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GC Tongbra birth centenary celebration begins
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 06 2013: A year-long celebration of noted playwright, director and theatre personality, GC Tongbra's birth centenary commenced from today at JN Manipur Dance Academy.

The inaugural function of the hundreth birth anniversary celebration of GC Tongbra was graced by MP Dr Th Meinya and President of Manipur Sahitya Parishad, Imphal, Prof Elangbam Dinamani as the chief guest and president respectively.

The inaugural programme of the birth centenary celebration jointly organised by Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Imphal; Society Theatre Manipur; and JN Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal included offering floral tribute to the photo of the late GC Tongbra, honouring 15 artists who were closely associated with the works of GC Tongbra and staging of play by artists of Society Theatre.

The artists honoured for their close association with the works of the celebrated theatre personality were (L) Sorensangbam Nabakanta Singh of Yaiskul; Chanambam (O) Nongmaithem (N) Bimala of Uripok Chanambam Leikai; Ngangbam Radhe Devi of Keishampat Thiyam Leikai; Lourembam Yugol Singh of Khagempalli Huidrom Leikai; Soram Ibochou Singh of Sega Road Takhellambam Leikai; Soraisam Dhiren Singh of Takhellambam Leikai; Lourembam (O) Yaiphabi Devi of Khagempalli Huidrom Leikai; Kangabam Tomba of Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai; Keisham Romabati Devi of Sega Road Kondongbam Hajari Leikai; Thiyam Ibotombi Singh of Sega Road Takkhellambam Leikai; Athokpam Irabot Singh of Wangkhei Thambalkhong; Elangbam Kalyani Devi of Sega Road Kondong Hajari Leikai; Thokchom Memcha Devi of Keishampat Keisham Leikai; Wahengbam Iboyaima Devi of Yumnam Leikai Singjamei Chingamathak; Thokchom Yamini Devi of Lamphel Kabrabam Leikai Uripok.

Tongbram Gitchandra Singh was born on February 6, 1913 at Sega Road Konjen Hajari Leikai (Jailer Leirak) .

He earned prominence with his sheer interest and flair for anything that related with theatre works.

He wrote many theatre plays, lyrics for film songs, radio play, poems, besides many translation works.

Over hundred plays written by GC Tongbra have been staged and he brought out around 100 books.

Speaking as the chief guest of the inaugural function, Dr Th Meinya, MP said GC Tongbra was himself an institution.

Asserting that he was a successful teacher, Dr Meinya called upon all concerned to give serious efforts in knowing more about him.


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