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Nov 28 to be observed as Chhattisgarhi Rajbhasbha Diwas

Posted on Nov 28, 08:54PM | UNI

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today announced that the state regime will celebrate November 28 as "Chhattisgarh Rajbhasha Diwas" every year.

The Chief Minister also reiterated the state's demand for inclusion of the Chhattisgarhi language in the eighth Schedule of the Constitution by the Central Government, and called for a united effort to achieve the goal of having Chhattisgarhi as the official language of the state.

Speaking at a function -- organised by the Chhattisgarh chapter of Akhil Bhartiya Sahitya Parishad here -- Dr Singh said his government was taking all steps to include Chhattisgarhi language in the eighth Schedule to the Constitution and a resolution in this regard was sent to the central government for approval. "Now we have to gain the support of the MPs," he added.

Referring to the significance of the day in Chhattisdgarh history when the state Assembly unanimously passed the Rajbhasha Amendment Act exactly five years ago, Dr Singh announced that his government would observe this day as Chhattisgarhi Rajbhasha Divas every year in the state capital and all districts.

Culture and School Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal lauded the Chief Minister's announcement and sought the cooperation of all, including the Commission of Chhattisgarhi Language, for promotion and inclusion of Chhattisgarhi language in the eighth Schedule.