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New generation urged not to neglect mother tongue, culture

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, February 23: “Conflicts brew up in the society due to lack of common language. A common language always creates and restores integrity and harmony among various ethnic groups and ethnic dialects as well as in the multilingual situations,” said renowned linguist and lexicographer Dr. Bhimkanta Baruah while delivering on ‘Uttor-Purbanchalar Sanjogee Bhasha’ (Lingua franca and link languages of North East India) at a function held recently at DHSK Commerce College.

“We have to go with the wave of globalization, but not at the cost of our mother language and culture. For enrichment of our mother language, we should not to be rigid rather adopt ‘give and take’ formula,” Professor in the department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University (DU) Dr. Baruah, added. The renowned linguist working for development of the gamese language for decades also stated that the gamese language had developed much more recently and it might lead to a common lingua franca in the neighboring States like Manipur, Meghalaya and even extend to the periphery of Myanmar.

The talk programme was organized by the Assamese department of the college in association with the ‘Interl Quality Assesment Cell’(IQAC) of the college to mark the Intertiol Mother Language Day. Sahitya Akademi travel grant recipient, writer and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), mrup, Parthabijoy Dutta also graced the occasion as the special guest at the function. In his speech, Dutta urged upon the new generation not to neglect mother language as well as culture related to own land.

The function chaired by Principal of the host DHS Kanoi Commerce College, Dr. Khanindra Mishra Bhagawati, was attended by the HOD of Assamese Department, DHS Kanoi College Rupalim Thakur, HOD of Assamese Department, MDK Girls College, Dr Anju Borah, and others.

The faculty and students of both colleges and staff and other employees participated in the meeting. HoD, Department of Assamese of the college bajyoti Dutta, anchored the programme. It would be worth mentioning that the UNESCO declared February 21 as the Intertiol Mother Language Day in 1999 and since then it has been observing the day and has been urging tions to observe the same. The day is observed to create consciousness among world people towards their mother languages. This day commemorates the incident of killing a few students of Dhaka University of the then East Pakistan in 1952 by

Pakistani government force, ignoring their demand for recognizing their mother language as official one by the government.

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