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Inspirations from Scientists of Manipur : Prof. R. K. Brojen Singh
Downloadable Book Extract – Serial No : 11

Research Institute Of Science & Technology (RIST) *

 Prof. R.  K. Brojen Singh
Prof. R. K. Brojen Singh



An unusual journey towards Complex Systems
Prof. R. K. Brojen Singh
School of Computational and Integrative Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Life is driven by struggle. Struggle is multi-facet and may lead to sometimes unimaginable destination which we never thought of it. Because future is generally unpredictable which has predictable and unpredictable forces on its own way. Hence, fortune is painted with these events along the journey of life and we are the books on which God has beautifully and perfectly written on it.

My journey of life was unusual and a complete struggle. I was born at a small village, now small town, Mayang Imphal Konchak. I was fourth child of my parents late R.K. Tombisana Singh and late R. K. Leibi Devi.

I have two elder sisters, one elder brother and one younger sister. My eldest sister could not able to study due to my parent’s financial condition and married early when I was a child. My elder brother, R. K. Sanajaoba Singh, did BSc as well as a diploma in Radio mechanics. My elder sister, late R. K. Premo Devi, struggled to study and could able to complete BA. My younger sister, R. K. Landhoni Devi, did till class XII.

I originated from a quite poor family. My struggle of life can be broadly divided into three parts, childhood (after become conscious who I am), life with my mother and life without my mother. My childhood was quite ordinary, full of excitement to play the whole day with my friends in my locality.

Even though I had hardly two times food at home everyday I was quite happy in going to our Government LP (lower primary) school headed by our head Master Oja Nimaichand who dedicated his whole life in educating us all not only bookish knowledge but also moral, ethics to be done at school as well as at home with family members. Our LP school was single room school which had three clusters of benches and desks which served for class I-II: (in our language we call it Ahanba, Anishuba and Mangasuba).

Our teachers including head Master had their sitting chairs with the students. The roof of the school was covered with very strong steel Tata zinc which was quite old having large number of holes with different sizes. Our school have muddy walls which have big holes through which we generally play hide and seek during half-time of the school. Rainy season was the worse condition of our school because of the water flooded inside the school. We use to bring our plates from home to remove the water inside the school. If it is heavy rainfall, we generally have holidays.

I, as a child, enjoyed those days and did not much care of hungry. Whenever I am declared top the class our Oja Nimaichand use to give me one exercise book with lined pages and I was so happy with the exercise book, kept it on the bed near my pillow, use to look at it by touching the pages and did not write anything on the pages except for very important things like class routine etc. When I was upgraded to class III, I have to change my school from LP school to another higher one till class V.



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