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Mount Harriet to be called Mount Manipur: Amit Shah

New Delhi: In honour to the freedom fighters from Manipur, the Mount Harriet at Kalapani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be renamed as Mount Manipur, announced Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

Shah announced this as a part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav while addressing a public rally at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

“At Mount Harriet, Manipur’s Maharaja Kulchandra Singh and 22 freedom fighters were jailed, so in tribute to them it would be renamed as Mount Manipur.” said Shah.

Shah also added that the central government would assist the Manipur government in establishing a memorial site at Mount Manipur (Mount Harriet).

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Expressing happiness to the announcement Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh tweeted, “In a fitting tribute to Maharaja Kulachandra & other Manipuri freedom fighters imprisoned at Mt Harriet in Kalapani, Hon’ HM Sh @AmitShah Ji has renamed Mt Harriet as Mt Manipur. We’re immensely thankful to PM @narendramodi Ji & Amit Shah Ji for such a great honour of our heroes.”

In another tweet, Manipur CM added, “Further Hon’ HM Sh @AmitShahJi has also announced that the Central Govt will assist Manipur in establishing a memorial site at Mt Manipur in Andaman Nicobar Island. The process for signing lease agreement between Andaman Government and Manipur Government is under process.”



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