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Delhi Bishupriya Manipuri celebrated Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur's Abhirbhab Tithi

Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

The Bishnupriya Manipuri people residing in Delhi observed the Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhab Tithi held at Arya Samaj Mandir, Dwarka (Mangla Puri) with full religious faith and gusto. The day witnessed active participation from the members of the community as they attended in full strength to make the Tithi successful and memorable.

Photo: Jyotirmoy Sinha

For Bishnupriya Manipuri Delhites, the day came as a great relief from the house-office and again home cyclical life, as a Diwali gift; and for many a meeting place with their distant near and dear relatives and acquaintances. Especially for women, since the day coincided with the Bhai Dhuj and the Government of Delhi had made free travel in the state run buses, it came as a double bonus: meeting with their own people that is without bearing any cost plus attending the Tithi.

The day started with the oral presentation of life and work of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur and his influence to the enrichment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The oral presentations were done by Mr. Chandra Mohan Sinha and Mr. Janmejoy Sinha.

People presented there were busy unravelling the online identities of many, in return exchanging their true name and identities. And for many the day came as a common place to meet their Kumbh ke mele me bichre relatives, colleagues and friends. Thus it turned out to be a place where all people know each other, if not by name but by their faces.

The day was also marked with the singing of the religious songs. It was followed up with the unveiling of the plans of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity Delhi / NCR to acquire a land to make a temple where all the Bishnupriya Manipuri’s religious activities could be done. Furthermore, the resolution adopted in the Executive Committee meeting held on 6 May, 2007 to open a Saving Bank account with the State Bank of India, Palam Branch was unveiled.

According to the resolution, the aforementioned account will be operated by any two of the office bearers: Dr. Nirmalya Sinha, General Secretary; Mr Prabin Sinha, Treasurer; Mr Chandra Mohan Sinha, Executive Member; Mr Janmejoy Sinha, Executive Member.

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity Delhi / NCR in this auspicious day came out with the Memorandum of Association, its aims and objectives, the list of the names in the Governing Body, rules and regulation and power and duties of the office bearers.

Moreover, all those present in the venue gave a patient ear to the words of Ms Rakhi Sinha, Commandant, CRPF [Central Reserve Police Force] and Mr Ranjit Sinha, Member, Standing Committee, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India; he is also the Advisor of Bodoland Territorial Council, Kokrajhar and the Director of ICSSR [Indian Council of Social Science Research].

The day ended with a grand feast. All those who attended the Tithi were happy with the grand scale the arrangement was done, the surrounding which was full of fun and frolic and with the charged up milieu of camaraderie. For a day, the whole environ gave a feeling that we are in our own village, in midst of our own Bishnupriya Manipuri people.


  1. great to learn about the delhi bm's and their cultural practices.

    keep us updated.

  2. Nice post and really happy to know about the activities done on the occasion....


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