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Hmar observe Martyrs' Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

/ Published by VIRTHLI
Lamka, May 16 2011: In commemoration of the sacrifices made by the HPC for their people, Hmar martyr's day, was observed today in all areas dominated by the community.

The main commemorative event, however, was held at Rengkai during the closing ceremony of the Martyr's trophy (football tournament) .

There was an eye-catching demonstration of traditional dances featuring the heroic conduct of the Hmar men prior to the kick-off while the players, officials and the crowd that gathered on the occasion paid homage to the departed souls.

Rengkai XI, one of the two finalists thrashed their opponent, the Saikot XI 4-3 in a tie break and went on claiming the Martyr's trophy and other booty including a cash award of Rs.30,000 .

The runner-up walked away with Rs.15,000 .

Executive Member of the ADC Churachandpur, Lalhossan; Deputy Director of the agriculture department Phirthangsei Varte and ZEO Churachandpur Joseph Lalrothang graced the tournament's closing ceremony as chief guest, guest of honour and functional president respectively.

It is worth mentioning that every Hmar households have their traditional shawls flying within their respective compound the entire day to mark their observance of Hmar Martyrs' day.

Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Photo: Alan Famhoite
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