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Bishnupriya Manipuris moves Assam CM for development council

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 27: The general assembly of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) that was held at Rudra Singha Stadium playground at Dispur today adopted a slew of resolutions that were submitted to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through Border Area Development Minister Gautom Roy. The Chief Minister was supposed to grace the occasion as the chief guest, but the he could not attend it due to busy schedule. Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora also attended the general assembly of the Mahasabha. The demands placed by the Mahasabha before the Chief Minister are immediate setting up of a Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) for all-round development of the community, immediate notification including Bishnupriya Manipuris in the list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Assam and in the Central list of OBC in view of the judgement of the Gauhati High Court in C.R. No. 3176 of 1999 that was upheld by the Supreme Court in its judgement delivered on March

Happy Holi!

Wish a very Happy Holi to your family/ friends/ loved ones  Happy Holi!  By Ritwick Sinha, Class III,  Senior Secondary School, Guwahati Get Posts, Videos, Photos in Email Join On Google Buzz

Bishnupriya Manipuri Assembly on Feb 27

GUWAHATI, Feb 25: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, the apex socio-cultural body and the oldest organization of the Bishnupriya Manipuris, along with its allied organizations like the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuris Sahitya Parishad, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishand, Radhamadhab Sevapuja Committee, will hold a one-day special Central General Assembly on February 27 on Rudra Singha Memorial Sports Complex here. More than 500 delegates from various countries like the USA, Australia, UK and Bangladesh and from various parts of the country like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and different parts of the Northeast will take part in the Assembly. Besides discussion on various burning issues confronting society today, there will be a fanfare on literary and cultural programmes. A number of poets, writers and popular artistes from Bangladesh, Tripura, Mumbai and Barak Valley have been invited to the cultural programme to be held on the occasion. Assam Chief Minist

Two B Manipuri ojhas, social worker felicitated

From a Staff Reporter SILCHAR, Feb 15: The Kapaklei-Tanu Smriti Chaturtha Sahitya Sanmelan, 2009-10 felicitated noted Bishupriya Manipuri singers and gurus (kirtanango) Ojha Bijoy Sinha of Silchar and Ojha Gaurogopal Sinha of Bhubaneswar Nagar at east Kachudharam on the outskirts of Silchar town. The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum, Guwahati, which collaborated with Kapaklei-Tanu Smriti Chaturtha Sahitya Sanmelan in holding the sanmelan, also felicitated Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha’s former president Gopimohan Mukherjee at the programme that concluded with a cultural programme recently. Due to the absence of ailing Mukherjee, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha’s former president Manoranjan Sinha, who presided over the felicitation programme, received the felicitation comprising a set of angabastra and a citation on his behalf, said president of the organizing committee Champalal Sinha and executive secretary Rasamoy Sinha. The sanmelan that was inaugurated by poet K

No Arjunness Will Help

Are We Backward? Here is the fifth response by Debajyoti Sinha on the survey " Is the Bishnupriya Manipuri a backward community? ". Socially: Yes Economically: Yes Politically: Yes Educationally: Yes We are under represented in Class I government services: Yes Views: I think social backwardness is the product of economic, educational and political backwardness. Social progress is not measured in terms of one's "Arjunness", how great we were, but by economic, political and educational progress in the present. Sadly, we seem to be a race who dwell in the past. This sorry state of affairs is further compounded by our disunity, our inertia to change and our utter lack of courage to question prevailing views. Accepting the present state of affairs and willingness to change ourselves can be the first step in this direction. Instead of waiting for that sarkari "chakuri", we can try our luck in private jobs or maybe open a small business or maybe far

Mingal singer Hrishikesh Sinha

Introducing everyone with a young budding talent from the field of music, Hrishikesh Sinha from Silchar. A singer composer, who, in his small little ways, have been scaling small but steady heights in his career. By Prabal Atreya , Bangalore Hrishikesh did his schooling from Oriental High School, Silchar, and graduated from G.C.College, Silchar. During his childhood, he was the favourite child when his seniors would call him for a song in every other gathering. In fact, he started off as a dancer during his school days by participating in various events, singing came at a later stage. His first big platform came in early 2005, with Khourang, a socio-cultural organisation, which organised a cultural programme, with a brilliant performance. That’s how his motivation and interest towards music, learning guitar, composing etc. began. He was supported through out by his family, particularly by his elder brother, Haridas Sinha, so much that he went on to produce his first ever

Bishnupriya Manipuri meet in Guwahati on Feb 27

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 22: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) will hold its central general Assembly with a day-long programme at Rudra Singha Sports Complex, Dispur on February 27. State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has consented to grace the occasion as the chief guest. In the run-up to the grand Bishnupriya Manipuri congregation, the reception committee led by MLA Kartik Sena as the president has been holding meetings in various parts of Guwahati since February 14. According to Sushil Kumar Sinha, working president of the reception committee, so far preparatory meetings have been held at Dakshingaon, Pilingkata, TV Tower, Bamunimaidam, Satgaon and Khanapara. Sushil Kumar Sinha further said NBMM president Dr Debendra Sinha will address the general assembly. Courtesy: The Sentinel [February 23, 2010] image: Government of Assam Join On Google Buzz Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday)

Sau Seva Samiti plans to build hostels for students

Sau Seva Samiti, an NGO from Kailashahar, celebrated its silver jubilee on February 14, 2010 at the premise of Rudra Sinha Dwadash Shreni Vidyalaya, Goldhapur. Addressing the audience, Bishnupada Sinha, Secretary, Sau Seva Samiti, highlighted the successful functioning and performance of the NGO during the last 25 years of its existence. He informed that the Sau Seva Samiti is planning to build hostels for students, office building for the NGO, coaching center for students appearing in Joint Entrance and other competitive examinations etc. for which already land have been purchased for the purpose. Read the full address: The address of Bishnupada Sinha 1 The address of Bishnupada Sinha 2 The address of Bishnupada Sinha 3 Sau Seva Samiti Silver Jubilee Photo1 Sau Seva Samiti Silver Jubilee Photo2 Read : Sau Seva Samiti Brief History Join On Google Buzz Today is Imsha Imsha (Wednesday)

Don't waste time on Bandara

Are We Backward? Here is the fourth response on the survey " Is the Bishnupriya Manipuri a backward community? ". The person has not mentioned his or her name. Socially: Yes Economically: Yes Politically: Yes Educationally: Yes We are under represented in Class I government services: No Views: 1. Education Development work. 2. Bishnupriya Manipuri Society should help buildup a technical centre so that student can undergo free training course (Like Mobile, Television, Xerox, A/C, Automobile etc. repearing). [An established Mobile Engineer's income is per day approx-10 to 15 thousand] 3. Don't wastage unnecessary time. (Like "Bandara", People wastage 9 am to 4 pm) 4. Must submit nomination a Bishnupriya Manipuri candidate. vote for him. (For majority area wise) Join On Google Buzz Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday)

Mor Hopon audio album released

Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati Mor Hopon, a Bishnupriya Manipuri Modern Song audio album produced by S.S.Production, was released on February 21, 2010 at Hengrabari, Guwahati. The CD was released by Biresh Ranjan Sinha, Working President of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad(Central Committee). Krishna Kumar Sinha and Leelawati Deka Baruah are producers of the album, lyrics and song is composed by Krishna Kr. Sinha and music arranged by Munidra Baishya. Shyam Kumar Sinha, Panchona Sinha and Suchitra Sinha are the singers who gave their voice in the album. The CD is recorded at Raj Studio, Guwahati, Zoo Road Tiniali. The CD is available at the contact Nos.9954236813 and 9859510514. Readers, a song of the album will be released online here soon! Album Cover  Abum Cover Back Mor Hopon Release Function More... B Manipuri audio CD released By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 21: Noted litterateur Biresh Ranjan Sinha released an audio CD of Bishnupriya Manipuri songs at

Reason Backwardness:Lack of Education

Join On Google Buzz Are we backward? Here is the third response by S. Sinha from Guwahati on the survey " Is the Bishnupriya Manipuri a backward community? ". Socially: Yes Economically: Yes Politically: Yes Educationally: Yes We are under represented in Class I government services: Yes Views: The main reason behind this is due to lack of proper education. Our society is lagging behind in everything since educationally we are very poor. Most of the people of our communinty are not interested in pursuing highger education. Reasons may be poverty but if we are really interested we can solve every problem. Most of us are from villages/rural areas. If we are properly educated we can solve the problem of poverty; we will become more conscious about politics; with this, social sentiment will automatically grow amongst us.

The Game of Bollywood-Created Controversy

By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi I have lost my interest in editorials and column writers of newspapers these days. They have become the pawns of propaganda about the Greatness of Democracy. In disguise, they are fooling innocent people from the fact that it is becoming more and more Capitalistic Dictatorship. Isn’t it the responsibility of the press people to make people realize what’s going wrong in the system, instead of advertising the greatness in it? If we take a look in the entertainment field, take movies for instance; controversies circling around a recent big movie is bound to be a blockbuster hit even if its contents are mediocre if not poor. It seems every movie coming out today with the so-called superstars follow up a huge controversy around it. The big ones in Bollywood have realized that publicity, in normal terms promotions and campaigns are no better than creating a ‘negative publicity’ to market the movie. So, most of them adopt to include something controversial to i

Vacancies in Indian Railways For Various Posts

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Nobody in India knows us

Are we backward? Here is the second response by Dipen Sinha on the survey " Is the Bishnupriya Manipuri a backward community ?". Socially: Yes Economically: Yes Politically: Yes Educationally: Yes We are under represented in Class I government services: Yes Views: "In every respect we are backward." To support my opinion I will say "nobody in India knows us". For example, lets take randomly 1000 educated people and ask them "have you heard the word Bishnupriya Manipuri"? 99 per cent of them will say "No". By going through the above discussion YOU CAN EASILY JUSTIFY MY OPINION. Here I am not taking uneducated people into consideration because they never study newspapers, books and even don't pay attention to news bulletin too. What do you think about the backward issue?  Register your views. Today is Ninthoapa (Monday)

TV job requirements in The Sentinel

Jobs and Career The Sentinel, the largest media group in North East India, is looking for suitable candidates for its upcoming television venture. Candidates with relevant experience in television news in the following departments are required: -Reporting -Desh -Programming -Anchoring -Production -Broadcast graphics -Camera -Video Editing -PCR -MCR -Video Library -Broadcast Engineering -Distribution -Sales and Marketing Email your resume to or send it to: HR Head, Sentinel Broadcasting Pvt Ltd. The Sentinel Building, Six Mile, Guwahati-22 Today is Lamboishing (Sunday)

Kill Daladaly virus

Are we backward? Here is the first response by Indra Kumar Sinha from Guwahati on the survey " Is the Bishnupriya Manipuri a backward community ?". Socially: Yes Economically: Yes Politically: Yes Educationally: Yes We are under represented in Class I government services: Yes Views: Struggle for our self existance. We should have to develop ourself fit for every front with sincere effort and hard work in the fields of education, jobs, politics, culture and society; even in the field of agriculture as we are a microscopic soceity. We should have to educate and encourage our younger genaration particularly the student community to cope with the rapidly changing world scenerio in the field of technical and electronics etc. ignoring and forgetting the harmful viruses of the soceity i.e. " Daladaly , groupism, jealousy etc. without which it will be very difficult for us to make a place in the competitive fields. What do you think about the backward issue?  Regist

Excellent Performance

Children's Corner Ritwick Sinha, son of Ramendu Sinha and Rina Rani Sinha of Guwahati and a student of Class III, Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati, has shown excellent performance in the International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS), conducted by the University of New South Wales, Australia in the year 2009, in subjects such as English, Mathematics, Computer Skills and Science. Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday)

Recruitment for the GD Branches of the Indian Air Force

Jobs & Career Applications are invited from Male and Female Indian Citizens of Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Ground Duty Branches of the Indian Air Force for the following courses for which training will commence in Jan 2011. Ground Duty Officers' course (Permanent Commission for Men): 129 Short Service Commission Course for Men: 22 Short Service Commission course for Women: 38 Eligibility condition: Educational qualification: Administration & Logistics: Qualification: Graduate OR Post Graduate Degree in Arts/ Science/ Commerce/ Management/ Engineering or LLB Minimum Marks: Minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together for Graduates and Minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together for Post Graduates. Accounts: Qualification: Graduate OR Post Graduate Degree in Commerce OR CA/ ICWA with B. Com. / M.Com 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together for Post Graduates/ CA ICWA. Meteorology: Qualification Post Graduate Degree in

Let us start an exercise on our history which is the primary source of information on the Internet and where volunteers collaboratively work on it, till few days ago didn't mention about the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the web pages of ' Assam ', ' Cachar ', ' Hailakandi ', and ' Karimganj ' districts of Assam, and in the ' Northeast India ' page. It means the global online primary source is not updated and is not providing the complete picture. Now the question is: Can one draw a correct ‘social’ picture of Assam or Tripura in particular and northeast India in general without mentioning about Bishnupriya Manipuri community? No. One is talking about religion and demography in Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts of Assam without dropping the name of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, would it be correct? No. What is the solution? Participate in it. Become the volunteer. runs on devoted volunteers. Bishnupriya Ma

An Indologist at par

By Ramlal Sinha At what seems to be the fag-end of his active and prolific literary life, a guilty conscience continues to haunt Dr KP Sinha (Kali Prasad Sinha), an Indologist who has over 60 books to his credit, for the failure on his part to write anything about his spiritual guru, Maipak Sadhu, a BA and BT passed sadhu who lived a spiritually enlightened life at a sleepy village, Kachudharam, on the outskirts of Silchar town in south Assam. As an eight-year-old lad, KP Sinha took Sri Krishna naam from Maipak Sadhu probably in 1932. The graduate sadhu was also the headmaster of a high school. This all-time great scholar in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community and one of the front runners in his field in the country as a whole is not satisfied with the works that he has done in Bishnupriya Manipuri language and literature, Assamese and Sanskrit. He is among those who can never satisfy their thirst for literary and research ventures. He still feels that he has done only a minute frac

Join Indian Air Force

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Jobs in Middle-East made easy

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Centralised Employment Notice for Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment

Jobs & Career Ministry of Railways, Government of India, Centralised Employment Notice No.01/2010 Vacancies : Assistant Loco Pilot Published on : 30/01/2010 Date & Time of Closing : 02.03.2010 up to 17.30 hrs Applications are invited in the prescribed format as enclosed (on a good quality A-4 size paper (80 GSM using one side only) from eligible Indian Nationals for the Post of Assistant Loco Pilot Applications complete in all respects along with required enclosures should be sent by post to the Member Secretary/ Secretary/Assistant Secretary of the concerned Railway Recruitment Board as mentioned in para 15 of General Instructions so as to reach on or before 02-03-2010 (17.30 hrs).

Bishnupriya Manipuri poets’ meet held

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 3: Bishnupriya Manipuri writers of Guwahati, including poet and essayists Sashi Kumar Sinha, Narendra Kumar Sinha, Prativa Sinha, Sanjib Sinha and others met in a poet conference convened by litterateur Mrinal Kanti Sinha at Radhamadhab Sebasharam at Maligaon on Sunday. Leading from the front, while Sashi Kumar Sinha read out his philosophical piece “A Moment on this Earth while Moving Round the Universe,” convenor of the meet Mrinal Sinha sang the bandis of his self-composed Hindustani song (Malkosh Raag) in Bishnupriya Manipuri. As usual, the literary meet also witnessed the release of its mouthpiece, Pohar. Courtesy: The Sentinel [February 4, 2010]

Revive SSS: B Manipuri literary body to AXX

From a Staff Reporter SILCHAR, Feb 3: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (NBMSP) has appealed to the Axom Xahtya Xabha (AXX) to revive the Sanmilita Sahitya Sabha (SSS) that did a lot to accommodate the literary issues of various ethnic groups of the State when it was in existence. Speaking as an invited speaker at the sixth special annual session of the AXX at Baithalangso in Karbi Anglong on Monday, NBMSP general secretary DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, while welcoming the inclusion of the Bishnupriya Manipuri in the Minority Development Board, demanded of the State Government to fulfil the long-standing demand of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) for the setting up of a Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council. He also appealed to the AXX to put pressure on the State Government to make the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council a reality. DILS Sinha also appealed to the AXX and the State Government for the setting up of a cultural complex that can accomm

NBMM President included in the Assam Linguistic Minorities Development Board

Dr Debendra Kumar Sinha, President of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) has been included as one of the members of the Assam Linguistic Minorities Development Board under Welfare of Minority and Development Department, an official notification stated. The other two members are Prof Gour Babu Singh, Principal Nehru College, Cachar, and Swapan Kar, Noagaon.