Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, has invited scholars and researchers working on Pahari and Gojri languages for a workshop to deliberate on the demand projected by various sections of society for inclusion of these languages in curriculum.
District administration has also sought suggestions and recommendations on the subject for submitting a proposal to Government for consideration.
“For a language to be included in curriculum there has to be a basic literary work on language including dialect, script, resource material and other lingual aspects” said Dr Shahid, adding that “without having a concrete proposal on table no authority can accord consideration to the demand therefore district administration has proposed to invite all stakeholders so that a comprehensive proposal is formulated.
He said that a research centre will be started for Pahari and Gojri languages where scholars, literatures, professionals, students, researchers and stakeholders can contribute to documentation and formulation of a concrete proposal in this regard , which will enable subsequent value addition. A workshop is scheduled to be held on 29 July 2017 at 11am. Speakers and participants have been encouraged to send their names to District Informatics Officer and Chief Planning Officer.