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Celebration of Janmabarshiki of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur

By Bibhulal Sinha The Janmabarshiki Tithi of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur was celebrated in Mumbai with great enthusiasm on 30th October 2011. Mumbaites  slogged during day and also put their effort all Saturday night till wee hours of Sunday in an effort to make the celebration a grand success. The decoration team included Sculpturist Manas Sinha, Bapon Sinha and their team. On this occasion, maximum numbers of Bishnupriya Manipuris of Mumbai gather at one place. They celebrate the Janmabarshiki and also meet and greet each other. Giri-Githanis from all over Mumbai and also from Pune assembled at Utsav hall, Bhayender(East), Mumbai to make the function a colourful one. The days programme included Moorti Sthapon, Puja and Aaroti, Baishnav Bhojan, Prasad distribution and Bhoogan, Cultural Programme and Sandhya Aaroti. The cultural programme was started with lightning of the lamp by chief guest Kadambini Devi, welcome speech by Bobby Sinha, life sketch of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar

Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur remembered in Assam, Tripura

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Oct 28: The 142nd birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was observed Statewide by various mandir committees, cultural centres and socio-religious organizations of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in Guwahati, Silchar, Jorhat and elsewhere in Assam and Tripura on Friday. Two other organizations – Marup (an NGO) and Sri Sri Gobindabari baro Sadhuthakur Mandir at Kalitakuchi in Guwahati will also observe the birth anniversary of the great Vaishnab on October 30 with grand functions. Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur was a vaishnab who had attained salvation through his rigorous meditation. He was born at Baropoa village in Cachar district in Assam. The village was, however, was named after Sadhuthakur as Bhubaneswar Nagar later. The birth anniversary was observed since Friday night with an overnight adhibas and concluded this evening at Bishnunagar at Christianbasti in Guwahati by the Manipuri Kristi Kendra, by Radhamadhab Sebashram at

Celebration of 142nd Janma Baisakhi Of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur At Diphu, Karbi Anglong

By  Deepak Singh 142nd Abhirbav Tithi of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur observed at Radha Krishna Sevashram, Krishna Nagar, Diphu with two days programme held on 27th and 28th Oct. 2011 with full of devotion, gaiety in presence of lots of enthusiastic people from Diphu, Bokajan and other adjoining areas. Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur celebration at Diphu, Karbi Anglong Programme was started on 27th October morning with Gobardhan Puja. Art competition was held in the memory of Lt. Kamini Devi, organised and donated by Smt. Sabita Sinha, Teacher Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Diphu at 4:00 pm Ghota Sthapan was held, 6 pm in the evening Sabdhya Arati started at 7:00 pm followed by Geeta Path which was performed by Sri Binoy Krishna Sharma of Luarpua, Karimganj. Adhibas was started at 9:30 pm followed byprasad vitaran. 2nd Programme was started with Mangala Arati and Pravat Pheri where lots of devotees from the community took part at 4:30 am. Brief discussion was held on life and teachi

Celebration of Janma Barshiki of Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur in Mumbai

Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai is celebrating Janma Barshiki of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur on Sunday, 30th October, 2011 in Mumbai. The Janma Barshiki will be celebrated at Utsav Hall, Mother Mary Junior College Building, Kausturi Park, Navgar Road, Bhayender (East), Mumbai . The ceremony will be started with Puja & Aaroti, followed by Bhojon Kirton, speech on Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur, Prasad bitoron and bhojon, cultural programme and ending with Sandhya Aaroti. Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai requests Bishnupriya Manipuri Giri-Githanis and their families from Mumbai and all over the country to attend the celebration and make it a grand success.

142nd Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav of Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur in Bangalore

With the rest of India, Bishnupriya Manipuris in Bangalore are celebrating 142nd Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav of Param Bhagabat Shree Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur on Tuesday, 1st November, 2011. Celebration will start from 9.00 am at the venue Sri Krishna Temple, 1st Cross, Koramangala - 5th Block, Near Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore – 560095. It will be marked with puja, speeches on Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur, bhog, and cultural programmes. Courtesy: Bishnupriya Manipuri Online Page [Facebook]

Janma Jayanti of Geetiswami Gokulananda in Guwahati on 27th Nov

By Col. Bijoy Sinha, Guwahati Geetiswami Gokulananda Janma Jayanti Udjapan Committee of Guwahati, Assam, is going to celebrate the 115th Birth Anniversary (Janma Jayanti) of Geetiswami Gokulananda on 27th November, 2011 (Sunday) at Shilpagram Auditorium (near Kalakhetra), Panjabari, Guwahati. Like every year, the udjapan committee will be observing the day commemorating the life and contribution of Gokulananda Geetiswami, the noted poet, playwright and social reformer of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. On the occasion, the main attractions will be the ‘Speech session’ by different speakers in memory of the contribution of the great soul, award function viz., the ' Geetiswami Award-2011'  to a social activist for his/her life time achievement in the field of social service and other specified fields, felicitation of meritorious students, ‘NINGOR KHUTTOL’  (Gift of Honour) to be awarded by DILS Association and at last the cultural programme. The three awardees of ‘NINGOR K

Diwali means rejoice in Atman

By Asmita Sinha Diwali Greetings Diwali has always been my favourite festival since my childhood. It has always made me excited with its sparkling lights, decorated homes, noisy fire crackers and varieties of sweets. The whole illuminated environment makes me happy. My mother says I was born on Choti Diwali. So, I make the connection easily with it. I remember how my mother used to make different sweets by her own hands and how my father used to bring firecrackers especially for me. How I used to blast bombs, rockets and fire crackers, I was least fearful being a girl… At night, we used to distribute sweets to all our neighbours, some of whom we never talked with, but there was a feeling of fellow being. It was so much fun, so much warmth, so much togetherness. Today, those days have passed and life has changed but the festival still comes with its light, brightness and noise. Now when I see kids along with their friends filled with happiness and all their spirit blast firecracke

Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abirbhav Tithi on Oct 30, Delhi

Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti (BMNS), Delhi, is celebrating 142nd Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abirbhav Tithi on October 30, 2011 at C.R Park, New Delhi. The complete address is: Bipin Paul Trust A-81, C.R Park New Delhi - 110019 Map location of Bipin Paul Trust, CR Park Bishnupriya Manipuri people staying in Delhi and NCR region are cordially invited in the celebration.  

“What will I be doing ten years from now?”

Every child has a dream to become successful in life. I want to become an Aeronautical Engineer and a Grandmaster in chess. After ten long years, I shall probably be in the third year of the Aeronautical Engineering course. After completing my course, I want to invent many new things that will help people in different ways. I would also raise India’s hopes in chess by winning many international tournaments. I shall also try my best to arouse popular interest in the game. With the blessings of the Almighty and my parents, I hope I will be able to fulfil my dreams. Ritwick Sinha , Class-V, Don Bosco School, Guwahati. Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (20 October 2011)

BishnupriyaManipuri Online opens Group in Facebook

By RK Rishikesh Sinha Readers, at the outset, let me thanks everybody who have been with this blog since its inception, and to those who have recently joined. My heartfelt thanks also go to countless readers who have spent few minutes to stop at this blog and took something from here. There has been a massive spurt of information and creativity from our people recently. That has never been seen before. On September 16, 2007, this blog was created. Since then, the blog has come a long way in its journey. And it has set many milestones and garnered love and respect from all of you. Unveiling BishnupriyaManipuri Online Group (BMOG) in Facebook There is no bridge to fill the gap between webosphere (search engines) and social networks. "BishnupriyaManipuri Online Group (BMOG)" was created especially in Facebook so that the gap could be reduced and we give ‘something’ best to the world, and to our coming generation. A case in point, one of the stories written by Dils Lakshmi

30+ Single Women—Live on!

By Prabal Atreya, Bangalore This one is solely intended for the BM reader population although we see it almost everywhere around us. No prizes for guessing the intended audience, and lets leave the upper limit open. Off course others can take a cue out of it as well and form an opinion. And this is generally not for love birds. And not that I’m seeking attention from all 30+ women out there without shying away from my desperate self to get married. I’ve been fortunate to meet quite a few women under this bracket, all so wonderful in their own ways. Some didis, some friends and some real good friends. In fact some of them surprised me with their persona which the latest ‘IT’ girls fail to display and practise. Some are really qualified, intelligent and smart. Some really are the desirable ones, which we BM men see, with jaws and tongues wide open towards women from other communities but not within. And I’m seriously proud of having known them. And sometimes, I do feel for them…I’m so

What is the future of our community? (Part II)

By RK Rishikesh Sinha We are confused about our future as much as we are confused about our past. The prevailing confusion comes visible in various forms especially in the Internet, and the same could be believed easily that is taking place on the ground. The article is the continuation of Part 1: What is the future of our community? Why confusion? Blame the time. Knowledge and information is click away. And there is a saying which states that ignorance is directly proportional to knowledge. So, as much we consume information and knowledge, we are becoming more ignorant. Anyway. Coming to the topic — what is the future of our community? Here I would like to take the privilege to fall upon one sociological theory. Though there are many theories to simplify our understanding that are taking place around ourselves. But this one I especially chose because I could relate to it easily and hope one could. Disclaimer: The words, the terminology, and the expression are ‘general’ and it

What is the future of our community?

This question has become a big issue. What is the future of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community? This was the opening sentence of Litton Sinha from Bangalore. Here is what he wrote in the Contact Us page of this blog on 10 October 2011: What is the future of our community? I see it ending smoke! I am always eager to give a helping hand for the upliftment and growth of our community but I see low nodes of interest in many youngsters especially those who believe in “Jiyo aur jino do”. Please help… We all empathy his cry “Help”! It is something that we all are concerned with. Long back, on 26 May 2009, here in this blog, readers’ concerns were collected to a somewhat similar question: Is Imaar Thar in Danger?   Here is a quick preview of the readers’ take on this issue (please read all the comments): Dr Sarmila Sinha : The more I think about it, the more I feel myself unfit to write about it. … our Imar Thar is in danger unless we take measures to ensure that our future generations

Bishnupriya Manipuris in Globalisation period

By RK Rishikesh Sinha It’s been decades, we have entered into the period of globalisation and liberalisation. The opening of the economy, the advancement of technology, and the role of MNCs, with its buoyant force have pushed us into a new period i.e., into a new way of ‘life’. To say that globalisation and liberalisation which has challenged the status of ‘nationhood’ doesn’t have any impact on society especially a small community like Bishnupriya Manipuri, is unthinkable. It definitely spells its effect upon us. For a Bishnupriya Manipuri, the question that arises is: Is liberalisation and globalisation a danger or a boon? The World is flat History teaches us, those who (community or society) aligned with the changing time and grabbed opportunities has advanced, and gave a fillip identity to themselves. Today, we identify these communities or societies as modern, strong, and with ‘identity’ of their own. They literally followed the idiom: Make hay while the sun shines. Yes, we’r

Bishnupriya Manipuri camaraderie

By RK Rishikesh Sinha A place which was once humming with activities of the persons who used to hang out now gives a different look. The place is dead. It gives a dreary look. Those who used to visit the place no more go there. But the place tells many things; it tells us about the people — what they talked about? What were their topics of discussions? Ah! It tells us the time. I am talking about Orkut, the best online hang out place for urban, suave, young Bishnupriya Manipuris few years back. Going to the islands of Bishnupriya Manipuri ‘communities’ created in Orkut, it was a refreshing moment for me. It was a unique experience. As I flip-flop from one community to another community, I knew I am alone, nobody is looking at me. I am not sharing anything with anybody in my endeavour. I am reading people’s post and comments, what they have left behind in the passage of time. I can see their faces, their inner turmoil, their fun element, and of course their fear! And somewhere I feel

Demand for Barak Valley devp council reiterated

Correspondent KARIMGANJ, Sept 30 – In order to create pressure on the Centre and the State Government for formation of Barak Valley Economic Development Council, a meeting of Barak Upatyaka Banga Sahitya -O-Sanskrit Sammelan was recently held at Silchar. The meeting resolved to organise a mass convention on their demand where representatives from the three district of the valley would participate after the Durga Puja festival. During the peace talks between ULFA and the Centre, the Central Government should look after the interest of Barak Valley, they demanded. Dr Bhibash Ranjan Chaudhury, president of Silchar town Anchalik Samiti described the dilapidated condition of communication, electricity, unemployment problem and said all these problems made the valley an underdeveloped region. To solve the problems of the valley, the only solution is to form Barak Valley Economic Development Council. AIUDF MLA Ataur Rehman Majharbhuiya also stressed upon the need for launching an agitation