The 85th Martyr Day of freedom fighter Haipou Jadonang was observed under aegis of Haipou Jadonang Statue & Park Development Committee at Haipou Jadonang Park here on Monday.
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam paid floral tribute to the statue of the legendary freedom fighter. A two-minute silence was also observed as a mark of homage to the departed soul.
Haipou Jadonang grew up as a deeply religious person since his chilhood. As he grew up, Jadonang saw the growing influence of Christianity in Naga territory as a sign of foreign imperialism. He considered it a threat to the traditional religion and society of the Nagas. He urged his people to fight for national prestige and social change.
Jadonang movement had a political aim; he wanted his people to unite against the colonial British forces. In January 1931, the British received reports that Jadonang was planning to declare war against them.
Hueiyen Lanpao Manipur Daily 30/08/2016 : http://hueiyenlanpao.com/