GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - With an aim to promote the local dialects of the Northeast, nine universities across the country would soon introduce chairs in the name of inspiring personalities of the region, including Lachit Borphukan.
Governor of Assam PB Acharya, who left for his ancestral place Udupi today, would inaugurate a Northeast Centre at Manipal University there.
Acharya told media persons here that six months� courses would be introduced on the region�s dialect, including Angami from Nagaland, Bodo from Assam, Khasi from Meghalaya, Adi from Arunachal Pradesh and Kokborok from Tripura.
The Centre is providing seed money for setting up the chairs in the name of Rani Gaidinliu, Lachit Borphukan, Tikendrajit, U Tirot Singh and Daying Ering.
�India is a democracy and none of its region is less important than the other. The idea behind this initiative is to spread goodwill and emotional bonding among people, for a better understanding of the Northeast,� he said.
Nine universities, including Delhi University, Mumbai University, Manipal University, Mangalore University, NITTE, Alva�s University, SNDP and Symbiosis would launch this course. �After teaching to speak the dialect, the students would get to visit the place where the specific dialect is spoken,� he added.