The flagging off ceremony of the exploration mission being organised by the DM College of Science was also attended B Haridas Sharma, retired Director, Agriculture Department and Dr P Ranbir, Principal, DM College of Science among others.
The exploration team comprises 10 males and four female members who are researchers, scholars and students.
The team is being monitored and observed by retired Colonel RK Rajendra.
The team would explore the Khomunnon cave and it is expected to open a new chapter in the history of the world.
Speaking on the occasion, E Binoy said that exploration and excavation of Khomunnom cave, which is to be taken up for the first time by DM College of Science, is indeed appreciable and at the same time important.
The excavation of the cave would enable the team to explore the prehistoric events and trace the true history of the state.
He observed that it is a good sign that developed countries are investing huge amount of money for investigation and study of prehistoric sites.
Discoveries from such deep exploration would enable us to learn more and shed light on the truth of human history.
B Haridas informed that the excavated things from the cave would be carbon tested to trace the history of human settlement in Manipur.
This would further strengthen the identity of the Manipuris.
Source: Hueiyen News Service