Khowai , Nov 30, 2023, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Khowai Nov 30: Amra Bangali party Khowai district committee on Thursday staged a 4- hours sit- in protest demonstration to press for the demand of according ‘Classical Language’ status to Bengali language.
The protest was led by State Secretary of Amra Bangali Party Gauranga Rudra Pal at Subhash Park Kohinoor complex of Khowai district.
Apart from that, Bangali Mahila Samaj State Secretary Dr Seemanti Deb, leaders such as Gopal Sarkar, Vidit Debnath, Danish Chandra Pal and Gautam Ghosh were present.
Addressing the four-hour sit-in strike, Amra Bangali Party state secretary Gauranga Rudra Pal said that Bengali language needs to be given the status of a classical language and presented various arguments.
“There is an inscription carved in Bengali script on Shushunia hill in West Bengal's Bankura district, which is estimated to be one and a half thousand years old. Moreover, the oldest Bengali script other than the Shushunia Pahar script is the Dalma script found in Zaida village of Chandil Thana in Singhbhum district. This script is about 1700 years old”, he said.
Languages such as Bengali, Oriya and Assamese did not acquire independent language status until the compilation of books named Charyacharya Vinishchaya. Therefore, Bengali language like Oriya language also deserves the status of classical language, said Rudra Pal.
The state secretary of the party also cited that Bengali language excels in all the criteria of the government that needs to be fulfilled for attaining the status of classical language.
Rudra Pal argued that In 1913, the world poet Rabindranath Tagore won the first Nobel Prize in India and the Asian continent by writing literature in this Bengali language. The national anthems of India and Bangladesh have been written in Bengali language.
The agitators further added, “Our movement will continue until Bengali language is given the status of classical language”.
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