PARSA: Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut, has laid the foundation stone for Bhojpuri Foundation amidst a function organised at Gahawa of Birgunj on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day. The Foundation is being constructed at the cost of around Rs 40 million.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Raut expressed the view that the Bhojpuri language could not develop as expected as it is not in the priority of government. He clarified that different languages including Bhojpuri have not been developed due to negligence of the state. It is spoken by more than 350 million people in Nepal and bordering India cities.
The Chief Minister expressed the commitment to include formation of province-level Bhojpuri Foundation in near future for the massive development of the Bhojpuri language and culture by allocating enough budget for the same. Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development, Jitendra Sonal, expressed the view that an environment for the development of all language is being created after the establishment of federal democratic republic. He opined that the constitution has given rights to the provinces and local levels to use their own language for official purpose.
Minister Sonal also made his commitment that the province government would provide financial support for the construction of a building of Bhojouri Foundation going to be constructed in Birgunj, saying the province government would not allow any stone unturned for the development of Bhojpuri language and culture. Likewise, leader of Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal, Laxman Lal Karna, member of House of Representatives, Pradeep Yadav, Mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan City, among others expressed the views that the Bhojpuri language would not be developed until it is used in government works and is incorporated in school curriculum.
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