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Summit on ethnic languages

A two-day national seminar on the topic of ‘Quest for Survival of Languages of the Ethnic Communities of North-East India: In the Face of Globalization’ was concluded on Friday at Bodoland University in Kokrajhar.

It was organized by Centre for Bodo Studies(CBS) of Bodoland University, sponsored by BTC administration where over 70 scholar and participants from various states of the country and presented papers on various issues of languages of the ethnic communities of North eastern region during the seminar.

The seminar  was designed to intellectual discussion and discussed for protection, promotion and development of language of smaller linguistic communities residing in North East India whereby, which is highlighting to the preservation and documentation of rich linguistic heritage of multilingual India.

BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary inaugurtaed the seminar yesterday in the presence of participant and scholars from states of the country.

 Ganesh Wary,Director of the centre of Bodoland University said that the north east India is a region where different and diverse linguistic communities meet together and grow, their oral corpus exhibits inherent ethnic identity.But on the same,different ethno-linguistic minorities are slipping fast towards extinction as a result of cultural imperialism of major linguistic groups. At the same time,due to lack of proper support and foundation to linguistic work and research,smaller linguistic groups are speedily shifting towards major linguistic communities,leading extinction of smaller linguistic groups. He said that this kinds of seminar will bring awareness about building of upliftment of ethnic languages of the communities in the region.

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Reporting from Kokrajhar

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