Hon'ble Governor of Manipur Shri La. Ganesan today released the Special Cover on the Unsung Heroes namely Thangal General, Bir Tikendrajit, Paona Brajashi and Haipou Jadonang of Manipur at Raj Bhavan. The function was organised by the Postmaster-General, North East circle.
Speaking at the function, Governor Shri La Ganesan said that it is a great pleasure to release 4 (four) Special Covers of the Department of Post on the Unsung Heroes of Manipur who had sacrificed their lives for the Motherland. During the freedom struggle, millions of leaders and freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to defend and free India from the clutches of British tyranny. He also said that the struggle which started with the death of Mangal Pandey and the great rebellion in 1857 finally ended on August 15th 1947 when India emerged as an independent Nation.
He further stated that, even in the tiny State of Manipur, people will never forget the sacrifices made by these leaders to uphold our freedom. However, amidst our praises for the greatest of the leaders, known and unknown, we often forget the contributions of some unsung heroes. These freedom fighters were as fierce as others and had the courage to stare death in the eyes, and at last, dedicated their lives for the cause of Independence. Let us unitedly pay tribute to these freedom fighters by devoting some time for them, he added.