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Khumulwng GDC Celebrated 45th Kokborok Day 2023.

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With the initiative of Government Degree College authority of Khumulwng 45th Kokborok Day 2023 has been celebrated with due respect & dignity in the GDC​ premises today. On this auspicious occasion many dignitaries from Khumulwng GDC and TTAADC & 71 Bn CRPF have taken participation in this celebration. The programme chief guest Mr. C.K Jamatia has inaugurated the programme in the presence of many distinguished participants of the celebration. Under the supervision of the convener Maharani Hrangkhawl, assistant professor, this 45th Kokborok Day celebration programme has been conducted in Khumulwng where many college students have taken participation in the programme rally and availed the opportunity to acquire genuine knowledge over the Kokborok language and its significance.

As per the report, on January 19th, the Indian State of Tripura observes Kokborok Day, also known as Tripuri Language Day, with the goal of fostering the Kokborok language. This day honours the year 1979 when Kokborok became officially recognized for the first time. The native tongue of Tripura is Kokborok, also known as Tripuri, and has been used by the local Tripuri people for many, many years. One of North East India’s classical tongues.​ People are referred to as Borok and the lan­guage as Kok. Tiprakok/Tripurikok was Kokborok’s previous name. In the northeastern region of India, in the state of Tripura, and in the nearby CHT hill tracts of Bangladesh, Kokborok (Tripuri), a Tibeto-Burman language, is one of the main native languages.

Ad­dressing the participants the programme chief guest Mr. C.K Jamatia said, “Our mother tongue is Kokborok and it is our heritable treasure. We have fundamental responsibility to preserve and promote it for the betterment of our indigenous people which is bearing an identical ethos for the Tripuri indigenous people. We must respect our Kokborok language as at the beginning of our life we had learnt this language from our mother as our mother tongue. We must be proud over our heritage and tradition.”

On this auspicious occasion ‘Khumulwng Magazine’ has been unveiled in the presence of distinguished programme participants.​ Amidst the other dignitaries there were Mr. Pradip Debbarma, teacher council secretary, Dr. Pranabjit Bardhan Roy, principal, Capt. G.S Rathee, advisory member, Mr. Khekato Aye, second commandant officer of 71 Bn CRPF, Budhilun Hrangkhawl, additional CEO of TTAADC​ and many others remained present in the programme.

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