ITANAGAR, December 21, 2017: Arunachal Pradesh is planning to introduce Assamese language in schools from next year as third language. During a meeting, CM Pema Khandu made an assurance on Tuesday with an eight-member delegation of Assam Sahitya Sabha in Itanagar.
The Sabha in a statement said, “The chief minister assured us that he will take necessary steps for re-introduction of Assamese as third language in all English and Hindi-medium schools in the state from next year. Assamese was taught there before Arunachal was bifurcated and declared a new state in 1978. Since we are encouraging cultural exchange programmes with our neighbouring states, it is good to see it showing interest for re-introduction of Assamese in schools”.
The Sabha is likely to be held at Namsai where Khandu is likely to make a formal announcement about re-introduction of Assamese on February 3. . Khandu assured all possible help for the success of the convention after the literary body made its request to hold the event in Arunachal
The delegation comprised Sabha secretary Paramananda Rajbongshi and members Kanak Kumar Bora, Jadab Sarma, Hiranya Hazarika, Nabeswar Saikia, Mohan Moran, Arunjyoti Moran and Monjit Gohain.
(TNT with inputs from The Telegraph)
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