Vol. 5 Num 175 Sat. November 20, 2004  

School for Monipuri children

A school of Monipuri Bishnupuria tribal language started functioning at Madhabpur Monipuri Lalitkala Academy in Kamalganj upazila recently.

Sil Bangladesh, a foreign NGO working with indigenous people helped establish the school to teach Monipuri tribal children in their own language.

Nripendra Kumar Sinha, President of Monipuri Language Development Committee presided over the function while Raj Kanta Sinha, Headmaster of Madhabpur High School attended the opening function as the chief guest. A representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Netanel Taniz and Sil Bangladesh official Unistan were present at the function.

In her address, the NGO representative announced that more such schools would be established here by her NGO soon for teaching tribal children in Meithei and Khasia languages.

A large number of Monipuri women and children attended the function and expressed their satisfaction as their children will be able to learn in their own Bishnupuria language in this school.