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Manipur observes Patriots’ day, commemorates heroes of Anglo-Manipuri war


  • In Manipur, the Patriots' Day is observed on 13 Aug commemorating the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war during which many Manipuris sacrificed their lives to safeguard the independence of the State.
  • The day is observed every year on the 13th August to pay homage to the great martyres. 
  • It was on this day in 1891, brave Manipuris including the then Prince of Manipur Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General were hanged before the general public in the present Imphal area.