FROM A CORRESPONDENT
AGARTALA, Dec 25 : East Tripura parliamentary constituency MP Jitendra Choudhury lamented that Kok borok, the language spoken by majority of tribals in Tripura, has failed to flourish up to the expected level and still remained confined in books only.
He said that the Kok borok is no exception as attempts to promote languages spoken by the tribal in different parts of the country has failed to yield expected result despite lots of experiments.
The observation made by Choudhury, who is also the president of the Tripura Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the CPI (M), is considered significant in view of the Left Front government’s claim that the language spoken by tribals in Tripura are advancing rapidly while they are lagging behind in other parts of the country.
He was addressing the inaugural function of the Ekalabya Ashram Vidyalaya Educational Employees Association at
Mukta Dhara auditorium here. The former tribal welfare minister Choudhury expressed great satisfaction over the standard of education in the Ekalabya schools and thanked the central government for their decision to open three more Ekalabya schools in three districts of Tripura. He said the Ekalabya schools are imparting quality education; their students are scoring good numbers
in examinations and stressed the need for development of their skill in different fields as they are living in a highly competitive world.
Sukhendu Debbarma, head of the history department of Tripura University and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.