Tribal bodies hail Cabinet decision

Imphal, May 26 2013: The Poumai Naga Union (PNU) and Gangte Literature Society (GLS) while expressing gratitude to M Okendro Singh, Minister (Education and CAF&PD), lauded the State Cabinet for appending recognition to three tribal dialectsPoumai, Gangte, and Liangmai, thereby paving way for the introduction of textbooks in their dialects in the school till class VIII .

A statement issued by PNU president, Ng Lorho said that there are 119 schools in Poumai inhabited areas and the dialect “Poula” text books published by Poumai Literature Committee, are taught in schools on voluntary basis since 10 years back.

A separate statement issued by Gangte Literature Society general secretary T Songminlun Gangte lauding the Cabinet decision, urged the authority concerned to pave way for the introduction of the said three tribal dialects till Class X from the next academic session so as to ease the ‘marginal feelings’ of the students concerned.

The GLS also duly acknowledged the contributions of various individuals towards the promotion of Gangte literature during the last couple of years.

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