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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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