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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