SILCHAR, Dec 26: Princess Tampha Sana, daughter of the last king of Manipur, Budha Chandra, who came down here from Imphal to address a memorial meeting in memory of her late father organized by Manipuri Diaspora, Assam, said, “Budha Chandra always fought for unity and integrity of the country so that people cutting across caste and creed could live in peace and harmony”.
She was overwhelmed by the spontaneous love and respect for his father who rising above all parochial and sectarian feelings worked for strengthening and safeguarding the interest of his State and the whole country.
She was committed to follow the ideals and principles of her father. She reminded that the rest house located atop the Bhuvan Hills near the Shiva temple was constructed by her father. She at the same time appreciated the initiative taken by Manipuri Diaspora to raise a statue to preserve the memory and achievements of king Budha Chandra and sought the cooperation of all in this regard.
The Diaspora meet held under the presidentship of vice president of the organization L Gouranga Singh in its office premises has taken up building of the statue of King Budha Chandra as a part of its noble effort to spread the message of brotherhood and friendship so essential in this present society disturbed by violence and bloodshed all around.
Northeast has been one of the worst hits of terrorism and insurgency and the message of the late king will go a long way to restore the sense of rationality and fellow-feeling among those who continue to pursue gun culture.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Irobat Singh, advocate and president of human rights organization, Cachar; Golabi Singh, social activist; Dr M Shanti Kumar Singh; Basant Kumar, former DIG; and Lili Devi, secretary of Meira Paibi, who in identical manner pleaded for highlighting in effective manner the patriotism and vision of King Budha Chandra. THE SENTINEL