Now, Tripura tribal council to accept communication in Kokborok language
File image of youths taking out a procession in their traditional attire to mark 42nd Kokborok Day in Agartala Credit: EastMojo image

Agartala: In a bid to popularise the language and make communication easier between the government officials and the indigenous people of Tripura, the newly elected Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has decided to accept Kokborok in any communiqué made by the government offices.

A memorandum issued by the additional chief executive officer of TTAADC in Khumulwng said that Kokborok was declared as an official language of Tripura with effect from January 19, 1979 through the Tripura Gazette notification.

“In order to popularise Kokborok as an official language and for better communication between TTAADC administration and the people in general, any application written in Kokborok must be entertained by all offices in TTAADC,” the memorandum said.

Expressing happiness and the decision taken within hundred days of forming the TTAADC, TIPRA chairman and member of district council Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman wrote, “Inside 100 days we have ensured that Kok Borok can be used for official communication for the Govt in the council. We are trying our best to change a system which has been insensitive to our sentiments. 1st step was to write the Council Bhawan in Kok Borok…more will follow.”

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The TTAADC administration earlier changed the inscription of Council Bhawan (Kok Chap Nok) from Bengali to English.

Earlier, Deb Barman had announced to donate a day of his salary to fight the novel coronavirus and use the funds for developmental work.

TIPRA and Indigenous National Party of Twipra (INPT) had recorded a landslide victory in the tribal council election held recently, winning 18 of the 28 seats for the 30-member council.

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