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Bishnupriya Manipuri literary and cultural fest

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 29: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum will be organizing the International Bishnupriya Manipuri Literary and Cultural Festival on February 18 to February 19 at the District Library Auditorium in Guwahati.

Announcing this at a press conference in Guwahati today, Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president LK Sinha said, “This festival is aimed at developing a fellow-feeling amongst writers, artistes, intellectuals and social workers. Here we will discuss the problems and challenges faced by the language, highlight the present state of development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature and culture as well as find out a way for faster development as well as protection and preservation of the language, literature and culture of this linguistic minority.”

As part of the literary and cultural festival, a number of programmes will be organized likes poets’ meet, seminars, symposiums, artistes’ meet, editors’ meet, and publication of books. Eminent writers, artistes, social workers and intellectuals from all the seven north-eastern States as well as other parts of the country will be taking part in the fest. A number of senior artistes, writers and social workers from Agartala, Shillong, Guwahati, New Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal and Bangladesh will be felicitated at the fest for their immense contribution towards the development of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature, culture and society.

Courtesy: Sentinel

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  1. A good try towards the cultural & language survival of culturally rich race Bishnupriya Manipuri. I like this very much !

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  2. What initiative BMWF would take to preserve BM language, I may not know; but our language was not in danger, therefore it was never categorised as an endangered language by UNESCO.
    I would request concerned people to look at the census report "Language in India" log on to www.languageindia.com.( volume 11:2 Feb 2011)
     Our language 'Bishnupriya,('Manipuri' word is not suffixed) clearly mentioned in sl. 3, table 3 of Provision for Linguistic Diversity and Linguistic Minorities in India, as one of the 100 unscheduled languages of India,in other words our language is not in the endangered
    For information,

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