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An Appeal for census of Bishnupriya Manipuri: Mahasabha

It is known to all that the Government of India conducts the ten yearly General Census of the population of India. The census of India will determine various factors like numbers of people speaking different languages, castes, communities, religions, mother tongues of people, education and literacy, marital status, economic conditions, numbers of male and females besides the total number of population. So the preservation of identities of the indigenous people, their languages and culture would largely depend on this census.

As regards our community Bishnupriya Manipuri, it is unfortunate that in the last censuses most of our people did not return the name of the ‘community’ and ‘language’ and ‘mother tongue’ etc to the enumerators correctly. As a result the numbers of population, language etc are not reflected correctly in the census as well as in the records of the Registrar General of India (census).

The census operation process of the Govt. of India has already been initiated for the year 2011. At the beginning house-listing followed by enumeration, which will be started from 1st February 2011 and will be completed by 28th February. This is a very important matter and should be watched very carefully.

The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha the apex body of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community appeal to all to return to the enumerate correctly as mentioned below.

The name of the community --- Bishnupriya Manipuri
The name of the language --- Bishnupriya Manipuri
The name of the mother tongue---Bishnupriya Manipuri .

Thanking you.

Uday Sinha
Secretary General
Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha

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