Last Updated: 27th September, 2022 02:58 IST
PM Modi lauds Assam’s efforts in translating Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille
First Published: 25th September, 2022 10:22 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Assam’s efforts in translating the oldest Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille for the differently-abled. Addressing the nation during the 93rd edition of his monthly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Assam’s efforts in translating the oldest Assamese dictionary ‘Hemkosh’ into Braille for the differently-abled.
Addressing the nation during the 93rd edition of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appreciated the Chairman of ‘Sadin-Pratidin’ group of publications, Jayanta Baruah, and his team for their concerted efforts leading to the publication of the latest Braille version of Hemkosh.
It may be mentioned here that earlier the Braille edition of ‘Hemkosh’, was gifted to the Prime Minister by Jayanta Baruah in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarma and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Hemkosh is the first Assamese dictionary which was edited by Hemchandra Baruah in the 19th Century and was published in the year 1900, four years after his demise.
From then on, Hemchandra Baruah’s family has been publishing the dictionary and the editions four to 14th were compiled and edited by Jayanta’s father Pran Debananda Baruah, son of Hemchandra.
Taking forward the legacy, Jayanta conceptualised and published the Braille edition which has 10,000 pages and consists of more than 15 volumes.
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live Hikali Achumi crowned Miss Nagaland 202210th December 2022
Live ‘Deepika Padukone at her hottest ever’: Pathaan director hypes up first song ‘Besharam Rang’ from Shah Rukh Khan film, see photo10th December 2022
Live Tripura: 10,323 teachers form one-kilometre-long human chain, demands reinstatement09th December 2022
Live M’laya HC stays erection of boundary posts along 6 disputed border areas09th December 2022
Spanner in Assam-M’laya border row resolution? M’laya HC stays erection of boundary posts along 6 disputed border areas
The Court was hearing pleas of 4 traditional heads of the Khasi Syiemship and Sirdarship of Meghalaya. The stay is till Feb 6, 202309th December 2022
11 textile articles set aside to support and protect Assam handloom weavers
As per the 4th All India Handloom Census (2019-20), Assam has the highest concentration of handloom weavers and allied workers09th December 2022