IMPHAL, Jul 16
The launching programme of "Ruanghiak" (Ruangmei native script) was held today at Conference Hall, RBCC Centre Church, Tarung, Imphal.
It was attended by Dinganglung (Dipu) Gangmei, Chairman HAC; Amu Kamei, president Rongmei Naga People Organization; Thuankubui Pamei, former president RNCM; Ramkung Pamei, president Rongmei Naga Council Manipur; Ragongning Gangmei, president Rongmei Literature Society; and Rev KG Jaojianlung Gangmei, chairman Interim Body for Ruanghiak Development and Promotion (IBRDP) as presidium members.
Speaking on the occasion, Dipu Gangmei stated that it is vital to appreciate and honour Huaineiguang Rwangmei, general secretary IBRDP and Ruangmei Literature Society for his efforts and hardwork in creation of the script.
"It is a historic day for Ruangmei (Rongmei) community as after decades of research and assistance of many Ruangmei intellectuals, the script was finally launched", said Ragongning Gangmei.
It may be mentioned that the native script of Ruangmei tribe has vowel, consonant and numerical system.
A booklet on "Ruanghiak" was also released during the event.
Leaders of Ruangmei CSOs, student organisations, youths, Rongmei Luphuam Manipur also took part in the event.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Kadongai Panmei, secretary RLS and prayer by Rev Fr Tinglung, assistant Parish Priest, Khoupum Parish.