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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 Kanchanbaran Sinha had litterateur Krishna Bhallab Sinha as the president.

A seminar on “Bishnupriya Manipuri Folk Literature” was also held on the occasion with Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha on the chair. Professor Santosh Sinha, litterateur Krishna Bhallab Sinha and writer Karunamay Sinha read out their papers in the seminar. Principal of Ramgopal Academy Manash Sinha and Parimal Sinha also took part in the seminar. DILS Sinha summed up all the papers read out by the speakers and added his own views on the topic.

Noted singers Rajashree, Krishna Chandra, Shyam Kumar, Menaka, Naba Mukherjee and Shrabani mesmerized the audience in the cultural programme.

Courtesy: The Sentinel (February 15, 2010)

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