Cultural Milestone: Naharol Khorirol Sillup Assam Celebrates 47 Glorious Years

Lakhipuronline Digital Desk: The air was thick with jubilation as Naharol Khorirol Sillup Assam marked its 47th Foundation Anniversary in the meeting hall of its Lakhipur premises on February 20th, 2024. A beacon of cultural perseverance and literary excellence, the society has been a cornerstone for Manipuri literature and art in Assam since its inception on February 20th, 1977.

Presiding over the ceremony, President Thokchom Bishwanath welcomed cultural enthusiasts and esteemed personalities. The event was graced by the presence of Kangabam Santikumar, Retired ACS, who attended as the chief guest, further dignifying the celebrations. Adding to the luminaries, Ngangom Basanta Kumar, Vice President of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam, Yumnam Nadiachand, President of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam’s Lakhipur District Committee, and Thokchom Anjana, Vice President of 'Machakhol', honored the gathering as guests of honour.
Wahengbam Binoy, the dedicated secretary of the society, extended a warm welcome to the attendees, setting a gracious tone for the program. In a heartfelt segment of the event, there was a poignant remembrance of former members of Naharol Khorirol Sillup, with Ingudam Nilbir commendably directing the program flow.
G Narahari Sharma and Yumnam Mani contributed to the intellectual fervor of the event with their insightful speeches. A profound highlight was the main speech delivered by Yengkhom Rajbihari, who eloquently expounded on the theme of 'Post Modernism in Literature', sparking thoughtful dialogue amongst the literati present.

The poetic closure of the ceremony came from the esteemed poet Abdul Hamid, who expressed gratitude to all in his vote of thanks, encapsulating the collective sentiment of appreciation for the growth and contributions of Naharol Khorirol Sillup Assam over the decades.

With somber reflection and spirited aspirations, the Naharol Khorirol Sillup Assam community looks back on its impactful journey and ahead to a future where it continues to preserve and enrich Manipuri literary and cultural heritage in Assam.

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