The newly elected body of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTADC) has decided to adopt Kokborok language for any written communication made by government offices.
The decision has been taken by the council to popularise the language and make communication easier between government officials and the indigenous people.
“In order to popularize Kokborok as an official language and for better communication between TTAADC administration and people, any application written in Kokborok must be entertained by all offices in TTAADC,” a memorandum of the TTAADC stated.
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Kokborok was declared as an official language of Tripura with effect from January 19, 1979, through Tripura Gazette notification. The memorandum was made public on Wednesday.
TIPRA chairman and member of district council Pradyot Kishore Deb Barma tweeted, “Within 100 days we have ensured that Kokborok can be used for official communication by the government in the council. We are trying our best to change a system that has been insensitive to our sentiments. 1st step was to write the Council Bhawan in Kok Borok… more will follow”.
Earlier, TTAADC had also changed the inscription of the Council Bhawan (Kok Chap Nok) from Bengali to English.