Saturday, 31 January 2009

Bury the word “BM” for Bishnupriya Manipuri

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

We all agree the name of our community is “Bishnupriya Manipuri” and NOT “BM”, “bm” or “B.M”, the style of format that we usually see, writes and comments in this blog.

Writers submitting articles here in the blog know how I fall on this word. I comb this word and delete it mercilessly. Understanding – the word is wrong, and it does not exists – came too late to me. Let me confess to all of you.

If you have gone down to the blog and had read previous articles, you would have found the abbreviation was used very frequently. But it doesn’t exist now; the abbreviation has been deleted from all the articles in the blog. The exercise was massive, but it was done. If you still find the abbreviation (don’t consider in comments) do send me the link. It will be changed.

Allowing the abbreviation to remain in the blog, and its repetitive usage either in writing, reading and in our conversation – time will come we may start believing the name of the community is “BM”. This is itself is a danger to the identity of the great community.

We will not know when this word had attacked our sensory organs and then to our central nervous system. And children, we know, will be more vulnerable to this usage. We must see their future.

So, whoever comments or writes anywhere in online or in print, keep in mind you have to abstain yourself writing BM in the place of Bishnupriya Manipuri. Saving few seconds writing Bishnupriya Manipuri will save generation who may start believing BM is our community.

Like this, though in different strata, there are many other issues, though not visible to all of you, I find it in the blog’s reports which are very harmful to all of us. I bet, slowly and steadily it will be handled and mitigated.

With this thought, I still believe in online we are still not clear about our fundamentals. Hence any support giving a corporate look to the blog or any attempt in this direction, I maintain No, No…

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