126th birth anniversary of Hijam Irabot observed

Our Correspondent
THOUBAL, Sep 20: Khorirol Sandoklup Wangjing, Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Thoubal District Branch, Wangjing and Ningol Khut Manipur Wangjing jointly observed the 126th birth anniversary of  Hijam Irabot in a solemn event held at Khorirol Sanglen Wangjing today.
Dignitaries present at the event include Moirangthem Rajendra, president, Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Thoubal District; Tongbram Babulan,  president, Khorirol Sandoklup Wangjing and Khundongbam Gunamani Leima, president Ningol Khut Manipur Wangjing as presidium members.     
It may be noted that Hijam Irabot was born on September 30, 1896.
As a part of the function, a public discussion on the 'life and contributions of Hijam Irabot' was conducted alongwith a poetry reading session and a felicitation ceremony.
During the event, State Teacher awardee Saikhom Chaoba gave an insightful lecture on the 'life and contributions of Hijam Irabot' while Sengoi Sanasam, Assistant Professor, Waikhom Mani Girls College, Thoubal spoke on the contributions of Hijam Irabot in the field of Manipuri literature and language.
Yumnam Mahendrakumar and Laishram Jugeshor were also felicitated during the function on being awarded with honorary doctorate degree and Lifetime Achievement honorary degree respectively by the Indian Empire University, Tamil Nadu.
Following this a poetry reading session was conducted presided over by Nahakpam Biren.