SKBP Demands Inclusion of Koshali in Statute

The Sambalpuri-Koshali Bhasa Pratisthan (SKBP) has reiterated its demand for inclusion of their local language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Published: 12th December 2013 09:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2013 09:22 AM   |  A+A-

The Sambalpuri-Koshali Bhasa Pratisthan (SKBP) has reiterated its demand for inclusion of their local language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

SKBP has been demanding official recognition of Sambalpuri-Koshali for a long time now.  Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, association president Sriballav Panigrahi said about 1.5 crore people of the State communicate through the Sambalpuri-Koshali language.  The Sambalpur University has dedicated a Department for publication and circulation of books and monographs in Sambalpuri language.  They also want the introduction of the language in primary education in Western Odisha so that the students can learn better. A memorandum stating the demands was submitted to Governor SC Jamir here on Wednesday.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp