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Read 101 article from RK Rishikesh Sinha

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi This is my 101 article here in this blog. I am sure many of you didn’t know my first article. The article was based on a Bishnupriya Manipuri marriage that I attended in Delhi. Call it my fate it is still my first and the last marriage I have attended yet. Here is the first paragraph of the article – Bishnupriya Manipuri Knot Bride and bridegroom were both anonymous and so were their parents; not because they have any reservation about their marriage itinerary would be made public, visible from any part of the world. The truth is: I don’t know the either party. Despite not knowing the actors, who were object of cynosure for all the visitors present on the fateful day, I could confidently declare that they both belongs to Bishnupriya Manipuri (BM) community. Read more … So, how was it? Have you read the comments? “Hi...I'm a BM...” – Tridiv Sinha “You have just penned down what exactly your heart felt” – Ranita Sinha Writing the first article to this

Producing OBC certificate made easy for people living outside parent’s state

Giving a great respite over producing caste certificate to the sons and daughters of Bishnupriya Manipuri persons who have migrated to other states for pursuing education, job etc, they can now at least heaved a sigh a relief. And parents will definitely welcome the move who go on crisis when it comes to producing caste certificates for their kin.  Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Smt. Subbulakhmi Jagadeesan, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, said it had been clarified to all state governments and Union Territory Administrations (vide letters No. BC. 16014/1/82-SC&BCD-I, dated 18.11.1982 and No. 12011/11/94-BCC (C), dated 8th April, 1994) that the prescribed authority may issue the Other Backward Class certificate to a person who has migrated from another State, on the production of a genuine certificate issued to his father/mother by the prescribed authority of the State of the father's/mother's origin. The certificate will be issued irrespe

NIFT opens admission doors for Bishnupriya Manipuri students

In a decision that will open new avenues for Bishnupriya Manipuri students to pursue career in fashion technology, the Cabinet has approved implementation of OBC quota reservation in the elite institute National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Textiles. For the implementation of OBC quota reservation which is a statutory requirement, all the NIFT Centres will be further strengthened to accommodate increase in student intake.  As part of the central scheme of grants to National Institute of Fashion Technology it will be implemented through 2008-2010. National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design Management and Technology. NIFT Centers with head office in New Delhi are also in Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Bhopal, Chennai, Patna, Gandhinagar, Raebareli, Hyderabad, Shillong, Kannur and Mauritius (International Centre). Please subscribe to the

Indian textile sector in ventilator

Reprinted by By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Last year among all the sectors that were badly hit by the squeezing of the global vis-à-vis the Indian economy, it was the textile sector. Its probable impact on the sector could be gauged from the fact that the government had to send a Save-Our-Soul message to determine the impact of job loss in this sector, followed with not one but two consecutive fiscal stimulus packages.  Its irony that this has taken place on a sector that till July, 2008 was eulogized as a "Sunrise Sector", that will engage 17.37 million people alone up to 2012. However, coming to the end of the year 2008 it started showing the symptoms of a "Sunset” sector.  The contribution of textile sector, according to the annual report 2007-08, is 14 per cent to industrial production, 4 per cent to the GDP, and 17 per cent to the country’s export earnings.  The roller-coaster ride of the sector in the last fiscal came with the drastic erosion of its cost competi

Do we have“Aar More Nigsing Nais” music another?

By RK Rishikesh Sinha Are you listening to the music here in the blog? If not, hold your headphone onto your ears and start listening to the 8 ever-green songs. Plus, if you want to carry it offline, download it. No problem!  Well, since the day the songs went live here. I see, an activity has added in my daily working. I start my office daily-chore putting off headphone and clicking on the track number 8. I find the song soothing and very near to me. It is only because I have heard people crooning this song since my early days. (It is not that other songs are not musical.) While listening to these songs, I give a cunning smile to myself asking – Rishi you’ve changed, things have changed, see what are you doing that was not in your daily activity: listening music and that is in O-F-F-I-C-E! Yeah! Things have indeed gone transformation. I am writing this article with headphone plugged to my ears. It seems music is slowly and steadily sipping into my veins.  Love for these songs has beco

Bishnupriya Manipuri demand introduction of language, appointment of language teachers, establishment of Devolopment Council

Bishnupriya Manipuri community raised the demand for introducing the Bishnupriya Manipuri language in the primary stage of education, appointment of Bishnupriya Manipuri language teachers and SI of schools, and establishment of Devolopment Council in Assam and Tripura. The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha meet was held at Kailasahar, Tripura. The 43rd conference drew participation of over 450 delegates from all across the country and also from United States, Bangladesh and Australia.  President of the Mahasabha, Dr. Debendra Kr Sinha, inaugurated the conference by hoisting the Mahasabha flag, followed by singing of the Mahasabha song " Joyo Joyo Mahasabha" by the artist from Sangitshri Silchar.  The conference was attended by the Minister for Education Govt. of Tripura Sri Tapan Chakraborty, Sri Jiten Choudhury Minister for Rural Development, Sri Lakhan Kar Member Zilla Parishad and Sri Banamali Sinha, IAS Principal Secretary Govt. of Tripura. In the opening session, Sri

Mahasabha Election: Debendra Kr Sinha, Uday Sinha re-elected President, Secretary General posts

In its Platinum Jubilee of 43rd conference of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, held at Guldharpur, Dhadas Shreni Bidyalaya (Choudhurypara), Kailasahar, North Tripura on February 13, 14 and 15, Dr Debendra Kr Sinha as President and Uday Sinha as General Secretary have been declared elected.  Election that took place for the formation of new executive committee of the Mahasabha, Sahitya Parishad & Sanskriti Parishad on the last day of the conference underwent under the guidance of Sri Padmasen Sinha from Bangladesh, who acted as returning officer, Sri Bhupendra Kumar Sinha the president of the Mahasabha, Assam State Committee, Sri Nilkanta Sinha, the president Mahasabha Tripura state committee.  The names of the office-bearers in the newly formed Mahasabha are  1. Dr Debendra Kr Sinha ,President. 2. Chandra Kanta Sinha, Working President. 3. Sundar Mukherjee. Working President. 4. Rebati Maohan Sinha……DO……… 5. Padmasen Sinha…………Do………. 6.

Watch video of Pt.Nilmadhab Sinha

You have read the Life History of Pt.Nilmadhab Sinha published in this blog on January 5, 2009. Now you will be watching him delivering a speech, where he as a Chief Guest graced the occasion at the Abhirbhav Tithi of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur organised at Shiv Mandir, New Delhi on November 2, 2008. Though the speech is short, still one can hear him saying that the occasion, where hundreds of Bishnupriya Manipuri residing in Delhi and adjoining areas assembled, reminded of his early days. Click  Watch him. Note: I have failed to give a finesse touch in terms of editing in this video. Quality assured, next time! Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscribe: Bishnupriya Manipuri

Kartik Sena Sinha – 3rd richest MLA from Assam

If Kartik Sena Sinha is not media savvy and doesn’t have any political say of his own in the Assam politics, so what? He is the 3rd richest Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Assam. Being a rich MLA in the Assam Assembly at least hogs media light on him. Though occasionally! And this what that came out in the India’s prestigious news magazine India Today in its February 23 cover issue (page 28) story “Assembly of the Rich”.  Ahead of him in the crorepati bracket comes – Badruddin Ajmal of AUDF (South Salmara constituency), his net worth is Rs. 14.2 crore; second, Bithika Dev (Silchar constituency) with Rs 6.2 crore. Kartik Sena Sinha net asset is Rs. 4.5 crore. A Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from Patherkandi constituency, Kartik Sena Sinha defeated K. M. Baharul Islam (AUDF) by a margin of 2,580 votes in the Assam Assembly election held in 2006. Among 8-candidates contesting from the LA-2 Patherkandi Assembly Constituency, he got the highest votes (37220) totaling 36.9

A Brief History of Mahasabha from 1932 to 2009

The history of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahsabha or simply Mahasabha is itself synonymous with the history of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Its decades long history, though partially is evident of the cusp of changes the society has undergone.   By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai 1932:  British Government’s Franchise Committee released a notification on March 31, 1932 wherein they held Manipuris are tribal. Both Meitai Manipuri and Bishnupriya Manipuri people raised objection to this declaration and held a meeting under the banner of Surma Valley Manipuri Association on June 12, 1932 at Tarapur, Silchar, Assam. In the meeting, Mahendra Kumar Sinha, B.A, B.T, produced certain documents showing the evidence that the Bishnupriya Manipuri people are Khastriyas, and are not tribal. Accordingly a decision was taken to submit a memorandum to the Governor. Both communities decided to send their respective delegates. From the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, Mahendra Sinha, B.A, B.T

Aar More Nigsing Nais music album debuts online

Music doesn’t have any boundary! In this effort to make music truly borderless and ubiquitous to all, with the 8- power packed Bishnupriya Manipuri songs the blog is introducing (see above this post and Music link on the left panel), hence it is venturing into the musical reservoir of the community. Thanks to Ananta Sinha who shared these songs to you all. Hope more musical songs will be added and make music a true universal entity.  The 8 – mellifluous, ever-green songs are from the " Aar More Nigsing Nais ” CD album, produced by Kartik Sena Sinha, MLA, music by Anup Sharma and directed by Hiren Sinha. Singers   Track # 01 - Meena Sinha Track # 02 - Meena Sinha Track # 03 - Bithi Sinha Track # 04 - Menna & Nirmal Sinha Track # 05 - Meena Sinha Track # 06 - Nirmal Sinha Track # 07 - Bithi Sinha Track # 08 - Meena & Nirmal Sinha About Meena Sinha, she is a very popular Bishnupriya Manipuri singer of the 90’s married with Jayanta Sinha, ex-Cine actor who had played role in H

Unexplored Personalities

By Santosh Kumar Singha, Mangalore We have been experiencing various struggles and sacrifices that our people have given for the sake of getting identity, acceptance and ultimately the development of our community. We can never forget the immortal personalities like Late Bimal Sinha, Late Sudeshna Sinha, Late Gitiswami and many more. These many more are none but all the people who contributed a lot for our community in different ways in the field they excelled.  Many stories of unexplored Bishnupriya Manipuris are there who contributed a lot to the community but their contributions are still unknown and unappreciated. Stories about these personalities we can hear in the mouths of Epus and Aaboks . Time demands studies on these personalities and documenting it, otherwise their efforts and contributions will remain unexplored forever with the death of our Epus and Aaboks.  As for example, a personality is there in Kailashahar district of North Tripura called Bhairav Sinha, an old man of

Social networking site launched

Watch the latest video - Bishnupriya Manipuri Delhi Video 4 When Google has gone down to the bottom of oceans with Google Earth (it will soon launched), the northeastern part of the country is still gasping for an online space, it fails to showcase the beauty it is blessed with. Reasons are many and varied. But is one more addition to the online landscape for the northeasterner to communicate, co operate and collaborate for greater understanding and prosperity of the entire region. In an interview with the people behind the project they revealed what their site is all about: Who is behind the project? The project began as a hobby to familiarize oneself with the best practices of web programming. Ingudam Manoranjan, as a computer programmer in one of the leading software industry, keeps learning new technologies. Also there was a need felt to launch a platform which is common to the entire Northeast India. So far, we have websites that are focused mainly on individual

Shri Shri Saraswati Pooja organised at Pune, Maharashtra

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Puneites celebrated Shri Shri Saraswati Pooja at Range Hills on 31st January 2009 and on 1st February 2009. The Pooja was organized by Shri Kolojit Raj Kumar. The mandap was beautifully decorated with colourful canopies, natural trees, flowers and with lighting; youngsters in the whole pooja did their best to make it happen. Tabla Badak and singers from Radio Centre, Pune also attended the programme. The cultural Raas Lila Krishna Dance mesmerized the audience to their hilt. Other communities like Bengalis, Oriya, Biharis and Maharashtrians also have had their participation. On 31st January, Khichdi, Sabzi and Tomato Chaat were served in morning and evening as prasada, and on 1st February proper lunch. Submitted by : Ramesh Jadhav Please subscribe to the blog: receive email. Get Free alert on your mobile! Click here . Subscribe: Bishnupriya Manipuri

Lukewarm response from Bishnupriya Manipuri NRIs and B’deshi origin on whereabouts exercise

Watch recent video  Couple of weeks back, an email exercise was carried out to determine the number of Bishnupriya Manipuri Non-Resident Indians and of Bangladeshi origin living in foreign shores. To utter dismay, the whole exercise failed to gain momentum and ended up with mere one digit data. Less than 10 Bishnupriya Manipuri people filled in the form.  Most notable, not a single Bishnupriya Manipuri people of Bangladeshi origin took up the exercise. And those who filled in the form were all from Assam, India living in the countries like UAE and USA.  They are all married staying with their spouse and children, and had left India in 2004 onwards.  Responding to this initiative, Bijit Sarma, staying in UAE said “It's a good idea to collect the data. Hope to see the article next month.” Ananta Sinha held that they are really very happy with this type of exercise.  “This is a very good exercise which may help establish communication between Bishnupriya Manipur