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3rd Annual Programme of Meingal concludes on 8 Dec., 2012

3rd Annual Programme of Meingal

The 3rd Annual Programme of Meingal(NGO) successfully concluded on the Saturday evening of     8th December, 2012 at Shilpagram, Panjabari, Guwahati. Under the scheme of Meingal Exemplary Talent Awards-2012, 06 personalities were honored with the Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar on the day in recognition to their excellence in the mass  media and social service and 06 personalities were honoured with the Meingal Bishishto Shilpi Puroshkar for their excellence in the field of traditional Bishnupriya Manipuri singing & dance and in Art & paintings.

Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar awardees were Anjana Sinha, Editor of Nua Drishti from Guwahati(Assam) and Anita Sinha, Editor of Kaakai from Dharmangar(Tripura) for their life-time dedications in the field of journalism in Bishnupriya Manipuri and from the field of Social service the awardees were Sushila Sinha from Guwahati, Chitra Lekha Sinha from Rupagram(Dullabcherra) and Bina Sinha from Tinokhal(Patharkandi). Sukhoda Sinha from Hailakandi is another selected Bishisto Seva Puroshkar awardee, who was not present on the day.

Meingal Bishishto Shilpi Puroshkar awardees were Mani Singha, Dakula    Bishnupriya Manipuri (Dak) Mridanga Player from village-Moshauli of Tripura(North), Adhir Sinha,  ISHALPA, Bishnupriya Manipuri Kirtani Singer from village-Bagadohor(Patherkandi), Ajit Kumar Sinha, DOWAR, Bishnupriya Manipuri Kirtani Singer from village-Shamnagar(Dullabcherra), Kapoksena Sinha (Kalamai),  Rajdhari for Bishnupriya Manipuri Raas Dance & Song from Baskaltilla(West Dullabcherra), Priti Sinha, singer from Patharkandi and Shakti Kr. Sinha, artist from Guwahati. All these Bishishto awardees were honoured with a Certificate of Excellence, cash Rs.5000/-, a shawl and a momento.

Meritorious students Surabhi Rajkumari, Rajnandini Singha and Chiranjiv Sinha who passed the HSLC-2012 with outstanding marks were awarded with the Meingal Scholarship of Rs.5000/- along with a certificate. Brilliant students from economically weak families were awarded with the Monthly Educational Allowance @Rs.750 for 12 months(total Rs.9000/- each), the students are Sushmita Sinha, Smriti Sinha and Rituraj Sinha.

 The NGO also awarded to 7 participants of the Essay Writing on the topic - "Exemplary Role of Women in my life and in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Society", with cash prize of Rs.1000/- each and a certificate. The awardees were Manimala Sinha, Jugomaya Sinha & Bidisha Sinha whereas Rasaboti Sinha, Rooplekha Rajkumari, Rinku Sinha and Sanchita Sinha are the other awardees who were not present on the occasion.

Kumkum Sinha, Retd. Director(SCERT), Guwahati witnessed the occassion as Chief Guest along with other distinguished guests Shyam Sunder Singha, President of Radha Madhavjiw Mandir, Radhakundo, Dr. Smriti Kr. Sinha, Professor, Tezpur University, Anjali Sinha, SAO/SSB/FTR, Guwahati and Prabhas Kanti Sinha, Assistant Commissioner of Taxes, Silchar. Ramlal Sinha, Associate Editor of Seven Sisters, Dils Lakhsmindra Sinha, Col. Bijay Sinha(Retd.), Shanti Kr. Sinha, Ravi Sinha etc. along with hundreds of audience from Guwahati and outside Guwahati who graced the occasion with their presence.

Live Painting by Shakti Kr. Sinha, Artist

A live painting by Shakti Kr. Sinha, artist stole the show by painting with his fingers without using any brush. The program concluded with a cultural show leaded by Chandrakanti Sinha, folk singer & lyricist, who brought singers from Bangladesh, Assam and Mumbai. Mira Sinha, Priti Sinha, Indrani Sarma, Sandhya Sinha and Rahul Sinha were the guest artists, performance by other child artists and dance programs by local artists made the evening musical and stole the attention of fans and audience. Subendu Sinha videographed the entire show.

       Vice Chairman Mihir Sinha delivered his welcome speech and Sanjib Sinha, Secretary General delivered his secretarial speech highlighting the philanthropic activities of the NGO. A Souvenir titled 'MEINGAL' was also released on the occasion by Chief Guest Smt. Kumkum Sinha, retd Director, SCERT.

Press Coverage :

Seven Sisters Post, Dec, 10, 2012, Guwahati

The Assam Tribune, Dec, 14, 2012, Guwahati

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         “MEINGAL EXEMPLARY TALENT AWARD” has been introduced this year to recognize the exemplary talent & dedicated services of our fellow people. To start with the scheme, the NGO has decided to search such people from the female folk from the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who had contributed exceptional role skillfully and intelligently for self, family and the social development work. First of all, it is necessary to realize the individual role of a person, the role played for a family and the services towards the society.  Wide circulation  through different newspapers, website, oral contacts etc were made to collect such information, but not a single information came up voluntarily from anyone except one or two. Then, the team members started searching on their own in different villages, towns, cities etc. through resource persons. It has been a very tough task to reach these persons personally. We are very grateful to all those persons who helped the NGO to give and collect information on different personalities, specially to Sashikanta Sinha(satara), Chandrakanti Sinha, Sunil Kr. Sinha, Asutosh Sinha(Ravi) and Ashu Kanti Sinha apart from the team members and advisors of Meingal. Pratibha Sinha has contacted to each and every person and collected their biodata through personal and telephonic interviews. She has recorded an interview with them personally; an extract of each interview is published in the souvenir.

        Thus, under the Meingal Exemplary Talent Award scheme, the following two awards have been introduced for the year 2012 :-
  1. Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar - This award will be awarded to activists for their exemplary contribution, distinguished and dedicated services in different fields of social work, mass media, etc.
  2. Meingal Bishishto Shilpi Puroshkar - This award will be awarded to artists for their outstanding performance and talent in the field of music, art and any type cultural activities.
Under the Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar, six female social activists have been selected and under Meingal Bishishto Shilpi Puroshkar, two female and four male artists have been selected from the field of music and art. The list of awardees and their biodata along with interview is given below and in the following pages. The NGO is delighted to honour these distinguished personalities for their exemplary and dedicated services in their respective fields. The Meingal team congratulate the awardees and conveys best wishes for a healthy and happy life.

A.  Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar Awardees :

1. Anjana Sinha

2. Anita Sinha
3. Sushila Sinha

In male categories -3. Mani Singha 
5.  Ajit Kumar Sinha6. Shakti Kumar Sinha

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Essay Writing

An essay writing competition was conducted for all Bishnupriya Manipuri people only (above 16 years of age) either in English or Bishnupriya Manipuri language on the following topic:-

In English
“”Exemplary Role of Women in my life and in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Society

In Bishnupriya Manipuri
মোর জীবনে বারো বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী সমাজে বেয়াপার দৃষ্টান্তমূলক ভূমিকা 
    (“Mor Jivone baro Bishnupriya Manipuri Somaje Beyapar Dristantomulok Bhumika”)

Wide publicity in this regard was done through website, press release and leaflets. The prize money for 1st prize was kept as Rs.3,000.00, 2nd prize was Rs.2,000.00 and 3rd prize was Rs.1,000.00 along with a certificate as well as consolation prizes and certificates to all the participants.

But, in this regard nobody submitted any essay nor liked to participate in the essay writing competition inspite of repeated notifications. So, the Meingal body had decided to withdraw the competition and requested people to send an article on the above topic for publishing in the souvenir.  Henceforth, the following 06 participants have submitted their essay on the above topic which is published in this souvenir and they were awarded a cash prize of Rs.1000/- each along with a certificate.

Rasabati Sinha, Silchar   .01.
Manimala Sinha, Silchar 
Jugomaya Sinha, Guwahati

 Rooplekha, Rajkumari   
            Silchar  04.

 Rinku Sinha, Silchar   

Bidisha Sinha, Guwahati   

Sanchita Sinha 07.
Vill.-Nalibari, Tinokhal

Miss Sanchita Sinha, daugther of  Shri Saurindra Kr. Sinha and                Smt. Suchitra Sinha from village Nalibari near Tinokhal of Patharkandi area, Karimganj district had submitted some names of notable women personalities from the Bishnupriya Manipuri community highlighting their major roles and contributions in different fields, who are also role models and a figure of inspiration for her. She has written on the title – বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরীর উল্লেখনীয় বেয়াপার সমীক্ষা আহান (Bishnupriya Manipurir Ullekhniyo Beyapaar Somikha Ahan).  

Sanchita is a graduate lady and passed the diploma on Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teaching(1st division).  The NGO appreciates her writing and award her a cash prize of Rs.1000/- along with a certificate.
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         Under the scheme “Meingal Monthly Educational Allowance-2012”, students from Bishnupriya Manipuri Community and from low economic background families, who are reading in Class-IX, X, XI & XII in the current academic session 2012-13 were invited to apply for the allowance @ Rs.750/- per month for 12 months (i.e. Rs.750/- x 12 months = Rs.9000/-). Wide publicity in this regard was done through website, press release and leaflets. The students should secure 60% or above in the previous annual examination of the respective classes - Class-VIII to XI. Annual Income of the parents should be less than or equal to Rs.1,00,000 /- (i.e. less than or equal to Rs.8333/- per month ) and who work in non-government organization/private firm, self employed, unemployed, Casual labours etc.  Students have to produce valid income certificate of their parents along with educational certificates. This scheme is applicable for Bishnupriya Manipuri students from Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh region only. In this regard, only 03 students have applied for the allowance.

            Thus, Meingal(NGO) team is glad to award the Monthly Educational Allowance @ Rs.750/- per month for 12 months and a Certificate of Appreciation to the following 03 students. The team of Meingal congratulate these students and wishes for a bright future and success in their higher education and career.

         Rituraj Sinha

Rituraj Sinha
Reading in        : Class-XI ( Arts Stream ), 2012
Father’s Name  : Shri Harimohan Sinha
                           (Private Occupation)
Mother’s Name : Smt. Lily Sinha
Place                : Village- Shibergool, Bazaricherra

District              : Karimganj
State                 : Assam

       Sushmita Sinha

Sushmita Sinha
Reading in        : Class-XI ( Science Stream ), 2012
Father’s Name  : Shri Shibu Sinha
                           (Private Occupation)
Mother’s Name  : Smt. Ruma Sinha
Place                : Demthring, Shillong, PO- Happy Valley
District              : East Khasi Hills
State                : Meghalaya

           Smriti Sinha
Smriti Sinha
Reading in        : Class-XI ( Arts Stream ), 2012
Father’s Name : Shri Rabi Kumar Sinha
Mother’s Name : Smt. Seba Rani Sinha
Place               : Village- Nalibari, Tinokhal, Patharkandi
District             : Karimganj
State               : Assam

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                Under the scheme “Meingal Scholarship-2012”, students from Bishnupriya Manipuri community who had passed HSLC Examination-2012 with 60% and above were invited to apply for the one time “Meingal Scholarship” of Rs.5000.00 through various notices, leaflets, newspapers, members of the NGO at different locations and website of Meingal. This scheme is applicable for students, one  each from the Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj & Hailkandi districts of Assam and one each from Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh states. In this regard, only 03 students have applied for the Scholarship-2012.

            Thus, the Meingal(NGO) team is delighted to award the scholarship of Rs.5000.00 only and a Certificate of Honour to the following 03 students for their outstanding performance in the HSLC Examination-2012. The team of Meingal congratulate these students and wishes for a bright future and success in their higher education and career.

      Surabhi Rajkumari

Surabhi Rajkumari
Secured 1st Division (CGPA - 10)
Passed HSLC Exam-2012 from CBSE

Father’s Name  : Shri Sudhangshu Rajkumar
Mother’s Name : Smt. Bharati Rajkumari
Place               : Indira Gandhi Government  College Campus,
District             : Lohit
State               : Arunachal Pradesh

       Rajnandini Singha

Rajnandini Singha
Secured 1st Division (CGPA - 9.8)
Passed HSLC Exam-2012 from CBSE

Father’s Name   : Shri Brajoraj Singha
Mother’s Name  :  Anileima Singha
Place                : Demthring, Shillong
District              : East Khasi Hills
State                 : Meghalaya

          Chiranjiv Sinha

Chiranjiv Sinha
Secured 1st Division (CGPA - 9.6)
Passed HSLC Exam-2012 from CBSE

Father’s Name  : Shri Chittaranjan Sinha
Mother’s Name : Sadhana Sinha
Perm. Address : Village- Bethubari, Muliala,
District             : Karimganj
State               : Assam

Present address: Mesgate, Rowriah, Jorhat

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A Socio-Welfare Non-Government Society

Reg.No.- RS-KAM(M)/240/A-23/142 of 2010-11

Guwahati-24,  Kamrup , Assam


Dear well wishers,  friends,  Meingal awardees,

You are cordially invited to attend in the
3rd Annual Programme of Meingal
along with your family & friends to be held
on 8th December, 2012 at 01:30 p.m 
at Shilpagram Auditorium, Panjabari, Guwahati.

                                 Bijit Sharma                Mihir Sinha                Sanjib Sinha
                                   Chairman                Vice Chairman           Secretary General     

         Contacts :
                       Mihir Sinha,                      Sanjib Sinha,
                       ( +91-9485049592           ( +91-9435105340

                       Pratap Sinha,                   Krishna Kanta Sinha,
                       (+91-9957656244            (+91-9864015489


                        PROGRAM SCHEDULE

                                                     8th December, 2012
                                  Venue : Shilpagram Auditorium, Panjabari

01:30 p.m.
Arrival of Awardees & Audience

01:45 p.m
Arrival of Chief Guest :
  Smt. Kumkum Sinha, Retd. Director (SCERT), Guwahati

Distinguished Guests :
  Dr.Smriti Kumar Sinha, Professor, Tezpur University
  Smt. Anjali Sinha, Sub Area Organiser, SSB, Guwahati
  Shri Prabhas Kanti Sinha,  Asst. Commissioner of Taxes, Silchar

02:00 p.m.
Welcome Speech by Shri Mihir Sinha, Vice Chairman, Meingal

02:05 p.m.
Lighting of Lamp

02:10 p.m.
Welcome Song

02:15 p.m.
Secretarial Speech by Shri Sanjib Sinha, Secretary General, Meingal

02:20 p.m.
Inauguration of souvenir - ‘MEINGAL’ .

02:30 p.m.
Awarding one-time Meingal Scholarship and
                Monthly Educational Allowance to students

02:40 p.m.
02:45 p.m.
Speech by Shri Biswaprasad Sinha, Advocate, Gauhati High Court
                  Shri Prabhas Kanti Sinha, ACS, Silchar

02:55 p.m.
Poem Recitation by Mahima Sinha, Shillong

03:00 p.m.
Awarding Meingal Bishishto Seva Puroshkar to distinguished
Bishnupriya Manipuri Women Social Workers

03:10 p.m.
Awarding Meingal Bishishto Shilpi Puroshkar to distinguished
Bishnupriya Manipuri personalities in the field of art and culture.

03:20 p.m.
Dance performance by Subhangee Sinha & Pragatimoni Sinha
03:30 p.m.
Live Painting presents by Shri Shakti Sinha, artist from Guwahati
03:40 p.m.
Speech by Smt. Anjali Sinha, SAO, SSB, Guwahati,
03:47 p.m.
Awarding participants of Essay Writing on the topic – “Mor Jeevone baro Bishnupriya Manipuri Somaaje Beyapaar Dhristantomulok  Bhumika”

03:55 p.m.
Speech by Chief Guest - Smt. Kumkum Sinha, Retd. Director(SCERT)

04:05 p.m.
Speech by Dr. Smriti Kr. Sinha, Professor, Tezpur University

04:15 p.m.
Tea Break

04:25 p.m.
Cultural Program organized in co-operation with
Shri Chandrakanti Sinha, Dullabcherra

Ganesh Bandana by students of Ms. Sapna Sinha, Guwahati
Song performance by singers - Smt. Meera Sinha, Bangladesh,
Smt. Indrani Sharma, Mumbai, Smt. Priti Sinha, Patharkandi,

Smt. Sandhya Sinha, Guwahati, Shri Rahul Sinha, Guwahati & others

Dance performance : JUGOL NORTON, KRISHNA BALARAM NRITYA, MONJIRA NRITYA by students of Shri Bibhul Sinha, Guwahati
DAK DHOL CHOLON performed by Shri  Gopen Sinha & party, Guwahati

05:55 p.m.
Vote of Thanks by Shri Bijit Sharma, Chairman, Meingal
06:00 p.m.
Program concludes.

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