The Tai Khamti language of Arunachal shall soon be incorporated into the curriculum of schools as the third language said Chowna Mein, Deputy CM of Arunachal Pradesh at a workshop at Golden Pagoda Monastery in Arunachal. Initially, the Tai Khamti script will be introduced in the Khamti inhabited schools in Namsai district.
Expressing happiness, he mentioned that Arunachal University of Studies (Pali & Buddhist Studies department) has proposed to introduce Tai Khamti teaching and urged Pali Vidyapeeth College to follow suit. He assured the release of Workbook edition-I of Tai Khamti Script, published by Tai Khamti Heritage & Literary Society (TKHLS) and sponsored by the State’s education department.
Personnel & Training Parliamentary Secretary Chau Zingnu Namchoom, in his address, called for preservation, reformation and promotion of the language and stressed on popularizing local languages amongst the youth. DC R K Sharma lauded the contributions of the NGOs for reforming the language for introduction in the schools. He further said that tourist religious hub Golden Pagoda has turned into a literary centre now, he said, adding it houses a library and an old age home to serve the needy of the society.
DDSE Talom Pabin highlighting importance of third language said the government encourages and promotes local dialect/language and has sanctioned funds to publish required books.