SILCHAR, July 25: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (NBMSU) and Bishnupriya Manipuri Gana Sangram Parishad (BMGSP), subimitted a memorandum Monday to the Minister of Welfare of Plain-tribes and Backward Classes of Assam on Monday through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar to activate the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council in the interest of the community.
Both the organizations since have been campaigning for the introduction of Bishnupriya Manipuri language and socio-economic development of this backward community. On16 March, 1966, a teenaged girl Sudeshna became martyr during 501 hour railway blockade agitation called by the organizations which led the Government of Assam to give OBC status to the community. The organizations’ continuous movement culminated in the introduction of the Bishnupriya Language in the schools on June 2, 1999. It was also their long struggle and movement which resulted in the creation of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council for the development of the backward community. It was possible with the active help of the Mahasabha and the then MLA of Patharkandi, Kartik Sena Sinha.
Both the organizations urged upon the minister concerned not to entertain any piecemeal proposal from any other organization separately. The memorandum was signed by Anil Krishna Rajkumar,
President NBMSU, and Subal Sinha, Chairman BMGSP, as well as other office bearers of both the organizations.
Courtesy: The Sentinel