The Manipur Government has decided to publish a bilingual edition of the Constitution of India in the Meetei Mayek script.
This announcement was made by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Biren Singh said that this initiative was a landmark effort to promote the Manipuri script and also to provide speakers of the Manipuri language a door to the Indian Constitution.
Taking to platform X, he wrote, “In a historic moment, the Constitution of India will be published in Meetei Mayek script. This landmark achievement not only promotes the Manipuri script but also gives the speakers of Manipuri language or Meiteilon a door to the Indian Constitution.”
In an accompanying message, the Chief Minister noted that the Constitution of India serves as the supreme law for the country but has remained inaccessible for many since it is not available in local languages.
"Despite 73 years of the coming into effect of the Constitution of India, many of its tenets have remained outside the sphere of knowledge for the common man, largely because of its non-availability in the local language. The publication along with amendments upto the 105th Amendment this time, is therefore, very significant, as well as special, being in the Meetei Mayek script . The document in this edition will undoubtedly become an invaluable asset for the entire state, and its publication will mark a significant milestone in the history of the State of Manipur”, the message said.