Birth anniversary of Sinam Devabrata observed
IMPHAL | Jan 10
The 78th birth anniversary of late Ojha Sinam Devabrata Singh was observed today at MDU Hall,Yaiskul Police Lane by the Living Arts Academy Manipuri Thang-Ta (LAAMAN Thang-Ta).
Guru Devabrata was the first exponent of the state’s martial arts form ‘Thang-Ta’ at the international level at the Indian Culture Centre in Cheiri, Italy in 1988.
He also showcased the indigenous martial arts form at the Festival of India in China, 1994 and received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Thang-Ta in the international stage in 1992.
ISTV founder member W Maheshwor Singh, Eastern Kala Vidya Thang-Ta Association president Khoisnam Daballo Khaba and AITE, Guwahati principal L Kokngang were the chief guest, guest of honour and president of the function respectively.
Students of LAAMAN-Thang-Ta also demonstrated their Thang-Ta skills during the function.
Dais members and invitees paid floral tributes to the departed soul and video clips of Ojha Sinam Devabrata Singh demonstrating his skills were also shown.