While Nepali as a state language of Bengal was incorporated in 1961, and Nepali as the national language of India was incorporated in 1992, till date Nepali is not much used for official purposes.
Bucking the trend, are newly elected Congress Panchayat Members from Atharakhai Gram Panchayat, Matigara block.
Yesterday Anchal Congress of Atharakhai GP submitted a memorandum to Matigara B.D.O. of Matigara under leadership of newly elected panchayat members of Indian National Congress Abhiraj Subba, Sunny Lama & Santana Roy, demanding their right to take oath (spath graham) in Nepali language.
The rally attended by Congress members from Durga Mandir, Kadamtala and Chiriyamore along with four Panchayat members demonstrated in front of the Matigara BDO’s office and raised slogans in support of Nepali language.
Corresponding with TheDC, Panchayat member Mr. Abhiraj Subba said, “Nepali Language was recognized on 21st August1992 under Article 8 of the Constitution of India... but B.D.O. of Matigara react reluctantly to our request for allowing us to take the oath in Nepali. We gave her clear message that if our demand will not be fulfilled, then we shall go for a bigger agitation.”
The oath taking ceremony for new panchayat members is slated for 7th of November, 2015.
TheDC is most thankful to Congress Panchayat Members and wholeheartedly supports their stand, and we request our readers to extend the same by SHARING this report so that it reaches the ears of Bengal administration.
Source - TheDC
[Pics and inputs: Sumyth Ma'gar Thapa]