Friday, 19 February 2016

Chitrangada felicitates two Bishnupriya Manipuri shooters

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 16: Chitrangada, a Bishnupriya Manipuri socio-cultural organization with its head office in Guwahati, today felicitated two Bishnupriya Manipuri shooters –Anjan Singha and Mahendra Kumar Singha – who represented Bangladesh’s contingent in the 12th South Asian Games and came out successful with a silver medal and a bronze medal respectively. While Anjan clinched a silver medal in rifle shooting, Mahendra won a bronze medal in 50-metre pistol shooting.

Conducted by one of the directors of Chitrangada, Ananda Sinha, the function was graced as the chief guest by Bangladesh’s BSSF general secretary Intakhabui Hamid and as the guest of honour by BSSF coach Saiful Alam Choudhury. Other directors of Chitrangada – Parimal Sinha, Ashim Sinha, Babul Sinha and others – felicitated the two shooters and other members of the Bangladesh contingent, including BSSF general secretary and the coach.       

Other members of the Bangladesh contingent, who were felicitated at the function, were bronze medalist Md. Anur Hussain, bronze medalist Md. Gholam Safi Uddin and Sheikh Sahadhat Hussain.  

In their respective speeches, both Hamid and Choudhury and members of the contingent  said that they were mesmerized to see the scenic beauty of Assam. They said that the infrastructure in Assam is much better than that of Bangladesh and that there is no much difference between the dishes of Assam and Bangladesh. They are also very happy at the hospitality they received in Assam.

Others who spoke on the occasion and encouraged the two shooters and other members of the Bangladesh contingent were former Assam SCERT Director Kumkum Singha, Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president Dils Lakshindra Sinha, writer Prabhas Kanti Sinha and others.

Source : The Sentinel

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