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Mother Language Day observed

Imphal, Aug 20: Commemorating the day in which Manipuri Language was included in the 8 th Schedule of the Constitution of India in 1992, Manipuri Language Day was observed today in different parts of the states including Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya. Patriotic Writers Forum, Manipur observed that day at Manipur Press Club here in Imphal and also at Lalsingmura in Tripura. At the observance function held at Manipur Press Club, books titled - IPUTHOU MARJING written by Naoroibam Khamba Luwang, PHIJOLSE HONGLAROIDRA IMA written by Yaiskul Khwairakpam, ‘Collected papers on History and Culture of Manipur’ written by Saroj N. Arambam and John Parrat and the half yearly journal NGAKLOU was released . As a part of the observance function R. Kathing Tangkhul Literary Award, Dr . Saroj Nalini Arambam Parratt Literary Award and Pacha Meitei Literary award 2017 were also conferred on to Ojitkumar Luwangcha, Sijagurumayum Suchitra Devi and Sadokpam Birjit Mangang. The day is also observed with the presentation of literary award to selected authors at kakching Chumnangpat. The observance was observed by Shaitya Seva Samati Manipur , Kakching. Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Assam, Head Quarter , Silcharb in collaboration with Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Assam, Kamrup District Committee also observed the 26th Manipuri Language at Guwahati Press Club. On the occasion floral tributes were paid to the people who sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue. The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) also observed the day at AMSU headquarter , DM College Campus, Thangmeiband

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