Friday, 1 July 2011

BMDC in Tripura likely

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 29: The Government of Tripura has evinced keen interest for the formation of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) for the all-round development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the State. The Tripura Government, according to Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) secretary general Uday Sinha, is likely to hold a meeting with the NBMM soon in this connection.

A number of central committee leaders of the NBMM, including Uday Sinha, had been in Tripura for the past few days in connection with the oath-taking of the executive members of the NBMM. Presided over by NBMM working president Sunder Mukherjee, the oath-taking ceremony at Pachartal Srimandop at Kailasahar was a smooth affair. The oath of office and secrecy was administered by NBMM general secretary Krishnadas Sinha. As many as 47 newly elected executive members of the Tripura State Committee of the NBMM took oath of office and secrecy. Following a demand from the Tripura State committee of the NBMM, the Government of Tripura extended a sum of Rs 10 lakh for purchase of musical instruments so as to develop the Bishnupriya Manipuri culture.

Meanwhile, for the compilation of history and Bishnupriya Manipuri literature, a one-day workshop was organized at Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur Community Hall at Silchar by the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (NBMSP), Assam State committee, recently. Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad (NBMSP) president Jogendra Kumar Sinha, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (NBMSP) president Jyotiprakash Sinha, NBMSP working president Prabas Kanti Sinha, NBMSP general secretary Manasi Sinha, NBMM general secretary Swapan Kumar and others took part in the workshop.

Courtesy: The Sentinel
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