IMPHAL, Jan 9 - The 183th death anniversary of Maharaj Gambhir Singh was observed across Manipur on Monday. The State level observation was organised by Departments of Archaeology and Art & Culture at the Samadhi of Maharaj at Langthabal, about 6 km from here.
Speaking on the occasion, Padmashree RK Jhalajit said that people of the State should remember Maharaj Gambhir Singh who liberated Manipur from the hands of the Burmese following the Seven Years Devastation (1819-1826).
After this, Maharaja Gambhir Singh reconsolidated the war-ravaged population, he said. Maharaja�s role in maintaining the boundary of Manipur after the liberation should also be remembered by the people, he added. Floral tributes were paid to the portraits of Maharaj Gambhir Singh and Maharaj Narsingh during the observation.
United People�s Front observed the death anniversary as National Reconsolidation Day at Hao Ground in Imphal by holding a public march.
Shutdown: Normal life at Moreh was severely affected due to a 17-hour shut down today called by civil society organisations in protest against the killing of two villagers who were kidnapped on January 6 night by unidentified gunmen. Their bodies were recovered from a place under Moreh Police station in newly-created Tengnoupal district on Sunday.
PLA activists held: The Assam Rifles has apprehended two hardcore insurgents of the proscribed People�s Liberation Army (PLA), according to a press release. They were apprehended while trying to sneak into Manipur. One militant has confessed of his involvement in the ambush on Assam Rifles on May 22 last year, Assam Rifles said in a release.