BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 12th February 2024 : The Tripura government officially declared on Monday that indigenous students would be allowed to write their Kokborok subject in the board exams of the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) in any script of their choice, including the Roman script.
During a press conference, Transport and Tourism Minister, who also serves as the cabinet spokesperson, Sushanta Chowdhury, announced that in the upcoming board examinations conducted by TBSE, students have the option to write in both Roman and Bengali scripts.
“This decision reflects the state government’s commitment to respecting every language. Each language holds due importance in the state. While every party has the democratic right to call for a bandh, we believe that a strike is not a solution to any issue. Bandhs create problems for the people. Hence, the state government has submitted an application to withdraw the bandh called by the student body of a political party,” he stated.
Minister Chowdhury also highlighted that in the past few years, the number of candidates using the Roman script in TBSE examinations has been below 2 percent.
“The Chief Minister has already sent a letter to the Chairman of CBSE regarding the Roman font issue. We are awaiting a reply to this letter. We appeal to student organizations that have called for the bandh and those supporting it to withdraw their support, as the status quo will be maintained. Students have shown eagerness to resolve this issue, and it was discussed in the last two Assembly sessions. The Chief Minister, Prof. Dr. Manik Saha, has written a letter to the Chairman of CBSE, and we want to appeal for the withdrawal of the bandh in consideration of these efforts,” he added.