Applications invited to teach NE tribal dialects

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Dimapur, April 22: Governor of Nagaland, PB has appealed to the people of Nagaland, especially retired teachers or persons who can teach two or more local dialects to come forward to be a part of the NE Department/chair of different universities in the country. The selected persons will have to go to Mumbai, Mangaluru or Delhi. The universities will provide accommodation and honorarium for their service.
This is a positive and noble mission for strengthening emotional and national integration, the Governor said.
Acharya has initiated opening of NAMASTE (Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura) NE Department/Chair in different Universities of the country to teach local dialects of the North East States. He observed that nearly 800 Universities in India have a department for foreign languages including German, Korean, French, etc while only a few Universities have a Department/Chair for tribal dialects.
Governor has so far motivated Mumbai University, SNDT Women University, Mumbai, Dr Babasahib Ambedkar Technical University, Maharashtra, NITTE Medical & Science University, Mangaluru, Alva’s Education Foundation, Mangaluru, Manipal University, Mangaluru and JNU, New Delhi to start a Department/Chair for tribal dialects.
All the above Universities have requested the Governor to identify and nominate one guest teacher who can teach at least two dialects of North East for their NE Department. The honorary teacher will be teaching once or twice in a week for an hour.
Earlier, in 2016, NITTE University, Mangaluru had invited the Governor to inaugurate the NAMASTE NE Department in the name of Dr.T.Ao, an Olympian from Nagaland.
The Governor had also donated Rs 5 lakhs each to these Universities as seed money which will be kept in fixed deposit and the interest accrued will be used for giving awards to the non-tribal students of NAMASTE NE Department.
Interested persons may submit applications along with details addressed to Ms. Pooja Kamath, Secretary, INFC, Mumbai and mail to Raj Bhavan, Kohima within 30 days.
(Page News Service)