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Guwahatians to recall Gokulananda

Courtesy: The Sentinel (November 25, 2010) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Nov 25: Litteraturs, intellectuals, academicians, politicians and others of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community will assemble at Radhamadhab Sebashram at Maligaon in Guwahati on November 26 to commemorate alternative media mogul Gokulananda Geetiswami on the occasion of his 115th birthday. Organized by the Brihattar Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha Janma Jayanti Utjapan Samiti (BGGGSJJUS) under the aegis of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), the day will be observed with day-long programmes, including a seminar on the life and philosophy of Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha at 10 am. Alternative media mogul Geetiswami Gokulananda Singha was born on November 26, 1896 and died on July 10, 1962. During his about 67-year span of life, Geetiswami Gokulananda made many an impossible task in the filed of social awakening and development possible through alternative media since there had been a mains

Geetiswami Birth Anniversary Celebrated in Guwahati

NEWS By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati The 114th Birth Anniversary (Janma Jayanti) of Geetiswami Gokulananda, the noted social reformer of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, was celebrated on 21st November, 2010 (Sunday) at Shilpagram Auditorium (near Kalakhetra), Panjabari, Guwahati. Gokulananda was born on 26th November, 1886 in a village called Madhavpur of Bhanugachh in Bhanubil, Bangladesh. As informed by the Geetiswami Gokulananda Janma Jayanti Udjapan Committee, though the birthday of Gokulananda falls on 26th November but due to some unavoidable circumstances they decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Geetiswami on 21st November, 2010, one week ahead in the memory of the great soul and the invaluable services rendered by Geetiswami for the society. The celebration started with a welcome song by Gautam Sinha and his team. Sushil Kumar Sinha, President of the Committee welcomed everyone and gave his valuable speech highlighting on the life sketch of Geetiswami. Other c

Sadhu Thakur birth anniversary at Hailakandi

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (November 16, 2010) The 141st birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, the foremost saint of Bishnupriya Manipuri community was observed at Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram in Hailakandi with a two-day programme. A meeting on the life and ideals of Sadhu Thakur was held under the chairmanship of the president of the Sevashram, Lal Mohan Sinha and was addressed by Barun Kumar Sinha, Ruhidas Sinha, Nishi Kanta Sinha among others. All the speakers highlighted the various activities of Sadhu Thakur for the upliftment of Bishnupriya Manipuri community. They also urged the people of the community to follow the ideals of Sadhu Thakur. The meeting informed the release of Rs 50,000 from the MLA’s LAD Fund of Karticksena Sinha, the lone MLA of Bishnupriya Manipuri community from Patherkandi, for the development of the Sevashram. A cultural procession was also taken out on the occasion on the main streets of Hailakandi town with the portra

Let Geetiswami's Teaching Drives the Development Council

BISHNUPRIYA  MANIPURI  DEVELOPMENT  COUNCIL ( an offering to Gokulananda Geetiswami on his 114 th birth anniversary) By Rebati Mohan Sinha           A s social beings, these are moments for us to celebrate and in celebrating such anniversary we have not only carried on tradition; but also found out a way to commit ourselves to a cause. Gokulananda Geetiswami spent his entire life in propagating the   message of   Bishnupriya Manipuri community`s well-being through his writings, composing songs and dramas, where he even acted himself. He was a wandering minstrel. He saw the future through his mind`s eye. His vision will  continue to inspire us to reach the coveted milestone. Today, on his 114 th birth anniversary, let us pledge to make ourselves much bigger focused and better diversified, conglomerate with the help of   Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council that community can be proud of.      Recent years, we have seen that the over all rural development in the count

Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur Abirbhav Tithi Mahotsav Celebrated at Maligoan

NEWS Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati 141st Abirbhav Tithi Mahotsav of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was celebrated with full gaiety and in traditional manner on 07th November, 2010 and 08th November, 2010 at Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevashram, Maligaon, Guwahati. The programme started on 07.11.2010 at 04.30 p.m with flag hoisting followed by Sandhya Aratis and Adivaas Kirtan(at 09:30 pm). Next day on 08.11.2011 early morning at 05:30 a.m, the programme started with Mangal Aratis, lighting of 141 earthen lamps and discussion on the life sketch of Sri Sri Sadhuthakur. At 10:00 am, Rash Kirtan started which continued till 05:00 pm. The chief artists participated in the Rash Kirtan were “Isalpaas” – Sri Anjan Sinha from Dullabcherra (Karimganj District), Shri Kul Chandra Sinha from Pratapgarh, Patharkandi, Shri Prahlad Sinha from Bamunimaidan (Guwahati) and in “Dakulas” (Drumist) were Shri Shyamol Sinha from Fetipaat(Dullabcherra), Shri Basanta Sinha from Guwahati accompanied by other Kirtan

Celebration of 114th Geetiswami Gokulananda Birth Anniversary on 21 Nov 10 at Guwahati

NEWS Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Janma Jayanti Udjapan Committee of Guwahati, Assam, is going to celebrate the 114th Birth Anniversary (Janma Jayanti) of Geetiswami Gokulananda, the noted poet, playwright and social reformer of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community on 21st November, 2010 (Sunday) at Shilpagram Auditorium (near Kalakhetra), Panjabari, Guwahati. Like every year, the Committee will be observing the day commemorating the life and contribution of Geetiswami Gokulananda for the upliftment of the community. On the occasion, the “Geetiswami Award” for the year 2010 will be conferred to Shri Jogendra Kr. Sinha, the noted educationist and social activist of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community. Meritorious students will also be felicitated on the occasion. Cultural programme will be presented by artists from different areas of the city. The programme will start at 10:00 hrs and conclude at 19:30 hrs. Sushil kumar Sinha, President; Col. Bijoy Sinha, Working Pre

Bishnupriya Manipuris recall Sadhuthaukur

Courtesy: The Sentinel (November 9, 2010) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Nov 9: The Bishnupriya Manipuris of Guwahati remembered Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur on his 141st birth anniversary with various programmes. While Manipuri Krishtikendra, Bishnumandir, Christian Basti remembered the great man with Mangalarti, Nagar Kirtan, Bhagawat Path and a discussion on his life and philosophy, Radhamadhab Sebashram, Maligaon observed the day with a Rasakirtan among various other programmes. In the programme at Christian Basti, Krishtikendra president Manindra Sinha, litterateurs Sushil Sinha and DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha secretary general Uday Sinha and others delivered detailed lectures on the life and philosophy of Sadhuthakur. The programme was anchored by inaugural committee president Uttam Sinha.

Sadhubaba Utsav in Kolkata

“Bishnupriya Manipuri Awakening Society”, Kolkata, is organizing the 141st Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on 7th November 2010, Sunday. The organizing committee welcomes all Bishnupriya Manipuris residing in Kolkata and nearby places, to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Venue details: Rainagar Community Hall Naktala Usha Bus Stop (Near Masterda Surjasen Metro Station) Kolkata-78 Time: 10 A. M. Please contact the following persons for any query Nirmal Sinha: +91 9830006166 Anindya Kanti Sinha ( Rajat ): +91 9830557325 Everyone is requested to pass on the message to every Bishnupriya Manipuri who you think might be willing to join and witness something special in Kolkata this time round.

Nungpang (A poem) by Ranjit Sinha

Nungpang (A poem) By Ranjit Sinha (Itanagar) Uruk hanat ghor na sengosi ‘Development council’ Meithome hirigam Ahigit chouhatpa hiram Kurang thiel Emar laam ? +++ Hinchapar mayat thoi chelpa “Development Council” Eoukoro mourtau nang Nailete chaitou chang Oyaou thak dikarat, pargana, leki gang ! +++ Kangala patar hridi phariya hopon habi jonger Hage thaya Gokuk Kouwai laje dore nonger

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (Part vii)

A review of past events By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai There is a reasonable space and role for everybody who is working in the social field, but it is also important that we understand that politics of social responsibility can not be left to the whims and fancy of certain individual. Since last one month we have been washing our dirty linen in public on BM Development Council because we see things not the way they are; but the way we are. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Social accountability is a very crucial to organizations in general and NGOs like Mahasabha in particular. On this Mahalaya day, the Sep. 7th, I would like to mention here that thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ continuously reverberate within us. This is attachment, and from attachment comes possessiveness in thoughts such as ‘I did it’ or ‘this belongs to me’ ......such sentiments distance us from our core(soul) and attachment and innumerable egoistic t

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (Part-vi)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai Since last fortnight there are people from our B.M. community never missed a chance to wash one’s dirty linen in public. We should not only cry for Development Council, we must develop our mindset also that brings happiness to all. We must develop an immunity to negative criticism. Make the best of every situation and remember, all times are not the same , ups and downs are part of life. Look for the positive in every person and in every situation. One must take the criticism graciously and evaluate, if it makes sense,then accept and implement. Always thank other person for criticizing in constructive manner. One of the deepest desire of human beings is the desire to be appreciated. We should not forget it. Everyday, as a new scam breaks out whether in sports, politics, business, health care, in education and public distribution system, I watch their disappointment. The cities, once adored, are now owned by builders, criminals, extortionists and politici

Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav in Bangalore

Bangalore Bishnupriya manipuris are organizing the 141st Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on the 21th of November, Sunday. We, the organizing committee, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bangalore, welcome all Bishnupriyas residing in Bangalore and beyond, to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Venue details- Sri Krishna Temple Sri Edneer Mutt # 137, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, B'lore- 95 (Before Jyoti Nivas College Lane, Infosys) Please contact the following numbers for any queries Mrinal Sinha - 09886219539 Ramakanta Sinha (Bhanu)- 09886325081 Pratim Sinha (Himu)- 09738173615 Pannalal Sinha- 09986580570 Sushanta Sinha- 09972933131 For highlights of the program and timing, watch out this space for more, we'll keep you posted on the days to come. Please be there to witness the grand occasion. *Request everyone to pass on the message to anyone/everyone who you think might be willing to join and witness something special in Banga

Welcome the lights!

Ritwick Sinha Class-IV, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati In India, one of the most widely celebrated festivals is Diwali. The word ‘Diwali’ means ‘row of lights’! It is the festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated in the month of October/November every year. It is an exciting festival for the people of India. During this festival, people clean and decorate their homes. At night, the temples, homes, and shops are decorated with colourful diyas, electric bulbs and candles. Children love this festival and burn fireworks. But they should be careful while doing so. People share sweets with their friends and relatives. Schools, colleges and offices remain closed on this day. This festival is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after an exile of fourteen years. Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya along with his wife, Sita, and brother, Lakshmana, after defeating Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. The people of Ayodhya welcomed their Prince back and decorated the entire