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Tripura govt makes it mandatory to display tribal languages on signboards

By November 22, 2017No Comments

Source : Times of India

AGARTALA: The state government has made it mandatory to display tribal languages on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said on Sunday.


Following the state government’s persistent demand, the Union civil aviation ministry has been making flight information announcements at Agartala airport in tribal Kokborok language, in addition to Hindi, English and Bengali.

Tribals constitute a third of Tripura‘s 3.7 million people. Of the state’s 1,166,813 tribals, over 60 per cent communicate in Kokborok language, which is also an official language of the state since January 1979.

 Veteran tribal leader and CPM Lok Sabha member, Jitendra Chaudhary, said that the state government has been demanding inclusion of Kokborok language in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. agencies

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