SRINAGAR: In an effort to safeguard, promote, and disseminate the language, literature, and, consequently, the culture of Jammu and Kashmir in the capital city, Delhi has initiated the establishment of an institution for this purpose, with support from the administration of one of the nation’s newest Union Territories, reported Indian Express.
According to government sources of Indian Express, during the celebration of Ladakh and J&K’s foundation day at Raj Niwas, L-G VK Saxena was informed by representatives of the J&K diaspora in the city, primarily displaced migrants, that Delhi lacked a Kashmiri language school and was devoid of institutional backing for a language that was gradually declining.
“The L-G assured them that initially, an Academy for Kashmiri and Dogri languages will be promptly established, and the possibility of creating a school along the lines of state association-run schools in Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and others will also be explored,” officials stated.
According to reports, Saxena discussed the matter with his J&K counterpart, Manoj Sinha, who pledged to provide personnel, including teachers and language experts, as well as study materials, to support this initiative.
Sunil Shakdher, a J&K native who made the request to Saxena, highlighted that this move would benefit over 100,000 members of the community residing in and around the capital.