Implementation of Official Language Act
GUWAHATI: The Assam Sahitya Sabha, which is observing 2019 as the year of Pledge for Mother Tongue, is trying to rope in the numerous Bihu Udjapon Committees of the State in its movement for the implementation of the Assam Official Language Act and mother tongue in the State.
In a statement issued to the media on Saturday, Assam Sahitya Sabha president Paramananda Rajbongshi said: “The Official Language Act is still to be implemented properly in the State because of the lenient language policy adopted by the State government. Barring Assam, in all other States in the country all names, right from administrative machineries to shops, are written in their respective official languages. The deviation from the accepted norm in Assam is unfortunate for the Assamese nationality. The Assam Sahitya Sabha has all along been putting pressure on heads of various departments and deputy commissioners for the implementation of the Official Language Act.
Now we’re seeking support from the numerous Bihu celebration committees in this movement. Since various Bihu celebration committees have been keeping the legacy of our culture alive for generations, we appeal to them to take a pledge for the implementation of the Official Language Act in the State. The AXX is not against the use of any foreign or other language after the proper use of the coordinating or mother language.” Rajbongshi further said that the Assam Sahitya Sabha would go for a vigorous agitation for the preservation of the mother tongue.
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