Skip to main content

Bishnupriya Manipuris demand Rs 50 crore from Budget

From our Staff Reporter

Silchar, March 18: Eight different Bishnupriya Manipuri organizations sought the intervention of the Prime Minister and Assam Chief Minister for the approval and inclusion of Rs 50 crore projects in the current Budget for the five year economic development, as undertaken by the Bishnupriya Manipuri Linguistic Minority Development Council of Assam.

Various Bishnupriya Manipuri organizations took out a silent procession on Tuesday in memory of Sudeshna Sinha, the language martyr who sacrificed her life on March 16, 1996 when State police opened fire at the Bishnupriya agitators at Kalkalighat Railway Station in Patharkandi. Bishnupriya Manipuris had called a 501-hour rail bandh in Barak Valley demanding introduction of their mother language in the primary stage of education in the State. Bishnupriya Manipuris have been observing March 16 as black day since then.

In two separate memoranda addressed to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Linguistic Minority Development Council, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union, Bishnupriya Manipuri Gana Sangram Parishad, Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Sabha, Bishnupriya Manipuri Women Organization, Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teachers’ Association, Bishnupriya Manipuri Farmers’ Association, Bishnupriya Manipuri Youth Welfare and Development Organization demanded financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to Sudeshna’s family from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as well as Rs 50,000 to the nine agitators who sustained bullet injuries.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to

On Bhoomi Pujan for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, performance by Sinha Sisters

Definitely, the Bhoomi Pujan for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is momentous day for the Bhratiya Sabhyata. In this historical moment, the Bishnupriya Manipuris (living in Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh, and Manipur), the event has been beautifully captured by the artists.  PM Modi at Ayodhya Here is Sinha Sisters with their singing expressing their astha and bhakti. It is true. Bhagwan Sri Ram lives in people's heart.  Do watch. Performance by mother and daughter.

Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur, the great saint of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community was born on 26th October, 1871, in a remote village of Cachar district called Baropua in the state of Assam. He was born to a Xatriya Manipuri family. His father Sri Sanatan Pandit was a Sanskrit teacher and mother Srimati Malati Devi, a house wife. Sadhu Baba from his childhood was indifferent to all worldly happenings. He was engrossed in chanting the name of Lord Krishna. Along with other students of his age, Sadhu Baba started taking lessons of grammar and other spiritual literature from his father. At a very young age he lost his mother but he was brought up with utmost love and care by his step mother. At the age of eighteen, Sadhu baba lost his father, so, to continue his spiritual education under the guidance of Rajpandit Mineshwas Swarbabhwam Bhattacherjee, he went to Tripura. But within one year he made up his mind to visit all the holy places and as such he took permis