Japan’s Highest Honour recieved by Maipur’s Dr. Thangjam Dhabali Singh
Dr. Thangjam Dhabali was awarded with Japan’s Highest Honour, ‘ Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Ray’s decoration for promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and India.
It as been officially stated that Dr. Thangjam Dhabali Singh has been successful in tieing a closer knot between Japan and Manipur during his tenure from 2012 to 2017 as a president of Manipur Tourism Forum(MTF).
As per the statement, Dr Singh has played a leading role for the organization of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal of the Second World War.
As per the statement from the Japanese ambassador Satoshi Suzuki, “We appreciate that Dr Singh has earnestly dedicated himself to deepening the bonds between Japan and Manipur. During his tenure from 2012 to 2017 as president of Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF), Japan and Manipur rediscovered each other and got even closer, going beyond our historical ties,”
Adding to his achievements Dr. Singh has a fare share of contribution to build the Imphal Peace Museum.
Suzuki stated, “The Museum which was opened in June 2019 could not have materialized without his leadership and support. The museum will remain as a place where our people can come together, reflect on the history and think forward. I would like to thank Dr. Singh for this enormous achievement,”
Dr. Singh has received the decoration which is considered as the highest orders conferred by the government of Japan to non-military and apolitical persons, who have made distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, achievements in their respective field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.
After receiving the honour he said, “Words truly fail to express how humbled I feel for the acknowledgement of what I still consider to be a small contribution. I know I still have much to learn but with the continued support and encouragement from my fellow colleagues from MTF and ICF, I am sure we will be able to explore more areas to strengthen our friendship with Japan,”