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Kumaoni language conference conclude at Pithoragarh

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Kumaoni language conference conclude at Pithoragarh


Pithoragarh, June 24

With a pledge to enrich Kumaoni  language by integrating words from its all 13 folk dialects, a two day long ‘Kumaoni Bhasha Sammelan’ concluded here.

“The conference has ended with an idea that to enrich kumaoni language with word power, the integration process to assimilate words from all 13 dialects of language be started,” said Saraswati Kohli, organiser of the conference and editor of Kumaoni language monthly periodical, ‘Aadli Kushli,’

According to Kohli, the conference also set target to integrate Kumaoni, Garhwali and Jaunsari languages, the three main languages of Uttarakhand state to create a common language for the hill state of Uttarakhand.

“We have same origin of words in all languages of Uttarakhand and only some difference of twisting of words is there in all three traditional languages of Uttarakhand,” said Kohli.

The conference was divided in four seasons, which discussed various phases of local dialects prevalent in Kumaon region.”The session started with a nod to find a base of Kumaoni language in its folk dialects spoken in various parts of the region,  challenges to use, preserve and search for original words of the languages besides the contribution of government policies in this perusal and ended with a pledge that Kumaoni and Garhwali languages are of same origin,” said the organiser.

Dr Ashok Pant, a retired principal and social activist, hoped that by holding of such conferences in all dialects of Uttarakhand state, we could reach at forming a common language for the Uttarakhand state in future.” To strengthen the Kumaoni, we must persuade our coming generation to find pride in using the language on daily basis and create literature in this language,” said Dr Pant.

Noted Garhwali writer Mahabir Rawalta, Johari writer Bhupendra Brazwal, Pradeep Upadhaya , Dr Pitambar Awasthi, Padwa Datt Pant and writers from Nepal as well took part in the conference. The entire seasons were anchored by Chintamani Joshi, a Kumaoni language activist.


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