SILAPATHAR, March 30 � The 11th special session of Mising Agom Kebang (Mising Sahitya Sabha) was held with a three-day-long programme recently at Possum Sibaram Pegu Lotta at Simenchapari Somkong under Dhemaji district. The Mising Agom Kebang (MAK) has decided to demand the use of Mising language as a medium of instruction at the school level. Several issues and demands have been raised to keep alive the language in its written form.
On the occasion, several books like Lusar, mouthpiece of Mising Agom Kebang edited by Jayanta Kaman, Na pato Ngo moye (You read, I sing) written by Dr Jwahar Jyoti Kuli, president of Mising Agom Kebang, Mising Dirbi Alam edited by Gobin Taid, Mising Akteng Dosik, Mising drama edited by Bhaba Doley, story books translated from several languages to Mising by Ghana Kanta Doley, Mising Puja Patol (Mising ritual system) written by Nahendra Padun, Mising historical book Miro, Mising general knowledge and Aai nitom (Mising Aai Nitom song) written by Bijoy Kumar Pegu, Lupone Agom (Sweet Language) written by Dr Jwahar Jyoti Kuli and Lakhya Nath Taye etc., were released in the special session. The Somkong, souvenir of the reception committee edited by Bhupen Sunkarang was released by former president of Mising Agom Kebang Dr Bidyaswer Doley. The book release meet was presided over by Sengaram Morang, former president of the Mising Agom Kebang.
The special attraction of Mising Agom Kebang was the poets� meet, which was conducted by Indeswar Pegu, former secretary of MAK and an eminent writer. Khageswar Pegu inaugurated the meet. At least 20 self-written poems were recited in the meet.
A discussion on the topic, �Mising language as a medium of instruction� was also held where nearly 500 delegates from several branches of MAK took part. Dr Bidyaswer Doley, Horen Dole, Niroda Doley Pegu, Horinarayan Pegu, Prabhat Mili, Sengaram Mili, Ghana Kanta Laghachu, Kalinath Panging and several others spoke. At last, a resolution was passed to demand Mising language as a medium of instruction.
An ethnic food festival, book fair, handloom, textile fair etc. were also held at the session. An on-the-spot poem writing competition in Mising language without any bar on age groups was also organised.
The Mising Agom Kebang has been working to uplift the Mising dialect to Mising language since April 18, 1972. The State Government had declared in 1985 that the Mising language will be included in Lower Primary classes of III and IV. After the script was formed, several newspapers, journals and magazines in Mising language have been published. The Mising Agom Kebang is working with the Adi Agom Kebang of Arunachal Pradesh and has decided to work under same banner to demand the inclusion of the language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The Mising language of Assam and the Adi language of Arunachal Pradesh have the same origin.