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International Mother Language Day observed

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Tribal and Endangered Languages Promotion Board and UNESCO Club, Manipur jointly organized UNESCO 17th International Mother Language Day at Manipur Press Club. On the occasion Prof R Subba Krishna Memorial Journalist Award 2016-17 was also distributed.
In his key note address, Dr Th Chandramani Singh, Organising committee and former Chief Resource Person, Centre for Tribal and Endangered Languages (Language Bureau), Ministry of HRD, Government of Manipur said that out of the 196 language spoken worldwide, Manipuri are also included. Some local dialects of the state have been announced as extinct while some of them are at the verge of extinction.  The main objective of celebrating 17th International Mother Language Day celebration is to preserve and save the local languages.
Dr Th Chandramani Singh also said that Manipuri language has been listed in the endangered language status. Among the tribal language, Aimol (2200 people), Purum (266 people), Moiyon (2270 people), Monsang (2670 people) are endangered and need collective effort to preserve them.
 He also appealed the state government to appoint language resource person and establish Language Research Centre in order to promote local dialects and protect them.

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Dr Th Chandramani Singh March 2, 2016 - 6:33 pm

Thanks for uploading valuable media coverage of the IMLD


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