गुरुवार, 28 जुलाई 2011

Workshop to save endagered languages of Jharkhand

Minutes of the Workshop held in Ranchi from 23rd July to 24th July 2011

The two day workshop on languages of Jharkhand was held on 23rd and 24th July 2011 at Ranchi. Around 55 people from academic community have participated along with activists and organizers of Ramnika Foundation and All India Tribal Literary Forum. This workshop was organized as part of snapshot survey being carried out by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda for Peoples Survey of India. Mr. G. N. Devy, the Coordinator of Peoples Survey of India and Director of Bhasha Research and Publication Centre participated in the two day workshop.


The workshop was opened with the introductory remarks made by Ramnika Gupta. She spoke at length about the need to protect the endangered languages of Jharkhand. She criticized the government for not taking enough steps to protect the indigenous languages of masses. She appealed to the participant to work hard to complete the ongoing survey which would compel the government to protect the languages and introduce the same in state schedule. Rose Kerkatta, Zonal Head of AITLF, expressed happiness for organizing the workshop to protect the languages of the region.  She said, the workshop is being organized for the greater unity among the languages of state and provide education to the children in their mother tongue. Such steps would help the development of languages as well as the society as a whole.
Mr. G. N. Devy in his opening remarks expressed his gratitude to the participants and organizers of workshop and for their contribution in the people’s survey of India campaign. Around 2000 activists and eminent linguistic luminaries are working to complete the said survey in all over India, he said. The survey in southern, Eastern and western states are near to complete which includes Jharkhand also. The survey in Bihar, UP, Haryana etc. would be taken at second stage. He further added that the 41 volume would be published which includes 18 Volume in English, 14 volume in Hindi and 9 volume in regional languages after the completion of survey. These volumes would be released and dedicated to the country at Ajmer in the year of 2016. The role of participants and organizers for this survey in Jharkhand is very important as to complete the survey in given time.

The paper on 13 languages of Jharkhand was placed by the eminent educationists, professors and academicians of the region in the workshop. AS healthy and fruitfullful discussion was taken place amonth participants and organizers to underline the various aspects of concern languages.  The languages includes; Khortha, Khadiya, Panchparganiya, Santali, Mundari, Nagpuri, Ho, Kurmali, Kudux, Asuri, gondi, Bhumij, and Birhor. The entries of Angika and Pahadiya would be made in the month of August along with new identified languages i.e. Khorva, Brijiya Chero, Kherwari, Agariya and sabar. It was also decided in the workshop that the other version of different languages should also be included in the existing papers like Karmali as part of Asuri and Kudux should includes Bedga and Kisani in its ambit. At the end of the August total entry of 21 languages from the region would be made and volume of mentioned languages would be published in the month of November.
Important Decisions Taken by the Workshop is as follows:

1.      All the members of the education committee should work jointly to enhance the paper and cover all the aspects on the basis of guideline provided by Mr. G. N. Devy.
2.      That the names of all the members of language committee who have contributed individually or collectively would be included in the volume with their personal comments on Survey.
3.      The complete entry of all the languages should reach to Bhasha or Ramnika Foundation by the 20th of August 2011.
4.      A regular meeting of Bhasha Committee should take place to review the process of completion of papers in respective languages and same should be reported to Mr. Mahesh Kumar, Director, Ramnika Foundation.
The List of respective Committee on Language is as follows:
KHORTHA: Dr. B. N. Ohdar – Convenor, Professor Upendra Prasad Yadav, Dr. Mhendranath Goswami “Sudhakar”, Dhananjay Prasad, Professor Bhuvneswar Sahu, Ramkumar Tiwari, Dr. Archana Kumari, Dinesh Dinmani.
KHADIYA: Professor Marry S. Sorang – Convenor, Simon Tete, Rose Kerkatta.
PANCHPARGANIYA: Deenbamdhu Mehto – Convenor, Dr. Sunita Kumari Gupta, Professor Parmanand Mehto, Professor Ranjeet Modak, Dr. Karamchand Aheer, Shivcharan Swansi.
SANTALI: Dr. Krishanchander Tudu – Convenor, Shyam Charan Hembrum, Professor Ganesh Murmu.
MUNDARI: Professor Visheswar Munda – Convenor, Virendra Kumar Soy, Professor Tulsi Narayan Munda.
NAGPURI: Dr. Girdhari Lal Gonjhu – Convenor, Triveni Nath Sahu, Anju Kumari Sahu, Sukhnath Lohra, Dr. Manjula Kumari.
HO: Dr. Damyanti Sinku – Convenor, Professor Pradip Vodra, Indira Birua.
KURMALI: H. N. Singh – Convenor, Professor Prabhat Kumar Singh, Dr. Vrindavan Mehto.
KUDUX: Dr. Hari Uraon – Convenor, Shanti Khalko, Professor Chauthi Uraon, Praful Linda.
ASURI: Vandana Tete – Convenor, Anil Kumar Asur, Sushama Asur.
GONDI: K. C. Tuddu – Convenor, Sohan, Rajendra Basera.
MALTO: Ahgteshyam – Convenor, Vishnu dehri Dumka, Babalu tirkey, Vasvi Kido, Shivcharan.
BHUMIJ: Dr. Virendra Kumar Soy – Convenor Dilip Sardar Prakhand Potka.
ANGIKA: Dhananjay Prasad – Convenor
BIRHOR: Professor Prabhat Kumar – Convenor, Virendra Kumar Soy.
KORVA: Hari Uraon
SABAR: Paltan Murmu
BRIJIYA: Vasvi Kido

After the completion of the above process, a big event named BHASHA JANMAHOTSAVA will be organized in the month of November at Ranchi in which the prominent people from all walks of life and masses from different languages will participate in the event. A colorful and cultural procession of masses consisting of traditional musicals and dance will be organized on 13th November in which thousands of people will participate from different part of state.
For the preparation of BHASHA JANMAHOTSAVA, a reception Committee is formed under the leadership of Shri G. N. Devy, Director, Bhasha Research Centre, Shri Ramdayal Munda, President AITLF, Smt. Ramnika Gupta, President Ramnika Foundation, Rose Kerkatta Zonal secretary, AITLF, K. C. Tuddu and Shri B. P. Kesari.

RAM DAYAL MUNDA:                                                            PRESIDENT
RAMNIKA GUPTA:                                                                   PRESIDENT
PROF. PRABHAT KUMAR SINGH                                       CHIEF COORDINATOR
ROSE KERKATTA                                                                    COORDINATOR
DR. K. C. TUDDU                                                                       COORDINATOR
DR. B. N. OHDAR                                                                       COORDINATOR
VASVI KIDO                                                                               COORDINATOR
MAHESH KUMAR                                                                    COORDINATOR, (HQ) NEW DELHI    
DR. HARI URAON                                                                     CONVENOR
DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR SOY                                               CONVENOR
VANDANA TETE                                                                       CONVENOR
GIRDHARI RAM GONJHU                                                     CONVENOR
DAMYANTI SINKU                                                                  CONVENOR
MARRY S SORANG                                                                  CONVENOR
H. N. SINGH                                                                                CONVENOR
DEENBANDHU MEHTO                                                          CONVENOR
DR. MANJULA GOURI                                                            CONVENOR                  
AHTESHYAM AHMED                                                          CONVENOR
DILIP SARDAR PRAKHAND POTKA                                CONVENOR
DHANANJAY PRASAD                                                           CONVENOR
RENU PRAKASH                                                                      CONVENOR           

All the coordinators and conveners are requested to work hard to complete the decisions taken by the workshop. The next meeting of committee on languages will be held on 30th July 2011 at Ranchi under the leadership of Mr. Prabhat Kumar Singh.

Issued By…….,
Mahesh Kumar
Director, Ramnika Foundation

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