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



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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