IMPHAL, April 15: A musical night was organised by 16 MARATHA LI to promote peace and goodwill in Manipur at Gothal (Bishenpur) on 23 January 2011. The program was a grand success and was attended by hundreds of villagers from surrounding villages of THANGJING area. The program included band concert and musical performance by local artists. The event symbolised the excellent rapport shared between army and the local population of the area. The local village chiefs expressed their gratitude to the Army for organising the musical evening and emphasised that such a program was not held in this area after the ethnic clashes in the nineties. The program concluded with the Commanding Officer, Col MC Aiyappa of 16 MARATHA LI giving away the prizes to the deserving artists. Finally he wished the public a peaceful and prosperous year.
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