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Bishnupriya Manipuri: We definitely can...

By BN Sinha

Every kid irrespective of any community grow up with an objective or ambition in life which gradually diverts and gets distinctive as he grows by… for example in our school days we used tell to our teachers or seniors about our aim in life to become Doctors/ Engineers/Professors/Pilots etc…As we grow up our aim evaporated and we land up in a situation wherein we accept the bread in the way it comes to us. Few are exempted of it and get obsessed with new and innovative field of operation. I also got obsessed and determined to choose electronic media as career…which again vanished away later due to some unknown reasons…

I can remember the days when “The World This Week" used to come in Doordarshan on Fridays…Production of Radhika Roy, New Delhi Television later known as NDTV. It was indeed a program to be watched out. Mr. Prannoy Roy has certainly brought a revolution in the electronic media in India like wise the PCO revolution by Sam Pitroda.

The legacy is still on and as days goes by prominent personalities emerged to carry forward the revolution like Rajdeep Sardesai , Barkha Dutt, Vidyashankar Iyer etc..the have become a household name now.

It was a great pleasure to be even as an audience in the current affairs program like ''We The People".. also its nice to be in media coterie….and proud feelings to have our friends associated with leading media groups Bennett Coleman , TV 18 etc…The spanking presentation and its innovative nature has indeed made the programs like Walk The Talk, X- factor etc.. to compete with typical daily soaps in television.. leading to a high TRP too.

Refer to Bishnupriya Manipuri community …till date we are yet to come across to prominent media personalities. It is definitely nice to see our guys in the top IT firms like Infosys, TCS, Oracle etc…Bishnupriya Manipuri guys are also making their presence felt in organizations like Amex, GE, Hewitt and many more MNCs. There are academicians also in various varsities in India. But despite of the fact that media is the most influential profession to penetrate into the mainstream political and beaurocratic systems in India.. which is indispensable for a deprived community like Bishnupriya Manipuri.

Bishnupriya Manipuri community is desperately looking our Gen –X to have few Vir Sanghvis and Barkha Dutts….

Down the line 5-7 years can we dream to see a Bishnupriya Manipuri acting as Devil's Advocate in place of Karan Thapar and presenting India 360 by one Sagarika Sinha instead of Sagarika Ghose….Can we dream…?

We definitely can…..

Further added by Rishikesh Sinha:

In the emerging field of mass media, it is a fact we Bishnupriya Manipuri don’t have any presence, I was lone boy in the mass communication class of the Gauhati University. And hopefully there were no Bishnipriya Manipuri students in the Tezpur University and in the Assam University in the year I was pursuing the course.

We should not leave it to the coming Gen – X generation, since we all know how our parents studied at their time and grew in the abject environment; and still they excelled in their respective field; and what we are today is only because of them.

I will only say – Let us “Kiss the Sunshine” and bang the world hard. Bang…bang…bang

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