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BMSS gearing up to hold silver jubilee

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 16: With the renewal of its registration, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Sabha (BMSS) is gearing itself up with renewed vigour so as to solve the problems afflicting the community and to rope in young blood in the literary body.

At a meeting held in Guwahati on Sunday with its president Manindra Kumar Sinha (retired IFS) in the chair, the Sabha decided to complete holding of the annual general meetings of its each and every branch committee, including that of the Greater Guwahati committee, before celebrating BMSS silver jubilee within three months. The meeting began with its general secretary Manikanta Sinha giving a detailed account on the activities done by the Sabha over the years. He spelt it out that the Sabha should work with more vigour so as to ensure inclusion the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the OBC list of the Central Government, broadcast and telecast of cultural and other programmes of the community through All India Radio and Doordarshan, and other issues relating to development of the community.

Speaking at the meeting, former Assam SCERT Director Kumkum Sinha made those present at the meeting felt that the retired oldies in the community are not a spent force. “Organizations like the BMSS have much to get from retired bureaucrats and intellectuals in the community as they can guide the community to the right direction,” the general secretary quoted Kumkum Sinha as saying.

Speaking on the same vein, former North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) professor Dr. lini Kanta Sinha redefined the word ‘youth’ in the community. According to him, a person retiring from service does not mean that he/she is a spent force. “He/she may have much to give to the community or society he/she belongs to. By virtue of their experience such people can give a lot to the society so long they are physically fit,” Dr. Sinha said, and added: “The existing leaders of an organization have to form their next line of leaders and workers by involving them so as to make the organization live longer. In fact, the office-bearers of the Sabha should be a judicious mixture of old or experienced and young or novices.”

In his presidential speech, Manindra Kumar Sinha appealed to all to translate the proposals made by various speakers at the meeting into reality. He appealed to the younger generation to be involved in the Sabha.

Doordarshan script writer and dramatist Sukhendra Sinha, Binod Sinha and others also spoke at the meeting.

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