Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently unveiled an initiative aimed at bolstering education in indigenous languages in the state. This move, in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP), will see the introduction of Mising, Tiwa, and Rabha languages in pre-primary and primary school curricula, with textbooks designed to cater to students up to Class V.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and the Mising Autonomous Council (MAK) worked together to create 11 textbooks in the Mising language specifically tailored for young learners. The books were published by the Assam State Textbook Production & Publication Corporation and mark a significant step in preserving and promoting the state’s rich linguistic diversity.
The Assam Chief Minister’s Office shared this development on social media, tweeting, “Under NEP, Govt has been trying to impart education in Mising, Tiwa, Rabha languages till Class V. SCERT & MAK prepared 11 textbooks in Mising language for Pre-primary & Primary schools published by Assam State Textbook Production & Publication Corporation: HCM”
This initiative underlines the Assam government’s dedication to implementing NEP measures aimed at boosting education in indigenous languages. By developing educational materials in Mising, Tiwa, and Rabha languages, the state government has ensured a more inclusive and diverse education for students up to Class V, while also playing a pivotal role in preserving these indigenous languages.