The 30th Birth Anniversary function of the Yairipok Thambalnu Sahitya Marup cum Library, Yairipok was held on Tuesday at Yairipok Badminton Indoor Stadium, Yairipok.
As a part of the event, the prestigious "Usham Nilchandra Ningsing Khorirol Mana 2022 ( Usham Nilchandra Memorial Literary Award 2022) was also presented.
The award has been conferred on Rajeshori Yengkhom for her poetry book "Ningtambagi Machu" ( Colour of Freedom), which is her first published book.
The award which comprises of an amount of Rs 10,000, a shawl and a certificate was donated by Usham Niranjan, a noted lyricist and acting general secretary of the Thambanlu Sahitya Marup cum Library Yairipok, in memory of his late father, Usham Nilchandra who left for heavenly abode in 1999.
Late Usham Nilchandra was known for his enthusiasm in art and culture.He was a multifaceted person.He was also a patron member of the Yairipok Thambalnu Sahitya Marup cum Library.
Rajeshori Yengkhom hails from Kakching and is married to Naorem Joykumar and stayed at Sagolband Khamnam leirak at present.
The event was attended by Keisam Meghachandra, MLA, Wangkhem AC as chief guest, Rajendra Mutum, Vice president, YTSMCL as president while Raghubir Thiyam, founder and chief advisor, YTDMCL and Ningmaithem Kirankumar, convenor, Manipuri Language Advisory board, Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi as guest of honours respectively.
Eminent poets, poetess and several literary lovers also attended the event.