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Imphal, Jan 15: International Observation Committee on Puya Mei Thaba today observed Black Day to commemorate the 288th burning of indigenous manuscript. A function was held at Kindergarden Montessori School, Takyel Kolom Leikai today. Speakers during the function recalled on how the Meitei indigenous manuscript was burnt under the influence of Hindu missionaries by the then king of Manipur. They also recalled on who Meitei National Front under the leadership of Chingshubam Akaba had spearheaded a movement to revive the metei mayek.
Today Bangali script which had been in used for a long time after the burning of the puyas has been replaced by the original Meitei Mayek. The Meitei Mayek is studied in Class XII and soon the Bangali Script will be completely replace by Meitei Mayek in Manipur, said another speaker.

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