Pothashang News Service : Imphal, February 23, 2018: 11th Edition of Saklon, an annual international Manipuri magazine, was releaed today, at the auditorium of directorate of information and public relations, Moirangkhom Imphal.
The magazine edited was by Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Saratchand Thiyam and published by Sahitya Thoupang Lup (Sathoulup). It is dedicated to Mahakavi Hijam Anganghal Singh as part of a year-long observance to commemorate his contribution to the Manipuri literature.
Meghachandra said literature has a strong correlation with journalism. To be a successful journalist, students of journalism should know the word power of literature.
He opined that in-depth knowledge of literature is very important to polish journalistic skills.
Literature being the mirror of the society, he said, the people of the literary world highlight their works through different media to connect with the masses. Appreciating the role of Sahitya Thoupang Lup, he said it is a platform to widen the knowledge of Manipuri literature among the people residing in different parts of the world.
Sharatchand Thiyam said Saklon binds together the Manipuri people residing in the different corners of the world. He said Mahakavi Hijam Anganghal Singh took a big role in promoting Manipuri language and culture. The latest issue of the magazine is dedicated to Hijam Anganghal Singh to recognise his contribution in Manipuri Literature. He said the objective of publishing the magazine is to pass on the valuable assets of the older generation to the present generation.