Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah, Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with other ministers, MLAs and government officials paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, other martyrs and freedom fighters of India during a function organized to mark the Martyrs’ Day in Imphal on Tuesday.
The function was held at the Gandhi Memorial (GM) Hall in Imphal.
The Martyrs’ Day is observed on January 30 on the occasion of the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
“Attended the Martyrs’ Day function on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at GM Hall, Imphal, also attended by the Hon’ble Governor, Ministers, MLAs, Police and Civil officials of the State Govt and observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the Mahatma,” tweeted Chief Minister Biren.
The programme at GM Hall in Imphal to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, other Indian martyrs and freedom fighters was also attended by Th Biswajit Singh, Manipur Minister for Public Works, Power, RD & PR, Information & Public Relations, Administrative Reforms, Textiles, Commerce & Industry.
In his twitter handle, Minister Th Biswajit Singh posted: “A two-minute silence was observed during a function at GM Hall in Imphal in the memory of Indian martyrs and pay tributes and respects to Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for the sake of our Independence.”
The Martyrs’ Day function was attended by Governor Heptullah as the Chief Guest while it was presided over by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The function was organised by the Home Department.
A siren was sounded first as a signal for observance of two-minute silence and another siren was sounded from as closing signal.
During the two-minute silence, vehicles along the highway and campus areas came to a standstill.