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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 accommodate cultures of all ethnic groups of the State. He also requested the State Government to take steps for upgrading Bishnupriya Manipuri language and languages of other ethnic groups of the State from Class VI onwards and complete the process of teacher appointment without further delay.

Courtesy: The Sentinel [Feb 4, 2009]

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