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Manipur: World War II Vintage Jeep Rally fagged off

ANI  |  Bishnupur (Manipur) [India] 

Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh flagged off World War II Vintage Jeep Rally from Koirengei Old Air Field yesterday.

Apart from nine vintage jeeps, around 30 to 35 motorcycles and cycles also took part in this rally which was organised as a part of the Sangai Festival.

The main objective to organise this event was to spread a message of peace and reconciliation and evils of war.

The event was organised by the Second World War Campaign Foundation and Tourism Forum and the Department of Tourism.

The rally will culminate at the Peace Memorial, Maibam Lotpa Ching.

The participants were seen in uniforms of the Japanese and Allied Forces and carried the flags of India, and which attracted the eyeballs of all.

Former of Heingang N Biren Singh, Chief Secretary O. Nabakishore, Special Secretary (Tourism), N. Ashok Kumar, President Manipur Tourism Forum and Director, IPR Meghachandra Kongbam also attended the flag off function here.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 09:18 IST