Education, labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam has expressed his wish to discuss with the chief minister Niongthombam Biren Singh to bring up the Manipuri language to the status of Classical Language of India.
It was among three proposals of Cultural Forum Manipur Radheshyam accepted to discuss with the chief minister Nongthombam Biren. The proposals were made during the 59th Foundation Day Celebration of The Cultural Forum, Manipur held yesterday at Lamyanba Shanglen, Konung Lampak.
The other two proposals are on the requirement of a hall for cultural activities and increase in the grant-in-aid of the forum.
Saying that literature and culture are reflections of a society Radheshyam said preserving and encouraging them will strengthen the society. Words spoken can influence one’s life a lot; it can either encourage or destroy someone’s life.
Radheshyam said he will discuss the three points brought up by Cultural Forum, Manipur with the Chief Minister and other cabinet ministers. He can’t give any commitment at the moment, he will do his level best, added the minister.
The Minister also released three books ‘Lalhouba amasung Atei Sheireng’ a Manipuri translation of Najuru Islam the Bengal author, ‘Rajkumarigi Satin’ by BK. Pansimayum and ‘Imagi Maithong’ of Meisanam Kamal.
Padmashree Naba Wareppa was warmly honoured at the occasion.