Young Horizon marchers reaches Lamargam
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 11: Young Horizon sponsored love, peace and unity march today reach Lamargam of Barak valley.

After travelling more than thirty days and covering several miles the red-clad marchers put their feet on the soil of Barak valley's Khoiren Khul, a locality which has close historical relation with Manipur on Sunday.

Social worker from Khoiren Khul Meitankeishangbam Niranjan told The Sangai Express that Maharaj Gambhirsingh and his brother Narasingh organised Manipur Levy from this village to defeat the Awas during Seven Year's Dissertation.

Khoiren Khul is also the oldest village in Assam where Lai Haraoba festival is celebrated regularly, he added.

The people of Nagaon district and NC hills especially Manipuris and Dimashas received the marchers with great fanfare.

Manipur's titular king Leisemba Sanajaoba arrived at Silchar to take part in a programme at Bon Tarapur of the valley tomorrow.

He will also visit other villages during his stay.

Meanwhile, the number of marchers have increased to 700 with many new marchers joined the march.

Apart from tribal youths from Manipur, members of Dimasha community also joined the march.

Organisation secretary of All Dimasha Students' Union, Pritam Phonglo told The Sangai Express that there are similarities between the problems faced by Manipuris in Manipur and Dimashas in Assam.

Maintaining that the march is really encouraging, Phonglo added that he would march upto Imphal and narrate the experience back home.