Workshop on Wancho language concludes

LONGDING, May 28: The valedictory function of a month-long workshop titled ‘Pedagogic development on Wancho script’, organised by the Wancho Literary Mission (WLM) in collaboration with the 40 Bn Assam Rifles, was held here on Saturday.

The workshop was aimed at encouraging the Wanchos to preserve and promote their native language.

Banwang Losu, a resident of Kamhua Noknu village and a teacher by profession, embarked upon the unique mission of

developing the Wancho script way back in 2001. In 2013, he formed the WLM, an NGO committed to promote the Wancho language.

The workshop involved preparing the contents of the Wancho language school syllabus for Class 1-5 by the existing trained Wancho language teachers. One hundred youths, both boys and girls, from remote villages of Longding district were also introduced to the Wancho script. They will be subsequently employed as Wancho language teachers in remote villages of the district.

The workshop involved research work, with students collecting data on folk stories, tales, folksongs and folklores.

During the valedictory function, RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam felicitated Losu, the teachers involved in pedagogy, and the meritorious students identified during the workshop.

Longding-Pumao MLA Tanpho Wangnaw, Kanubari MLA Gabriel D Wangsu, Longding DC Bani Lego, 40 Assam Rifles Commandant KS Gill, ZPC Lohpong Wangham, ZPMs and others attended the function. (DIPRO)