Imphal, Aug 20,
“I appreciate the 13 committees who are working under a single roof to celebrate the Manipuri Language Day and influenced by the common theme to take the State forward with a sense of unity”, Revenue, CAF& PD Minister Shri Karam Shyam expressed while delivering his Chief Guest speech today at the 27th Manipuri Language Day held at Maharaj Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound.
The celebrating committees include Hon’ble Minister, Art & Culture, Shri L Jayantakumar as the Chairman and Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Naharol Sahitya Premee Samiti,Manipuri Language Development Committee,EPATHOUKOK,Manipuri Literary Society,Writers Forum Imphal,LEIKOL ,SATHOULUP,Patriotic Writers Forum Manipur,IMAKHOL,Manipur State Shumaang Leela Council, AMMIK and Film Forum Manipur amongst others.
Ever since I took birth, it was my mother who taught me during the nascent periods of speech and language in the initial 1-2 years of infanthood and later, the learning mature and develop more in school, college and surrounding environment, Minister Shyam recollected.
“Indeed, right use of language and good words play a major role in winning hearts during adolescence and convincing the public even in politics”, he further said.
Referring to developed nations like China, Japan, Germany & France, Minister Shyam said that he observed their civilians enjoying a sense of pride and identity by using their native language more in public.
All bundles of emotions whether-joy or sorrow, love-hatred, anger or jealousy can be expressed by using proper choice of words from the total set of language, he stated.
He also said that we should all co-ordinate and analyse the errors, weaknesses and faults in our language rather than blaming each other. We should try to find out why our language is still not included in the currency notes, he added.
Pointing out that more finance is needed in the budget for language development; he assured that the Government should try to fill the gap it has with the masses in connection with the issue.
The gathering led by Minister Shyam and Jayanta observed 1 minute silence as tribute to the late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Prof.Nahakpam Aruna Devi,Shri Lamabam Biramani Singh,Shri L Upendra Aharma and Prof.Kangjam ibohal shared their opinions as resource persons in connection with today’s event.