Saturday, 18 February 2012

PRESS NOTE: Bishnupriya Manipuri Writer’s Forum (BMWF)

Guwahati, 17th February 2012

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writer’s Forum is a leading registered non-govt. literary and cultural organization of the Bishnupriya Manipuri writers and artists, covering the geographical area of the North Eastern States. The forum was established in the year 2009 with the aims and objects of preservations, protection and development of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language, which is under threat of extinction and has been categorized as an endangered language by the UNESCO, SIL International and other organizations. We had organized seminars, symposiums and other literary and cultural programs from time to time to foster the development of language and culture.

The Forum is going to hold the international Bishnupriya Manipuri Literary and Cultural Festival on 18th and 19th February 2012 at District Library Auditorium, Guwahati. The festival is aimed at developing a fellow feeling amongst the writers, artistes, intellectuals and social workers, to discuss about and sort out the problems and challenges faces by the language, to highlight the present state of development as well as protection and preservation of the language, literature and culture of this linguistic minority. Another important objective is to establish a cultural as well as intellectual relationship and friendship among the Bishnupriya Manipuri writers and artists as well as intellectuals of the other linguistic groups of the Brahmaputra Valley especially of the grater Assammese society.

A number of programs like poets meets, seminars and symposiums and artistes meets, Editors meet, publication of books, souvenir as part of the program. Distinguished writers, artistes, social workers and intellectuals from different parts of the country especially from Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram and from Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi and abroad has assured us to take participation in it. The Manipuri Theatre group, which is well recognized at national level in Bangladesh is the prime attraction of the program. A number of senior artistes, writers and social workers from Agartala, Shillong, Guwahati, New Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal and Bangladesh will be felicitated for their immense contributions towards the development of Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature, culture and society. Besides it the writers from Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Bodo, Deuri, Mising, Karbi, Rajbongshi, Mizo, Manipuri and Nepali languages are invited for establishing an emotional bondage among the groups as well intellectual and cultural exchanges.

Among the distinguished personalities we shall specially mention the following names who have kindly consented to attend the programme :
  • Mr. Kanaksen Deka, Ex-President, Asom Sahitya Sabha & Editor, Dainik Agradoot
  • Mr. Brajendra Kumar Sinha
  • Mr. Kartiksena Sinha, Chairman, BMDC & Ex-MLA
  • Mr. Nilamoni Sen Deka, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Horti & Parliamentary Affairs, Assam
  • Mr. Akon Bora, Hon’ble Jail Minister, Govt of Assam.
  • Capt. Robin Bordoloi, Hon’ble MLA, Rehabari, Guwahati.
  • Mr. Ashutosh Agnihotri, IAS, DC, Kamrup [M]
  • Mr. Apurba Jibon Barua, SSP, Kamrup(M)
  • Mrs. Madhurima Baruah Sen, Director, Cultural Affairs, Guwahati.
  • Mrs. Kumkum Sinha, Director, SCERT.
  • Dr. Krishnadas Sinha, TCS
  • Mr. Bireswar Sinha, Advocate
  • Dr. Bhupen Sarma, Principal Secretary, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.
  • Mrs. Bijaylaxmi Sinha, Ex-Minister, Tripura
  • Dr. Paramananda Rajbongshi, Principal Secy, Asom Sahitya Sabha.
  • Mr. Subir Bhowmik, Editor, Seven Sisters’ Post.
  • Prof. Sushil Sinha, GU.
  • Dr. Amalendu Chakraborty, GU.
  • Dr. A.K.Misra, English and Foreign Language University, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Mr. Kamala Mushahari, Gen Secretary, Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
  • Mr. Amar Gogoi, Gen Secretary, OBC Association, Assam.
  • Mr. Naba Sapkota, President, Nepali Sahitya Sabha.
  • Dr. Sukumar Sinha (Bimal), President, POURI, Bangladesh.
  • Mr. Samarjit Sinha, V.P, Bishnupriya Manipuri Samajkalyan Samiti, Bangladesh.
  • Mr. Naba Kumar Sinha, Manipur, Mr. Dibosh Phukan, Journalist
  • Mrs. Mira Thakur,
  • Mr. Kapurchand Jain,
  • Mr. Soumen Bharatiya, Editor, Byatikram.
  • Rajendra Nath Bordoloi, President, Asom Kavi Somaj
  • Mr. Pratap Sinha, SP, Hamreng

We humbly appeal to all the peace, literature, art and Culture lovers of Assam especially the Guwahatians to extend their help, co-operation and support and to attend the programme to make it a grand success.

(Dils L.K.Sinha)
B.M.Writers Forum

(Bimalesh Sinha)
Organising Committee

Rk Chandrakanta Sinha
Organising Committee

(Narendra Kr Sinha)
Gen Secretary
Organising Committee

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