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Two-day Bishnupriya Manipuri literary extravaganza comes to an end

Post Bureau
GUWAHATI, Feb 20

If the greatest-ever Bishnupriya Manipuri poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha kept the literati at the District Library Auditorium in Guwahati spellbound with his eloquent lecture on poems, Northeast’s one of the top short-story writers Dr Smriti Kumar Sinha made the intellectuals present among the capacity crowd in the auditorium think the need of changes they need to bring about in the way of working for the development of Bishnupriya Manipuri language and literature. Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) president Dils Lakshmindra Sinha, on the other hand, proved the talent latent in him by giving a precisely decisive direction to the two-day international Bishnupriya Manipuri literary and cultural festival right from the inauguration to the thank-giving programme by virtue of his managerial skill, apart from literary and cultural acumen. The literary extravaganza concluded on Sunday night.

The auditorium was agog with literary and cultural activities on February 18 and 19 as the both the days were packed with programmes.

In his elaborate lecture on poems, poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha spelt out in no uncertain terms what is poem and what is not, what is literature and what is not. The poet, on whom the influence of Biswakobi Rabindranath Tagore is glaring besides his own metaphysical wisdom and poetic consciousness, spit fire on the plight of poets in the society that is in a rat race for material gains. His is a life devoted to poetry, and he has always been an inspiration among the whole lot budding poets and other writers in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. In his speech as the guest of honour, Dr Smriti Kumar Sinha said: “Like every other community, social development in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community is the outcome of conflicts and confluence. Conflicts galore in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, and only the confluence of the conflicting parties can ensure a stream of nectar. That is what we should strive for.” Prominent among the other programmes are a discussion on the ‘Future of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language and Literature’ with journalist and writer Anukul Sinha in the chair, an interaction with editors of Bishnupriya Manipuri journals with advocate Bilamesh Sinha in the chair, a literary discussion with Prof. Barun Kumar Sinha in the chair, the felicitation of distinguished personalities, and cultural programmes on both the days.

Courtesy: Seven Sisters Post (www.sevensisterspost.com)

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