The function was observed at its headquarters and other mobile units.
The proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) on August 13 observed Patriots Day and the 18th anniversary of Miyamgi Fingang Lanmigi (MFL) at the CHQ, GHQ, 131 Battalion and at other mobile units.
According to a press release issued by S Mangal, Member-in-Charge Secretary Information & Publicity of the proscribed KCP, at the 131 Battalion observation, MYL “adjutant L Ingba” was the chief guest and MFL “chief of army staff, H Ibomcha” was presiding host respectively. MYL “1st Battalion CO, S Dhana and MFL gi G-3 M Robin were the guests of honour.
Chief guest L Ingba lighted the ceremonial lamp while H Ibomcha hoisted the MFL flag at the function. On the occasion, tributes were paid to the “brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty of the Manipur”. “131 Bn. gi Adjutant S Saiyon” read the message forwarded by the Military Affairs Committee (MAC).
Ingba while delivering his speech said that “we should follow the footsteps of our forefathers who made the supreme sacrifice of giving up their lives while carrying on with the revolution in WESEA so that the people of the region can be liberated”.
Ibomcha in his message said “Freedom struggle is like climbing and heading for Mt Everest’s summit. Many mountaineers have died while heading towards the peak in the past but many are still trying to reach the top of Mt Everest. While doing so, many have to follow non-negotiable rules and difficulties. The mission cannot be accomplished by dialogue and talks. After overcoming all difficulties, one can hoist the flag after reaching the top of the mountain. Same is true for our struggle at present”.