Commemoration of Battle of Nungshigum

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The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary Battle of Nunshigum was organised at Keibi Khullen, Imphal East. The event was organised as part of the 70th Anniversary Battle of Imphal by Manipur Tourism Forum and the 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation.

Dr. Th Dhabali, Convenor, 70th Anniversary Battle of Imphal was the Chief Guest, Shri Moirangningthou Meitei, Witness of Battle of Nungshigum and Shri A. Achoubi Singh, Secretary, Keibi Khullen Development Committee was the Guest of the Honour and Mr. A. Angamba, Co- Convenor, 70th Anniversary Battle of Imphal was the President of the function respectively.

The Commemoration was attended by visitors from UK and US which includes, Mr. Bob Cook, Retired Warrant Officer Royal Signals and Curator of Kohima Museum, Yorkshire, UK, Mr. Brian Ward, Retired Warrant Officer Green Howards and Assistant Curator of Kohima Museum, Yorkshire, UK, Mr. Leslie Edward, Author of ‘Kohima-the furthest Battle’, Mr. Robert Street, Son of War Veteran and Author of ‘A Brummie in Burma’, Mr. Robert Palmer, a military historian, Mr. James Well, Son of Kohima War Veteran and Mr. Tom Johnson, a US Tax Consultant and Coffee grower from Hawaii. Also joining the function was (Retd.) Col. Vijay Yashwant Gidh, a retired Army Officer of Indian Army and currently residing in Pune.

Dr. Dhabali, mentioned of the significance of the commemoration of 70th Anniversary Battle of Imphal and the Importance of the Battle of Nungshigum in the entire campaign. He welcomed the veterans, their family members, war historian and anyone associated with the WWII to visit Manipur. He also said the commemoration of the Battle of Imphal will compel everyone to think about the important part of the history which unfolded in various part of Manipur.

Mr. David Cook, Curator, Kohima War Museum in Yorkshire expressed his profound happiness in the local group trying to preserve the history by organizing the Commemoration event like today. He is also hopeful with everyone’s effort, the history will live on.

Shri Moirangningthou Meitei, who was 12 years old when the Battle of Nungshigum unfolded told his eyewitness account and express his happiness in reviving the history of the Battle. He expressed his gratitude to the Organisers and the visitors who travelled all the way to join the commemoration function.


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