Imphal, Aug 13 (PTI) The 126th Patriots Day anniversary was observed today throughout the state to honour those heroes of the state who fought against the British during the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri war.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh paid floral tributes to the portraits of Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General located at the Hicham Yaichampat memorial sites in Imphal in the morning.

A contingent of 1st Manipur Rifles paid gun salutes during the occasion.

Later, in the evening session, similar floral tributes were paid to the fallen soldiers at (Shaeed Minar) Bir Tikendrajit Park located at the heart of Imphal town, followed by customary patriotic songs.

The BJP and Congress too observed the annual event at their respective party offices which was attended by senior party leaders.

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