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Blend of picnic and literature

Bishnupriya Manipuri writers' meet

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 10: That picnic and literature can go together has been proved yet again when the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) successfully blended the two, atop a five-storeyed building at Rehabari in Guwahati on Saturday.

Host of the programme and BMWF president DILS Lakshindra Sinha made an arrangement where a picnic, a literary discussion and a cultural event could go together. The programme began with a picnic that also provided scope for literature and culture.

When cooking was under way BMWF members and their family members started a programme where the litterateurs could read out their self-composed poems and short stories, and the artistes could perform songs and dance. While DILS Sinha, BMWF vice-president Narendra Kumar Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Sujit Sinha and Mrinal Kanti Sinha read out their self-composed poems, DILS Sinha, Rumi Sinha, Rittik Sinha and Nani Gopal Sinha mesmerized others with their songs.

After the lunch, the cultural and literary meet resumed and it was joined by Dr Prabhat Kumar Sinha, a professor of RM College, Silchar, chief guest Santa Sinha and others. It was followed by a meeting of the Forum that examined and passed the expenditure report of the Gokulananda Geetiswami Birth Anniversary Programme that had been observed by the Forum in November last.

Courtesy: The Sentinel (January 11, 2010)


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