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Governor assures for government protection to Angika Language

Patna : Bihar governor Devanand Konwar on Monday assured a three-member delegation of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) to give a considered thought to its demands regarding government protection to Angika language. The AUAS delegation that called on the governor at Raj Bhawan on the day consisted of AUAS chief for Bihar and Jharkhand Gautam Suman and its two central general secretaries. The delegation consisted of AUAS’ Bihar-Jharkhand chief Gautam Suman and its central general secretaries Jayant Jalad and Shyam Sundar Karna. They submitted a memorandum to the governor who, according to them, said that he would invite them for detailed talks on the matter after the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday. “The governor gave a patient hearing to our demands regarding the protection and promotion of Angika language. It is spoken in 15 districts across the Ganga river in Bihar and six districts of Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand,” Jalad said. Suman… Read More

Angika leader calls off indefinite fast

PATNA: Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti national president Gautam Suman on Sunday called off his indefinite fast to press the four-point demands of the Samiti, including development of Angika language. Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey offered a glass of juice to Suman to break his fast. Suman was on fast-unto-death agitation at R-Block since Tuesday last. Addressing the gathering, Choubey said that he has been working on this issue since 1995. The minister said that he would hold parleys with chief minister Nitish Kumar so that an effective step is initiated in this direction. Earlier, Congress legislature party (CLP) leader in the state assembly Sadanand Singh had on Friday urged Nitish to initiate steps for protection of Angika, the language of the people of ancient Anga Janapada. He had also requested the CM to give concrete assurance to Suman. (Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-11/patna/29760575_1_gautam-suman-nitish-kumar-congress-legislature-party) संबंधित अंगिका समाचार पढ़ऽ / Read similar Angika News :झारखंड कर्मचारी चयन आयोग (जे.एस.एस.सी)- टी.जी.टी.…बिहार… Read More

Guv to look into demand for Angika promotion

PATNA: Governor Devanand Konwar on Monday assured a three-member delegation of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) to give a considered thought to its demand for government protection to Angika language. The delegation consisted of AUAS’ Bihar-Jharkhand chief Gautam Suman and its central general secretaries Jayant Jalad and Shyam Sundar Karna. They submitted a memorandum to the governor who, according to them, said that he would invite them for detailed talks on the matter after the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday. “The governor gave a patient hearing to our demands regarding the protection and promotion of Angika language. It is spoken in 15 districts across the Ganga river in Bihar and six districts of Santhal Pargana division in Jharkhand,” Jalad said. Suman had earlier sat on fast-unto-death for six days from July 5. Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey broke his fast by offering him juice on Sunday, and also told the agitators that the… Read More

Fast for recognition of Angika langauge

PATNA: The struggle for government recognition of Angika language spoken in eastern districts of Bihar and related demands has now taken a crucial turn, as its supporters have taken to ‘aamaran anshan (fast-unto-death)’ on Hardinge Road hear R-Block here to pursue their demands, and make themselves heard by the concerned in the Nitish Kumar government. Of the students sitting on fast, one Adarsh Suman (11) fell ill on Wednesday, and has been rushed to a doctor for treatment, said AUAS central general secretary Jayant Jalad. According to Gautam, as many as 65 people have arrived here from districts concerned to show their solidarity and be also a part of the struggle. While the fast-unto-death by founder president of Anga Utthan Andolan Samiti (AUAS) for Bihar and Jharkhand Gautam Suman entered the second day on Wednesday, dozens of other people, including boy and girl students, have also been giving him company by sitting on ‘anshan (fast)’… Read More

CM urged to take steps for protection of Angika

PATNA: Congress legislature party (CLP) leader in the state assembly and party’s former state chief Sadanand Singh on Friday urged CM Nitish Kumar to make his personal intervention and take requisite steps for the protection of Angika – the language of the people of ancient Anga Janapada and has evolved over the past several centuries. In this regard, he sent his emissaries to the official residence of the CM with a request letter. Singh’s letter pleaded, “It is my personal request that please consider the demands made for the protection of Angika language. It would help in strengthening the culture and tradition of the people of Anga Janapada. (Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-08/patna/29752175_1_gautam-suman-cm-nitish-kumar-congress-legislature-party) संबंधित अंगिका समाचार पढ़ऽ / Read similar Angika News :झारखंड कर्मचारी चयन आयोग (जे.एस.एस.सी)- टी.जी.टी.…पटना संग्रहालय केरऽ होतै विस्तार, करलऽ जैतै राहुल…बिहार केरऽ प्राइमरी इसकूली मं॑ माध्यम भासा के रूप…सरकार केरऽ अनुमति के बगैर ही चली रहलऽ छै तिलकामाँझी…खगड़िया म॑ भ्रष्टाचार-बुहारन अंगिका कवि सम्मेलन…फीफा अंडर-१७… Read More

Publisher of children’s magazine in 103 languages including Angika battles cancer

CUTTACK: Bijay Mohapatra, the publisher who achieved the rare distinction of publishing a children`s magazine called ” Suna Bhauni” in over a 100 languages, is now struggling for his life. The 42-year-old is suffering from renal cancer and undergoing treatment at the Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre. The disease has spread to his abdomen and he is believed to be in a critical condition. Mohapatra struggled all his life to popularize Indian languages among children by publishing the magazine in 103 languages, including the lesser known Ho, Angika and Bajika, without any financial help from the government. His hard work paid off in the form of several awards and a mention in the Limca Book of Records. Lying in bed, the frail publisher said, “I saw many bad days in my life but poverty never deterred me from publishing the magazine. However, my health is not allowing me to work any more. I had aspired… Read More

Demand for framing of cultural policy

PATNA: The art and cultural cell of the BJP on Friday demanded framing of the state’s cultural policy to give protection to the state’s existing art and cultural traditions and to also promote art activities down to the district level with state patronage. The cell submitted a memorandum to arts, culture and sports minister Sukhda Pandey. The demands include reconstitution of the various linguistic and cultural academies, creation of Kalyan Kosh (welfare fund) for artists and litterateurs, taking up of steps for the protection of the state’s sub-regional languages (which include Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi, Angika and Vajjika), construction of district-level Kala Bhawans provided with auditoria, galleries and training cells, listing of known and unknown artists operating at village level to provide them proper opportunities for the display of their talent, and holding of such programmes as ‘Shukra Guljar’ and ‘Shani Bahar’ at block levels. A seven-member delegation of the party’s cultural cell led by its… Read More

Grand festivities to mark Bihar Diwas celebrations

PATNA: Grand festivities are in store for Patnaites on the occasion of Bihar Diwas celebrations set to begin on March 22. These will kick off year-long celebrations that will culminate in 2012 Bihar Diwas centenary functions. The three-day cultural extravaganza at Gandhi Maidan promises to be a musical treat with pure Bihari regional flavour, including Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Angika folk songs apart from classical songs, ‘qawwalis’ and kavi sammelans. ‘Holi songs from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthani folk song and Chhau dance of West Bengal, all will add colour to the celebrations planned with a focus on reviving Bihari `asmita'( glory) and establishing the brand ‘Bihar’. ‘Bihar Gaan’, the state song to be sung for the first time at Gandhi Maidan, is being selected from amongst 1800 entries by a three-poet committee, Anjani Kumar Singh, principal secretary, HRD, informed TOI. Renowned artistes including Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Anup Jalota,… Read More

First time cultural programmes will be presented and announcements will be made in five regional languages-Maithili, Bhojpuri, Angika, Vajjika and Magahi on National Education Day

PATNA: The state human resources department (HRD) is all set to celebrate the National Education Day on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, an eminent educationist and Independent India’s first education minister. “As education minister, Azad oversaw the establishment of a national education system with free primary education and modern institutions of higher education. Bihar, in fact, became the first state in the country to initiate a move to celebrate Education Day in his memory in 2007. Later, in 2008, government of India also decided to observe November 11 as National Education Day,” said HRD principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh. Though the beginning was modest, the HRD later organized the event in a big way in 2008. It will be likewise this year too. The state HRD has acquired 800 sq feet area at Gandhi Maidan and four pavalions have been constructed where various cultural programmes, including sports, quiz… Read More

Chaila Bihari performs at a kanwariya camp

Chaila Bihari performs at a kanwariya camp

Kalkatia Nawadehi (Deoghar), July 15: It was midnight but instead of stealing some sleep, the kanwariyas were seen swaying to Chaila Bihari’s songs at a kanwariya camp. Bhojpuri and Angika folk singer Sunil Kumar, popularly known as Chaila Bihari, was performing live at the camp put up by Deoghar-based Indian Progressive Construction Company at Nawadehi, some 6km from Deoghar. Vinita Kumari of Narpathganj, Bihar, was excited to see the singing sensation performing live there. “Look Chaila Bihari is singing that famous song,” said Vinita to her mother. She added: “We had earlier seen him on the screen or heard his songs on the music system but today he is in front of us.” Several voluntary organisations have put up makeshift camps at different points on the 110-km stretch of Sultanganj-Deoghar Kanwariya route for the pilgrims to take rest. And sometimes they invite folk artistes like Chaila Bihari, Ajit Anand, Manoj Tiwary and Sonu Mishra to… Read More

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