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What will be the ultimate structure of BM DC? (Part ix)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha

People say that the formation of committee of BM DC itself is a milestone for the society; but I disagree on this. Reason being, the way the Assam Government declared the formation of the Committee without mentioning ‘adhoc committee, till the election is held’. I agree with Ramlal Sinha [read the article] that the WPT&BC department does not have any clear cut guide lines to run the councils. And I do agree that only fund and guidelines cannot make a Development Councils worth its name unless there is unity among us.

The meaning ‘Milestone’ is the stones laid on the road-side in an interval to indicate the mileage. The meaning of the mileage usually used for a vehicle, such as, what is the mileage of the car? In case of BM DC, when the car (BM community) is crippled with internal feud, how does milestone matter? Are there any organizations, such as NBMM, Sahitya Sabha, Student Union, Samaj Sanstha etc. having any records of such schools where students (with numbers) are studying Bishnupriya Manipuri language? For that matter, how many families are benefitted by the introduction of the language? There is no account as such to plead that the Bishnupriya Manipuris Sansthas are really working towards that direction.

Ramlal Sinha’s article on BM DC is worth reading, barring few points, say the title ‘The BM DC saga’. As I know, the word ‘saga’ is not suitable for BM DC as it’s meaning suggests ( an ancient story of bravery); but we never sweated for this in any stage, except on political bargain by a single individual. Even Mahasabha never expected that it would come to our lap so soon. Although it is a brainchild of Mahasabha, there was no homework done on BM DC by any organizations during the last seven years. Really it is a fact that no vision document available to BM DC to attain target or achieve goal. There should have been a referendum after 25th March declaration in the floor of the house; but till today there is nothing of that sort happened. I could see, people are just running after the Pied Piper.

Again I would like to remind our community people that the formation of BM DC would be completed once the satellite areas of Bishnupriya Manipuri village councils are notified by the Governor and followed by signing of the MoU between the Assam Government and the Bishnupriya Manipuri organizations, such as NBMM, Sahitya Sabha etc. A Development Council is formed by the village councils, not by the metro cities or district towns. The HQ of BM DC should be within the reach of the majority elected members i.e. within the three districts: Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi.

There is a saying, a person’s character is not only judged by the company he keeps, but also by the company he avoids. And the same way our newly formed BM DC committee can be judged. Perhaps we are too obsessed with evil, scandal and smut.

We love to read and hear about corrupt officials and politicians. When a politician’s name wrongly or correctly associated with a scandal, his dirty linen gets washed in public, and the media encouraged by public response goes on and on.
There are times when inflated ego, baseless notion and over-rated views dominate the action of a certain persons. Now can we start a baby step? Admit all wrong doing.

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