Agartala, Feb 12, 2024, By Our Correspondent
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State government has decided to maintain status quo in regards to the Roman Script for answers in Kokborok in the TBSE examinations. The decision that was announced by Toursim Minister Sushanta Choudhury in a press conference at state secretariat came in the wake of state wide bandh called by tribal students' organizations from this morning demanding Roman script for Kokborok.
With the state government's decision now the students who want to answer Kokbork papers in Roman script will be allowed to do so. At the same time who wan to answer in Bengali script can do so. The option for script will remain open like the previous years.
The minister announcing the decision has appealed to the agitating students to call off their bandh as it caused inconvinience to the common people.
The Roman script issue for the last few days set the state's academic and political spectrum aflame as TBSE had decided to allow only Bengali script for Kokborok. The decision was taken in view of the fact that TBSE now follows the CBSE pattern and in the CBSE .
President of the Board Dr Gan Choudhury also came under fire and several deputations were placed before him. The matter was discussed in the recently held assembly session also where to answer the opposition leader Animesh Debbarma Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha said he would sent a letter to the TBSE in this regard. Dr Saha had earlier also written to the CBSE. But there was no reply from the CBSE in this regard-- which pushed the issue to an impasse.
The minister pointed out that after the CBSE examinations this time get over and a reply from their end come the TBSE will be asked to maintain the status quo.
Sources said last night when the BJP Janajati Morcha leaders met the Chief Minister then they also opined for the open option for the students --either from Roman script or from Bengali script according to their choice.