MINISTER BISWAJIT STRESSES THE NEED FOR AWARENESS TO PROMOTE MANIPURI LANGUAGE
Imphal, 20th August,2017 (DIPR). The 26TH Manipuri Language Day was observed today at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen Palace Compound , Imphal in commemoration of inclusion of Manipuri Language in 8th Schedule in the Indian Constitution on 20th August,1992. The observation was organised by 26th Manipuri Language Day State Level Celebration Committee, comprising of 14 organisations.
Addressing the gathering, Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit said that our present generation is very important for preserving and promoting our Manipuri Language for our future generation. He also assured to create awareness regarding preservation and promotion of Manipuri Language under Information Education and Communication programme of Directorate of Information and Public Relations.
Minister also said that he will inform the Chief Minister Shri N.Biren regarding inclusion of Manipuri Script in Currency note and upgradation of our Language into classical language.If necessary cabinet will take decision regarding the matters, he added. He also asserted that a collective effort is needed for scripting of Manipuri language in currency note and upgradation of the language into classical language. As Manipur Language is the lingua franca, so various communities residing in the State need to promote our language.
Education Minister Shri Th. Radheshyam said that writers, lyricists, singers, performing artists should play a big role in preserving our language. At the same time, we need to conduct debating, recitation, essay writing at various levels in order to promote Manipuri language.
Revenue Minister Shri Karam Shyam stressed the importance of preserving our language as we can express the maximum in our own language. He further added that the present government is trying to bring a political change in the State.
In his Presidential speech, Professor Th. Tombi recalled the movement taken up by the masses for the including of Manipuri language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. At the same time, he stressed that we need to document the movement undertaken by the masses for the future generation.
Representatives of various organization who are in the organizing Committee also attended the observation. (DIPR)