NPP observes International ‘Mother Language’ Day Regrets ‘Dogri’ remained most neglected

A massive gathering of Dogri speaking writers, thinkers, advocates and academician was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party on the International Mother Language Day being observed in different linguistic segments in the world by UNESCO.
Prof. Bhim Singh regretted that in spite of the resolution by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, neither the Union Govt. nor the State Govts. have ever cared to promote one of the renowned languages in the Indian Union namely Dogri. The Dogri script became first victim of Kashmiri rule and then its growth and expansion was continuously discouraged by the rulers of J&K since 1947. He expressed shock that India being a signatory to the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/61/266 which was carried by the General Assembly on 16th May, 2009 to promote unity in diversity and international understanding through multilingualism and multiculturalism.
Prof. Bhim Singh said that Dogri language is one of the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing centuries’ old Dogri heritage and culture which was founded on brotherhood and humanism.
Prof. Bhim Singh congratulated the Council for Promotion of Dogri Language, History and Art which was founded by Prof. Bhim Singh with the support and cooperation of senior academicians including Dr. M.R. Puri, Justice K.K. Gupta, Dr. Zahooruddin, Prof. D.L. Chaudhary, Dr. (Mrs.) Champa Sharma, Dr. (Mrs.) Posh Charak, Late Shri D.C. Prashant, Prof. Ram Nath Shastri, S. Rangil Singh which successfully launched ‘Dogra Ratan Awards’ with a purpose to promote the Dogri language to bring it as a member of International Mother Languages fraternity.
He said that former President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil demonstrated her exemplary magnanimity by presenting Dogra Ratan Awards to the awardees in the presence of Dr. Karan Singh and Governor Shri N.N. Vohra last year.
He hoped that International Mother Language Day shall be taken as a Dogri Language Celebration Day in future by all Dogri speaking fraternity.