Wancho script
Wancho script. Image credit - indiaifa.org

At the initiative of Arunachal Pradesh’s Banwang Losu, the Wancho community has earned a new recognition as the former develops an independent script in their own language.

After a long-time effort, the 37-year-old man had not only succeeded in developing an independent Wancho script but also sent it to the Unicode Consortium for its use on the Internet.

As per reports, Losu expressed his happiness when the US-based non-profit organization finally recognized the Wancho script recently making it available online.

An Australian University professor, Stepehn Moreh, helped Losu in the process of registering with the Unicode Consortium following which he submitted his proposal to the organization in 2017.

Losu, a government school teacher, had released a book on the Wancho script in the year 2013.

The book is now used a textbook of Wancho subject for 20 government-run English medium schools.

Losu completed his graduation from Itanagar.

Later, he earned a master’s degree in English language and phonetics from Deccan College in Pune.

Tata Steel has also offered him a fellowship under its CSR initiative.

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