Skip to contentSkip to navigation

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.

Author info

Hantigiri Narzary's picture

Reporting from Kokrajhar

Add new comment


Republish this content

Random Stories

Dispur for sophisticated weapons

30 Nov 2014 - 9:20am | AT News
Dispur demands sophisticated weapons for the police to efficiently deal with the militant outfits operating in Assam.In his memorandum to prime minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Tarun Gogoi said...

Gorchuk erupts in protest

3 Mar 2014 - 7:49pm | AT News
Many KMSS activists have staged five hour long dharna at Gorchuk area in the city demanding immediate release of Akhil Gogoi who was arrested on Sunday along with five other leaders.Talking to Assam...

Rahul says India not shining during NDA

20 Apr 2009 - 9:35am | editor
Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi says India will be shining only when it will be able to eradicate poverty and unemployment.Addresing an election meeting at Lakhimpur on Monday, he said poverty...