March 16, 1996
Saturday, 12:10:00 AM
Gunghajhari Rail Staion
Kalkalighat, Patherkandi, Karimganj
Assam. Pin-788 725.
It was the starting day of the 501-hour Rail and Road blockade programme by Bishnupriya Manipuri Student Union for the demand of recognition of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Language. The down train from Karimganj was stopped by the Satyagrahi’s when it reached the Ghungajhari station at Kalkalighat. Police started firing without notice and brutally injured hundreds of Satyagrhi’s. Our beloved sister Sudeshna Singha (Bulu) laid down her life and became the second women in human history who sacrificed her life for her mother tongue.In 1961, one great Bengali women Shahid Kamala Bhattacharjee sacrificed her life for her mother tongue.
16 March is a red letter in the history of Bishnupriya Manipuri people. Every year Bishnupriya Manipuris residing in Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Bangladesh, and Burma remember this day as Sahid Sudeshna Divas with great respect.
Sudeshna is our pride. Sudeshna is immortal.
A Poem By Sri Modon Mohan Mukhopadhaya
Hey Shahid: A poem by Sorochandra Singha
Sudeshnar’e na Pahuresi by Sukhoda Singha