Veteran 62 years old popular poet Thangjam Ibobipishak Singh of Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai was awarded this year with the Manipur State Award for Literature sponsored by the state Education (S) department.
The formal award distribution function was organized this afternoon at historical Kanga hall with the Governor, Gurbachan Jagat, as chief guest. Also present at the function was education minister L Jayantakumar and other officials of state education department and imminent writers of the state.
State Governor, Gurbachan Jagat in his speech disclosed that Manipur literature has been closely linked to the Manipuri civilization. It is the repository of her birth, triumphs, defeats, peace, conflicts, transformation and introspections, he said.
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