Here are some interesting facts about the Manipur, which you may have not thought about it. All the facts are interesting and valuable for history lovers.
1. Manipur Was An Union Territory
The union Territory was converted into state after the war, the Manipur Constitution established a democratic form of government, with executive head as a Maharaja. In 1949, Maharaja Budhachandra signed to merge the kingdom into India at instrument of accession. Thereafter the Manipur became part of the Republic of India in October 1949 after the legislative were dissolves. It was made a fully-fledged State in 1972 .
2. The Earlier Name Of Manipur Was Kangleipak Or Meeteilleipak
Manipur is a state in northeastern part of India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. Manipur have some alternative names such as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak which mean The Golden Land. Biky Singh from Delhi shares his thought, “yeah i love manipur and the people over there. There culture look likes japaness but they are hindus. People are rumours of this place to be a dangerous but for me is like heaven on the earth”. Even our first Indian prime minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru said that “manipur is the Jewel of India. “
3. The Origin Game Of Polo Can Be Traced Back To Manipur
You may be shock, one of the most popular outdoor game called Polo were invented in this creative land. Manipur was under British rule in the eighteenth century. Europeans first observed local people playing polo here and they adopted its rules, calling the game polo, and playing it on their horses. It’s such a great place which takes your breath when you have a look this beautiful golden place.
4. Japanese Forces Was Checked In Manipur During World War 2
During World War II, Manipur was the scene of many battles between the British Indian forces and Japanese invaders. The Japanese forces were forced to stay back from getting enter in Imphal, which became the one of the turning points of the war. Still today, you can find unused bullets and failed grenade explosion materials in some parts of Manipur.
5. The Only Floating National Park Of The World
48 km away from Imphal, there is Keibul Lamjao National Park, an abode of the rare and endangered species of brow antlered beautiful deer. This ecosystem have around 17 rare species of mammals including deer. The fact is different small island use to floats on the water body which is amazing and is the only floating national park of the world. Everyday, thousands of tourists came here to enjoy the scene.
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