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Bishnupriya Manipuri language 'corpus'

Bishnupriya Manipuri language needs rigorous, divergent scientific study to improve our understanding towards it. As a matter of fact, to this little-known language, a computional study which is a first-of-its-kind scientific approach thus exploring the language has been made in a paper pubished by Nayan Jyoti Kalita, Navanath Saharia, and Smriti Kumar Sinha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tezpur University. The paper titled ‘Towards the development of a Bishnupriya Manipuri Corpus’, the team has developed a ‘corpus’ of approximately 1 lakh Bishnupriya Manipuri words and 10, 196 sentences. A corpus is a building block upon which a researcher make computional processing of a language. However, morphological and etymological study has been done by Dr. K.P Sinha. The first of its kind in the direction of computational liguistic perspective to the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, the paper highlights an interesting morphological feature with word formation of the lan

Bishnupriya Manipuri video album ‘Deina’

The Bishnupriya Manipuri video album ‘Deina’ was recently released by CK Production. With seven sweet songs sung by Sandhya Sinha, lyrics and tune by Chandrakanta Sinha, the album is one more addition to the Bishnupriya Manipuri music. Bipul Sinha and Bimal Bora have choreographed the artists - Druba, Rubi, Bindu, Prince Pranjal, Amrita, Chandrika, Ila, Nabanita, Dipika, and Sukrim Sinha - in the album. Subhendu Sinha has done videography in the album, Sunil Sinha and Rajib Sinha as production controller. For more information, contact: 94353 77384, 09591 81457.

Socio Cultural Society of Bishnupriya Manipuri formed in Tripura

An organization named “Socio Cultural Society of Bishnupriya Manipuri” has been formed by the population of Bishnupriya Manipuri community residing in Agartala Municipality Area. The society is duly registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The society with Gopi Sinha as President, Maj. Prafulla Kr. Sinha (Retd) Secretary, Apurba Sinha Treasurer has been formed with the aim to protect, preserve, nurture and flourish the rich socio-cultural heritage of Bishnupriya Manipuri. The objectives behind the formation of the organisation are: (a) To protect the original history, material evidences and information of heritage and socio-cultural value of Bishnupriya Manipuri. (b) To preserve the socio-cultural heritage of the community including the language of Bishnupriya Manipuri. (c) To nurture and develop the socio-cultural activities by regular practice, generating more interest through awareness and motivation. (d) To flourish the rich heritage and socio-cult

Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers get relief

From our Special Correspondent SILCHAR, September 18: 85 Bishnupriya Manipuri language teachers of various schools in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts, who were not receiving their salaries for the last 27 months since the very date of their joining, have at last been relieved. On the sustained persuasion of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language LP Teachers’ Association, these unfortunate teachers could get their salary in arrears at the fixed rate of Rs 1,800 only per month. After completion of their junior basic training, the Association has been assured by the education authorities concerned that the teachers would get their full salary and other benefits.  At a general conference of the Association held here recently presided over by its president Prabir Rajkumar, one of the resolutions adopted, the teachers expressed their gratitude to Gopidas Sinha, chief–advisor, for his constant persuasion of their cases and release of the salary of 27 months. Another resolution unani

Bishnupriya Manipuri and its Mahasabha

Rebati Mohan Sinha All of us criticise at one time or other; but there are some BM people who criticise, regardless of what they know or not. Criticising has become a way of life for them ; they cannot stop cribbing , wherever they are , whatever they are doing, or whatever happening to them, they keep on criticising ! Those who criticise constantly, do not wish to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. When we complain and criticise constantly , we are inviting negativity into our lives.  In a democracy, criticism is welcome against institutions, like Mahasabha, by individuals and representatives as that gives a fillip to the self corrective process. The very fact that NGOs like Mahasabha, aspire to improve the lives of the poor, means that they have committed themselves in some manner to perform activities on behalf of others, their ability to accomplish what is expected out of them. Such organisations are, therefore, not free of critiques, expectations

LIC Creative Writing Competition : Ritwick in Top 5

Ritwick Sinha, a student of Class-VII of Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati, participated in the CREATIVE WRITING Competition held on 07.09.2013 organized by Life Insurance Corporation of India (LICI), Guwahati Division on the occasion of 57 th anniversary of Life Insurance Corporation of India and was included in the top-five for his splendid performance. He was awarded with a Certificate of Honour and a Trophy.

Time to make a new beginning

By Rebati Mohan Sinha This morning, while returning home from morning walk, I happened to meet a group of Muslim brethren of our housing society, who were coming out of the lift , wearing smile in their faces, wishing me 'Eid Mubarak', which I immediately reciprocated and asked myself, is it a spiritual socialisation? They would exchange gifts, met their neighbours and eat and drink together. These interactive activities continue the whole day. What is the purpose of this interaction? The purpose is to share one's thoughts with others, to share   the wisdom gained during the festive days. These activities, or spiritual socialisation, are not meant to last just for a day. This culture must be continued for the full year, only to be renewed during the next festival; but how far it is possible ? We are just trying to safeguard our social custom and traditions. We have sent satellites into space and achieved a global presence in the field of IT. Despite this , o

My loving parents by Ritwick Sinha

What makes my mother special The dearest person for me in this world is my mother. She is the soul of our home. My mother is special because she does not lose her temper, and is sympathetic. She is very kind, helpful and above all, she loves me like an angel, serves me like a nurse, and cares for me a lot. My mom always advises me to concentrate on my studies, and improve my behaviour. She helps me with my homework, especially when it comes to languages like Assamese and Hindi. I am lucky to have such a loving and affectionate mother. I am really proud of her. Ritwick Sinha, Class-VII, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati. Published : Planet Young, The Assam Tribune,  June 6, 2013 My loving father F ather’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year, to express our heartfelt love and gratitude towards our fathers. We celebrate Father’s Day by gifting them cards, flowers and other gift items. On the occasion of this special day, I am going to write a f


15 Aug. 2013 Deepak Singha: Sri Kalasena Singha, Dullavchera, District Karimganj, a prominent literarian of Bishnupriya Manipuri Society has been awarded as Sahitya Pensioner by Assam Govt. on the eve of Independence Day. He is a social activist and active member of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM). At present, he is the advisor of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parisad.   He has wrote so many kabyas, nataks viz., Manjuri, Achin Pahiya, Baroya, Adalat, Erai Raja Sani Mantri, Gokul Kirtani etc.

Silcharé OBC hostel'go ona thokta? Part II

Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Sewashramé OBC hostel ago ona thok,   ehan kii ami Bishnupriya Manipuri é cheyarta? (Part II) Read Part I By Rebati Mohan Sinha Q. OBC hostel pradeshé pradeshé Kendriya Sarkar'e kia derta? Ans. The scheme aims at providing hostel facilities to students belonging to socially and educationally backward classes, especially from rural areas to enable   them to pursue secondary and higher education. Q. Who are eligible for accommodation in the hostel? Ans. Students whose castes are included in Central/State/UT list of OBC and who  do not belong to creamy layer. Q. What is the funding pattern under the scheme of construction of hostel  for OBC Boys and Girls? Ans. Under the scheme following funding pattern has been envisaged : (b) State Govt. in North East 10% share and 90% Central share for  construction of OBC hostels. The sharing pattern applies to the cost as approved at the time of sanction of Central Assistance. Central Govt. wil

Meingal Scholarship 2013 announced

Meingal has invited application from meritorious Bishnupriya Manipuri students who passed the HSLC exam 2013. courtesy: The Assam Tribune [20 July 2013]

Silcharé OBC hostel'go ona thokta?

Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Sewashram, Silcharé OBC hostel'go  ona thok, ehan kii ami Bishnupriya Manipurié  cheyarta? - Part I By Rebati Mohan Sinha Dharmik pratisthan ahanat OBC hostelágo hongoni koti'han jukti jukta? Baro  samajé ehanou harpani thok, prai 10 bosor oil BM hostel aago Sewashram'r chouhadda'gor bhitoré hongoyaú aaher. Kendriya mantri, Sri Santosh Mohan Deb giroke shilanyas koria , loge onudan áhanóu desil bulia hunesilang, MP Sri karnendu Purkayastha girokéu rupa paisa'lo paang'lak koresil, loge baro amar samaj'r bishishta manué, bishesh koria Dr. Hariprasad Sinha giroké ebakaóu sahajya koria jarga. Ami ehanóu hunesi, bortoman Ashram committee, samaj'r bishishta manurelo ghothon ose'han, bishesh koria president baro sadharon sampadok, samaj'r gojor thakor manu bulia parichito, taaile'te, nishchay sanbidhan'hanóu maania choltai orthat Sewashramé girls hostel ona thok'nei, ehanóu pakoré thaiba; er'badastho