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Erstwhile Doda writers vows for publication of literature, Reviews activities on documentation of local languages

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Demanded Subsidy for interested writers

A core committee on different languages of erstwhile Doda held a Virtual meeting which was attended by the large number of writers based in esrtwhile Doda and discussed the different issues pertaining to the pool of writers created by the committee.
The meeting was attended by Abdul Majeed Bichoo, Abdul Khaliq, Dr Javed Katoch Patrons Core committee.
Speaking on the occasion Sadaket Malik president of the committee said that committee which consist of more then 150 writers from erstwhile Doda especially Pogal, Bhalessa, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Ramban Banihal, Saraz and Padder who approached dozen times to this committee regarding the publication of their menuscripts and had sought financial assistance since 2021.
The fact that the writers who always approached the committee for monetary aid for publication has been suggested to follow the procedures regarding the Schemes initiated by JKAACL, NCPUL, and CIIL Mysore.
Indigenous language movement submitted a reminder letter to JKAACL, JKBOSE CIIL Mysore regarding the matter of writers who approached our organisation for Publication of certain books in local languages and financial aid for the same. The representation regarding inclusion under other schemes and subsidy has been noted by our committee.
The trailing calls has been noted by the committee since 2021 by interested writers some in person approached the committee for the same.
Abdul Latief Bulbul President Pogali Bazm i Adab said that since 2009 the writers are unable to get any assistance.
Manzoor Ahmed Katoch Chief spokesman of the committee throw light on the historical aspects and working an management of the organization and content creation by the different quarters.
The meeting also focused on the decision of the Worthy LG on these languages and Creation of saprate cultural centre for them.
The committee has reviewed its stand on pending JKBOSE proposal for content creation.
The proposal for the documentation of SIRAM (spoken in Banihal) Khash (Spoken in Sarsi Village of Doda), and Mishabi (Khasali) spoken in Malhori area has been taken up and approved by CIIL Mysore and the work is going on it in full swing. However, some urdu scholars who approached us regarding financial Aid since 2021 are suggested to submit their application to the CIIL Mysore, Language Division of Ministry of Education Govt of India and JKAACL.
The NGO has already dessiminated this information to concerned writers of Bhalessa, Doda, Bhaderwah, Padder, Saraz, Pogal for the documentation under the central scheme of Endangered languages. It has been decided that the pool of 150 writers based in erstwhile Doda who specialise in Poetry, prose, short story writings has been submitted to JKAACL for organising of Writers meet and the proposal for organising the same has been taken up with JKAACL. The documentation of rest of the five languages i.e Pogali, Bhaderwahi, Bhalesi, Padri, Sarazi by the CIIL Mysore, Content creation by JKBOSE/ JKSCERT has been forwored to the concerned quarters for their enrishment and preservation.
The committee also decided to organise a Grand meet on 12th of March at near Writers club Jammu. The proceedings of the meeting was convened by Ashraf Katoch General secretary. Others who spoke include Thakur Uttam Singh, Arshad Jhangir, Navid Anjum, Saqlain Ghani, Irshad Ahmed and many others.

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