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Handbook on Naga script released
Correspondent KOHIMA, AUG 7 (NPN):
Published on 8 Aug. 2010 12:07 AM IST
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Naga Script Literature Central Board (NSLCB) on Saturday launched a basic handbook of Naga Script during a press conference held at Kohima Press Club building. With the objective of popularizing the Naga script and help unify Nagas through a common script, the handbook has a content of Naga script alphabets, numbers, translation into English with examples etc.
Chairperson of NSLCB, Rev. Dr. A. G. Kamei said that it was important to have a common Naga language to unify all Nagas as a nation and also for the coming generation as well. She informed that the Naga script was revealed through a vision to Laokeinang Phaomi from Luangraeng village 58 years back when he was in a jail in Imphal, Manipur. The Naga script was later developed into computer software by the Indian language People, Hyderabad. Easy to learn and teach, Rev. Kamei said that the Naga Script was widely used by people in Eastern Nagaland.
Chairman of Rani Gaidinliu Integrated Foundation and advisor of NSLCB, Achun Kamei, said that the Naga Script could be a bond to unify all Nagas scattered all over the country and beyond. He expressed hope that through launching of the booklet, Naga tribes and academic institutions would learn and use it for development of their tribal literature and also for correspondence. He assured that the board was ready to impart cooperation towards any interested institute or tribe to further the script.
The board expressed hope that the script would be widely used by the people so that the government would approve it. It has an endeavour to include the Naga script in the Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Member of NSLCB Jaojian Kamang Gangmei briefed the media on development of the script into software. He mentioned that a font “Naga Script Font TFF” was ready for the script which would be operational in Microsoft word. The board also informed that any learner or institute interested in the software could get it at a nominal charge. Earlier, S.K. Pheimei Salim also briefed on pronunciation of the Naga script.

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