Symposium on Manipuri literature organised

Our Correspondent
AGARTALA, Jan 28: A symposium on the topic of “Aspects of Manipuri Literature” was held today at Tripura Students Health Home, Agartala.
The symposium was organised by Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum, Tripura in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi New Delhi.  
Renowned scholar Longjam Joychandra graced the ceremony as the chief guest and kicked off the event with a ceremonial lamp lighting.
Meanwhile Professor Rajen Toijamba, convenor, Sahitya Akademi Manipuri Language Board; N Bira Singh, president, Manipuri Literary and Cultural Forum; L Biramangal Singh, president, Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Tripura; Kshetrabasi Naik, Assistant Editor, Sahitya Akademi, Kolkata Region Office and celebrated writer S Khelamohan were present at the symposium as guests of honour.  
At the inaugural ceremony, Sahitya Akademi member Khoisnam Birola delivered the welcome address.
Notably, the Forum feted Sorokhaibam Gambhini who has been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award, with a citation and a shawl.
The first session of the symposium was chaired by noted writer Mayengbam Abhiram Singh wherein Dr Thokchom Ibohanbi Singh, Dr Anuradha Nongmaithem and Khoisnam Mangol presented their respective papers. After a luncheon, the second session was conducted chaired by Longjam Joychandra Singh and AC Netrajit, Sorokhaibam Gambhini and Kshetrimayum Premchandra presented their papers.
On the occasion, DM University Professor Dr Rajkumari Musuksana Devi also donated a sum of Rs 50,000.