History

  1. 1998

    • Pre-planning for the future of NNLPI began by SK Khaling, Founder and Director of NNLPI.
    • First Creative Writers' Workshop held.
  2. 1999

    • NNLPI officially established and first Executive Board was formed.
    • Glimpses of the Dhimal and Rajbanshi world, two booklets were published.
  3. 2000

    • Khaling Language development project started.
    • Drafting of Constitution of NNLPI began.
    • Rajbanshi and Dhimal Sociolinguistic surveys planning.
  4. 2001

    • NNLPI registered with Government of Nepal
    • Rajbanshi sociolinguistics survey conducted in Jhapa and Morang districts
    • Dhimal sociolinguistics survey conducted in Jhapa and Morang districts
    • Rajbanshi language development project started in Jhapa and Morang districts
    • Sampang sociolinguistics survey conducted in Khotang district
  5. 2002

    • Sampang Rai language development project started
  6. 2003

    • Khaling MT literacy classes started
  7. 2004

    • Sampang bilingual literacy programme preparation started
  8. 2005

    • Sampang MT literacy classes started
    • Rajbanshi bilingual literacy programme preparation started
  9. 2006

    • Sampang Nepali bridging literacy classes started
    • Khaling Nepali bridging literacy classes started
    • Rajbanshi literacy needs assessment conducted
  10. 2007

    • Rajbanshi MT literacy classes started
    • Khaling bilingual literacy programme completed
    • Kulung sociolinguistics survey conducted
  11. 2008

    • Rajbanshi Nepali bridging literacy classes started
    • Ghale sociolinguistics survey conducted
    • Rajbanshi MTB-MLE programme awareness raising started
    • Rajbanshi dialects prestige survey conducted
  12. 2009

    • NNLPI celebrated 10th anniversary
    • Sampang bilingual literacy programme completed
    • Rajbanshi MTB-MLE programme preparation started
  13. 2010

    • Rajbanshi MTB-MLE programme started in 3 schools in Jhapa district
    • Rapid assessment on 22 languages started
  14. 2011

    • Rapid assessment done on Dumi language
    • Rapid assessment done on Jero language
    • Rapid assessment done on Wambule language
  15. 2012

    • Khaling extra MT literacy classes conducted
    • Rajbanshi bilingual literacy programme completed
    • Rapid assessment done on Bahing language
    • Rapid assessment done on Raji language
    • Rapid assessment done on Thakali language
    • Rapid assessment done on KagateĀ language
    • Rapid assessment done on Hayu language
    • Rapid assessment done on Majhi language
    • Amgachhi Rajbanshi MTB-MLE Community School registered with DEO of Jhapa district
  16. 2013

  17. 2014

    • NNLPI celebrated its 15th anniversary
    • Rapid assessment done on Belhariya language
    • Rapid assessment done on Chhulung language
    • Rapid assessment done on Eastern Gurung language
    • Rapid assessment done on Kisan language
  18. 2015

    • Rapid assessment done on Lepcha language
    • Rapid assessment report on 22 languages published
    • Western Tamang MTB-MLE needs assessment conducted in Dhading district
    • Rajbanshi MTB-MLE programme external evaluation conducted by Dr. Carol Benson
  19. 2016

    • First batch of students graduated from the Rajbanshi MLE project
    • Amgachhi Rajbanshi MLE school awarded the Best Primary Award by DEO of Jhapa district
    • Chilhara Rajbanshi MTB-MLE Community School registered with DEO of Jhapa district
    • Western Tamang MTB-MLE programme preparation started
    • Thami MTB-MLE needs assessment conducted in Dolakha district