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Foundation stone of Geetiswami Sanskriti Bhavan laid near Silchar



The foundation stone of the Gokulananda Geetiswami Sanskriti Bhavan was laid by MLA Kartik Sena Sinha at Hatirhar near Srikona in Cachar district recently on the sidelines of the observance of the 113th birth anniversary of Bishnupriya Manipuri national poet, bard and alternative media mogul Gokulananda Geetiswami. The birth anniversary of the alternative media maven was observed by the Gokulananda Geetiswami Kala Krishti Kendra with a day-long symposium that was presided over by Professor (Retd) Kamini Mohan Sinha and participated, among others, by Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, noted poet Brajendra Sinha, Kalasena Sinha, Gobinda Sinha, Dr Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Professor Santosh Sinha and Rajkumar Sinha.

Speaking at the symposium, DILS Sinha threw enough light on the life and work of the alternative media mogul. Kalasena Sinha, Gobinda Sinha, poet Brajendra Sinha, Rajkumar Sinha and Santosh Sinha also spoke on the occasion.

Noted artistes Chandramohan Rajkumar, Bela Sinha and Jhulan Sinha were felicitated on the occasion. Professor Prabhat Kumar Sinha was also felicitated on the occasion for obtaining doctorate on “Socio-Economic Development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community.”

The programme also witnessed the release of a book of Bishnupriya Manipuri translation of some poems of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore by poet Brajendra Sinha. Educationist and litterateur Kumkum Sinha felicitated the prolific poet for his work.

The Gokulananda Geetiswami Kala Krishti Kendra submitted a memorandum to Silchar MP Kabindra Purkayastha, who could not attend the function, seeking Rs 5 lakh from his MP Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD) for the construction of the Gokulananda Geetiswami Sanskriti Bhavan.

Courtesy:  The Sentinel (2 January, 2010)

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