GUWAHATI, April 19 – Bishnupriya Manipuri Discussion Forum (BMDF) celebrated a historic event by releasing the inaugural issue of its bilingual publication titled Firaal.
This publication is a collective team effort of the cyber-savvy generation of the community where they have tried to express their revolutionised thought process and deep concern for their community and culture by creating a global village on the web world, thus reducing mental barriers.
The function was brainstorming with active participation of the members of BMDF, intellectuals and litterateurs of the community.
Releasing the magazine, Dr Smriti Kumar Sinha of Tezpur University appreciated the initiative taken by the BMDF group. He highlighted the advantages of internet and the communication media.
Litterateurs and social workers Dils Lakshmindra Sinha, Col (retd) Bijoy Sinha, former Prof Kamini Mohan Sinha, Sushil Sinha, Sunil Kumar Sinha, Ramlal Sinha, Ranjit Sinha, Narendra Nath Sinha and Prof Dr Nalini Kumar Sinha spoke on the development of Bishnupriya Manipuri literature.
BMDF members Mousumi Sinha, Samar Sinha, Amir Sinha and Sunit Sinha also spoke on the occasion, sharing their experience and opinion on the publication released. Pratibha Sinha delivered her speech on behalf of the entire team. The concluding speech was delivered by Pronab Sinha.
Master Ritwick Sinha, who happens to be the under-11 champion of PC Baruah Age Group Chess Championship 2012, read out a poem while child artist Sweta Sinha presented a song.
In another function at Silchar, Firaal was released by Chandrakanta Sinha. The occasion was graced by popular litterateurs and social workers, namely Jugendra Kumar Sinha, Banabeer Sinha, Mathura Sinha, Jyotiprokash Sinha, Reeta Sinha, Suchitra Sinha, Sameer Sinha, Ashukanti Sinha, Dilip Kumar Sinha, Kanchanboron Sinha, Ranjit Sinha, Sudhanyo Sinha, Brajokishore Sinha and Madhu Rajkumar.
Courtesy: The Assam Tribune
Photo Courtesy: Pratibha Sinha