Guwahati, Jan 1
Bangladesh, has vowed to boost the cultural and literary ties between the Bishnupriya Manipuris of India and Bangladesh.
Samarjit Singha, vice-president of the Manipuri Samaj Kalyan Samiti, the social activist from the neighbouring country said this while addressing a meeting of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), Guwahati. The forum felicitated him at a meeting held with Forum President Dils Lakshmindra Sinha in the chair at Rehabari on Sunday.
Addressing the gathering, Singha said: “The Bishnupriya Manipuris of India and Bangladesh should boost the literature and culture of the community from their respective countries. I appeal to the Bishnupriya Manipuris in India, especially of Assam and Tripura, to play the role of big brother for the development of the community.” “In this respect, the people of Bangladesh, particularly those belonging to the Bishnupriya Manipuris, will extend full cooperation. I also appeal to the Bishnupriya Manipuri intellectuals of India and Bangladesh to work unitedly for the uplift of the community,” he added.
Meanwhile, the BMWF raised eyebrows over the move taken by a section of legislators of Barak Valley whom they accused of blocking funds to the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC). The writers’ forum has appealed to the Assam government not to deprive the backward community of the funds allocated in the budget.
Courtesy: Seven Sisters Post (www.sevensisterspost.com)