Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, October 17 2009:
People around the globe have been using mobile SMSing as the fastest and easiest way to dash off short messages to their mates for quite some time now.
Developing of handsets and software which are capable of sending SMSs by different companies not only in English but also in regional languages has made even more popular of SMSing amongst the masses.
If people of other parts of the world can express their feelings in their own mother tongue and script, why not Manipuri in Meitei scriptthe thought occupied the mind of young State techie, Tony Naorem for quite a long time that has in turn successful in developing a software for mobile handsets for sending SMSs in Meitei Mayek .
Hailed from Tera Lukram Leirak, Tony has successfully uploaded the software in his website www.khunyai.com and the same can be downloaded free of cost for public use.
By installing the software, which is compatible in more than 300 mobile handset models of different brands, one can send SMSs in Meitei Mayek, said Tony in a press conference held at the office Hueiyen Lanpao daily today.
The young techie said that it has always been a dream for him to contribute something to the society through his profession.
Now the software can be of great help in popularising the script amongst the masses, added visibly satisfied Tony, a BE student of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Saying that the software is still in the infant stage, the 25-year-old tekkie said that he would be happy if users mail feedback on the new creation through his website.
Taking part in the press meet, Editor of Hueiyen Lanpao (Meitei Mayek edition), Meisnam Shivdutta Luwang said that Meitei Mayek is in a very crucial stage.
Maintaining that students reading upto Class V can now read and write the script, Shivdutta said that the State has a huge responsibility in hand of transcribing all the important books in Meitei Mayek for these students.
Otherwise the effort of promoting the script would prove to be as a major betrayal to these students, he cautioned.
Lauding Tony for developing the new software, the Editor stressed on the need joining more young minds in promoting the script.