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CM bats for use of Ol Chiki script at railway stations in Santhal-dominated areas


RANCHI: Chief minister Raghubar Das has advocated using Ol Chiki script at railway stations in addition to at colleges and executive institutions in Santhal-dominated regions within the state. On Tuesday, Das wrote to Union railways minister, Piyush Goyal, asking for him to use Ol Chiki in railway station title forums in Santhal Pargana in addition to in East Singbhum.

“Use of Ol Chiki at railway stations along side other similar actions will assist in promoting the language, besides instilling a way of pleasure some of the locals in Santhal-dominated spaces,” said Das within the letter that was shared by way of the CMO with the clicking.


Citing how the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave Santhali language due recognition by way of including it within the eighth schedule of Constitution, Das appealed to Goyal to imagine the call for. Das additionally directed officials to position up signboards in Ol Chiki in executive colleges and places of work in Santhal Pargana and in East Singhbhum.


Director of Santali Academy at Sido Kanhu Murmu University-Dumka, Sujit Soren, chatting with NewsTread said that in comparison to other states where a lot of Santhalis live, use of Ol Chiki is at an excessively nascent degree in Jharkhand. Besides Jharkhand, Santhalis are spread throughout Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Tripura or even across the border in Nepal and Bangladesh.


“While Bengal, Odisha and Assam have already began the use of Ol Chiki script in colleges, faculties and universities, it's but to be adopted in Jharkhand. Here other people have been the use of both Roman or Devnagri script for writing Santhali because of ease of comfort. Slowly, the placement is converting in some spaces like Godda and Jamtara. Therefore, putting up forums with names of schools, railway stations and executive places of work in Ol Chiki script will assist the reason for Santhali language,” he said.




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