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Bhubonsana bags literature award
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, August 20 2019: Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand Singh presented the Manipur State Award for Literature 2018-19 to renowned author Rajkumar Bhubonsana.

The prestigious award was presented during an observation ceremony of Manipuri Language Day organised by Directorate of Language Planning & Implementation, Government of Manipur held today at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal.

Manipuri Language along with Konkani and Nepali were included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution in 1992.Delivering his speech as chief guest, Y Khemchand recalled the contributions and work of early litterateurs of Manipuri Literature toward of inclusion Manipuri language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution on 20th August, 1992 .

Presentation of such award in recognition of writers' contributions to Manipuri literature is important to preserve and promote the age-old literary works of the State, he added.

It may be mentioned that the Manipuri State Award for Literature was instituted by the Government of Manipur in 2008 to honour Manipuri writers and recognise their contributions to Manipuri literature.

The award is given every year to the author of the most outstanding book, published during the last five years.

The award includes a plaque, a citation, cash component of Rs 3 lakh and a shawl.

Rajkumar Bhubonsana has been chosen for the award in recognition for his poetry compendium titled "Kellaba Unasing" (Fallen Leaves) published in 2014 .

During the function, Y Khemchand also launched some online books including Manipuri version of important National schemes, Meetei Mayek textbooks & reference books for BA students (Semester I- IV) and online Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Manipuri English.

Commissioner, Education (S) T Ranjit Singh attended the function as guest of honour.

Many renowned writers and authors of Manipuri literature were also seen at the function.


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