Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Lup, MEELAL held a press meet at its office situated at Kanglapat today to announce various issues which is hampering the efforts being made by the Lup to revive and popularize the Meetei language in the state. Moirangthem Naokhomba Meetei, Vice- President, MEELAL, in his address to the media stated that since the Lup have started gaining recognition and result of its sustained efforts to spread the use and acceptability of the Meeteilon script among the mass, it has come to the notice of the Lup that certain self-styled experts on the subject have started spreading false information in a deliberate attempt to derail the work of the Lup as well as to earn personal fame. The spokesperson also warns such individuals to refrain from continuing with spreading of misinformation and create confusion, adding that any untoward incident arising out of such undesirable activities will have to be borne by the individuals themselves. It was further disclosed that the Directorate of Language Planning & Implementation has been set up by the state Government with the aim of developing the language with the Education Minister as the Chairman. Also, a state level lexicon committee has been constituted with 30 members who are experts culled from different fields such as arts & culture, CSOs, professors and academicians etc. and any individual or group interested in making suggestions regarding the language should do so after consultation with the Committee. It was further stated that a 21-day workshop on Meetei script is being organized from June 1 at RMSA Conference Hall and Council Hall with a view to familiarize the language with the teachers and administrators of colleges and other educational institutions, and appealed to all students and teachers to participate and make the event a success. Dr. P Gunindro, Manipur University, Dr. W Romesh, Associate Professor, GP Womens’ College, Nongmaithem Naokhomba, Vice President, MEELAL and Yanglem Biren, organisation secretary, MEELAL will be the resource persons at the workshop.