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You are wanted!

By Henry Sinha, New Delhi

None can take away from the Bishnupriya Manipuris one certain thing. Creativity.

I can see God nodding his head in agreement.

Nothing runs deep in our blood with so much intensity, with so much melody as dance, music, art do. As a community creativity is our second nature. It’s a proven fact. Would call it a ‘proven truth’ rather. I hear all agree in a chorus. No chance of a rhythm disruption at all in this count. Never.

Somehow I observe, we as a community are not vocal about it. Never were. Something stops us from CLAIMING and telling the world, ‘Hey look I’m the boss here’. With changing times, with million showcase platforms surfacing every second day it would be a sin if you don’t show it when you know you have it.

In fact, bloody flaunt it. It is a celebration of our own talent. It’s our way of thanking God for having given us this beautiful gift.

Apart from studies, I believe and I will truly believe till the last gasp of my breath, if our children, our talent are given proper training in this space of creativity, we can expect wonders. Provided it is a properly planned focused effort. As a person, I am proud to say I am pretty modest by nature!!!! However, I can’t deny the fact I was a gifted dancer. Apologies for the brag though. Having said that I owe my talent (dead talent as I’m on the side of the 30s) to my culture. It is because that I’m a Bishnupriya Manipuri that I WAS a good dancer. It is because I have danced in Rakhuals, Joydev, I got that sense of rhythm. Yes also because of John Travolta! Must mention. More than sure am I, when I say there are hundreds like me who can sing the same story.

If I was you or rather if I was as young as some of you are now, for my life, I won’t ever miss the opportunity that’s now knocking on my door. The Shri Shri Shri Shri Bhubeneshwar Sadhu Thakur Utsav on the 2nd of November 2008. Almost two months from now. On this occasion, the organizers, have kept a 2 hour space for entertainment. In these 2 hours there would be songs,dances,poetry recitation. The theme would be Shri Shri Shri Bhubeneshwar Sadhu Thakur.

We are looking for talent who can sing, dance or recite on the mentioned theme.

Well ofcourse, the medium of language would be Bishnupriya Manipuri.

The idea here is not to win a medal. That you would be taking part on such a holy occasion is a medal in itself.

The idea here is to create a ‘beautiful tribute’ for our Sadhu Baba. The idea here is to give a visual delight of our creativity to whoever comes to grace the occasion. It may be image or text. The idea here is to feel what we can be proud of.

Send in your numbers at rajkumarrishi1@gmail.com or henryy.sinha@gmail.com along with a description on your area of talent and log in your names.

You all are wanted. Rush in.

Comments

  1. You know every individual having its own identity, their own talent and even creativity also the thing is that, first you have to recognize it then only you can know your own talent and that’s good, you all have this quality …..Really its God Gifted…I want to advise you one think if you don’t mind ………..You should participate in this occasion …. Keep going …All the Best

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  2. Thanks Kusum. Very encouraging to see someone urging people to step ahead and contribute in their own ways.
    By the grace of GOD, we intend to make this sacred occassion a grand success. We will.

    Come what may.

    Cheers

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  3. Very happy to inform you, a young 'Dakula Sou'has come forward to play the Dak during the Sadhu Thakur Utsav. By the way, this young Dakula is an IT professional.

    Also a talented artist, Mr. Manas Sinha has offered to do a small exhibition during the Utsav.

    We welcome more participants

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