Saturday, 4 February 2012

Bishnupriya Manipuri literary and cultural fest

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 29: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum will be organizing the International Bishnupriya Manipuri Literary and Cultural Festival on February 18 to February 19 at the District Library Auditorium in Guwahati.

Announcing this at a press conference in Guwahati today, Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president LK Sinha said, “This festival is aimed at developing a fellow-feeling amongst writers, artistes, intellectuals and social workers. Here we will discuss the problems and challenges faced by the language, highlight the present state of development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature and culture as well as find out a way for faster development as well as protection and preservation of the language, literature and culture of this linguistic minority.”

As part of the literary and cultural festival, a number of programmes will be organized likes poets’ meet, seminars, symposiums, artistes’ meet, editors’ meet, and publication of books. Eminent writers, artistes, social workers and intellectuals from all the seven north-eastern States as well as other parts of the country will be taking part in the fest. A number of senior artistes, writers and social workers from Agartala, Shillong, Guwahati, New Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal and Bangladesh will be felicitated at the fest for their immense contribution towards the development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature, culture and society.

Courtesy: Sentinel
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