A book entitled ‘Palhouraba Kaoshing’, written by Lairenlakpam Sarat was released on Wednesday at the Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul in Imphal West.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Minister of Water Resources, Relief and Disaster Management, Awangbow Newmai said that any individual can’t become an author or writer as this is a profession where one needs to to possess all the qualities of courage, dedication, passion and hard-work.
The minister further said that the role played by writers in the society is commendable and they are the most respectable persons. But as the economic condition of the majority of writers is unsound, few people who know the value of a writer respect them.
However, writers are the only people who will remain immortal even after their death through their writing or documented materials, the minister added.
“Writers are the one who can bring back the past and foresee the future with their writings and research and people should give them the highest form of honour and respect,” he added.
L Sarat, author of the book, who was also a reporter at one point of time, said that to face many experiences in life is something which every individual cannot skip. The book released today is also a collection of memories or experiences that he came through in his life. His purpose of writing this book is to let the coming generation know how the society was, he added.
The book release event was organised by Angom Ningthou Preservation and Documentation Centre, Uripok Achom Leikai.
During the function, former dean of School of Humanities, Manipur University, Polem Nabachandra; convener of Manipuri Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi, Nongmaithem Kirankumar; Sahitya Akademy Awardee, Yulembam Ibomcha Singh and eminem lyricist, and Sanglakpam Achou Singh attended as president, guest of honour respectively.