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Important contribution of litterateurs and linguists in the advancement of Chhattisgarhi language and culture: Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel

Important contribution of litterateurs and linguists in the advancement of Chhattisgarhi language and culture: Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarhi litterateurs and linguists honored

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, while addressing the ceremony to honor Chhattisgarhi litterateurs and linguists on the occasion of Chhattisgarhi Rajbhasha Diwas at his residence office here today, said that Chhattisgarhi language and culture is our pride and identity. The desire to preserve this pride and identity was behind the creation of Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister said that in the last three years, the art, culture and language of Chhattisgarh is being promoted continuously, Chhattisgarhi litterateurs and linguists have an important contribution in this endeavour. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honored 19 litterateurs and linguists of Chhattisgarhi Rajbhasha by presenting them Raj Gamchha and certificate. Culture Minister Shri Amarjit Bhagat presided over the award ceremony.

  Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel said that even after the formation of the state, the work that should have been done to preserve the Chhattisgarhi language and culture was not done. Chhattisgarhi did become the official language, but the hesitation about speaking and writing Chhattisgarhi did not go away. The situation has changed in the last three years, now Chhattisgarhi is being spoken from the Secretariat to big establishments and public programs. In the year 2019, Arpa-pairi ke dhar... became our state song. Now teaching in Chhattisgarhi and local dialects has started in schools.

 The Chief Minister said that our government has worked to restore the pride of Chhattisgarhi language and culture. By giving holiday on festivals of Chhattisgarh, we have awakened self pride among the people regarding Chhattisgarhi culture. On this occasion, litterateurs and linguists congratulated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for the proud achievement of being awarded the Mahatma Phule Samta Award. Chief Minister said that the Mahatma Phule Samta Award received by him is indeed an honor of Chhattisgarh. Referring to the personality and work of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that he showed the way of life to the downtrodden, oppressed and despised people of the society and gave them respect in the society. Mahatma Phule worked his whole life for the establishment of equality in society. He was a great social reformer. It is a matter of pride for Chhattisgarh to get respect in the name of such a great man.


 Culture Minister Shri Amarjit Bhagat said on the occasion that Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has awakened the self-respect of the people of Chhattisgarh and Chhattisgarhia. Our language, culture and tradition have got a new identity due to the efforts of the Chief Minister. He mentioned about the National Tribal Dance Festival and said that the film policy of Chhattisgarh has been made on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel. Continuous efforts are being made to promote the artists. A provision of Rs 1 crore and Rs 5 crore has been made for Chhattisgarhi films awarded at national and international level respectively. Secretary, Culture Department, Mr. Anbalagan P said that today a seminar was organized on the occasion of Rajbhasha Diwas, in which the litterateurs and linguists had in-depth discussions regarding the advancement of Chhattisgarhi language.


   Senior litterateurs Dr. Bihari Lal Sahu, Mr. Har Prasad Nidar, Dr. Anusuiya Agarwal, Dr. Suresh Deshmukh, Mr. Punuram Sahu, Mr. Arun Nigam, Dr. Kusum Madhuri Toppo, Mr. Girvardas Manikpuri, Mr. Ramesh Vishwahar, Mr. Bandhu Rajeshwar Khare, Mr. Shyam Verma, Mr. Gulal Verma, Dr. Deendayal Sahu, Mr. Sandeep Akhil, Mr. Naveen Devangan, Ms. Lata Rathore, Dr. Sudhir Pathak, Ms. Jaymati Kashyap and Mrs. Tripti Soni were honored. The program was conducted by litterateur Mr. Vijay Mishra. Director Culture and Archeology Mr. Vivek Acharya, Secretary of Chhattisgarh Official Language Commission Mr. Anil Bhatpahari and other dignitaries were present on this occasion.


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