Speaker sees need of building all-acceptable lingual policy

Published On: July 12, 2017 06:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 12: Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has said a lingual policy which will be acceptable for all should be formulated as the constitution has equally recongised all languages that are spoken in the country. 

Taking part in a seminar on 'constitutional responsibility of the Language Commission and Future Roadmap' organised by the Language Commission here Wednesday, the Speaker stressed that the Commission should play a role in promoting minority languages and bringing them to a balance. 

Lawmakers Ganeshman Gurung, Gopal Dahit and Aindra Sundar Nembang opined that political parties despite having diverse ideologies should be united for the protection and promotion of all languages that are existent in the nation. They were of the view that the government should increase investment in research works focusing linguistic and cultural diversities. 

Nepal Academy's Chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti, National Planning Commission Member, Chandra Kant Poudel, former lawmaker Bidur Prasad Poudel and Federal Socialist Party leader Soni Lama stressed the need of proper management of languages for the effective implementation of the constitution which was drafted being based on the country's linguistic diversities. 

Commission Chair Laba Dev Awasthi said all languages in existence were invaluable properties of human communities, and languages were the means of learning and getting knowledge. The Commission was committed to protecting and promoting all languages of the country, he underscored. RSS 

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