MSP urges to include Manipuri in scrutiny report

SILCHAR, Nov 3: Manipuri Sahitya Parishad (MSP), Assam, Cachar district formed a steering committee in orderto launch an agitation againstthe scrapping of the subject of Modern Indian Language inManipuri in the Assam Venture Educational Institutions Provincialization of Services (Amendment) Bill 2012.
The 19-member steering committee, headed by M Santy Kumar Singha, secretary of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Cachar district unit, today met Debasish Chakraborty, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nibaran Chandra Das, Inspector of Schools, and KU Ahmed, District Elementary Educational Officer, and submitted a memorandum, urging to include the details of the students having MIL in Manipuri and number of Manipuri language teachers inthe scrutiny report of the Education Department of Assam.
Singha said that as per the suggestion of MM Hussain, Commissioner and Secretary of Education Department, the existence of students having Manipuri as their MIL and Manipuri language teachers needs to be reflected in the scrutiny report to be submitted to the Education Department of Assam by the districts.
According to the members of the Parishad, the scope of Manipuri students who study in bi-bilingual schools to learnManipuri language as Modern Indian Language had been scrapped by the Assam Venture Educational Institutions, Provincialization of Services (Amendment) Bill, 2012.
The delegation also urged theInspector of Schools, Cachar, not to adjust any Manipuri language teacher post with the assistant teachers for the larger interest of the people belonging to Manipuri community.
Other prominent members of the delegation included Brajabashi Singha, Chandrabati Devi, S Pakachand Singha, Sabitri Devi, Nalabu Singha. (SentinelAssam)

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