[lg policy] Language panel submits report

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 11:24:55 EDT 2018

 Language panel submits report

Sep 7, 2018-

The Language Commission submitted the report of fiscal year 2074/75 BS to
President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday. The commission chair Labdev
Awasthi submitted the report to the Head of State at Sheetal Niwas.

In the report, the commission has drawn the attention of the government
regarding the policy on national language and languages of the nation.

Thanking the commission for its effort, President Bhandari said the report
would be forwarded to the government for necessary actions.

On the occasion, the President also expected that the concerned bodies
would implement the report for the execution of the constitutional
provision regarding the linguistic issues.

The report states that the tasks regarding the languages were not taken
ahead as per the constitutional spirit. There has been no progress on the
multi-lingual policy in the federal, provincial and local levels.

Commission Chair Awasthi said the report had drawn the attention of the
government regarding the decreasing numbers of the Nepali language users.

The provinces are yet to decide on the provincial languages. The commission
was formed to recommend developing and preserving the languages of the
nation after holding the study and research in the areas.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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