Bhubaneswar:11.12.2013:O.B Bureau:Sambalpuri-Koshali Bhasa Pratisthan demands for inclusion of their language in the 8th schedule of Constitution of India and accord Koshali being the second language status
Sambalpuri-Koshali Bhasa Pratisthan today submitted a memorandum to Governor SC Jamir urging him to direct the state government to recommend the language for inclusion in the 8th schedule of Constitution of India and accord it second language status in the state.
“The Constitution of India has incorporated various languages within the 8th Schedule. In course of time, about 22 languages have been recognized by the constitution and 11 languages are under active consideration of the Union government to include these in the 8th Schedule. The Sambalpuri-Koshali language should also get constitutional recognition,” said Sriballav Panigrahi, chairman of the organization, which has been spearheading the movement to get constitutional recognition to the language used in the western Odisha.
It is to be noted 1652 languages are being used across the country, while 22 languages have been included in 8th Schedule of Constitution and 38 languages, including Koshali, are under consideration of the Centre.