Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BB Muringla conferred Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture Samman

GANGTOK, 03 Feb [IPR]: Writer, poet and musician, BB Muringla was conferred Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture Sanman (VKIC) 2014 at Guwahati, Assam on 31 January on the occasion of VKIC’s foundation day celebration.
The VKIC Sanman was instituted in the year 1999 to honour people from North East India in recognition of their significant contribution to the society in the field of protection, preservation and advancement of one’s own culture. The award consists of a Citation, a Plaque and Cash award of Rs. 2,500.
VC, Gauhati University, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, who is also the recipient of prestigious awards viz. Rajive Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman 2012 and Mahatma Gandhi Samman 2012, was present on the occasion as the chief guest and presented the award to BB Muringla.
BB Subba belongs to the Muringla sub-community of the Limboo community. He was born to Late Lall Man Subba and Late Sancha Rani Subba at Lingchom village, West Sikkim. He did his schooling from Tashi Namgyal Academy and joined Darjeeling College for higher studies. He served as a Govt. Servant in HRD Deptt, Govt. of Sikkim and retired as Additional Director.
He has contributed immensely towards the promotion of Limboo language and literature. He has tirelessly served the community for over three decades to build a better understanding about the indigenous faith and culture of Limboo.
He was one of the pioneers to ensure that the formal temple dedicated to “tageraaningvaphuma” and “Yummamaang” are built. He writes and speaks on various aspects of Limboo culture which has inspired others to confidently reconnect with the grassroots.

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