Nepal is known as Multilanguage country. In Nepal, 123 different indigenous people. Among them, Darai is one of the nationalities & an ethnic group of Nepal. The total number of Darai population is 14,859 in Nepal according to census 2001. They are the indigenous people of Nepal since long. Maximum of Darai people live in Western & central of Nepal. Like Chitwan, Tanahun, Nawalparasi, Gorkha, Dhading & palpa districts.
Till now, Darai language is spoken but not used in writing practices. SIL International and MTCN developed Darai Writing Guidebook in order to standardize in writing system of Darai language. It also helps Darai People to read & write in their language. Though Darai orthography was developed and a writing guidebook was published, many Darai are still remaining unknown about it. Until it is not promoted and used in writing system by wider population, orthography development does not take place fully developed. So for that, Promotion is necessary to promote every place where Darai people live.
Darai Orthography Teacher Training
In order to promote Darai Orthography, HIS Nepal conducted material preparation and Facilitators training for 3 days from 2018/02/11 to 2018/02/15. 4 Darai facilitators and 1 supervisor were trained how to teach and promote the Darai Orthography in the field.
Darai Orthography Promotion Program
Darai Orthography Promotion program have been conducting in 25 different places in Tanahun & Chitwan Districts.
Comments from Participants:
Bir Bahadur Darai said, "I am really happy with this OP program because while developing Darai writing guide book I was also participate & also helped in recording Darai language too. But some of my official friends were against this work as they were blaming that you guys just developed wrong Darai writing guide book. So I was dominated by them so I feel so sad. But in Orthography promotion class clearly explained to them by our facilitators about it. At last they appreciated with Darai writing guide book