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Multilingual poets’ meet held

April 20, 2015

GUWAHATI, April 19 – A multilingual poets’ meet was organised at the Guwahati Press Club here at 3 pm today, a press release said.

A number of poets who write in different languages like Bishnupriya Manipuri, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Mising, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Rabha, Boro and Hajong, attended the meet.

Lakshmindra Sinha, president of the Writers’ Forum presided over the meet. He warmly welcomed and greeted the poets and audience on behalf of the Forum and presented a brief outline on Bishnupriya Manipuri poetry.

Well-known poetess of the State Mira Thakur, conducted the meet and poet Kapurchand Jain delivered the inaugural speech.

The multilingual poets’ meet was organised in view of the completion of five years of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum since its inception in 2009 and also to celebrate Cherou or Bishu festival of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. It was aimed at fostering a sense of brotherhood among the poets of different languages in the region as well as to promote love for poetry among the people.

The poets who attended the poetry festival were, Debabrata Talukdar, Nishuti Majumdar, Jiten Payeng, Ratneswar Miri, Tushar Kona Bandopadhyay, Bani Phukan, Abha Rani Chakraborty, Tarun Barman, Ratan Kumar Rai Hajong, Dr Sourabh Bhuyan, Ramen Kalita, Ajay Roy, Rajib Bhattacharjya, Binandi Ram Das, Sushmita Mazumdar, Sangirath Kalsi, Tapan Kr Sarma, Nirupama Parajuli, Binod Ringhania, Narendra Kr Sinha, Hareswar Sinha, Pratibha Sinha, Mrinal Sinha, Samar Sinha, Nanigopal Sinha and others.

Ashok Sinha, secretary incharge of the Forum, thanked the participating poets as well as the audience for the success of the meet, the release added.

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