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Kala Sana Singha awarded Matribhasha Samman

Times News

Agartala, February 21: International Mother Language Day was observed throughout the state today alongwith the rest of the country and the world. The main programme, named ‘Matribhasha Utsav’ was held at the Nazrul Kalakshetra here by the initiative of the ICAT Department of the state government and the North East Centre of Culture.

More than 50 poets hailing from diverse language and dialectical groups and cultural backdrops read their literary works at the ‘Sarvabhasha poet conference’, an integral part of the Utsav.

Matribhasha Samman was awarded to 5 literary researchers, writers et al hailing from the state itself. Mr. Sudarshan Mukhopadhyaya was awarded for his contributions in the Bengali language, Mr. Kumud Kundu Chowdhury was awarded for his works in the Kokborok language, Prince Jitendrajit Singh was awarded for the Manipuri language, Mr. Kala Sana Singha was awarded for the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, Mr. Niranjan Chakma was awarded for the rich Chakma dialect while Ms. Krairi Mog Chowdhury was awarded the prestigious award for the Mog dialect.

Mr. Anil Sarkar, ICAT Minister, was present as the programme as the inaugurator and Chief Guest while poet Mr. Shyamalal Debbarma, Mr. Chandrakanta Murasingh, Mr. Shankar Basu were present as special guests. Mr. Nepal Chandra Sinha, Commissioner of the ICAT Department, presided over the programme.

A separate programme was also held at the Agartala Town Hall here to mark the special day by the initiative of the state School Education Department. The programme was inaugurated by the Higher Education and ICAT Minister Mr. Anil Sarkar while School Education Minister Mr. Tapan Chakraborty presided over the dais. Ms. Bijita Nath, Social Education and Social Welfare Minister was present as the Chief Guest while Mr. Radhacharan Debbarma, ADC Executive Member was present as the Special Guest.

Mr. Hiralal Chakraborty, Director of the school Education Department, gave the welcome address at the programme.
The ICAT Minister, in his speech, upheld the significance of remembering the Kokborok mother language movement on January 19 and the martyrs of the Bengali movement who died at the Barak valley on May 19 alongwith the significance of today.

“We and our future generation should be proud of February 21”, said he. He also mentioned that the state government is trying to give due respect to the different dialects of the tribal sects of the state beside the common platform of Kokborok. He also called to one and all to become alleviated by the noble idea of mother language.
It is mentionable here that a high-tech library building was inaugurated at the MBB College to mark the day. The Day was also celebrated in befitting manner at the Udaipur sub-division and Khowai sub-division.

Courtesy: Tripura Times


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