Shillong, Sep 30: The Khasi Authors’ Society celebrated the literary day on Saturday with a regional seminar on the topic ‘Patriotism then and now’ and the felicitation of meritorious students who have excelled in the various academic examinations.
The event was graced by Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, and Melissa Kharpuri, compiler, Directorate of Arts and Culture.
“Only in Meghalaya that Alternative English is allowed to be opted as the second language subject in higher education, where majority of the students are from the Khasi community, while every Khasi student or any person who applied for Schedule Tribe certificate is supposed to learn and study Khasi language. It is high time that CBSE courses must also include Khasi as the compulsory subject and I will ensure that the same will be done for the EMRS institutions in the state,” said Wahlang.
Wahlang informed that around 40 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) will be set up in different districts of Meghalaya and vernacular language is essential for every student.