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Sangtam board makes linguistic point with grammar book

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Jan 27, 2018 10:59 pm
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Sejungmong Sangtam (second from right) releasing the ‘Sangtam Yurah.’ Also seen in the image are members of the SLB on Sat. at the Circuit House in Dimapur. (EM Images)

Dimapur, Jan. 27 (EMN ): The Sangtam Literature Board (SLB) has released its first edition of a book about vernacular grammar, Sangtam Yurah (‘Yurah’ is Sangtam for grammar), on January 27 at Circuit House in Dimapur. The book was released by the president of the United Sangtam Gazetted Officers’ Union (USGOU) Sejungmong Sangtam.

Expressing satisfaction at the efforts of the board, Sangtam remarked that tribal literature was required especially during a time when the society had been moving rapidly. Such efforts and endeavour aim at developing literature must continue, Sangtam said. He has extended support and cooperation to the uplift of Sangtam literature.

The chairman of the SLB Dr. Meren Sangtam also addressed the event. He expressed hope that the Sangtam Yurah would help the community. He welcomed suggestions and rectifications, if any, from readers to supplement the content of the book.

The board’s chairman informed the gathering that the SLB had entrusted the project to SLB member C Tsalongse. The former has appreciated the latter and the editorial team for productively bringing out the Yurah Vakha (also, Sangtam for grammar book). The board has appreciated the Nagaland School Education department and the State Council of Educational Research and Training for their support and guidance toward developing community literature works in the state.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Jan 27, 2018 10:59:24 pm