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GUWAHATI, Sept 7 – An extended executive meeting of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum was held at Rehabari on Sunday.

After a detailed discussion on various issues a number of resolutions were adopted unanimously and it was decided that the mouthpiece of the Forum would be published half yearly under the title Longlei (Storm). The Forum also decided to hold a seminar-cum-workshop, ‘Challenges before minor languages of Assam’ on October 4.

After the meeting, a discussion was held on the topic ‘Bishnupriya Manipuri poetry’. Some participants read out their self-composed poems and forwarded their opinion on poetry.

The meeting was chaired by Forum president, Lakshmindra Sinha. He appealed to the youth to write in their mother tongue. Jaiprakash Sinha, Narendra Chandra Sinha, Ramlal Sinha, Dipasri Sinha, Prativa Sinha, Sujit Sinha, Debashis Sinha, Ramendu Sinha, Samarjit Sinha among others read out their poems. Nanigopal Sinha sang a self-composed song. This was stated in a press release.

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (September 08, 2009)

Bishnupriya Manipuri writers hold kabi sanmelan

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 7: “Poetry is an expression of an intense feeling in a very condensed form” is how Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha defined poetry at a lively discussion that took place at Rehabari in Guwahati till late last night with Forum president DILS Sinha in the chair.

DILS Sinha cited the world’s first poetry that came from none other than Mahakabi Balmiki when he had seen the tragic death of an egret at the arrow of a hunter. The cry of the female companion of the egret at the death of her partner broke the heart of Mahakabi Balmiki and some words came out from the Mahakabi on their own with the message of his broken heart. The few words that came out from the Mahakabi, when counted in accordance with syllables or alphabets (matras) of poetry, are found to be in perfect measurement, both in matras (syllables or alphabets) and rhymes, DILS Sinha said. Among others, advocate Dipasri Sinha, writer Samarjit Sinha, Sijut Sinha, Nonigopal Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Prativa Sinha and Bilashini Sinha spoke on poetry.
At the meeting, the Forum named its half-yearly magazine that will be published soon as Longlei (a cyclonic wave). The forum has decided to hold its workshop on “Challenges before Minor Languages of Assam” on October 4.

Courtesy: The Sentinel (September 08, 2009)

Writers Forum decides seminar on Minor Languages of Assam to be held on Oct 4 [Monday, 7 September 2009]

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