Two weeks ahead of celebrating the Second Manipuri Poetry Day, the Dr Lamabam Kamal Singh Literary Complex was inaugurated at Langthabal Kunja Mayai Leikai Community Hall in the outskirts of Imphal on Wednesday.
The event was organized with collaborative efforts from Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti, Imphal, Fiction and Poetry Club, Manipur and Divine Life Club, Langthabal.
Manipur Consumer Affairs & Food and Public Distribution and Revenue Minister Karam Shyam attended the inaugural function as chief guest.
Chairman, Ningthoukhongjam Tombiraj of the Construction Committee of Dr Lamabam Kamal Singh Literary Complex; Head of department Professor Rajen Toijamba of Manipuri Department, Manipur University; president Yaiskul Khwairakpam of Patriotic Writers’ Forum, Manipur and president Yendrembam Ibopishak of Divine Life Club, Langthabal Kunja also attended as functional president and guests of honour respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Shyam said that during his short life span of around 35-36 years, the works of Dr Kamal and his contribution in the field of literature for Manipur are highly commendable.
Minister Shyam felt that main objective behind observing the curtain raising ceremony of the Second Manipuri Poetry Day is to acknowledge the value of the poetries and literary works of Dr Kamal apart from researching further on him and paying tributes to him.
He also informed that the Government has already sanctioned Rs two crores for construction of 13 feet high statues of Maharaj Nara Singh and Hirachandra with pedestal foundation by January 9, 2019.
The Dr Kamal Singh Complex that was established with funding of Rs 10 lakhs from the previous government was completed today with another Rs 15 lakhs.
Renowned theatre personality, Loitongbam Dorendro, film personalities R K Jnananranjan and R K Hemabati recited poems during the function.
Scholars, art lovers of the State, elderly people and locals of Langthabal Kunja took part in the function.