[lg policy] Assam (India): Tribal language directorate soon

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 1 15:01:07 UTC 2010

Tribal language directorate soon

Kishore Sarkar

A separate directorate for tribal language will be created soon,
assured Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today while inaugurating the open
session of the 45th annual conference of Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) at
Daori Pwthar at Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district. Sddressing the
gathering, Gogoi further said that through quality education we can
develop any community as well as region for which a fullfledged
university has been set up in Kokrajhar and full time Vice-Chancellor
has also been appointed. He hoped this university would fulfil the
hopes and aspirations of the students’ community of Bodoland as well
as in the lower Assam districts. He also stressed on vocational

At the same time Gogoi also opined that the Bodo Sahitya Sabha has
been playing a significant role in maintaining peace and harmony in
the region and hoped it will continue the same in the near future. He
also appealed to all the militant outfits to shun the path of violence
and come to the negotiation table to resolve their problems, if any.
Attending the open session as chief guest, Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka,
Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University said that due to lack of Bodo
medium students are facing problems. However, the process is going on
to overcome the situation, he revealed. Hagrama Mohilary, chief of BTC
said that development is the main objective of BTC administration and
appealed for cooperation from every corner.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Kameswar Brahma, president of BSS and
Chandan Brahma, P&RD Minister, PR Brahma, WPT&BC Minister, Biswajit
Daimary MP (RS), SK Bwiswimuthiary, MP (LS) and Dr Sobha Brahma
amongst others attended the meeting. The BSS also felicitated Dr Sobha
Brahma, first Kalaratna awardee of NER from Lalit Kala Academy, New
Delhi. Earlier, a colourful cultural procession was brought out in
which different cultural troupes participated. The sabha adopted some
resolutions like pressurising the Government for early appointment of
Bodo teachers, a clear cut education and language policy of Bodo
medium, among others. The BSS also appealed to all the militant
outfits to refrain from any kind of violent activities and stop gun
culture in the area.


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