TAMENGLONG, Jan 23: Manipur joined rest of in India in celebrating Parakram Diwas on Saturday commemorating 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, youth icon of resurging India.
This has been celebrated for the first time by the Centre to honor Nataji, who played a pivotal role in Indian independence movement by founding Azad Hind Fauj.
The 44 Assam Rifles organised various events in Tamenglong district, including walkathon, Makru Volleyball tournament in Tousem sub-division & Army recruitment awareness in T Waichong sub-division of Kangpokpi district.
Netaji was born this day in 1897 in Cuttack (present day Odisha) to Janakinath Bose & Prabhavati Dutt.
The event saw large number of civil police, CRPF, Manipur Rifles, CSOs and civilians walking 7.3-km to pay tribute to great freedom fighter.
Twenty teams took part in volleyball tournament at Azuiram village of Tousem sub-division, The winner and runners-up team received Rs 15000 and Rs 10000 respectively.
Remembering Netaji at T Waichong the unit organised Army recruitment training session for the local youth. The commandant speaking on the occasion urged the youth to channelize their energy in up liftment of the society and contribute towards nation building and development. He also apprised the gathering about Army pre-recruitment training and other youth development efforts by the unit for the local youth. (PIB)