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    Posted December 13, 2013 by
    Dipendu
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    It was memorable day because I met Robert Tinku Hembram. That time I was 15 year old. I invite him at our resident. He was worker with Rice mill. He was 14 years old. Tinku came our house. My mother has had been offered him 'for Payes' and 'pithe'. Time was 'Pous' month end of December. Robert Tinku gladly accepted Bengali seasonal cake and sweet. Beside he gave one green leaf box to my mother. Tinku told my mother, ''this is our 'Pithe'.'' We found that was home made cake. After passing long time I try to rethink about Robert Tinku Hembram. That time I was Higher secondary standard. Robert Ajit Das Invite me on 25th December. Dear Ajit da share Merry Christmas dinner with his family. That day I had remembered Tinku. And may I want to share my ignorance that is I was totally innocent person about Merry Christmas . We six closed friends next year planning to cycle tour from Birbhum district of W.B to Ranchi (un-devided Bihar) of India. Tour was 12 days.
    Everyday our program was, we were committed to visit various community mahalla. May be it was winter season but Bihar painted us with hot milk, local pithe and 'thegua'. Near Hajaribag my friend who have had decided to visit local Church. Once upon a cold hill morning our team ask for join break fast. Yes, that closet and coldest morning we enjoy with exchange of knowledge which was church history of India. Our senior friend Rakha Hari da said, '' At the period of 1840 social worker Merry Carpenter went to kolkata from UK. After some days she visited Uttarpara to inspect some school with Pandit Vidya Sagar Mahasai. Which school have had been running by Uttarpara Hitokori Sabha.
    Few days after local folk singer written one song. That was '' অতি লখণষমী বুদধীমতি এক বিবি এসেছে/ ষাট বৎসর বয়স তবু বিবাহ না করেছে।/ করে তুলেছে তোলাপাড়ী/ এবার নাইকো ছাড়াছাড়ি/ মিস কারপেনটার সকল সকুল বেড়িয়ে এসেছে।/ কি মাদরাজ কি বোমবাই, সবাই দেখেছে। এখন এসে কলকাতাতে (এবার)/ বাঙগালীদের যে পেড়েছে।'' Father said, ''woh nice. Good story. Do you know it was 1865 govt. has had been ban 'hook festival' in your Bengal. And our organization Calcutta Missionary Conference insisted British govt. But I know this 'Charak' festival is a good festival from Bengal. Obviously without hook. Rakha harida added, ''Father, under the leadership of 'Padri' and holly church India educated with literature, literacy, Art and various sector in the cultural wing. I know that 1839 is the another mile stone for India. because from that year Institutional Art school started under the leadership of Fredrick Corbin. Who was Editor of monthly 'India Review'.
    Apart from above experiences my another winter folk, do you believed that is Jesus story. many of people in the west Bengal they are carrying their name 'Jeesu' not Jesus. My colleague Jeesu Roy told me that he attend hooglly Church of India for Christmas festival with his friend. He had met father and jeesu said ''father I am Jeesu'. Father answered ''God blessed you.'' Jeesu again put his name. ''father really my name is Jeesu.'' Father also holding his coldness with ''God blessed You.'' Beside Jeesu was despaired. He went the church from his college. Jeesu explain me that, he try to show his 'Id' card. Instead of 'festive mood' father has been found truly he is "Jeesu'. However father responding as a gurdian, ''OK, My son, now I believed that you are not doing fun. Yes you are Jeesu.

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