Skip to main content

114th birthday of Gokulananda Geetiswami celebrated


GUWAHATI, Nov 27 – The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum celebrated the 114th birthday of Gokulananda Geetiswami, the national poet and philosopher and prophet of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the State on November 26 at Radhamadhab Sevashram, Maligaon, a press release said.

At the beginning of the programme, the flag of the forum was hoisted by Purandar Sinha, the noted social worker and various senior social workers, writers paid their tributes to the poet.

A discussion on the life, literature and philosophy of the poet was held in which a number of intellectuals, writers from various parts of the north eastern region took part and appreciated him as the father of Bishnupriya Manipuri literature, modern thinker and philosopher. The symposium was presided over by Shyamakanta Sinha. Prof Prabhat Kr Sinha and Manashi Sinha were present as special guests. Haridas Sinha, the noted biographer of the late poet and the guest of honour of the programme was emotional before the crowd while delivering his flawless appreciation to the poet and discussed at length the pain and humiliation he faced at the propagation of his immortal songs among the masses.

Dr Prabhat Kr Sinha, the distinguished guest in the celebration, was honoured for his obtaining doctorate degree in research in the socio political aspects of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community.

The programme began with a welcome address from Jayprakash Sinha, president of the reception committee. Lakshmindra Sinha, the president of Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers Forum expressed his gratitude to all the distinguished guests, speakers, participants and audiences for their participation and discussed in brief the significance of the celebration of Geetiswami’s birthday.

The most attractive programme during the day was the felicitation of the senior citizens in the city where more than two dozens of senior citizens were present and they were very emotional in expressing their tributes to Gokulananda.

The competitors participating in the recitation and singing competion were felicitated with a merit certificate and cash. At the end a cultural programme was held.

Narendra Kumar Sinha (Tagore), the general secretary of the celebration committee thanked all for their wholehearted support in making the programme a grand success.

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (November 28, 2009)

Today is Thanksha (Saturday)

What next?


Popular posts from this blog

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to

Shastriya sangeet exponent no more

Post Bureau, Silchar/Guwahati (Mar 31): Renowned Shastriya Sangeet (Uchchangik) exponent from the Barak Valley and gold medalist (1983-84) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta Guru Motilal Sinha breathed his last at 10 pm on Friday at his Bhakatpur residence on the outskirts of Silchar town. Born in the family of Ojha Deveswar Singha and late Kusumleima Devi on Poush 11, 1330 Bangabda, Motilal Sinha had his graduation in vocal music (Bisharad in Shashtriya Sangeet) from Bhadkhande, Lucknow and master’s degree (Nipun with gold medal) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta. In 1960, he started teaching classical music (vocal) at Silchar. He had a long stint in the Silchar Sangeet Vidyalaya as its honorary principal since 1960. He also worked in Government Higher Secondary and Multipurpose Girls’ School, Silchar, and retired in 1985. He had received the Assam State Award as an ideal music teacher. He had a stint in conducting a programme on the teaching of Rabindra Sangeet

Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur, the great saint of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community was born on 26th October, 1871, in a remote village of Cachar district called Baropua in the state of Assam. He was born to a Xatriya Manipuri family. His father Sri Sanatan Pandit was a Sanskrit teacher and mother Srimati Malati Devi, a house wife. Sadhu Baba from his childhood was indifferent to all worldly happenings. He was engrossed in chanting the name of Lord Krishna. Along with other students of his age, Sadhu Baba started taking lessons of grammar and other spiritual literature from his father. At a very young age he lost his mother but he was brought up with utmost love and care by his step mother. At the age of eighteen, Sadhu baba lost his father, so, to continue his spiritual education under the guidance of Rajpandit Mineshwas Swarbabhwam Bhattacherjee, he went to Tripura. But within one year he made up his mind to visit all the holy places and as such he took permis