Social activist RK Sanayaima on Saturday stated that art and literature is the embodiment and the reflection of the social fabric which binds all individuals in the society.
“It analyses and presents the root of everything which is socially prominent and individually dormant,” he said.
He was speaking at the 2nd International Writers Meet, 2023 held at JN Dance Academy Auditorium Hall, Imphal. The meet was organised by Apunba Khorirolgee Malemgee Lup.
He pointed out that the present state of literature was more experimental and explored new territory within the essence of expression.
“Individual expression of a concept is the very core of literary expression but at the same time, it should strive to promote and develop the vernacular language,” he said.
He emphasised the need to explore the archaic language and revive them while also making new additions to the vast expanse of our vernacular language.
He expressed contentment over the growing popularity of poetry in the present Manipuri literary scene and extended gratitude to the organisers for honouring him with a token of appreciation for service to the state.
Commenting on NIA’s report about the involvement of foreign infiltrators in stoking the conflict, Sanayaima asserted that the state government should stringently act on the matter before further irreparable harm is done.
It must be the first time that the centre has taken cognizance of such matters in Manipur. Therefore, the state should tilt pressure to the Centre to act on it swiftly, he added.
During the programme, Imphal Times journalist Konthoujam Gita among other personalities were also honoured with a token of appreciation for their contributions in their respective fields.
JN Dance Academy director P Bilash, retired professor Hamom Nabachandra, president of Yairipok Thambalnu Sahitya Marup cum Library Ibotombi Khumancha among others were also present at the programme.