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Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Sangathan Mumbai Pune Ref. --- date:31stAug.2010 NOTICE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING To all members, Notice is hereby given to all members of the Sangathan that the 11th Annual General Body Meeting will be held on 22nd August 2010 at Mr. Vipul Sarma`s residence at Vile Parle, near Santacruz Airport, Mumbai at 1600hrs. AGENDA FOR THE MEETING 1. To approve the Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting held in the month of August 2009. 2. To discuss and approve the Auditor`s report for the year 2009-10. 3. To receive and approve the balance sheet and income and expenditure for the year ending 31.03. 2010. 4. To appoint the Auditor for the year 2009-10. 5. To read out the highlights of 2009-10 by our Hon. Secretary. 6. To finalize the venue of Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur`s 141st Birthday Celebration, falling on 8th November 2010. 7. Any other matter with the permission of chair.

Weekly paper 'Kaakai' goes online

Here is a piece of good news for the readers of Kaakai , a weekly newspaper in Bishnupriya Manipuri and Bengali published from Tripura. They can read their favourite newspaper now online. The web address is . The first issue of registered newspaper was published on 23rd February, 1986 and was printed at " PC Press "Dharmanagar and from the year 1990 the paper started printing at Star Press, Dharmanagar, North Tripura, India. The newspaper came out fortnightly and later became a weekly newspaper in 1998. It is circulated to all over India and abroad in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, US. The publisher, owner and Editor of the newspaper is Anita Sinha.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council: Few Pertinent Questions (Part III)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha Read Part I , Part II In an editorial of a monthly language paper the following lines were published on the Development Council: “The 25thMarch 2010 would be written in our BM history with golden letter. Our long cherished dream has come true.” Really, I don’t understand why we are so emotional on such a Govt. declaration. It was something quite over rated and exaggerated. It is no doubt that the Mahasabha played a critical role in making this happen. And it is nice to be a part of an effort that has transformed images across the Bishnupriya Manipuri society. I feel a sense of happiness and joy, a sense of pride and gratefulness that we have been able to help the society for the people to build their own career. The persons responsible to Mahasabha however should not be self obsessed by the fear of losing their popularity. It is necessary to work in the interest of the society and stop the society becoming a one man show. A leader is one who

National Talent Search Examination-NTSE 2011

The purpose of the NTSE scheme was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation. The NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only. 1. Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month as per NTS

In the name of matrimony

By RK Rishikesh Sinha A year back I wrote an article on Lohong – the one and only Bishnupriya Manipuri matrimonial site . Again I am hitting on this site since with the passage of time my appreciation towards it is increasing manifold. I have great regards with the whole concept behind the development of the site. Also there is a sweet pain seeing the web environment that is around it. I expect few of the matrimonial sites might have popped up around this post. These sites depending upon your geographical location would have thrown upon you many known and unknown matrimonial sites. If you are in India you might see images and links associated with sites like,,,,, etc. To be noted that is a venture of Info Edge (I) Ltd – India’s first Internet-based company which went public. Here, for the sake of an example, has been taken for considerat

ITBP Constable GD vacancy July-2010

Advertisement for recruitment of Constable (General Duty - GD) in ITBP Applications are invited for filling up the 850 posts of Constables in ITB Police from Indian citizens. Last date for receipt of applications is 22/09/2010. Last date is 29/09/2010 for the candiates from far-flung areas. Constable (General Duty - GD) : 850 posts in various states of India, Age : Between 18 to 23 years as on 01/08/2010, Qualification : Matriculation or 10th class pass. Application Form : OMR application will be used for this recruitment which will be available in the Head Post Offices of district in the all states for which this recruitment is being done. This OMR form will be available from 23/08/2010 onwards on payment of Rs.40/- How to Apply : OMR Application Form should be sent to reach the DIG (Pers-2 & Rectt.), Director General, Indo Tibet Border Police Force, Block No. II, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 on or before the last date 22/09/2010 . For complete detail of the

Literary meet

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, July 22: An executive committee meeting of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (NBMSP) was held at Maligaon with NBMSP’s loutak Guwahati branch president Sashi Kumar Sinha in the chair recently. The meeting was also attended by NBMSP’s Assam State committee general secretary Manasi Sinha who visited Guwahati recently. Courtesy: The Sentinel [July 22, 2010]

Nine day long Lord Jagnnath Puja ends with return Yatra in Arunachal Pradesh

Pasighat: The nine-day-long Jagnnath Puja (Rath Yatra) ended with the return Yatra of Lord Jagannatha, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Devi Subhadra entering into the Manipuri temple, situated at Pasighat Bazaar (opposite of Balaji temple). The Bishnupriya Monipuri community celebrates the Rath Yatra annually with devotional favour and joy. Hundreds of devotees thronged revered Manipuri Jagnnatha temple and offered puja. This spectacular Puja/festival is celebrated in the month of Asadha, on the second day of the lunar fortnight that falls during June-July. Popularly known as Rath Yatra, this is celebrated in the honor of Lord Jagannatha who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rath Yatra commemorates the journey of Lord Krishna from Gokul to Mathura. It also symbolizes a journey to light from the dark. Courtesy: July 23, 2010

Rath Yatra celebrated in Itanagar

From a Correspondent Along with the rest of the devotees of Lord Jagannath in India and abroad, the Bishnupriya Manipuri community residing in Itanagar has celebrated the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath with religious fervor at Gohpur Tinali, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on July 18 last. Around 150 devotees from Kimin, Doimukh, Naharlagun and Itanagar thronged the festival venue with great enthusiasm and offered puja to the Lord Jagannath. Jugal Arati and Jagannath Arati performed by the devotees reverberated through the hillock that surrounded the festival venue. The most important and much awaited part of the festival was the kechurir pali organized by Haridas Sinha and Sudhir Sinha on behalf of the community. The joy of women folk knew no bound when they took part in the devotional song and dance performance of ‘ Jaydev .’ The prasad – kechuri along with delicious cuisine “ ushair khar ” (made with bamboo shoots) was talk of every household after the celebration. However, r

Bisnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society Itanagar formed

From a Correspondent Around 196 languages in India including about 120 in Northeast are included in endangered list, according to the UNESCO report - 2009. What is more pathetic is that one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages died due to death of last speaker of this language Boa Sr. in the recent past. Though such kind of information cannot deter the unwavering mind set of Bishnupriya Manipuri community, involvement of each and every community members to be in the forefront of the civilization in the world is necessary. Keeping this view in mind, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community of Itanagar, state capital of Arunachal Pradesh unanimously formed an organization, christened as Bishnupriya Manipuri Welfare Society in a meeting held at the side line of Kechuri Pali on July 18. A 21-member executive body was also formed with Rakhal Mishra, Shashi Kumar Sinha and Haridas Sinha as president, vice president and general secretary respectively. However, it was a testing time for the con

L.L Production releases music albums and books

By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati A day before the Sri Sri Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra festival on July 12, 2010, L.L Production released a devotional video ‘ Dasho Avatar ’, a Bishnupriya Manipuri western music album ‘ Gomnei ’, a collection of poems ‘ Hridir Bina ’, and a three act play ‘ Gaj Tal ’. The songs in the ‘ Dasho Avatar ’ DVD are in the voice of Tushar Arjun and Prabhas Kanti Sinha. It contains original composition of Bhakta Kavi Jayadeva’s “ Praloy Payodhi Jole ” and “ Shrito Kamal ” along with six other composed “ jaidev ” songs in Bishnupriya Manipuri by Prabhas Kanti Sinha and Hirendra Sinha. Pramila Sinha(Punu) is the Producer of the album, directed by Hirendra Sinha and Project concept by Prabhas Kanti Sinha. Instruments played by Gopinath Sinha (Mridango) and Chandan Saikia (Flute). Other artists in the album are Ravi Sinha, Bibhul Sinha, Sarojini Sinha and Sudevi Sinha. The shooting of the DVD took place at the Malthep of Dakhingaon, Guwahati. The Bishnupriya Manipu

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council: Few Pertinent Questions (Part II)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai The Government of Assam has been making concerted efforts in fulfilling the aspiration of people of the backward regions and backward communities relating to their socio-cultural identity, language, education and economic development. Therefore, its objective is to create the self governing Autonomous/Development Councils and provide the constitutional protection to these communities, under the sixth schedule, to fulfil the economic, educational, and linguistic aspiration and the preservation of socio-cultural and ethnic identity. This concept of village centric councils in contiguous area without a defined boundary was from the recommended constitution of the Bhupinder Committee of village councils and regional councils. Let us talk about our Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council which was said to be granted to us. It has been reported that the most of the Bishnupriya Manipuri people have been kept in dark as far as their aspiration vis-a-vis the

Mahasabha thank Gogoi for separate OBC serial number

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, July 2: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) thanked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for the Cabinet decision taken yesterday to give a separate serial number for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the OBC list. Talking to this reporter, NBMM secretary general Uday Sinha from Silchar said: “It’s the fulfilment of a long-standing demand of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. We thank the Chief Minister for this Cabinet decision on issuance of a separate serial number for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the OBC list and the recent notification for the setting of a development council for the wellbeing of the community.” According to Sinha, the Assam Other Backward Classes Commission had issued a corrigendum on March 18, 1996 amending the serial No. 13 of the OBC list through a notification (TAD/OBC/92/94/PT/3) stating that serial number 13 in the OBC list would read as “Manipuri including Bishnupriya Manipuri, Brahmin Manipuri and M