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Heisnam Basantakumar Award 2019 conferred to Nongmaithem Tombi Singh on World Book Day

Imphal, April 24,

Heisnam Basantakumar Award 2019 was conferred to Nongmaithem Tombi Singh on World Book Day 2019 held yesterday at Manipur Hindi Parishad.

The function was organized by Sahita Thoupang Lup. On the occasion, Director Tourism Waikhom Ibohal Singh, Director Art and Culture Aribam Shivdas Sharma and Director Social welfare Ngangom Uttam Singh grace as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.
The award carries a sum of Rs.10,000/- a shawl and citation.
It may be mentioned that, in his short period of life, Late Heisnam Basantakumar(1950-1990) wrote a novel entitle ,”Mongpham” and Poetry entitle “Basanta Paojel”. The award was donated by his son Balkrisna Heisnam, Director DIPR, Manipur.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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