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BMWF to hold international Bishnupriya Manipuri literary meet

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 16: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF), Guwahati, has decided to hold the International Bishnupriya Manipuri Literary and Cultural Festival in Guwahati in September this year. The decision was taken at the general meeting of the Forum held on August 15, 2011 with its president and noted writer DILS Lakshmindra Sinha in the chair. The meeting was hosted by Forum’s advisor Advocate Bimalesh Sinha.

According to BMWF acting general secretary Sanjib Sinha, the two-day international festival will be participated by a number of litterateurs and a drama troupe from Bangladesh, besides writers and artistes from Tripura and Assam. The Forum has decided to meet again on August 21, 2011 in order to form the reception committee for the festival.

BMWF’s acting general secretary further said: “The meeting had a detailed discussion on various issues concerning the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. In a resolution taken at the meeting, the Forum has thanked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for reappointing former MLA Kartik Sena Sinha as the Chairman of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) after his resignation from the post before the recent Assembly elections in the State. The Forum feels that the move on the part of the Chief Minister has put the BMDC back on track in so far as the development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community is concerned. The Forum has also demanded of the State Government to fill in the vacant posts of executive members in the BMDC and to make the council a 25-member body. The Forum has felt that the Budgetary allocation for the BMDC made in the Annual Budget 2011-12 of the State is too meagre an amount. The Forum has demanded of the State Government to enhance Budgetary allocation for the BMDC considering the backwardness of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The Forum has raised yet another demand that Rs 100 core of the Rs 1,000-crore special package announced by the State Government for the Barak Valley districts of Assam should be earmarked for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community that has a sizeable population in the valley.”

According to Sanjib Sinha, the Forum had a detailed discussion on the setting up of a printing press of the Forum with assistance from the BMDC.

Courtesy: The Sentinel 


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