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Culture is too important to keep tive tongues alive: Brahma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 11: Taking a cue from former CEC Harishakar Brahma, who says something like ‘the language of an ethnic group becomes moribund as and when the group allows cultural onslaught’, the Morans of Assam are now laying stress on revival of their endangered language and culture.

A two-day programme on a Moran cultural congregation and semirs began at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Saturday. Two topics that came up for discussion on Saturday are – social and cultural continuity of Morans from times immemorial and Confusion over the History and Ethnic Identity of Morans.

In his iugural speech, former CEC Harishankar Brahma said: “A language is bound to face extinction if its speakers allow cultural onslaught, and as such preserving the culture of an ethnic group is too important to be without if the speakers of the language are sincere enough to keep their tive tongue alive. The ethnic groups in Assam are problem-ridden. The groups should try to solve their problems in unison, not in isolation.”

The programme has been organized by All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU) that has been celebrating its golden jubilee year. Other organizations that collaborated with the AMSU to hold the programme are Asom Moran Sabha, Sadou Moran Kala-Sanskiti Vikash Kendra, Moran Jatiya Mahila Parishad, Moran Jatiya Karmachari Shishkik Vikash Mancha and Moran Sahitya Sabha.

The programme began with the flag hoisting, followed by tribute paying. The programme will conclude tomorrow.

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