Foundation Day of Cachar district committee of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad observed

SILCHAR, October 23: Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Cachar district committee, observed its foundation day yesterday in a befitting manner.
It was on October 22, 1961, with the initiative of Pandit Chandra Singha, Nandalal Sharma and Nilbir Shastri representatives from Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Imphal, convened a public meeting at Silchar Mahakuma Parishad Bhavan with a view to form a wing of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad in the district. The meeting was then attended by the intellectuals from all the Manipuri dominated areas of undivided Cachar. It was presided over by Chandra Singha. After long deliberation by a host of speakers, the House resolved to constitute the 15 member Cachar district committee of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad with Niladhwaj Singha as president and N Kunjamohon Singha as general secretary.
Since then, October 21 was observed as the foundation day of Cachar district committee of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad. The present full fledged committee of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam (MSPA), which has its branches in all over Assam is the outcome of the initiation taken by the three great leaders of Manipur.
As part of the observance of the day, the members of Cachar district unit held a programme in its office premises. At the outset, the members paid their floral tributes and homage to the founder members of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad and remembered their contribution.
An open session was also held under the chairmanship of S Pakachand Singha, president, Cachar district committee, MSPA. L Manglemba Singha delivered speech on the history of the establishment of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad on October 22, 1961 and then undivided Cachar. The chronology of the formation of different committees and thereby conversion of their name as Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam, as a full fledged Assam based Parishad, their registration under Society Registration Act and affiliation to Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi were explained by Dr M Shanti Kumar Singha, secretary of MSPA, Cachar.
M Surjya Kumar Sharma, vice–president, MSPA, said that by only observing such foundation days, the purpose of the Manipuri Sahitya Parishad would not be served. “We have to inculcate the habit of inseminating the feeling of learning mother tongue and by sending the Manipuri students to Manipuri medium schools.” W Brajabashi Singha reiterated the need for the cumulative effort to append the Manipuri language teacher post in Assam Venture Educational Institution Provincialization of Services Amendment Bill– 2012.
L Tezomani Singha recited a Vedic Mantra praising Manipuri language. Brijit Singha pointed out that they felt proud to be a member of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam. The meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks by the chairman. (Source: SentinelAssam)