IMPHAL, Dec 12 - Nupi Lal Day was observed across the State today. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh attended the State level Nupi Lal Day observation at Nupi Lal memorial complex here. Speaking on the occasion, Ibobi remarked that Nupi Lal forms a landmark in the political history of Manipur. He also appealed to the people to come out and help in sorting out the problems facing the State.
In the first Nupi Lal in 1904, Manipuri women rose up in arms against the British Government�s order to use men as �forced labour� for the construction of an assistant political agent�s house in Imphal.
In the second Nupi Lal on December 12, 1939, thousands of women marched to the State Durbar Hall demanding a ban on the export of rice as floods had caused extensive damage to crops that year.