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Jessami
Jessami (India)
Coordinates: 25°37′20″N94°32′24″E / 25.62222°N 94.54000°E / 25.62222; 94.54000 Coordinates: 25°37′20″N94°32′24″E / 25.62222°N 94.54000°E / 25.62222; 94.54000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Elevation
1,218 m (3,996 ft)
Population
  Total4,000
Languages
  Official[khezha(chakhesang)]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registration MN
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Website manipur.gov.in

Jessami is a village in Ukhrul district, Manipur, India. Jessami is a border village in the extreme north of Manipur State and borders with Meluri, a border village of Nagaland State. Being nearer to Nagaland, the town used to get electricity from Nagaland until the government of Manipur installed a 33 KV Sub-Power station in 2011 to supply power from Manipur. [1] The village came to national attention in 2015 when a fatal bust accident claimed the lives of 13 passengers. [2]

Contents

The inhabitants of Jessami are Chakesang. As it is in the border of Manipur and Nagaland, various languages including Chakesang, Thankhul, Manipuri and Nagamese are commonplace. About 85% of residents work in agriculture.

Geography

It is located at an elevation of 1218 m above MSL. [3]

History

The first battle with the Japanese in Indian soil was fought in Jessami. On 28 March 1944, first battalion of the Assam Regiment fought a fierce battle with the Japanese 31 Division. The Jessami battle was significant as it led to strengthening of defenses at Kohima, which played a major role in turning the tide of the Second World War in favor of the Allied Forces. [4]

Location

National Highway 150 passes through Jessami.

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References

  1. "New Power Supply plan". E-Pao. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. "Deadly accident". The Sangai Express. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. "Maps, Weather, Videos, and Airports for Jessami, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. Edwards, Leslie. Kohima : The furthest battle. Stroud:The History Press, 2009, pp. 89ff.