Saturday, 31 October 2009

Oct 30 Assam blasts: A reason to be united

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai


On October 30 in 2008, Assam had witnessed the bloodiest day in its history. Series of bomb blasts in different parts of the state left behind 90 people dead and injuring many. Never before it, had the people of Assam witnessed such calculated dastardly act of terror.

One year has passed. But dreadful memories of the gruesome incident still lingers in people's mind. After one year, the question arises – how we shall remember this day? With anger or grief?  The immeasurable pain that the people of Assam have suffered, forgetting it as another run-of-the-mill terrorist attacks that the country have witnessed, is impossible to go.

Especially for the victims of the bomb blasts, the day will be haunting them every time it will be mentioned, for its sheer horror, for its ceaseless terror that was trailing on this very day. For us who were glued to the television set, it was anger coursing in our veins.

On one hand, the day had brutally revealed the fact how much our lives are insecure in the hands of those who are having the power to protect us, how politicians, the bureaucrats and the system have failed us and our faith. But on the other hand, the day will be remembered for bringing people of Assam together at the time of grief and anguish and standing side by side against divisive politics with a commitment to unite against terrorism.

There are few important questions to ponder upon; are there any recent changes in the Government machinery and in the indifferent attitude of sleeping politicians of the state and the center? Do they awake to their duties towards citizens?

The law is OK in its place. There is no need to change the laws, what is lacking is attitude towards it. The State resources to counter such   instances are inadequate. There is need to overhaul the whole strategy, there is a need to modernize the police force, allocation of sufficient funds, and better coordination of state and center intelligence agencies. Last not the least, establishing a crisis management team which can be pressed to action at the time of crisis.

As a Bishnupriya Manipuri of Assam, where my brethren also fallen victim to the bomb blasts, I would like to remember October 31 as the beginning of a new politics of India and Assam in particular. A politic that looks beyond the policy of hate and divisiveness. A politic that could help us to build up a strong, secure, brave nation unwavering before the scourge of terror. A politic not driven by lies and corruption.    

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Friday, 30 October 2009

Ritwick Sinha brings laurel to his school

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Ritwick Sinha, a class-III student of Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati has been placed 1st in Group ‘A’ in the Drawing Competition in Guwahati Metropolitan Talent Hunt, 2009 organised by Chiro Seuj Kalakrishti Vikash Kendra in association with EemBeeM Social Circle, Guwahati. He is son of Mr. Ramendu Sinha and Mrs. Rina Rani Sinha, Guwahati.

Hori-utthan, the hoisting of Firral

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

This is a very auspicious day for the Hindus in general and Bishnupriya Manipuri in particular. On this day the elders of the house, keep the Ekadashi fast, to be the part of the ritual while the priest orate the mantras prior to hoisting of the flag, the Firral next day.

The important of Ekadashi occurs on the 11th day of the bright fortnight in the Month of Kartika month (mid Oct-Nov.) after the chaturmas, fourth month period of solitude and meditation, when Lord Vishnu is said to be resting. The Ekadashi at the start of chaturmas 11th day of Ashada is equally significant and sacred. And
it also scientifically proved that the Ekadashi fast fulfils the need for the digestive system to take rest and helps periodically clear the digestive track of food, oil and spices etc. thus the person becomes healthy thus longevity increases.

Why should we keep Ekadashi fast? There is a story behind the power of Ekadashi fast. The power of Ekadashi is about a king, named Rukmangada and his people through out his kingdom made the subjects healthy and longevity, hence the death rate fallen drastically as a result the Yamraja, the Lord of Death was very much in panic. He went to Brahma for redressal. In order to break the pious practice of Ekadashi, Brahma sent a Rupasi naari, Mohini, who won the confidence of the king, Rukmangada within no time because of her beauty. The king was so mad after her, he forgot all his responsibilities as a ruler of the kingdom, and started spending his entire time with Mohini and fulfilling whatever wishes she expressed, but except one, and that was of breaking Ekadashi fast.

Mohini insisted him several times for breaking his fast; but he refused, saying that she can ask for anything other than the breaking of fast. In anger, she asked for the head of king’s son. King Rukmangadas’ son readily agreed and offered his head. At the nick of time Lord Vishnu appeared and saved the king’s son. He blessed the king and all his subjects of the kingdom. In return, the people of Kingdom reciprocated with the hoisting of flags in honor of Lord Vishnu in every house.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

140th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Bhubaneswar Sadhu baba in Bangaluru

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By Shila Sinha, Bangaluru


On October 25, 2009, the 140th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Sadhu baba Bhuvenaswar mahotsav was celebrated at a Krishna temple of Kormangla in Bangalore. I was lucky to be a part of this auspicious occasion. I was rather surprised to see so many families and enthusiastic young stars present over there.

Before coming to Bangalore it was beyond my imagination that there would be such a big society of Bishnupriya Manipuri in this city which is the fastest growing city of information technology in India. I felt proud of my society.

At the beginning of the occasion, puja was held. After that cultural programme started and it continued for sometime. Everything took place very smoothly and systematically. For that I must give thanks to a few enthusiastic, energetic and lively youths namely Prabal, Mrinal, Swapan, Santosh & all. They left no stone unturned to accomplish this festival. After bandara interaction, session went on for sometime.

Many men and women employed in different profession introduced themselves and expressed their views regarding forming a committee to organize this sort of occasion in near future.

At the end I must not forget to convey my heartiest thanks to all seberies & ema indals who render their great help to make this auspicious occasion of Sadhu Baba mohotsav most successful.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

140th birth anniversary of Bishnupriya Manipuri saint celebrated: The Assam Tribune

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HAILAKANDI, Oct 26 – The 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, the foremost saint of Bishnupriya Manipuri community, was celebrated with two daylong programmes in the Sadhu Thakur Sevashram of Hailakandi on October 20-21 last. The programme started with the worshipping of Sadhu Thakur. A procession was also taken out on the occasion in the morning.

The discussion on the life of Sadhu Thakur held on the occasion was presided over by Lalmohan Singha and was addressed by veteran educationist and retired principal of Public Higher Secondary School, Prajesh Chandra Debroy, retired professor Barun Kumar Sinha, Madhusadan Sinha, Sabyasachi Sinha among others. All of them discussed about the life of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur and urged the young generation to follow his path. Explaining the life of Sadhu Thakur, they said that the saint was born in the middle part of 19th century in the Baropua village of Cachar. The name of Baropua village now has been changed as Bhubaneswar Nagar. He went to Nabadweep in the early childhood for the study of Shastra. He established Sri Sri Govinda Mandir, which is now a famous place for Gauriya Baishnav Society. He also wrote a book Sri Sri Govindarchanchuramoni.

Later in a function, the MLA of Patherkandi, Kartik Sena Sinha was felicitated. The felicitation function was presided over by Dr. Debendra Kumar Sinha. In his address, MLA Sinha stressed the need of spreading the message of Sadhu Thakur among the new generation. He urged the youth to unite together for the welfare of the Bishnupriya Manipuri. He lamented that the entire community is now facing identity crisis and alleged that the government is totally reluctant towards the demand of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. He further alleged that the representative of Bishnupriya Manipuri community was also not included surprisingly in the committee formed for the linguistic minority community and informed that they met the Speaker of the Assembly and placed their demand. The Speaker later suggested the inclusion of the representative of Bishnupriya Manipuri in the committee headed by Bijoy Krishna Nath, he added. The MLA also announced the donation of Rs 1.5 lakh for the development of the Sadhu Thakur Sevashram of Hailakandi.

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (October 27, 2009)

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Photo Glimpses: Delhi Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi

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Monday, 26 October 2009

Nagarik Samiti Delhi celebrates Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi

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The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti Delhi and NCR successfully organised the 140th birth anniversary of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur in the capital city on October 25, 2009. The programme which ran the whole day was dotted by cultural programmes and speeches on the life and philosophy of the Great Saint Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur.


The day began with the speech by Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar, describing the life and work of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. He said Great people are above community, their contribution is for humanity.

He was followed up by Jogendra Sinha’s brief speech on the role and contribution of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur to the society.

Haridas Sinha, Ex-President, Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti Delhi and NCR, also spoke on this occasion.

Paritosh Sinha, Hindustani Classical singer, sang on this auspicious occasion. The classical dances performed by Bandana, Monica Rajkumari and Kanika Rajkumari were well appreciated by the attendees.

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Sunday appeared a complete different day for the Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Delhi. Young and old, men and women alike, had a complete gaga time at the celebration of 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi. They were all seen carrying close-up smile and busy chit-chatting with their friends and relatives.

However, for many it came as an unexpected day, since the day gave them an opportunity to be in touch with their villagers, classmates and oldie-goldie friends. A young lady from Barupua, the birth place of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, was very happy to find many of her village boys and girls at the venue. Not to guess, the newly married lady kicking the never –stopping conversation with her gangor manu.

For Gautam Sinha, M.Tech student of IIT Delhi, and who is first-time attending the event, got amazed with the sheer volume the Bishnupriya Manipuris in the capital city that had congregated in the event. It was an all-day talk for him; he got acquainted with so many new friends. When asked about the food, “Yummi, it was very tasty,” he said.

Promod Sinha, who happens to be the first subscriber of the site, the day was a special day to meet with his phone friends with whom he remains in touch the whole year through phone and mail. His friends’ circle had a guaranteed fun-day at the event.

And for those who have been attending Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur’s celebration every year, they were heard saying that this year presence of many new young faces has increased. However they also admitted that many persons known to them have not come at the event. They were enquiring about them.

As the day came to an end, conversation among the attendees became frantic as if it is going to be their last day of their meeting. They all have a good word for the organizer, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti, in organizing the event in such a grand scale.

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Great People are above community line: MP Kabindra Purkayastha

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‘The life and work of great people are above community line; their contribution is for humanity’, said Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar while speaking at the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi held in New Delhi, on October 25, 2009.

The Minister said that we, the people of Barak valley feel proud that Great Saint Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur took birth in our land. He further added, if one looks back on the history of India 140 years ago, when it was under the British-colonial rule, it had a golden period; it gave birth to many social reformers like Swami Vivekananda and many other.

In his minute-long address, Purkayastha described the life and time of the social reformers and their contribution to the cause of social awakening of the masses. He said that he is obliged being present on the auspicious occasion of 140th birth anniversary celebration of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur.

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Delhi Bishnupriya Manipuris to celebrate Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur’s birth anniversary at Shiv Mandir Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Andrews Ganj

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The 140th birth anniversary of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur is going to be held at Shree Shiv Mandir Sanatan Dharam Sabha, August Kranti Marg, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi, on October 25, 2009 (Sunday).


Shri Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar, is the Chief Guest of the event. Author and poet Jogendra Sinha is going to give a brief speech on the life of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur.

On the occasion, a cultural programme is going to be presented.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti (Delhi & NCR) has invited Bishnupriya Manipuri people residing in Delhi and NCR to participate in the celebration. The programme will begin at 9.30 AM and will continue till 5.00 PM.

Venue of the event is near Point B 
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Conclave of Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur and Mayangmati held

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GUWAHATI, Oct 20: Separated for centuries together during which even their language had to die an unnatural death at the very place of its origin, the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur had a nostalgic meeting with their brethrens in Moyangmati i.e. places outside Manipur like Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh at the venue of the 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district yesterday.

Talking to this reporter over telephone from Diphu late last night, Assam State Committee vice-president of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad (NBMSP) Shimu Sinha said: “The conclave between the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur and the office-bearers of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) was possible because of NBMM interlocutor and vice-president Anil Singha Gautam and T Chandra Kanta Singh of Manipur. During the cordial discussion, those from Manipur who continued to defy their Bishnupriya Manipuri identity over the years mainly due to the socio-political situation in Manipur admitted with tears in their eyes that they are Bishnupriya Manipuris even though they neither speak nor know the Bishnupriya Manipuri language. In order to make the merger of the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Mayangmati (places outside Manipur) and the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur possible and to put an end to the language barriers, the conclave laid stress on reintroducing nuptial relationship between them.”

An elated and nostalgic Shimu Sinha said though the meeting is just the initiation for reunion of the community that was scattered in diverse directions like the Barak Valley in Assam, Tripura, Burma and Bangladesh during the exodus following the historic Burmese attack (Owar Bhagan) in the 18th century, it can be considered a mile stone achieved. He said the 10-member Bishnupriya Manipuri team from Manipur comprising T Chandra Kanta Singh, T Nimai Singh, an esulpa (singer) of rasakirtan, Maniranbam Maniton Singh, who conducted a detailed study on Sadhu Thakur and read out a paper on him, and others has invited a delegation of the NBMM to Manipur in order to strengthen their fresh bond.Talking to The Sentinel, NBMSP general secretary and Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha said: “It’s a laudable step. This step will enable us to make stride in the days and years ahead.”

Courtesy: The Sentinel (October 21, 2009)

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Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav celebrated at Guwahati

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By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati

Like every year, this year the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav was celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm by Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Guwahati at Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sevashram, Maligaon.

The two-day celebration which started on October 19, 2009, with flag hoisting ceremony of Sevashram, Ghot sthapan, adivas kirtan etc. got concluded the next day with a full day programme.

On October 20, 2009, the main items of attractions were Mangal Aarati, Abhishek of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, lightening of 140-earthen lamps, discussion and highlighting on the life history of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, “Rasa Kirtan”, served cooked prasads to all participants and audiences in lunch.



The main item of attraction on the auspicious occasion was the performance of the Isalpas, Dakulas, and Dohars in “Rasa Kirtan.” The devotees hugely appreciated their performances.

The names of the Isalpas are: Manoj Rajkumar from Rajnagar (Cachar), Kulo Chandra Sinha from Bagadohar (Patharkandi), Surya Kishore from Bijgaon (Bangaladesh) and Prahlad Sinha from Bamunimaiden (Guwahati).

The names of the Dakulas are: Moni Sinha from Dullabcherra (Karimganj district), Hemkanti Sinha from Chenkuri (Cachar) and Basanta Sinha from Chalihanagar(Guwahati).

The names of the Duars are: Ravi Sinha from Guwahati and Bakshal Sinha from Kachudaram (Cachar).

All the above main artists (Kirtanis) were accompanied by 15-other artists (Palas).

The auspicious occasion was attended by Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Guwahati and from Tripura and Meghalaya.




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140th birth anniversary of Sadhuthakur celebrated

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GUWAHATI, Oct 20: The 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was celebrated with a two-day programme by  the Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevasram committee, Maligaon, Guwahati.

Organizing secretary of the committee Biswa Prasad Sinha said the programme began with the hoisting of the Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevasram committee flag last morning.

This was followed by other rituals like“aartis” and “adibas kirtan” etc.

Sinha further said that the second day of the celebration of Thakur’s birthday began this morning with a “mangal aarti” followed by other religious programmes.

Sinha also added, “Manoj Rajkumar of Rajnagar village, Kula Chandra Sinha of Patherkandi town sang Manipuri traditional songs. Along with them, Mani Sinha of Dullabcherra, Hemkanti Sinha of Chenkuri and Basanta Sinha performed in the function as “dakulas”. Also, Rabi Sinha and Amulya Sinha performed in the programme as “duars”.”

Courtesy: The Sentinel (October 21, 2009)


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bangalore Bishnupriya Manipuris celebrating Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on Oct 25

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Bangalore Bishnupriya manipuris are organizing the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on the 25th of October, Sunday. We, the organizing committee, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bangalore, welcome all Bishnupriyas residing in Bangalore and beyond, to be a part of the auspicious occasion.

Venue details-
Sri Krishna Temple
Sri Edneer Mutt
# 137, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, B'lore- 95
(Before Jyoti Nivas College Lane, Opp.to Infosys)


Highlights of the program-
Puja
Aaroti
Bishnupriya songs from the Land of Sadhu baba.
Ethnic Dances from the best talents.
Power 'Bandara' like never before, prepared by the best bamuns.
Interactions with the crowd and many more.

Timings-
10am-3pm

Be there to witness the grand occasion.

Please contact the following numbers for any queries
Sushanta Sinha - 09972933131
Pannalal Sinha - 09986580570
Pratim Sinha - 09972375028
*Everyone reading this piece of info.are requested to pass on the message to others who could benefit.

Thank you
Organizing Committee

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International Society of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

I feel proud and it is a great privilege to me to be associated with the International Society of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram, an institution striving for the spiritual, social, and educational up-liftment of people at large and our community in particular. Sevashram’s philosophy is based on the universal religion of Naam-sankirtan.

We request all people to take part and have spiritually wholesome. The laying of foundation stone of Sevashram was performed on the occasion of Sadhu Thakur’s 137th birth anniversary, celebrated first time in all India basis at Range Hill, Pune in a grand scale. Dignitaries from all over the country attended the celebration. The Sevait of Radha Goginda Mandir, Nabadwip, Sri Mairang Singha Debabarmana had laid the Mandir foundation stone at the site donated by five distinguished Bishnupriya Manipuri ladies of Pune. This is the third year celebration under the aegis of International Institute of Sri Sri Sadhu Thakur Sevashram. The festival is like a baby conceived three years ago. We now see the baby growing in front of our eyes and the feeling of growing gives us immense pleasure. We hope that this festival will grow better and bigger with each passing year.

In the millennium year 2000, the first celebration of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur’s birth anniversary outside of Assam and Tripura, was observed in Mumbai, then to Pune and followed by Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, New Jersey, USA and Australia.

In the near future, it is expected that the celebration will be held in Gulf countries. Earlier the celebrations were limited to only few pockets of our Bishnupriya Manipuri-populated areas, and now it is more or less spreading to almost every village.

Now onwards our effort will be to help villagers observing this day at their respective villages, so that every Bishnupriya Manipuri should know the spiritual leader of our society. However, our effort should also be to acknowledge the world with His teachings.

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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Employment News Oct 10

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Oriental Bank of Commerce invites applications for 916 posts in Clerical Cadre.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force invites applications for Constables/Tradesmen.

Intelligence Bureau notifies Assistant Central Intelligence Officer-Grade II/Executives Examination, 2009 and invites applications for the posts of Security Assistant (Executive), Group C.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited requires Artisans.

Union Public Service Commission invites applications for various posts.

The Indian Army invites applications for B.Sc (Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM): Course-2010.

Regional Institute of e-Learning & Information Technology, Agartala invites applications for the posts of Scientists, Sr. Technical Assistant, Assistant etc.

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India needs Deputy Chief, Private Secretary, Principal Private Secretary etc.

Central Food Technological Research Institute invites applications for various posts.

Public Service Commission, Uttar Pradesh invites applications for various posts.

Boarder Security Force invites applications for Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspector.

Union Public Service Commission declares the results of Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2008.

NMDC Limited invites applications for recruitment of Assistant General Manager, Sr. Manager, Dy. Manager and Manager.

National Institute of Industrial Engineering offers admission to Post Graduate Diploma courses in various fields.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan invites applications for the posts of Dy. Director, Assistant Director and Sr. Stenographer.

DOEACC Society, Shillong Centre invites applications for the posts of Scientists, Sr. Technical Assistants, PA to Director etc.

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By Sonika Rajkumari, New Delhi

I do not know how to start. I have never been so confused while writing like I m today. Whatever is running into my mind I am just writing it down. I know this is not the way to write something formally.

We often say “I am not lucky” or “I am happy.” What does lucky or unlucky mean? What are the criteria that decide someone is lucky or unlucky? Or are we lucky and content? Very confusing, even I am confused I know so you are. Nevertheless, if we look into others life personally then this confusion would go away within a second. I had visited a place and met a 29-year-old woman that made me think all this.

Since the day I came home from hostel, I didn’t go out from my home. So, the day before yesterday i.e. on 16th I had been to my brother’s friend house, she lives in Dwarka Sector 22, Delhi. As usually, that day also I was in happy happy mood. Her husband welcomed and took us to her bedroom. We sat near by her. My brother introduced me to her. She was cute like a child and her husband, very simple and kind hearted.

She was lying in her bed and had been surfing net in her laptop. She was looking perfectly normal with a smiley face and had brightness in her eyes. But something was wrong with her leg. Her leg was not matching with her body proportion. I figured out some problem might be there in her legs. In the whole conversation, I was sitting idle. I only heard stuffs like paper, pen card, doctors, show, IBN 7, NGO that was the part of their conversation with my brother. I was not getting anything. I didn’t know what was wrong with her.

We got out of her room. I saw her husband carried her on his lap and made her sit on wheel chair. In a whispering voice, I asked my brother about her, he just told me that there is a problem and will show me a video of her when we get home.

I saw her show, which appeared on IBN 7. After seeing that I just felt like - I wish, I could do something for her besides praying from the core of my heart. That made me think how pathetic it is when some problem that could be solved remains unsolved due to money problem.

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You must be thinking what I am actually trying to say; what I am trying to show in this article. After meeting her, I felt her pain she has been enduring for past many years. It made me think profoundly about life and the criteria of happiness and ‘being lucky’. People who suffer have different meaning of ‘being lucky or the happiest one’.

For some, happiness lies in possessing luxuries, for some it is enjoying and having fun; and for some it might be getting appreciation and attention from others. However, after seeing all this, what I think, the basic and universal happiness, I must say, lies in being and to see others healthy and normal.


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Friday, 16 October 2009

Wish You All A Very Happy Deepawali, from Ritwick Sinha

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– Ritwick Sinha, Class-III,
Don Bosco School, Guwahati




Our country has many festivals and pujas to celebrate. Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated festivals. Diwali is the festival of lights. The earthenware lamps, lit in the temples and houses, are said to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

Diwali is celebrated in the month of October or November. During this festival, people clean and decorate their houses and shops with colourful diyas, electric bulbs and candles. Children are happy on this day and they burn fireworks and crackers. But children should be careful while celebrating Diwali.

Some people worship Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth on this day. Diwali is also an important festival among the Jains.

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Untold pain, a poem by Shila Sinha

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Untold pain
By Shila Sinha


Heard a shrill cry
Heartbreaking unbearable
That makes me perplexed
Left me paralyzed with shock,
And benumb with panic.


That took away my breath
Nostalgia veiled for sometime,
But being the man of today
Have to endure all the pain.


Soul is stirred violently
Awaken from the slumber.
The feeling which was untold
Become visible with hatred and agony
That bursts into violence
Causing vandalism, destruction of innocent life.
Leading a road to ruin.


There nobody can breathe peacefully
Everywhere there is disbelief
Sustaining everyone in unrest
Tracing foe in friends


But relentless struggle and violence
Never precedes to peace
Freedom without peace
Bring life to a cease


Waling and moaning
Freeze our life for a while
But never bring any great change.
Life is flowing, so are we
Yet to find the happiness
That is ceased in the violence.


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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Reign of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students Union now in hands of real students

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In a significant development, Bishnupriya Manipuri Student Union formed its Silchar branch comprising community students from Barak valley. With this new development, the reign of the Union has eventually come in the hands of the youths.


The decision was taken unanimously in a meeting held on October 11, 2009, in Silchar. Bishnupriya Manipuri students from different educational institutions attended the meeting. Students were from Guru Charan College, Cachar College, Radhamadhav College, Silchar College, Hemangini JR College, Adharchand H.S.School, and Desho Bhakta Tarunram Phukan H.S.School.

The new body has Biplab Sinha as its President; Mridul Sinha, Rita Rajkumari and Joy Prokash Sinha as Vice Presidents. The portfolios of General Secretary and Joint Secretary   have been given to Sudipta Rajkumari and Pratik Sinha respectively.

Giving a brief speech in the meeting, the new President Biplab Sinha said that for the greater interest of the society all the students should get united and work together to uphold the glorious history of the student Union.

Sudipto Rajkumar, General Secretary, in his speech emphasized to create a congenial and harmonious Bishnupriya Manipuri society. Uday Sinha, Secretary General, NBMM, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The meeting was presided over by Swapan Sinha, Ex-Advisor NBMSU.

The names of the members of the Executive Committee are:


President-Biplab Sinha
Vice President- Mridul Sinha, Joy Prokash Sinha, Rita Rajkumari.
General Secretary-Sudipta Rajkumari
Joint Secretary-Pratik Sinha
Asstt Secretaries- Miss Minakshi Rajkumari, Rajashri Sinha (Raj), Sanju Sinha
Executive members- Sashanka Rajkumar, Swadesh Sinha, Abhinas Sinha,
Miss Niti Sinha, Ranbir Sinha, Miss Namrata Sinha,
Miss Sumli Sinha, Pravakar Rajkumar, Sanjib Sinha.


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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Yuva Parishad formed to uplift the downtrodden

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In an important meeting, a Youth Body and its Central Committee was formed with an objective to uplift the downtrodden of the community. The meeting was held on October 4, 2009 at Guwahati, Assam.


The name of the proposed body is “NIKHIL BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI YUVA PARISHAD” that will work for the development of the community in various sectors like education, sports, culture etc.

The meeting was convened by Shankha Sinha and was presided over by Juvaraj Sinha and Madhusudhan Sinha. The youth fraternity of the Bishnsupriya Manipuri community from the various states of India participated in the meeting.

“NIKHIL BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI YUVA PARISHAD” and the Central Committee is consisting of the following members:

Narendra N. Sinha (President)
Rajkumar Chandra Kanta Sinha (Vice President)
Shankha Sinha (General Secretary)
Dipak Ranjan Sinha (Treasurer)
Pran Krishna Sinha (Secretary (Sports & Education))
Pradip Sinha (Secretary (Media & Communication))
Bibul Kanta Sinha (Secretary (Cultural Affairs))
Sitangshu Sinha (Secretary (Political Affairs))
Sujit Sinha (Secretary (Organization))
Samarjit Sinha (Secretary (Co-ordination))
Mrs. Babita Sinha (Secretary (Women Affairs))
Mrs. Lakhi Sinha (Asst Secretary (Women Affairs))
Jayabrata Sinha (Advocate) (Secretary (Legal Affairs))
Samaresh Sinha (Advocate) (Asst Secretary (Legal Affairs))
Mukul Sinha (Advocate) (Asst Secretary (Legal Affairs))

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Seminar held on safeguarding the Assam minority languages

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By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati



Addressing the minority communities of Assam, Patharkandi MLA Kartiksena Sinha speaking in a seminar, urged them to be a part of Linguistic Minority Development Board that is going to be formed soon by the State Government.

The Patherkandi MLA said this on the sidelines of a seminar-cum-workshop “Challenges before the minor languages of Asom” organized by Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum at Guwahati on October 4, 2009.

The seminar organized with an aim to highlight the challenges before the minority communities of the State was participated by many distinguished personalities. It discussed various issues and possible measures related to the preservation and development, revival and implementation of the minority languages.

In his inaugural speech as the chief guest, Kartiksena Sinha emphasized the role that could be played by parents and social organizations in the preservation of one’s mother tongue by instilling pride and respect in the younger generation for the language. He said, “Speaking of mother tongue at home is diminishing particularly among the well-educated younger generations. Parents and social organisations should try to inculcate a sense of pride among the younger generation regarding speaking their own language.”

Asom Sahitya Sabha, Secretary General, Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi appealed to various ethnic groups of the State to forget what the Asom Sahitya Sabha did in the past, and rather concentrate on what it does today. He said there should be a policy on the preservation and development of various minor languages of the state that are essentially part and parcel of the greater Asomiya society.

Mising Sahitya Sabha, President and Head of English, Silapathar College, Dr Basanta Kumar Doley in his paper, suggested revival of folklore of various ethnic communities of Assam. He proposed a separate directorate for the indigenous language of the state besides imparting the education of modern science and technology through mother tongue as a medium of instruction. He further stressed on the financial assistance for research and development of indigenous languages of the state.

Former President of the Tai Sahitya Sabha Manoranjan Phukan said that the disintegration of the greater Asomia society would have been avoided if the Asom  Sahitya Sabha would have adopted its present policy on other languages of the state 50 years ago.

The speakers opined that though the Government of Assam has formally declared eight languages – Bishnupriya Manipuri, Mising, Tai, Rabha, Deuri, Tiwa, Karbi and Garo – as minor languages of the State, yet the Government has done little for the preservation and development of these languages.

Speaking on the occasion, the President of the Writers’ Forum DILS Lakshmindra Sinha said, “Due to globalization and commodification of all aspects of social, political, and economic life, many minor languages are under the threat of being extinct. Some of the endangered languages of the state are Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bodo, Rabha, Mising, Tai, Tiwa, Deuri, Kachari, Karbi etc. The language of the Daloos who have a population size of about 30,000 is no longer alive. Likewise, the Bishnupriya Manipuri language died its premature death in Myanmar.”

Lakshmindra Sinha criticized the Government of Assam and the Centre for its indifferent attitude towards the preservation and development of minority languages. He said, international bodies like “UNESCO and many other stresses on the need for primary education to be imparted through mother tongue,” but “the Government of Assam has introduced minor languages as language subjects only in class III and class IV, and that is without any appointment of teachers. There is no authority taking care of the proper implementation of the languages. There is no up gradation of the languages at higher level i.e. from class V onwards.”

He further opined, “The Government of Assam has thus violated the constitutional provisions, the recommendations of the National Commission for Linguistic Minorities and international norms. According to the State Government policy, the minor languages were introduced on an experimental basis, that is if the languages are implemented successfully within five years, with active participation of the guardians and students alike, the languages will be introduced as medium, but due to lack of a transparent policy of the State Government, the entire process is in the doldrums.”



Dr. Kali Prasad Sinha, well-known scholar of Bishnupriya Manipuri was felicitated in the seminar for his precious contribution in the development of the language through his research study.

Central Institute of Indian Languages’ resource person Dr. Ganesh Pegu laid stress on compilation of grammar for the development of any language, a point that Dr Kali Prasad Sinha added in his speech saying that he had already published a grammar on Bishnupriya Manipuri Language. Dr. Pegu made mention of DILS Lakshmindra Sinha and Sri Santosh Sinha for their efforts for the compilation of a multilingual dictionary in Bishnupriya Manipuri.

DILS Lakshmindra Sinha reminded the contribution of DILS Debojyoti Sinha, Sushil Kumar Sinha, Mathura Sinha and Simu Sinha in the process of preparing a multilingual Dictionary and Grammar in Bishnupriya Manipuri. Dr. Pegu also expressed his willingness to support the translation work of Bishnupriya Manipuri literary into Assamese language and vice-versa and publishing the same in prints.



Dr. Paramanda Rajbongshi opened the first (introductory) volume of the organ of the Forum “LONGLEI” edited and compiled by Narendra Kumar Sinha, Ramlal Sinha and Santosh Sinha. Besides the editors, other writers included in the souvenir are – DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, Bimalesh Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Sujit Sinha, Ramendu Sinha, Brajagopal Sinha, Biswaprasad Sinha, Nanigopal Sinha, Lehausena Sinha, Mrinalkanti Sinha, Kanchanbaran Sinha Samar Sinha, Hareswar Sinha, Biresh Ranjan Sinha, Snigdha Sinha and Sashikumar Sinha. Besides the known writers, new writers were also encouraged by the forum to write in LONGLEI.

Other distinguished guests who addressed the audience in the seminar were Poetess Mira Thakur; Gita Sarma, Retd Principal, Handique Girls College & General Secretary/ Sahitya Bharati (an All India Multilingual Literary organization) and Biresh Ranjan Sinha, Working President, N.B.M.Sahitya Parishad.

Other delegates who put their views across in the seminar were Manindra Kumar Sinha, Editor/Aparupa; Sushil Kumar Sinha, Vice-President/NBM Sahitya Parishad; Bimolesh Sinha/Advocate; Lt. Colonel Bijoy Singha; Biswaprasad Sinha, Genl Secy., Mahasabha; Joy Prakash Sinha, President of NBMM/Greater Guwahati; Advocate Jiten Payeng, Editor of a Mising Journal “Agam”; Tiwa Language Resource Person Dinee Samad; and Soumen Bharatiya, Editor, Byatikram, a Bengali monthly journal.



The seminar started with a welcome Bishnupriya Manipuri dance on “Krishna Rup Barnan” performed by Rumi Sinha. At the beginning of the seminar, the writer of this write up Pratibha Sinha, presented a brief note on the objectives of the Forum and the aim behind organizing the seminar. At the end, Secretary of the Forum, Santosh Sinha conveyed vote of thanks to the Chief Guest and other distinguished participants.

The Seminar-cum-workshop concluded with an encouraging note to take up joint initiative by the minority communities to urge the Governments of the State and the Centre to address their issues.

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Monday, 12 October 2009

LIFE SPAN OF ONE DAY, a poem by Pratibha Sinha

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LIFE SPAN OF ONE DAY

Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati


The Sun’s beam touches the earth,
Trust no future, however pleasant;
Countless life takes birth,
Act-act in the living present.


The cheerful dawn brings the ray of hope,
It is the real beauty where life revels;
Childhood opens the path of scope,
Where all faults is venial.


The ringing morning shows the day,
Lark sings, cold air blows around;       
Teenage shows the gay,
It is the stage to gain ground.


Noon’s luster is irrevocable,
Shines bright and yellow in every pleasant park;
Youth’s struggle is inevitable,
It is time to take a leap in the dark.


Dusk welcomes twilight,
And sunshine mounted up the hill;
Aged welcomes melancholy outright,
Where life seems motionless and still.


Evening is the end of brightness,
And the mountains start looking grey;
Old age is the end of life’s charmness,
Where time hangs heavy.


Night compasses the darkness of ignorance,
Life gets shorter as the days run;
Death encompasses the soul’s deliverance,
As fast away runs the sun from us.


Life is a voyage of tight attachments,
It is the yearning tendrils of the vine;
The re-genesis stage leads to life’s transformation,
That enters a new exploring stage to start.




(Theme of the Poem : In this poem, I have tried to watch the human life and how it would be if it’s life span becomes only one day of 24 hrs. Human life goes through different stages viz. Birth, Childood, Teenage, Youth, Old age, Death and a 24 hr day consist of different stages viz. Dawn, Morning, Noon, Dusk, Evening, Night. If the span of human life becomes a 24 hrs day, then the different stages of human life would pass through the different stages of a day and behave accordingly. Will it be possible for human to fulfill all his/her sky-limit desires in a life span of one day, where the ambitious mankind feels that the present average life span of 60-85 years of human is insufficient to achieve all his/her desires and wants in a single birth and expect to live a long life? But mankind spends most part of his/her life in waste. So, whatever life we have been gifted by god should be spent in a calculated manner and make our life purposeful & worthy.     - Pratibha Sinha)


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Threat to language

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(Published in The Assam Tribune, October 12, 2009)

Sir, – The North East is a unique region where many different ethnic groups have gathered at one place, thus making it the most beautiful part of the country. These groups are having their own distinctive languages, customs, and traditions. However, a few of these groups or communities are facing some serious challenges against the way of preserving their distinct identification.

The Bishnupriya Manipuri is one of these communities having their language at stake. A survey, recently conducted among the community population by a website, reveals that the language is in danger. Sixty-three per cent respondents validated this opinion. The State government and the Central government should take necessary steps to preserve the language before it is too late. –Yours etc., RK Rishikesh Sinha

Not leaders, but an office is required

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi


To the question, what is urgently required for the upliftment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community? One answer that intermittently pops us in our mind is to have leaders, like any leader to show us direction, and  who fills us with confidence (even if there is not!).

Give a thought, you will find we don’t need leaders that we are accustomed to encounter in our democratic life. One will find there is a leader in one’s lane, municipal body, and constituency! And there are leaders who are scam ridden and some media savvy! Anyway!

We are talking about leaders whose primary purpose is to bring economic and social upliftment to the populace, and who meets our aspiration. But, do we really need leaders to meet our train loads of expectation. No, we don’t need them. What we need? We need offices for our organizations that are actively working for the community.

An office, an administrator, a clerk, a table and a chair, telephone, if possible an internet-enabled computer, is what we should aspire from the known and unknown organizations to meet their primary purpose.

A good administered office, at least will go a long way than waiting for the so-called leader to emerge. After all, the leader will also need an office to carry out schemes and to be in touch with people.

Looking around in our offices, we don’t see the so-called leaders, but we have managers, the administrators, who are doing great job bringing name and fame and monetary benefits to the organizations. Not to forget, skill generation and knowledge enhancements that they inculcate in us and in general to the society.

Irony is that most of the organizations in India which are into socio-cultural and economic development field are facing the same problems. There are NGOs which only exist in papers; you can’t contact them as they have shifted their offices. Some are run in private residential or commercial places. Everything is messy.

However, if you are able to contact the President, the Secretary General of the organization, and enquire about its members and employees, don’t get aghast hearing his or her answer. It is a one-man organization. Don’t expect receiving queries about telephone number and email id.

The darker side of these organizations is that they faces acute fund crunch. Scarcity of fund comes in their proper functioning of the organizations. One cannot expect from these organizations a suave office where we work.

This was a general preview about those organizations which are into various sectors. Coming to our organizations, definitely they can bear the cost of an office, a table and a chair, and a part-time clerk in Assam and Tripura. What for members are added, they have to bear the cost? Availability of a clerk will not be a problem in the two states, if a small remuneration is added.

Now comes the post of Secretary General, the designation differs from organization to organization and its type. He or she is the true administrator, the manager. The proper functioning of the organization is on his or her shoulder. You can find in him or her, the glimpses of a leader. Pay the person holding this post. And see the results: Students, researchers flocking in the offices to carry out their projects and media always at the door to carry or create news. And channels of revenue generation opening up automatically, ultimately bringing cheers among members seeing the growth.

It all starts with first opening up an one-room independent office.

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News about introducing Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and DD was wrong, says Jogendra Kumar Sinha

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Wrong and baseless news: Jogendra Kumar Sinha

President Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad Jogendra Kumar Sinha has said the news which appeared in Silchar-based media few days ago stating that the Central Government has decided to introduce the Bishnupriya Manipuri language programmes in Silchar and Guwahati centres of AIR and Doordarshan was wrong and baseless. He further added “nothing yet been done” to meet the longstanding demand of the community.

“On October 5, I visited Doordarshan Directorate, New Delhi, after getting the news that the Government of India has decided to introduce the Bishnupriya Manipuri language programmes in Doordarshan Kendras of Silchar and Guwahati…and today (October 6, 2009) also contacted officials and found that nothing yet has been done,” he said. Reacting to the news he said “It is a matter of great resentment and frustration for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community.”

Stating about the present status of various demands of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, he said “The Bishnupriya Manipuri language was introduced in Assam and Tripura at the primary stage of education without appointing any teachers in both the states. The NBMM has been demanding appointments of teachers as per government norms.”

Commenting on the current status of the introduction of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language in AIR and Doordarshan in the majority areas of Assam, Jogendra Kumar Sinha said, “Only an assurance was given by the then Information and Broadcasting Minister on June 26, 2006, that our “cultural programme and religious festivals will be covered as per programme requirements” which is also not up to our satisfaction.”




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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Biography of Shri Jogendra Kumar Sinha

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Jogendra Kumar Sinha, the famous Bishnupriya Manipuri play writer, author and poet is celebrating his 70th birthday today.

Born on 11th October, 1940 at village Masughat in the District of Cachar, Assam, Jogendra Kumar Sinha belongs to a family well renowned for their cultural activities. His father Late Rai Kishore Sinha and his twin brother Late Radha Mohan Sinha were trained Dakula. They took training from Ojha Gulap Singha. His grandmother Gunabati was a popular Bashok Uli in the years 1920 to 1950. His uncle was also a famous Pathak (Reader) or Leirik Thipa in his time.

Jogendra Kumar Sinha started his literary career very early; at the age of 22 he published his first romantic poetry book called “Madhu Malati” in the year 1962. Thereafter, he wrote a dozen of play books which were based on epical, historical theme and social problems. He also wrote two books of songs and published many stories, short stories and essays on various topics.

His most notable contribution in the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature was the translation of Mudra Prakranam of Bharat Muni’s, “Natya Shastra” to Bishnupriya Manipuri.

The author has so far written 25 books in Bishnupriya Manipuri and has given his expression through various articles in Bengali which were published in various Daily’s and Literary Magazines of Assam and Bengal.

He also received appreciation for his pioneering work in showcasing Manipuri Society to the world. In a Souvenir published on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of the INA Workers Meet in Delhi in 2003, he wrote an article in Hindi on the INA activity and activists of the Manipuri Society.

Literature apart, he has been active to the service of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. He was elected as the Joint secretary of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad. And thereafter, he became the general secretary of the NBMSP and continued with the same responsibility for more than a decade. Later he became General Secretary of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha and subsequently became the Vice President of the Mahasabha. He has been holding the office of the President of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad since more than a decade. 

The Books written by Shri Sinha are as follows:

Awar Bagan    Etihasik panchank natak
Gangar Shapanta   Etihasik tin ank natak
Paona     Etihasik tin ank  natak 
Chiruwa    Etihasik tin ank natak
Karmabir Rajbabu   Samajik tin ank natak
Jain Babu    Samajik tin ank natak
Sorupar Kirtan    Samajik tin ank natak
Das hati    Samajik ek ank natak
Amar Dabi Dena lagtoi  Samajik ek ank natak
Meitpa Montri    Samajik ek ank natak
Ghotokochur biya   Pounik ek ank natak
Kuberor Baishnob Seva  Pounik ek ank natak
Balaram Baishnob Seva  Pounik ek ank natak
Rajeshor Jagyot Pandavar Bouye Pounik ek ank natak
Arati Pareng    Aratir  ela
Amar Ela    Elar Sankalan
Tandap    Kaibya
Yari Pouri    Yari baro prabandh sankalan
Mayek Chino    Sou mayek chinani leirik
Itihass or Pohora Kotopata  Etihasik yari
Amar Sanskriti    Sanskrit besoi prabandh
Mathur    Pala kirtan
Mudra Prakranam   Bharat Munir natya  Sahastra anubad
Amar Ela Nacha Sandhyabali

Leirik Panar Pham:  Chitrangadha Sangeet Mahavidyalaya


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Author Jogendra Kumar Sinha releases his book Gangar Sapanta

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In a glittering function held recently at Silchar, Jogendra Kumar Sinha, the author released his fifth Bishnupriya Manipuri Play Book, Gangar Sapanta, which is an Epical drama depicting the famous war fought between Arjuna and his son Babru Bhahana in Manipur.

The book was released in the presence of Jyoti Prakash Sinha, President, Assam State Committee of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, as Chief Guest. Chandrakanta Sinha, working President of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, presided over the event.

In a similar event held last year, Jogendra Kumar Sinha released Awar Bhagan, the Historical 5th act play Book. Published by Lairik Laisang Prakashani, Silchar, Awar Bhagan vividly depicts the pitiful state of Manipuris due to seven years of aggression from the Burmese and their migration to Assam, Tripura and Sylhet (Bangladesh). The book ends with the Manipuris with their valour and gallantry ousting the aggressors and resuming the air of tranquility in Manipur.


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Saturday, 10 October 2009

I remember you, a poem by Shila Sinha

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I remember you
By Shila Sinha

I remember you
At the wee hours of dawn.
You evaded my memory
As far as I rekon


You were lost elsewhere,
Among the cane stems,
And swept out by the colours
Like a flash of lightning.


A dreadful dream
Had left me numb,
As I allow thoughts
Of my existence to succumb.


I feel our culture
I feel our heritage
Deeply rooted in my veins
How can I go without them


I remember you
At the wee hours of dawn  
I’m terrified, shocked  of
A powerful blow of it
Comes like a flow of lava
From the volcano


Yelling of the thousands
Cannot be stopped
That frightened me of the bloodshed


I remember you
At the wee hours of dawn.





The language of poetry is heightened mostly by emotions. It concentrates meaning as a perfume concentrates different fragrances. We need poetry when life astounds us with losses gains or celebrations. Poetry is the language we speak in times of our greater need.

Shila Sinha is a Bangalore-based teacher and hails from Kailasaher, Tripura. Her father name is Nishikanta Sinha, mother name is Debjani Sinha.



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