Braille Edition of Assamese Dictionary Launched

The Braille edition of ‘Hemkosh’, the first etymological dictionary of the Assamese language, was published by Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi.

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Published by the Sadin-Pratidin Group, this edition will be offered free of charge to visually impaired people in the state, a statement from Raj Bhavan said.

“Hemkosh” was first published in 1919 by Hem Chandra Baruwa.

Subsequent generations of his family, who currently own the “Sadin-Pratidin” media conglomerate group, have since published subsequent editions of the dictionary.

Speaking on the show on Friday, the Governor said: “This initiative will increase the setting of Hemkosh from today, visually impaired people will also be able to enjoy its benefits. I congratulate the whole team for this noble cause. He expressed the hope that the lexicon would help improve the quality of education for visually impaired students.

Hailing the efforts of Jayanta Barua, the owner of Sadin-Pratidin Group, Mukhi said, “All these years, Hemkosh has been helpful in uplifting and advancing the Assamese language, and now the Braille dictionary will be a great help for the visually impaired. He also welcomed the initiative to provide the Braille edition free of charge to visually impaired people in the state, according to the statement.

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