Floral tribute and honouring of two Sahitya Akademi Awardees marked the 104th birth anniversary of Ashangbam Minaketan held at Manipur Press Club on May 2.
The Akademi Award 2009 winners for their translation works are Raghu Leishangthem and Ch Brajeswor Sharma.
Moreover, poet Th Ibohanbi presented a thorough rendition on a book entitled 'Ema Si Nurabi' written by BS Meisnamba, which also won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 2007 .
Presenting the key note address, poet Y Ibomcha Singh expressed elation to be a participant in the observance of the Minaketan's birth anniversary and desired that birth or death anniversaries of all the literary figures be held on a common date.
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