IMPHAL, December 1: The 100th birth anniversary of Rajkumar Shitaljit Singh was today held at Lamyanba Shanglen, Imphal East. The anniversary was organized by Manipur Shahitya Parishad, Paona Bazaar in association with Manipur State Kala Akademy, Imphal.
The function was graced by Deputy CM Gaikhangam as chief guest, Keishamthong MLA L Ibomcha Singh as guest of honour and E Dinamani Singh, president, Manipur Shahitya Parishad as president respectively.
Delivering his address as chief guest, Deputy CM Gaikhangam said that RK Shitaljit is a well known personality to the people of hill and valley of Manipur. He further added that late Shitaljit is an educationist, journalist, thinker also a successful father.
Elaborating the works and life of the late literary man, Shitaljit’s contribution to the society in the field of literature and culture, and also religion will be a subject of discussion not only for the present generation but also for the future generation, the chief guest mentioned and further continued that this multi faceted personality will be providing light of hope to the people of the society.
At beginning of the function, people were offering floral tribute to the photo of the RK Shitaljit Singh.
Later on, a symposium on the “life and literature of Shitaljit” was organized with Prof N Tombi Singh as moderator and many resource persons were delivering their respective papers.