58th death anniversary of Panditraj Atombapu observed

Floral tributes were offered to Panditraj Atombapu.


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The Atombapu Research Centre, Sagolband observed the 58th death anniversary of Panditraj Atombapu by following strict Covid-19 guidelines at its office located at Sagolband Meino Leirak, Imphal West on Thursday.

On the occasion, retired IIS BB Sharma who attended as chief guest said that Panditraj Atombapu had contributed much for the society by promoting journalism, politics, arts and culture and others in Manipur. He highlighted a book on Panditraj Atombapu under the title ‘Doyen of Journalism in Manipur’.

To support the contributions made by Atombapu, the centre needs to be revived, he added.

Kshetra Karyavah RSS, Assam Kh Rajen as guest of honour said many books of Panditraj Atombapu were turned into ashes when a fire broke out at Manipur State Library.

However, some books written in Bengali scripts are still in the custody of some people. Those books need to be transcribed into Meitei Mayek script so that the upcoming youths can read them, he added.

As a part of the ceremony, floral tributes were offered to Panditraj Atombapu.

Vice president of Atombapu Research Centre N Devendra also attended the function as president.

First Published:Sept. 2, 2021, 11:18 p.m.

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