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Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies to honour Modi, Sonowal

FROM OUR Correspondent 

Silchar, Nov 30: Members of the central committee of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (NBMSU) and Bishnupriya Manipuri Ganasangram Parishad (BMGSP)’s decision to confer a number of prestigious awards on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and State Education minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, deserves special mention.

This decision was taken at a meeting held in memory of Dr Kaliprasad Smriti Dibyashram Sanskriti Kendra, at West Kachudaram, Chencoorie here. The occasion was special as they were observing the 123rd birth anniversary of Bishnupriya Manipuri Society’s first political stalwart, leader, poet, writer and social activist Gokalanandagiti Swami.

Gokalanandagiti Swami Award for political works 2016 and Gokalanandagiti Swami Award for social works 2016 were also announced at the programme.

Nanda Kishore Singha, former MP and a frontline leader of Bishnupriya Manipuri Society has been also awarded for his outstanding service for more than 35 years. Gopaldas Sinha was also awarded Gokalanandagiti Swami Award for Social Service for his unparalleled contribution towards the society. Poet, writer, Shyamananda Singha also a member of Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Sabha, presented the award.

The programme began with the paying of floral tribute to Gokalanandagiti Swami which was done by Rajkumar Anil Krishna, former president of the central committee and chief advisor of central advisory board.

The programme was graced by the presence of Gopaldas Sinha, an extraordinary frontline leader and chief advisor of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teachers’ Training Diploma Holders’ Association, Tombak Sena Singha, a recipient of Dr B R Ambedkar Social Service Award and also a revolutionary figure and Narendra Chandra Singha, litterateur, poet, writer and editor and general secretary of Bishnupriya Sahitya Manipuri Sabha.

Source: The Sentinel

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