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Best of BishnupriyaManipuri Online - 2010

2010 has been phenomenally awesome for BishnupriyaManipuri Online. Obviously, most of this success is due to the fantastic Bishnupriya Manipuri community here. That is you. I feel really fortunate running this blog devoted to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. You constantly inspire and motivate me to learn and share new things. Thank you very much. It is a wonderful experience to constantly engage and make you read stuffs that are related to us. In this post, I will share some of the best content on BishnupriyaManipuri Online in year 2010. Top 5 Posts written in 2010 1. Amar Ela: Bishnupriya Manipuri songs and music - 225 times read 2. The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma - 214 times read 3. Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council: Few Pertinent Questions - 211 times read 4. Manipuri Dance - A Spiritual Exercise - 165 times read 5. “BAITAAMIN” – Bishnupriya Manipuri Comedy Film releasing on 3rd October, 2010  - 142 times read Really Aw

A peek into Bishnupriya Manipuri literature

By RK Rishikesh Sinha There is only one literature of India though there are many languages. – Radhakrishnan Just going through the BMBooks Gallery Online, it brings few of the details to us. The details may be correct or incorrect, since it doesn’t claim exclusivity to the complete Bishnupriya Manipuri literary output and literary scrutiny that is required. An example: Can we come to the conclusion that the year 1925 with the publication of Jagaran to be taken as the beginning of the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature? It may be ‘Yes’, according to the details in the book blog, or ‘No’. Whatsoever, considering the year 1925* as the historical year to the enrichment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature, still we find in comparison to the history of Assamese literature, it is to be noted that ‘the literature of Assam [i.e. Assamese language] influenced in its own way the creative literature of most parts of northeast India’, the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature had an early and impr

Jobs in BSF Communication Wing Dec-2010

Applications are invited from male Indian citizens for the post of Head Constable (Radio Operators)/ Head Constable (Fitter) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (Radio Mechanic) in BSF Communication wing : 1. Head Constable (Radio Operator) : 377 posts, Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 18 to 23 years 2. Head Constable (Fitter) : 07 posts (Direct-4, Departmental-3), Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 18 to 23 years 3. Assistant Sub-Inspector ( Radio Mechanic) : 50 posts, Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2800, Age : 18 to 25 years How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format should be sent designated officers as stated in the detailed advertisement on or before 26/02/2011 For more information and application form, please view

My Name is Kartik Sena Sinha

By RK Rishikesh Sinha My Name Is Kartik Sena Sinha, commonly referred to as MNIKSS, is a NOT a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Karan Johar. Kartik Sena Sinha is a Bishnupriya Manipuri who writes his own story, even directs and produces it. He is an all-in-one person. He is not like Bollywoord actor Rajnikant who cuts a hitting bullet into two pieces and makes a whizz sound with his every action. But he is not lesser than Rajnikant in the real and grumpy world. He is a person who could break and change Newton’s all laws of motion and defy any notions, of any type. And just like Rajnikant. Before I go ahead describing Kartik Sena Sinha, here is a disclaimer (it has become very necessary) that I don’t know him personally or with any of his associate and am not in touch with him or his comrades physically, verbally, electronically or any form of communication. It is an independent interpretation. Extra information: Those who have any type of differences with Kartik Sena Sinha shouldn’t

Bishnu Sena musical soiree enthralls audience

Courtesy: The Sentinel (December 25) Special Correspondent SILCHAR, Dec 25: It was in true sense a grand musical night organized by NGO Bishnu Sena working for the socio cultural development of Bishnupriya Manipuri Society. The packed audience at the Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram were deeply moved by the symphony and melody of music presented by artistes from far and near. Among those who took part in the musical night included Sushanta Sinha from Mumbai, Khela Mukherjee from Tripura, Pritee Sinha from Patharkandi, Bithi Sinha from Kalinjar, Naba Mukherjee from Singari, Bijay Sinha from Bhagatpur and others from this town. The musical programme was organized to mark the emergence of Bishnu Sena. It was graced by Kartik Sena Sinha, MLA and chairman of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council, Ranbir Singh, vice-chairman, Rajiv Rajkumar, chairman of Bishnu Sena, besides Manikanta Sinha, secretary and Raju Sinha, joint secretary.

Will You Buy A Book of Rs 300?

With the New Year approaching, here is a tough question [since it involves paying] – Will you cough up minimum Rs 300 to buy a book in English written by these writers? Let us be optimistic, publishing a book is not a big deal. Here, the question is who are going to read and how many are eager to BUY . Who knows, some of these writers [whom you choose] might come up with a book on Bishnupriya Manipuri topics. And we all read. Happy New Year! <p><p><p><p>Loading...</p></p></p></p>


Views of the readers were sought here on what do they think about BMDC. Do you think BMDC will be a milestone to meet the aspirations of the people? Name: Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati [Yes] BMDC is no doubt formed to promote the advancement & standards of competence of community people through Integrated Rural Development programmes, Community Development Programmes, Educational programs, professional certification and implementation and assessment of all major development projects. We should never step back to acknowledge and congratulate the activist involved & welcome BMDC achieved after lots of struggles at different levels. BMDC have to concentrate much on rural development programmes & reforms covering all demanding areas. Following Steps for BMDC will help in the Community Development Process:- 1. Begin the Process 2. Engage the Community and legitimize the Process 3. Formation of BMDC Organisation Structure 4. Develop a Strategic Vision and Action Pl

Mahasabha is in Crisis

By RK Rishikesh Sinha Disclaimer: I haven’t been persuaded or asked by anyone to take the view mentioned in the article. It is my personal interpretation. Mahasabha’s roots over half-a-century ago in the crisis of ‘tribe’ identity, now find its own image in crisis. This time the crisis is internal (in the community), contrary to the external forces to which it had fought under the British rule. This time, it snowballed to such an extent that questions were raised against the Mahasabha’s very validity of its existence. It is not that people revered Mahasabha since its inception. One would find people around them ‘mysteriously’ unhappy anything about that goes with the name of ‘Mahasabha’. It is a hard fact that we all know. It is impossible to keep everybody happy in this world, and Mahasabha is not an exception. The recent developments in Assam brought Mahasabha to public scrutiny. The effect of the simmering tension has also been felt online. Read Rajkumar Chandrakanta’s comment i

Thanks to BM DC Contributors

Views of the readers were sought here on what do they think about BMDC. Do you think BMDC will be a milestone to meet the aspirations of the people? Name: slakshmindra, Guwahati [Yes] I would say "yes", of course. It signifies our political entity in a multilingual state which is infested with corruption, extremism and a communal divide. Name: Jishu/Bangalore [Yes] Reading the few comments on BM DC, if not anything, I share the apprehension of many here – “…the intended purpose of BM DC may get lost in the din of initial euphoria or the lure of money into its coffers !” However, to be fair, it is definitely a progressive development for the community and one hopes, the rancor among many of the community members do pave its way towards a constructive debate. A debate that looks into a concrete framework for the BM DC with adequate controls so that the whims and fancies of a select group of individuals don’t become the rule. In simple words, the council should be a f

What will be the ultimate structure of BM DC? (Part ix)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha People say that the formation of committee of BM DC itself is a milestone for the society; but I disagree on this. Reason being, the way the Assam Government declared the formation of the Committee without mentioning ‘adhoc committee, till the election is held’. I agree with Ramlal Sinha [ read the article] that the WPT&BC department does not have any clear cut guide lines to run the councils. And I do agree that only fund and guidelines cannot make a Development Councils worth its name unless there is unity among us. The meaning ‘Milestone’ is the stones laid on the road-side in an interval to indicate the mileage. The meaning of the mileage usually used for a vehicle, such as, what is the mileage of the car? In case of BM DC, when the car (BM community) is crippled with internal feud, how does milestone matter? Are there any organizations, such as NBMM, Sahitya Sabha, Student Union, Samaj Sanstha etc. having any records of such schools where students (wit

BMDC will fail due to bad 'adjectives'

Views of the readers were sought here on what do they think about BMDC. Do you think BMDC will be a milestone to meet the aspirations of the people? Name: Sukumar Sinha, Silchar. [No] Because Bishnupriyas [Manipuris] are extremely selfish, cunning, rowdy, non-coperative, egoist, indsicipline and no love for their own society, prone to gaining false fame, propagonda and publicity and lastly being extremely corrupt the intention of creating the BMDC will be failed and the office bearers will resort to blame game at the end. The poor docile will remain hankering for basic needs.

'Yes' BMDC is a milestone

Views of the readers were sought here on what do they think about BMDC. Do you think BMDC will be a milestone to meet the aspirations of the people? Name : Anonymous, UAE, [Yes] Its a great achievement for the community to channelize Govt money to develop the culture and economic status at the grass-root level. But at the same time, there are apprehensions as well......if the money siphoned off to some pockets .... Name : k m sinha, Dubai / Ghy, UAE, [Can't Say] Theoritically, it should be "Yes", but practically, we shall have wait and see.  It is too early to comment.  Now, why do I think so?  If intentions are good, then impossible thing can be made possible.  However, I have some reservations about the integrity and intentions of the people on the steering wheel.   Name : Sanjib Sinha/GUWAHATI [Yes] Why not? The BMDC must be the milestone to meet the aspirations of the people because no other organisation can speak or work only for BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI bu

BMDC a milestone or not? Survey

The establishment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) in Assam has at last became a reality. Here is a question to the readers to speak about their mind. <p><p>Loading...</p></p> Reader's views will be published here

The BMDC Saga by Ramlal Sinha

Courtesy: The Sentinel  The Bishnupriya Manipuri community in Assam is in deed on its way to achieve a milestone with the issuance of the notification on the formation of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC). Despite some hiccups from within the community in the run-up to the formation of the Council, all seems to be heading in the right direction so far, thanks to the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM), considered to be the brain behind the demand for such a council raised way back in 2003, and the lone MLA in the community whose push at the right moment worked like the click of a cursor that activates a computer set. However, when we look from the pragmatic point of view at the development that has taken place in so far as the formation of the BMDC is concerned, it becomes crystal clear that we have still miles to go to get our demand fulfilled. Elated though at the fast-track course that the demand for the BMDC had to follow so as to keep pace with

Bishnupriya Manipuris recall alternative media mogul

Courtesy: The Sentinel (November 27) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Nov 27: Litteraturs, intellectuals, academicians, politicians, journalists and hundreds of others of the Bishnupriya Manipuri and other communities remembered alternative media mogul Gokulananda Geetiswami on his 115th birthday through a day-long function at Radhamadhab Sebashram at Maligaon in Guwahati on November 26. The function continued till night. Organized by the Brihattar Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha Janma Jayanti Utjapan Samiti (BGGGSJJUS), under the aegis of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), the programme included a seminar on the life and philosophy of Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha. Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha was born on November 26, 1896 and died on July 10, 1962. During his about 67-year span of life, Geetiswami Gokulananda made many an impossible task in the filed of social awakening and development possible through alternative media since there had been a mainstream m

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (Part viii)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai The much-awaited demand for the formation of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) has at last saw the ray of light . But  the general public has been kept in dark, when was the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Assam Government and the NBM Mahasabha, and what are the demands included in it vis-a-vis: (1) What will be the status of the BM DC? (2) Where is the Act or by-law to run the council? (3) What is the tenure of the Council of Members? Is it 3 years or 5 years? Or it is more than that. (4) What is the Organizational Structure?  However, we know the fact that the Development Council is a rural-based one, consisting of villages, and not by city or town to say. So, most of the Council of Members should be from the villages. Let me take the liberty to go bit personal, however it is related to the topic concerned. On my last visit to Guwahati I happened to interact with people interested in Development Council and I go

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council takes shape

Courtesy: The Sentinel [December 12, 2010] Special Correspondent SILCHAR, Dec 12: Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council has at last taken shape with the inauguration of its office in a rented premises located at National Highway here today by Kartik Sena Singha, MLA of Patharkandi who is also the chairman of the Council for which he has been pressing for after switching over from BJP to Congress. The Council office was inaugurated in the presence of other office-bearers and distinguished persons. It is to be recalled that on the eve of Rajya Sabha elections, Kartik Sena Singha, Dr Rumi Nath and Shambhu Singh Mala of BJP joined Congress, deserting BJP on their specific demand for development councils for their communities. Kartik Sena Singha in his brief address said that with the coming into being of the development council, all out efforts would be made for the socio-economic and academic improvement and advancement of Bishnupriya Manipuri community of Barak Valley as a whol

A Work in Silence

“This is a great job which the maker(s) of this site has done, not only for the Bishnupriya Manipuri people but also for the entire community of Vaisnava Bhaktas world-wide.”, commented Sankarara Kinkara in the recently launched book site BMBooksGallery , a repository of Bishnupriya Manipuri related books. BMBooksGallery has erected one more solid pillar to the edifice of the Bishnupriya Manipuri online building. Something which was mere a wish, a whisper here and there among the intelligentsia, an agenda in society’s gup-shap, has been successfully conceived, presented and delivered – all done quietly without calling a discussion. The mere thought to assemble books from different periods, scattered all around (note: there is not a particular place to find), digitizing them, and later uploading them one-by-one meticulously, would commit anybody to vomit blood. But this was done. The beauty of the site is that many writers (and their work) which has gone digitize might not be living

I sang but failed to conquer

By Suroshree Sinha , Bangalore Shri Shadhu Thakur’s 141st Abhirab celebration in Bangalore was planned and put in place with lot of effort. The organizers had painstakingly chosen people to perform, arranged for good food and then made an effort to give away mementos to everyone present. The puja started on time with few punctual people, exclude me... I was late like a few others but at least I made it. There were many who did not even turn up for the event. The crowd was much less than what was there the last time. Performers arrived late and the entire program schedule went haywire. My program was scheduled at 3.45 p.m., I was relieved that I would at least get some time to practice once before I sang. I have done concerts for the BSF jawans, competitions, charity shows for under-privileged children but never had the chance to sing in our mother tongue. I wanted to be perfect, like the other numerous concerts that I had done earlier. Suddenly, I hear my name called out at 11.30. I

Sadhuthakur Utsav in Delhi

Every individual had enjoyed till the last drop. The venue, the stage arrangement, food and catering… all were in perfect up-market style, probably a BM organization can only wish for. It is the celebration of the Abhirbhab Tithi of SRI SRI BHUBANESHWAR SADHU THAKUR by Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagrik Samiti , Delhi on 7th November. Read more >>

Sadhuthakur Utsav in Bangalore

By  Jishu Sinha, Bangalore My first impression as I got to the precincts of the Sri Edneer Mutt at Sri Krishna Temple, the venue where the 141st birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was celebrated on 21st of November, was “Wonder, this is indeed a fine work put up by the hard working members of the Bangalore Sadhuthakur Utsav 2010 Organizing Committee..” As one would expect, the element of piety, respect and the traditional touch associated with our revered holy saint – Sadhuthakur was very much on display. True to the spirit, the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in Bangalore responded in adequate measure which can also be gauged from the participating audience, almost 200 in number. The celebration was a day-long program which started off early at 8 AM with the ushering of the “ GOT ” puja of Sadhuthakur presided over by Radhakrishna Aiga and his group. The aarti was a solemnly done and was followed by Prasad bitaran to all the attendees. The host for the day was

80s saw prolific BM literature output

By Pratibha Sinha , Guwahati Bishnupriya Manipuri literature developed a lot in the last ten decades but in a very slow pace. Serious literary work of the BM language began during the period 1981-1990 onwards. Whatever is the present status of BM literature, it has become possible only because of the contributions and sacrifice of the dedicated authors/poets, who wrote on different subjects of their interests which shows their serious inclination towards literature. Inspite of various hindrances like personal, socio-economic problems, linguistic problem, political etc., the contribution of Bishnupriya Manipuri writers in developing BM literature is commendable. Read the complete article: NEED OF ARCHIVING LITERATURE

Senior Citizens Felicitated in Guwahati

Twenty-seven senior citizens were felicited as mark of respect for their valuable contribution in preserving and protecting Bishnupriya Manipuri language and culture in the recently Gokulananda Geetiswami birth anniversary held in Guwahati . (see below the names of the persons). Two books were released in the programme by Chief Guest Mr Kartiksena Sinha - " Liriliri " ( a book of children's poems) by Hareswar Sinha and Ek Dui Tin , a novel by Manihar Sinha. Notable artistes who performed in the programme are Bina Sinha, Sandhya Sinha, Sarojini, Sudebi, Shamkumar, Debjani, Mrinal kanti Sinha (Tabla), Barnali and Master Sourabh (recitation). Bibul sinha presented a group dance of the young artistes. Sishir Sinha recited two poems in a artistic way. Mr. Madhusudan Sinha, President and Mr. Narendra Kumar Sinha, General Secretary of the Udjapan Committee welcomed the audience and expressed gratefulness for their kind cooperation to make the celebration a grand success. M

Gokulananda Birth Anniversary celebrated in Guwahati

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Guwahatians to recall Gokulananda

Courtesy: The Sentinel (November 25, 2010) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Nov 25: Litteraturs, intellectuals, academicians, politicians and others of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community will assemble at Radhamadhab Sebashram at Maligaon in Guwahati on November 26 to commemorate alternative media mogul Gokulananda Geetiswami on the occasion of his 115th birthday. Organized by the Brihattar Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha Janma Jayanti Utjapan Samiti (BGGGSJJUS) under the aegis of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), the day will be observed with day-long programmes, including a seminar on the life and philosophy of Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha at 10 am. Alternative media mogul Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha was born on November 26, 1896 and died on July 10, 1962. During his about 67-year span of life, Geetiswami Gokulananda made many an impossible task in the filed of social awakening and development possible through alternative media since there had been a mains

Geetiswami Birth Anniversary Celebrated in Guwahati

NEWS By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati The 114th Birth Anniversary (Janma Jayanti) of Geetiswami Gokulananda, the noted social reformer of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, was celebrated on 21st November, 2010 (Sunday) at Shilpagram Auditorium (near Kalakhetra), Panjabari, Guwahati. Gokulananda was born on 26th November, 1886 in a village called Madhavpur of Bhanugachh in Bhanubil, Bangladesh. As informed by the Geetiswami Gokulananda Janma Jayanti Udjapan Committee, though the birthday of Gokulananda falls on 26th November but due to some unavoidable circumstances they decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Geetiswami on 21st November, 2010, one week ahead in the memory of the great soul and the invaluable services rendered by Geetiswami for the society. The celebration started with a welcome song by Gautam Sinha and his team. Sushil Kumar Sinha, President of the Committee welcomed everyone and gave his valuable speech highlighting on the life sketch of Geetiswami. Other c

Sadhu Thakur birth anniversary at Hailakandi

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (November 16, 2010) The 141st birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, the foremost saint of Bishnupriya Manipuri community was observed at Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram in Hailakandi with a two-day programme. A meeting on the life and ideals of Sadhu Thakur was held under the chairmanship of the president of the Sevashram, Lal Mohan Sinha and was addressed by Barun Kumar Sinha, Ruhidas Sinha, Nishi Kanta Sinha among others. All the speakers highlighted the various activities of Sadhu Thakur for the upliftment of Bishnupriya Manipuri community. They also urged the people of the community to follow the ideals of Sadhu Thakur. The meeting informed the release of Rs 50,000 from the MLA’s LAD Fund of Karticksena Sinha, the lone MLA of Bishnupriya Manipuri community from Patherkandi, for the development of the Sevashram. A cultural procession was also taken out on the occasion on the main streets of Hailakandi town with the portra

Let Geetiswami's Teaching Drives the Development Council

BISHNUPRIYA  MANIPURI  DEVELOPMENT  COUNCIL ( an offering to Gokulananda Geetiswami on his 114 th birth anniversary) By Rebati Mohan Sinha           A s social beings, these are moments for us to celebrate and in celebrating such anniversary we have not only carried on tradition; but also found out a way to commit ourselves to a cause. Gokulananda Geetiswami spent his entire life in propagating the   message of   Bishnupriya Manipuri community`s well-being through his writings, composing songs and dramas, where he even acted himself. He was a wandering minstrel. He saw the future through his mind`s eye. His vision will  continue to inspire us to reach the coveted milestone. Today, on his 114 th birth anniversary, let us pledge to make ourselves much bigger focused and better diversified, conglomerate with the help of   Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council that community can be proud of.      Recent years, we have seen that the over all rural development in the count

Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur Abirbhav Tithi Mahotsav Celebrated at Maligoan

NEWS Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati 141st Abirbhav Tithi Mahotsav of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was celebrated with full gaiety and in traditional manner on 07th November, 2010 and 08th November, 2010 at Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevashram, Maligaon, Guwahati. The programme started on 07.11.2010 at 04.30 p.m with flag hoisting followed by Sandhya Aratis and Adivaas Kirtan(at 09:30 pm). Next day on 08.11.2011 early morning at 05:30 a.m, the programme started with Mangal Aratis, lighting of 141 earthen lamps and discussion on the life sketch of Sri Sri Sadhuthakur. At 10:00 am, Rash Kirtan started which continued till 05:00 pm. The chief artists participated in the Rash Kirtan were “Isalpaas” – Sri Anjan Sinha from Dullabcherra (Karimganj District), Shri Kul Chandra Sinha from Pratapgarh, Patharkandi, Shri Prahlad Sinha from Bamunimaidan (Guwahati) and in “Dakulas” (Drumist) were Shri Shyamol Sinha from Fetipaat(Dullabcherra), Shri Basanta Sinha from Guwahati accompanied by other Kirtan

Celebration of 114th Geetiswami Gokulananda Birth Anniversary on 21 Nov 10 at Guwahati

NEWS Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Janma Jayanti Udjapan Committee of Guwahati, Assam, is going to celebrate the 114th Birth Anniversary (Janma Jayanti) of Geetiswami Gokulananda, the noted poet, playwright and social reformer of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community on 21st November, 2010 (Sunday) at Shilpagram Auditorium (near Kalakhetra), Panjabari, Guwahati. Like every year, the Committee will be observing the day commemorating the life and contribution of Geetiswami Gokulananda for the upliftment of the community. On the occasion, the “Geetiswami Award” for the year 2010 will be conferred to Shri Jogendra Kr. Sinha, the noted educationist and social activist of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community. Meritorious students will also be felicitated on the occasion. Cultural programme will be presented by artists from different areas of the city. The programme will start at 10:00 hrs and conclude at 19:30 hrs. Sushil kumar Sinha, President; Col. Bijoy Sinha, Working Pre

Bishnupriya Manipuris recall Sadhuthaukur

Courtesy: The Sentinel (November 9, 2010) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Nov 9: The Bishnupriya Manipuris of Guwahati remembered Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur on his 141st birth anniversary with various programmes. While Manipuri Krishtikendra, Bishnumandir, Christian Basti remembered the great man with Mangalarti, Nagar Kirtan, Bhagawat Path and a discussion on his life and philosophy, Radhamadhab Sebashram, Maligaon observed the day with a Rasakirtan among various other programmes. In the programme at Christian Basti, Krishtikendra president Manindra Sinha, litterateurs Sushil Sinha and DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha secretary general Uday Sinha and others delivered detailed lectures on the life and philosophy of Sadhuthakur. The programme was anchored by inaugural committee president Uttam Sinha.

Sadhubaba Utsav in Kolkata

“Bishnupriya Manipuri Awakening Society”, Kolkata, is organizing the 141st Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on 7th November 2010, Sunday. The organizing committee welcomes all Bishnupriya Manipuris residing in Kolkata and nearby places, to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Venue details: Rainagar Community Hall Naktala Usha Bus Stop (Near Masterda Surjasen Metro Station) Kolkata-78 Time: 10 A. M. Please contact the following persons for any query Nirmal Sinha: +91 9830006166 Anindya Kanti Sinha ( Rajat ): +91 9830557325 Everyone is requested to pass on the message to every Bishnupriya Manipuri who you think might be willing to join and witness something special in Kolkata this time round.

Nungpang (A poem) by Ranjit Sinha

Nungpang (A poem) By Ranjit Sinha (Itanagar) Uruk hanat ghor na sengosi ‘Development council’ Meithome hirigam Ahigit chouhatpa hiram Kurang thiel Emar laam ? +++ Hinchapar mayat thoi chelpa “Development Council” Eoukoro mourtau nang Nailete chaitou chang Oyaou thak dikarat, pargana, leki gang ! +++ Kangala patar hridi phariya hopon habi jonger Hage thaya Gokuk Kouwai laje dore nonger

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (Part vii)

A review of past events By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai There is a reasonable space and role for everybody who is working in the social field, but it is also important that we understand that politics of social responsibility can not be left to the whims and fancy of certain individual. Since last one month we have been washing our dirty linen in public on BM Development Council because we see things not the way they are; but the way we are. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Social accountability is a very crucial to organizations in general and NGOs like Mahasabha in particular. On this Mahalaya day, the Sep. 7th, I would like to mention here that thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ continuously reverberate within us. This is attachment, and from attachment comes possessiveness in thoughts such as ‘I did it’ or ‘this belongs to me’ ......such sentiments distance us from our core(soul) and attachment and innumerable egoistic t