Tripura allows Roman script for Kokborok exam after mass protests

Tripura allows Roman script for Kokborok exam after mass protests

Agartala: The Tripura government has officially announced that local students can now opt for Roman script while writing the Kokborok essay in the board exams conducted by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE).
Transport and Tourism Minister, who is also serving as Cabinet Spokesperson, Sushanta Chowdhury made the announcement during a press conference.
He said that in the upcoming TBSE board examinations, students have been given the option to use Roman or Bengali script for their Kokborok papers.
“This decision shows the commitment of the state government to respect every language. Every language has a special importance in the state. Although every party has a democratic right to call a bandh, we believe that the strike is an issue. There is no solution. The bandh creates problems for the people. Hence, the state government has submitted an application to withdraw the bandh called by the student body of a political party,” he asserted.
Minister Chowdhury also pointed out that in recent years, the percentage of candidates using the Roman script in the TBSE examinations has been less than two percent.

“The Chief Minister has already sent a letter to the Chairman of CBSE regarding the Roman font issue. We are awaiting a reply to this letter. We appeal to student organizations that have called for the bandh and those supporting it to withdraw their support, as the status quo will be maintained. Students have shown eagerness to resolve this issue, and it was discussed in the last two Assembly sessions.

The Chief Minister, Prof. Dr. Manik Saha, has written a letter to the Chairman of CBSE, and we want to appeal for the withdrawal of the bandh in consideration of these efforts,” he added.

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