As per the demand of the students from north eastern part of India, who were asking for an opportunity to read their mother tongue at a higher level, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to include four languages from Sikkim. Other than the three languages, Bhutia, Lepcha, and Limboo, which have already been included in the CBSE curriculum, four more languages, Rai, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tamang will be part of the CBSE curriculum from the new session. So, overall seven North-eastern languages have been included in the syllabus. Inclusion of different regional languages will assist the scholars to carry their research and literary work to another stage.
CBSE has also allotted subject codes to the four languages. These are: 131 for Rai, 132 for Gurung, 133 for Tamang, and 134 for Sherpa. Taking a step further, the State Human Resource Development has already submitted draft text books to CBSE for the languages to be included. It has also sent the list of the qualified candidates for teaching the languages at a higher level.