NBT to organise workshop to popularise Kokborok

Agartala, Feb. 29 (ANI): In a bid to preserve and popularise Kokborok, which is a language spoken by most of the tribal people of Tripura, the National Book Trust (NBT) for the first time has taken a unique initiative to organise a four-day workshop on the language.

This was announced by Chairman of NBT, Baldeo Bhai Sharma, during a press conference here. He said that the trust would start a workshop of writers and illustrators to promote the language.

“In the Northeast for Kokborok language we are starting a workshop of writers and illustrators, as both are very creative. If one wants to publish books especially for the children then just text is not enough as they get bore out of it. So to make books attractive in order to transform knowledge and inspire them we are trying to make books attractive through use of illustration. This workshop is an initiative towards that,” he said.

He added that NBT has taken initiatives to encourage the production of good literature and the habit of reading by organizing book fairs, exhibitions and literary activities throughout the country.

NBT is an apex body established by the government of India (Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development) in the year 1957 and has published around 24, 000 books in 32 Indian languages including English. (ANI)

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