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Once in a year

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Sunday appeared a complete different day for the Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Delhi. Young and old, men and women alike, had a complete gaga time at the celebration of 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi. They were all seen carrying close-up smile and busy chit-chatting with their friends and relatives.

However, for many it came as an unexpected day, since the day gave them an opportunity to be in touch with their villagers, classmates and oldie-goldie friends. A young lady from Barupua, the birth place of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, was very happy to find many of her village boys and girls at the venue. Not to guess, the newly married lady kicking the never –stopping conversation with her gangor manu.

For Gautam Sinha, M.Tech student of IIT Delhi, and who is first-time attending the event, got amazed with the sheer volume the Bishnupriya Manipuris in the capital city that had congregated in the event. It was an all-day talk for him; he got acquainted with so many new friends. When asked about the food, “Yummi, it was very tasty,” he said.

Promod Sinha, who happens to be the first subscriber of the site, the day was a special day to meet with his phone friends with whom he remains in touch the whole year through phone and mail. His friends’ circle had a guaranteed fun-day at the event.

And for those who have been attending Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur’s celebration every year, they were heard saying that this year presence of many new young faces has increased. However they also admitted that many persons known to them have not come at the event. They were enquiring about them.

As the day came to an end, conversation among the attendees became frantic as if it is going to be their last day of their meeting. They all have a good word for the organizer, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti, in organizing the event in such a grand scale.

Previous articles:

Utsav 2008

Utsav 2007

Grapevine is rife

Mileau of the Tithee (BN Sinha)

Special Day 2008 (RK Rishikesh Sinha & BN Sinha)

Today is Ninthoapa (Monday)

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  1. 'Once in a year' why not twice,thrice..
    in a year? One day in a year is not at all suffcient to acquaint oneself with so many brethren.

    I still remember the day when it was finally decided in a meeting held in a hotel room at Paharganj
    with Sri Bishwajit Sinha and his brother in law Sri Biku Sinha in2005 that Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur's Birthday celebration would be started in New Delhi in the year 2006 onwards. In this day,I would like to salute them for the trouble they had taken initially with other residents of Delhi and NCR.

    Today, I m a very happy person to
    see all these transformation not only in Delhi; but also in Kolkata,
    Bangalore,Mumbai,Pune and Ahmedabad
    also.My last 10 years of untiring toiling has given me the ray of hopes that we the Bishnupriya Manipuri people residing out-side the states of Assam-Tripura will one day unite ourselves in our respective cities.

    Not only the young lady of Baropua
    but also from the other part of the country,the people would be enjoying in such celebration.


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