Waikhom Gojen Meitei
Born
Manipur, India
Occupation(s)Poet, educationist
AwardsPadma Shri
Special Jury Prize
Babu Jagat Jiban
WebsiteOfficial web site

Waikhom Gojen Meitei is an Indian poet and educationist from Manipur. The Government of India honored him in 2014 by bestowing upon him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the fields of education and literature.[1][2]

Biography

Waikhom Gojen Meitei was born in Manipur. He is the Secretary of Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Manipur (MEELAL).[3][4] His contributions to the revival of Meitei indigenous script is notable.[5]

Meitei lives in New Delhi at Ambedkar Bhawan. He is also a recipient of the title, Babu Jagat Jiban by Ram Lala Sanskriti Sahitya Academy in January 2002[5] and has also won Special Jury prize at the Second Sahitya Seva Samiti Manipuri Film Awards 2013, for his song Eeyekna Eepani Eerolna Eemani for the film, Eikhoibusu Hinghanbiyu in 2013.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Padma Awards Announced". Circular. Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 January 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20140126/2328320.html". WebIndia123. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ "MEELAL Observes Mayek Adoption Day". Manipur Online. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Foundation Day celebrated". Sangai Express. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b "W Gojen felicitated". Manipuri Times. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Second Sahitya Seva Samiti Manipuri Film Awards 2013". Sahitya Seva Samiti. 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2014.