All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO) and United Committee Manipur (UCM).
The memorial service was followed by a public meeting which viwed to safeguard the territorial integrity of the State.
Blood donation camps were also organised at Kekrupat and RIMS Hospital as part of the observation.
It may be recalled that around 22 persons lost their lives during a public uprising on June 18, 2001 in protest against the decision to extend the ceasefire between the Centre and NCSN-IM �without territorial limits�.