Ranchi: Stating that every language culture has its own importance which gives a different identity to the community associated with that language Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that it is the responsibility of all concerned to preserve and advance it.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the three-day Bangla Cultural Fair organized at Dr Ramdayal Munda Stadium Ranchi he said that everyone should be proud of their language and culture as the stronger the hold of the language, the stronger will be our society and state.
The Chief Minister said that the structure of Jharkhand has been widely influenced by different languages and cultures and his government is constantly trying to take the state forward with language and culture. The government is committed to ensure that every community living here gets a chance to live with dignity he said. Hemant Soren said that in Jharkhand’s geographical environment, more or less every district’s border is connected with one or the other state.
Especially most districts of Jharkhand are connected with West Bengal and in such a situation it is bound that the Bengali language and culture has an impact on the state. There are many people here whose property is in both the states of Jharkhand and Bengal. The biggest thing is that Orissa and Bihar became states from Bengal and Jharkhand became a separate state from Bihar.
In such a way, in some form or the other, the Bangla language culture is rooted in the land here. In such a situation, the cultural development of Jharkhand cannot be imagined without Bangla he said. The Chief Minister said that more than 10 local and regional languages are spoken in Jharkhand.
In the rural environment here, more regional languages are spoken than Hindi. In such a situation if the officials who are responsible for the development of the state, do not understand, learn and do not know the local and regional languages, then how will they be able to communicate with the local people.
Keeping these things in mind he has asked the officers to understand and know at least regional languages so that they can communicate directly with the people at the grass root level and give them the benefits of development schemes.
The Chief Minister said that India is a country with different religions, communities, languages, cultures, lifestyles and costumes and this unity in diversity is the identity of our country as gives strength to our country and the whole world considers it strong.
Minister Aalamgir Aalam, Supriyo Bhattacharya, Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi and Senior Superintendent of Police, along with a large number of people from the Bengali community were present on the occasion.