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Nikhil Bharat Bangiya Sahitya Sammelan centenary celebration at The Milanee

Individual responsibility to preserve, propagate Bangla language, culture: Shekhar Dey

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Jamshedpur, Sept 22: The centenary year celebration of Nikhil Bharat Bangiya Sahitya Sammelan (NBBSS) was organized by the Jamshedpur chapter of the socio-cultural organization at The Milanee auditorium on Thursday. The Bengal Club President, Tapas Mitra was the chief guest on the occasion. Prominent social activist and proprietor of SreeLeathers Bistupur, Shekhar Dey was the guest of honour on the occasion. NBBSS Central Committee Secretary Samir Rakshit from Raipur, Cultural Committee member Chaitali Mukherjee from Purulia, Manoj Sathpathy from Chaibasa, Organizing and Welcome Committee Chairman Nikhil Dutta,  Jharkhand Bengali Committee executive member Bhavesh Dutta, Central Committee Finance Secretary Ashish Gupta, former Central Committee executive Dilip Dutta, Reception Committee member Basabi Goswami, Jamshedpur Chapter President Jharna Kar, Secretary Samita Rakshit and Dr Alok Debdas were among the prominent dignitaries present on the occasion.

Chief guest Tapas Mitra hoisted the national flag while Advisor of the NBBSS Jamshedpur branch Nikhil Dutta unfurled the organization’s flag. The dignitaries jointly lit the traditional lamp to inaugurate the NBBSS centenary function.

NBBSS President Jharna Kar welcomed the guests at the function. Guest of honour Shekhar Dey while conveying his best wishes while celebrating 100 years of NBBSS observed, “While expressing the joy of 100 years of NBBSS I would like to stress that preserving the glory of our Bengali language and propagating it is the responsibility of every individual of our community. At the same time, I would like to mention that the heritage and storehouse of Bengali literary and cultural heritage, The Milanee has completed 106 years of glorious existence and has stepped into its 107th year to further the cultural cause.”

Shekhar Dey, who is also the President of The Milanee informed, “We have a special air-conditioned room that we provide free of charges for holding meetings. The Milanee continues the tradition of extending cooperation and support at all times.”

Chief Guest and President of another socio-cultural heritage, The Bengal Club, observed, “Most of us make a beeline to have our children admitted to English medium schools. But we should realize that it is our responsibility to ensure that our children learn our mother tongue, Bengali, that is replete with sweetness and is a narrative of our rich literary and cultural traditions. The youth should come forward to take Bangla language to newer heights.

Referring to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tapas Mukherjee said, “it was he (Mujibur Rahman) who pioneered the move for propagating Bangla language and brought for it an international recognition. Like charity, laying the seed for furthering the cause of Bengali language, begins at home and we should take the initiative for our progeny to carry forward the greatness of our Bangla language, literature and culture.”

A choral song was presented by Tapati Dutta, Aditi Sengupta, Mandira Mukherjee and others. The guests were honoured with shawls, bouquets and mementos on the occasion. The guests released a Bengali magazine, Maitri, on the occasion. Basabi Goswami proposed the vote of thanks.

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