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By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

There are nowadays, so many topics like ‘imaar thar in danger’, ‘road blockade by BMSU & BMSP’, coming in the bishnupriyamanipuri.com.

We have come a long way to arrive at, where we are today, to able to interact, debate, exchange our views etc. At the same time I am not at all happy because the similar progress is not there in other towns, leave it apart the villages. At the moment it is confined to only Metro Cities. There are progresses, as far as the language and culture is concerned. When I came to Bombay in beginning of nineteen sixties, hardly could I speak in imar thar; but now I can speak, because there are plenty of people who speak in this language in Mumbai today with me. How could people say IMAAR THAR in danger? Any way my point is not to advocate on this subject, but to exchange views.

Here I would like address one issue where people are not applying their mind before coming up with some topics. You might be aware that our certain Sansthas suddenly come up with irrelevant demands to Central/State Govt. such as (a) an MLA, an MP (Rajyasabha) from our community, a Development council, a Territorial Council and Autonomous Council. Are these justified?

How could these be decided? Who all are they to decide such non-priority matters of the society? Therefore we must raise our voice to divert their attention for such demands.

There are of course other important matters pertaining to our society, on which these Sansthas can work; for instance (a)look in to the shortages of teachers of L.P. schools in Bishnupriya Manipuri populated villages in three districts (Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj),(b) to make sure that Bishnupriya Manipuri language is taught in classes. I can bet no one even thinking on this line that these students are the backbone of our society.

So we want a change in their thinking through this media. I do hope, the day will come when we will start concentrating on core issues that are of prime importance to the over all development of this community.

I strongly advocate one belief that if we all want to see a prosperous Bishnupriya Manipuri community participation of youngsters is vital and important. They will bring in new concept, new ideas, and new insight in the path of development.

With good education, one can be more organized and every organization needs good organizers and strategists. So specialization of youngsters can definitely help the Sansthas in various ways.

There is always room for professionals from different fields as well. At the same time a person should have an urge to serve the society. For social work one has to be very understanding and be extremely focused. One should also work with commitment and honesty, not to be distracted from primary goal. One must constantly aim to make an effort to bring about a positive change in the society. I am a retired person, having a wish of uniting Bishnupriya Manipuri people of different parts of the country in their own localities, the slogan “know your own people around you, then proceed”.


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