The 73rd Commemoration of Battle of Imphal was observed here on Saturday to fondly remember the fallen soldiers of Imphal Battle of World War II. The event was organised by Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF), Imphal Campaign World War 2 Foundation (ICWW2F) in association with Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) under the aegis of Manipur Tourism Department.
Floral tributes were paid at the memorials of Imphal War Cemetery since 9:30 this morning. A minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the deceased soldiers. The Imphal War Cemetery located in Imphal has 1,600 Commonwealth burials of the WW II and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The Battle of Imphal took place around the city of Manipur capital Imphal from March 1944. In this battle, Japanese armies were driven back into Burma, now Myanmar with heavy losses in the hands of the Allied Forces.
Parliamentary Secretary of Nagaland Government, C Apok Jamir, Deputy Head of Japanese Embassy-Political Section, Inoue Shunichi, chairperson of Burma Campaign Society, Akiko Macdonald and former president of Manipur Tourism Forum & 2nd World War Foundation, Dr Th Dhabali were among those present on the occasion.